Honda to expectedly increase Africa Twin’s engine displacement to 1100cc

  • Apr 12, 2019

MANILA: Honda could relaunch Africa Twin by giving it an 1100 cc engine under the hood. The bike will have the revamped engine by 2020, and it will be called as “CRF 1100L”.

Africa Twin new engine


It is not new that a bike maker has given a displacement bump to its exciting model. This year, we have seen that the Ducati Multistrada 1200’s engine displacement was increased by 60 cc. Moreover, BMW also gave an engine with incremented displacement in R1250 GS.

The upcoming Africa Twin with the new engine will bump up an extra 82 cc to make the displacement to 1080 cc. The increase of the engine displacement will also result in 5 hp of more power output.

Africa Twin SIDE

The plan for increasing engine displacement is also seen as an effort to comply with the ever-tightening European emissions standards.

Alongside the power bump, it is also expected that the bike may receive the variable valve timing. If this happens, Honda will be competing with BMW’s ShiftCam technology and Ducati’s Testastretta II.

In the Philippines, Honda Africa Twin comes with a 998 cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine, which is capable of delivering a maximum power of 93.3 hp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 97.8 Nm, which comes at 6,000 rpm. It carries a fuel tank of 18.8-litres and returns a mileage of 21.6 kmpl.


Braking duties are done by a 310 mm dual wave floating disc, aluminium hub, radial fit 4-piston callipers and sintered metal pads at the front, while 256 mm wave disc with 1-piston calliper and sintered metal pads are present at the rear. Moreover, the braking efficiency is further enhanced by the equipment of two-channel with rear ABS off switch.


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