India continues to get only the Adventure Sports model while the standard Africa Twin with its smaller fuel tank isn’t sold here yet.
Honda has launched the 2022 Africa Twin 1100 and the bike gets more than just a fresh paint scheme. As before, the Africa Twin Adventure Sports will be available in manual and DCT variants. The brand has not launched the standard Africa Twin with its smaller fuel tank.
New for 2022, the bike gets a readjusted console that is said to be easier to read. While the 6.5-inch touchscreen TFT display is the same, it now supports Android Auto, in addition to Apple CarPlay.
The bike’s overall design and bodywork is the same, but the new Africa Twin Adventure Sports gets a redesigned windscreen that is 75mm lower when measured vertically and 97mm lower when measured diagonally. The idea behind this was to improve visibility, and the screen can be adjusted by five positions without the need for tools.
The 99.2hp, 103Nm, 1082.96cc liquid-cooled 8-valve parallel twin engine remains the same. As before, the India-spec engine makes about 1.5hp less than what you’ll find in international markets.
The 6-speed manual transmission is untouched, but the dual-clutch DCT automatic gearbox gets a programming change that should offer smoother engagement in first and second gears.
The Africa Twin is packed with electronic features and rider assists, including a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), 2-Channel ABS, traction control and Bluetooth connectivity. Both MT and DCT variants get four riding mode settings – Tour, Urban, Gravel and Off-road – along with two customisable settings – User 1 and 2.
The dual-LED headlamps have a cornering function, and this being the larger Adventure Sports, the fuel tank is a 24.5-litre unit. The bike also comes with cross-laced spoked wheels that support tubeless tyres.
The 2022 Africa Twin is available in just one colour per model – Pearl Glare White Tricolor for the MT and Matt Ballistic Black Metallic for the AT. The standard bike is now more expensive by Rs 40,000 at Rs 16.01 lakh, but the price of the AT has remained constant at Rs 17.5 lakh, (both prices ex-showroom, Gurugram).