The 2022 Honda Africa Twin Gets New Updated DCT Programming
For the 2022 Honda lineup, the 2022 Honda Africa Twin family didn’t get too many updates. Let’s see what we’re getting on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, along with prices for all four variants.
We still have all four versions with the 2022 Honda Africa Twin. There is the standard model and the Adventure Sports ES variety. Both versions have DCT editions available, making for a total of four models to choose from. The significant difference between the Standard and ES versions includes suspension and fuel capacity.
For this year’s model, Honda Motorcycles has made some design changes allowing riders to see over the screen more easily. The touring-oriented Adventure Sports ES gets a lower windscreen that provides more wind protection without blocking your view halfway. The shape has been refined, resulting in better aerodynamics. If you prefer, Honda offers an optional taller screen as well.
Honda has also updated the DCT setting on the models with this feature. Big Red said that both Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sport with the DCT will see “refined” settings on the ECU for smoother handling in the first two gears when starting and at low speeds. However, it seems Honda has yet to address the issues regarding the shift points for the DCT, which can engage sixth gear even before hitting 40mph. Usually, Japanese motorcycle manufacturers are slow to update, but it was great to see Honda upping their game for 2022.
Lastly, the standard version got the rear cargo platform that was previously exclusive to the Adventure Sports ES. Now you can carry more cargo on the 2022 Standard Africa Twin and use the bike like it was supposed to. The Africa Twins all get a modest $100 increase in price. You don’t get much in the way of color selection as well. The standard Africa Twin is only offered in Grand Prix Red, and the Adventure Sports ES model comes in Pearl White only (although it is the tri-color).
The 2022 Honda Africa Twin starts at $14,499 USD / $16,999 CAD.
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- Price: Standard Version $14,499 USD / $16,999 CAD; DCT Version $15,299 USD
- Key Features:
- Traction Control
- Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
- LED Lights
- Cruise Control
- Optional Six-Speed Automatic DCT Transmission
- Apple Carplay and Android Auto Compatible
- Engine: 1084cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin
- Power: 101 horsepower
- Torque: 77.4 lbs-ft at the crank
- Wet Weight: 501 lbs (227 kg)
- Seat Height: 34.3 inches (871 mm) at lowest point
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2022 Honda Africa Twin Specifications