CRF1100L Africa Twin – 24YM

24YM denotes another major step forward in the model’s evolution with a new Electronic Suspension (ES) choice, more torque from the engine, further DCT improvements and enhanced equipment levels that build further appeal into an already supremely desirable and popular motorcycle.

Model Overview

The 24YM CRF1100L Africa Twin carries a strong focus on core off-road ability, with the look and feel of a slim rally machine. For 24YM the 1,084cc parallel twin cylinder engine has been tuned – via intake, combustion and exhaust development – to produce more low and mid-range torque, and a 7% increase of peak torque to 112Nm; peak power remains at 75kW.

Two options are now available. The CRF1100L Africa Twin, with standard Showa suspension, and the CRF1100L Africa Twin ES, which features Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA). Showa EERA offers optimised damping in all riding conditions, as well as the ability to change rear spring preload on the move. The CRF1100L Africa Twin ES also includes an ACC charging socket and heated grips as standard, just like its CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports sibling.

CRF1100A Std. Africa Twin : €17,399.00
CRF1100D Std. Africa Twin: €18,399.00
CRF1100A3 Std. Africa Twin E/S: €18,999.00
CRF1100D3 Std. Africa Twin E/S: €20,499.00

Key Features

  • New option of Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERATM) suspension; standard Showa suspension remains available
  • Lightweight frame, with bolt-on aluminium subframe and light, rigid CRF450R-style swingarm for outstanding rear wheel traction and feel
  • Six-axis Bosch IMU control; cornering ABS provides sure-footed braking and features an off-road setting
  • 21/18-inch wheels now mount tubeless tyres
  • 1,084cc, twin-cylinder engine generates an extra 7% torque at 112Nm peak, with stronger power and torque in the low to mid-rpm range
  • Compression ratio raised to 10.5:1, alongside development of ECU settings, valve timing, intake and exhaust
  • Unicam 8-valve head, semi-dry sump and slipper clutch
Dual Clutch Transmission
  • ‘Easy and direct’ system offers super-fast gear changes in either Manual Transmission (MT) or Automatic D and S modes
  • Updated for smoother, more natural feel when first moving away and at low speed
  • S mode (with 3 levels) revs higher and downshifts sooner than D, for more aggressive riding
  • G Switch offers more feel for traction off-road
  • Incline detection adapts shift pattern depending on gradient
  • IMU allows corning detection function for improved shift timings


Type Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Displacement 1084cc
Bore x Stroke 92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Max. Power Output 75kW at 7,500rpm
Max. Torque 112Nm at 5,500rpm
Noise Level MT: Lurban 75.1dB, Lwot 80.1dB DCT: Lurban 75.0dB, Lwot 79.9dB
Oil Capacity MT: 4.8 l DCT: 5.2 l
Carburation PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.8L
CO2 Emissions 114g/km
Fuel Consumption MT: 20.5km/l [4.9 l/100km] DCT: 20.5km/l [4.9 l/100km]
Battery Capacity 12V-6Ah Li-ion BATTERY (20Hr)
Clutch Type MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch DCT: 2 wet, multiplate clutches with coil springs
Transmission Type 6 Speed Manual (6 Speed DCT)
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain
Type Semi Double Cradle
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2,330mm x 960mm x 1,485mm
Wheelbase 1,575mm
Caster Angle 27.5°
Trail 113mm
Seat Height 850/870mm (Low Seat option 825, Comfort Seat option 885)
Ground Clearance 250mm
Kerb Weight MT: 231kg DCT: 242kg ES MT: 233kg ES DCT:244kg
Type Front Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustments, 230mm stroke. CRF1100L Africa Twin ES - SHOWA Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 45mm, and electronic control unit (SHOWA EERATM) with compression and rebound damping adjustments, 230mm stroke
Type 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. CRF1100L Africa Twin ES - Monoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with SHOWA gas-charged damper, hydraulic remote control preload adjuster and electric control unit (SHOWA EERATM) with compression and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm rear wheel travel.
Type Front 21M/C x MT2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Type Rear 18M/C x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Tyres Front 90/90-21M/C 54H (tubeless type) Metzler Karoo Street)
Tyres Rear 150/70R18M/C 70H (tubeless type) Metzler Karoo Street)
ABS System Type 2 channel with IMU Selectable ABS MODE with ON road and OFF road setting
Type Front 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Type Rear 256mm wave hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads.
Instruments LCD Meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display
Headlight LED
Taillight LED
12V Socket Yes
Auto Winker Cancel Yes
Quickshifter Optional (MT only)
Security System Immobiliser
Cruise Control Yes
Additional Features Emergency stop signal, 6 axis IMU, HSTC and Wheelie control