A Honda built for the veld

The first major new product announcement from Honda for 2022 involves its historic origins with a pair of wheels, rather than a quartet. First out of the box is the famed motorcycle that Honda simply calls the Africa Twin, its entry in the world of big-bore adventure tourers, which was reintroduced in 2016 following a production hiatus. The biggest technological update is that both versions of the Africa Twin will now share their rear carrier with an even more serious bike the distance-oriented Adventure Sports ES.

Officially known in the Honda catalog as the CRF1100L, the Africa Twin, again, is a serious bike for experienced riders. The action photo exhibits its robust protective skidplate and high-expansion exhaust. Power comes from a 1,084cc SOHC parallel twin – the cylinders are placed side by side – with four valves per cylinder. The Africa Twin will be offered with either a conventional six-speed manual gearbox or Honda’s dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of powertrain, the Africa Twin is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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