Honda Europe announced some small, but useful updates to the Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports. At the moment, American Honda has yet to confirm either CRF1100L model for 2022, but we suspect the updated Africa Twins will be announced soon.
The changes are small quality of life improvements that those who were holding off on purchasing a 2021 model will appreciate. At the same time, existing Africa Twin owners shouldn’t have too much regret about missing out on these changes.
The only exception would be those who bought the regular Africa Twin and paid extra for an accessory luggage rack. All 2022 Africa Twin models will now come standard with an aluminum luggage rack which was previously standard on Adventure Sports models (both DCT and non-DCT).
For 2022, Adventure Sports models receive a new adjustable screen that is 4.4 inches shorter than the previous version. According to Honda, the shorter screen offers improved visibility without sacrificing protection from wind and weather.
Africa Twin models with a Dual Clutch Transmission receive refined settings in first and second gears. The update should improve handling at low speeds or when starting from a standstill.
And, of course, the 2022 models offer the always popular Bold New Graphics. The Africa Twin Adventure Sports will be offered in Pearl Glare White Tricolour or Matte Ballistic Black Metallic, both with a new “Cracked Terrain” graphic and all-black aluminum side covers and rear carrier.
Meanwhile, the regular CRF1100L Africa Twin will have a new “Big Logo” design and a choice of Pearl Glare White Tricolour, Grand Prix Red or Matte Ballistic Black.
European pricing for the 2022 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin models remain to be announced. And, as we mentioned, we’re still awaiting word of U.S. availability.
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