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Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Likely To Debut Next Year

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  • Jul 25, 2019
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Honda’s flagship ADV, the Africa Twin, is all set to get a major makeover

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  • The New Africa Twin is likely to be powered by a bigger engine.
  • The next-gen motorcycle could get a 24.2-litre fuel tank.
  • Expect it to sport a slightly tweaked design language compared to the current model.

 

We’ve known for a while that Honda is working on a new Africa Twin in order to meet the upcoming Euro V emission norms. According to reports that have now surfaced online, the Japanese bike maker will unveil the all-new Africa Twin next year. While details about the new motorcycle are scarce at the moment, there are still a lot of interesting details revealed by one such report. First off, the name. It’s not a typo, but the new Africa Twin will be called CRF1100L instead of CRF1000L. The ‘1100’ in the name translates to the increment in displacement over the current model.

Also read: Honda Africa Twin: Road Test Review

While the current model is powered by a 998cc engine, the next-gen motorcycle will be powered by a 1084cc motor, which translates to an increment of 86cc over the current CRF1000L. Honda has increased the stroke from 75.1mm to 81.5mm, whereas the bore could be the same as the existing bike. With the longer stroke, the motor should be extra torquey. With this, expect the new Africa Twin to belt out 101PS and 107Nm, making it 7PS and 8Nm more powerful than the current motorcycle. The reports also say that the engine is now 3dB quieter compared to the current model. With all these changes, the new motor might meet the new European emission norms.

Not just the engine, Honda has tweaked the dimensions as well. According to the reports, the new Africa Twin is likely to be 1560mm tall. Another major change on the new model will the fuel tank capacity. While the current model gets an 18.8-litre fuel tank, the next-gen motorcycle could get a massive 24.2-litre fuel tank. And while the current variant tips the scale at 243kg, expect the new one to weigh around 250kg. Apart from these changes, expect the new motorcycle to sport a slightly reworked design with new paint schemes, new decals and more.

As far as its India launch is confirmed, we expect it to arrive to our shores by the latter half of next year. And looking at the changes and the fact that it will be a CBU unit in our country, it is expected to carry a premium of around Rs 2 lakh over the standard Africa Twin, which retails at Rs 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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