CRF1100A Africa Twin – 23YM

The CRF1100L Africa Twin is a motorcycle focused on core off-road ability with the look – and feel – of a true rally machine. Slim and lightweight, its 1,084cc parallel twin cylinder engine produces 75kW power with 105Nm torque, while the steel frame is the foundation of its handling prowess; it also uses a bolt-on aluminium subframe. The aluminium swingarm references that of the CRF450R moto-crosser.

At a Glance:

Rugged, agile and highly capable, the fundamentals of the Africa Twin’s enduringly popular package carry on unchanged for 23YM. On offer is hard-edged off-road performance from an athletic, lightweight chassis with slim rally-style bodywork and characterful, torque-heavy 1084cc engine. A full electronics package uses a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit to manage HSTC, cornering ABS, Wheelie Control, Rear Lift Control and  cornering detection functionality on the DCT version. Practicality comes in the shape of multiple riding modes, standard fit cruise control, USB port and full colour 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen incorporating Apple CarPlay® and Bluetooth connectivity.


For 23YM, there are updates to two of the three available paint schemes – a full-stealth Black Metallic version and a new ‘Glint Wave Blue Metallic’ Tricolour.

CRF1100D Africa Twin: €18,399.00

Key Features

  • 1,084cc twin-cylinder engine gives 75kW peak power with 105Nm torque
  • Unicam 8-valve head and semi-dry sump
  • Variable Exhaust Control Valve (ECV) offers an engaging low-rpm sound and high-rpm performance
Engine & Chassis Management Electronics
  • IMU-managed HSTC intervention levels have focus on off-road use
  • Wheelie Control features 3 levels and IMU management
  • Four riding modes: TOUR, URBAN, GRAVEL and OFF-ROAD
  • Two USER modes allow for complete riding modes customisation
Styling & Equipment
  • Compact body style designed for off-road, with slim seat and high handlebars
  • Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® allow use of a smartphone through the MID
  • Bluetooth connectivity, Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and cruise control


Bore × Stroke (mm) 92.0mm x 81.5mm
Carburation PGM-FI
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 1084cm3
Engine Type (cm³) 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) 4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)
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
Dimensions and Weights
Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V-6Ah Li-ion BATTERY
Caster Angle 27.5°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2,330mm x 960mm x 1,395mm
Frame type Semi Double Cradle
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 18.8L
Fuel Consumption 20.4km/l
Ground Clearance (mm) 250mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 229kg (DCT 240kg)
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
Instruments and Electrics
Headlights LED
12v Socket Optional Accessory
Ignition System Electronic, digital transistor
Instruments LCD METER 6.5inch TFT Touch Panel Multi informaiton display
Tail Light LED
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Cornering Lights No
Connectivity Bluetooth Audio 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