Finally, Official Confirmation
Yep, Honda will debut the new Africa Twin at AIMExpo. The bike will be revealed on September 23. The company released a teaser video for the motorcycle that I have included below. In the video, you don’t see much of the bike. It’s all shrouded in darkness with the only truly visible elements being the updated headlights.
In the video, you can see different scenes play out in the background behind the bike. It’s obviously a campground with a campfire, but beyond that, you can’t see much. The motorcycle’s logo flashes on the screen. Then there’s another version of the logo with the outline of the African continent around it. As RideApart suggests, this could mean there will be two different versions of the bike available.
While Honda doesn’t say so in this teaser ad, we know from previous reports of official documents that the bike’s engine size has increased to 1,048cc. The bike officially has the designation CRF1100L. If you’ve been waiting for a new Africa Twin, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have all that much longer to wait. We’ll be at AIMExpo covering everything there, so I’ll keep you posted on this bike as it debuts.