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The greater the challenge, the greater the reward. We say bring it on. Inspired by the legend of Dakar with hard-hitting performance, blacked-out detailing and sharp new graphics straight from a rally racing stage, the CRF1100L Africa Twin is born to perform when the going gets tough.

Aggressive Rally Design

Racing runs through our DNA. Tightly wrapped, aggressive rally-style bodywork wears stunning new paint options drawn from our Dakar-winning CRF450 RALLY.

Pure Off-Road Performance

Designed to push to the limit, no matter the terrain. Explore sharp, agile handling from a lightweight chassis and supple, long-travel Showa suspension.

Powerful Twin-Cylinder Engine

1100cc of low-down torque, muscular mid-range and searing top-end power linked by a fine throttle connection that enhances your feel for rear tyre traction.

TFT Touch Screen Display

A colour 6.5-inch screen puts full intuitive management at your fingertips and offers Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto® and Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity.

Advanced Riding Technology

Our 6-speed DCT is an option, newly optimised for perfect off-road control. A smooth automatic mode, it also offers fast, easy manual shifting. Cornering ABS increases security and has an off-road setting.

Rear Carrier Standard

Practicalities matter, even on a bike as focused as the Africa Twin. To allow you to fit a top box – or soft luggage – suitable for your next adventure a sleek, black rear carrier comes as standard-fit.


We know exactly what you need: maximum performance and minimum weight, thanks to the smaller tank, and a lighter, more agile body. Push on where others fail; perfect for a variety of off-road riding conditions. But it is a straightforward proposition – it’s all down to you, and your motorcycle. Be prepared to take on new and more adventurous riding. It’s why we built the Africa Twin. We know what it can do.

A Compact Powerhouse

The SOHC, 8-valve twin-cylinder engine produces 75kW at peak with 105Nm torque. But it’s the way this engine responds that thrills. With a 46mm throttle body fed by optimised ECU settings the connection between your right hand and rear tyre is pinpoint precise. So, whether hunting out grip on gravel or scything a set of switchbacks, you have ultimate performance at any rpm.

Designed to push to the limits

The main frame and aluminium CRF450R-inspired swingarm are both lightweight and rigid. And, for precise suspension reaction, the 45mm Showa inverted front forks adjust for rebound and compression damping. Operating through Pro-Link, the Showa rear shock adjusts for compression and rebound damping, and also spring preload via a dial on the shock body.

Setup Perfection

Control is what the Africa Twin gives you and at its heart a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) monitors the motorcycle under braking, cornering and acceleration. And this results in razor-sharp management of 7-level HSTC, as well as 3-level Wheelie Control and Cornering ABS. You’ve got four default riding modes – URBAN, TOUR, GRAVEL and OFF-ROAD – plus two full-custom USER options to put the bike you want in your hands.

Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

You can choose your Africa Twin with manual six-speed transmission or our innovative six-speed DCT, which can mean zero-stress and smooth, automatic shifting. Of course, you have the option to switch to lightning-fast manual control using the left-hand trigger-shifters, perfect for changing or holding gears off-road. DCT is also newly optimised for low-speed use in first and second gears and, for when the road runs out, a press of the G switch (on the TFT display) reduces clutch slip, elevating rear wheel traction and feel.


Bore × Stroke (mm) 92.0mm x 81.5mm
Carburation PGM-FI
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 1084cm3
Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Max. Power Output 75.0kW/7500min-1
Max. Torque 105Nm/6250min-1
Starter Electric
Throttle Bore 46mm
C02 Emissions (g/km) 112g/km
Oil Capacity (Litres) 4.9
ABS System 2 channel with IMU Selectable ABS MODE with ON road and OFF road
Brakes Front 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-Channel with rear ABS off mode.
Suspension Front Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustments, 230mm stroke.
Suspension Rear Monoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with SHOWA gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm rear wheel travel.
Tyre Size Front 90/90-21M/C tube type
Tyre Size Rear 150/70-R18M/C tube type
Wheels Front 21M/C x 2.15 Wire spoke with aluminium rim
Wheels Rear 18M/C x MT4.00 Wire spoke with aluminium rim
Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V-6Ah Li-ion BATTERY
Caster Angle 27.5°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2334mm X 961mm X 1391mm
Frame type SemiDouble Cradle
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 18.8L
Fuel Consumption 20.4km/l
Ground Clearance (mm) 250mm
Headlights LED
Kerb Weight (kg) 226kg
Seat Height (mm) 850/870mm (Low Seat option 825, High Seat option 895)
Trail (mm) 113 mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1575mm
Clutch Wet,Multiplate with coil springs,Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch
Clutch Operation Cable
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain
Gearbox 6-speed
Transmission Type Manual Clutch Transmission
Quick Shifter Optional Accessory
12v Socket Optional Accessory
Headlights LED
Ignition System Electronic, digital transistor
Instruments LCD METER 6.5inch TFT Touch Panel Multi information display
Tail Light LED
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Cornering Lights No
Connectivity Bluetooth Audio, Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®
USB Socket Yes (USB Type A, 1.5A)
Self Cancelling Indicators Yes
Cruise Control Yes
Emergency Stop Signal Yes
Security Immobiliser + Optional Alarm