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Honda has given its Africa Twin adventure-touring lineup a makeover for 2024, with updates to the chassis, electronics, engine, and styling. Several updates affect both the Adventure Sports ES and standard editions, while a few key tweaks affect each version separately. The Adventure Sports ES starts at $17,599 ($18,399 for the DCT model) and the standard Africa Twin will price at $14,799 ($15,599 for DCT). Both will be available from Honda dealers starting this May.

Editor’s note: we last test rode this vehicle during the 2020 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport ES DCT Review and 2020 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport ES DCT MC Commute Review articles and videos.

The 2024 Honda Africa Twin in standard trim will start at $14,799.
The 2024 Honda Africa Twin in standard trim will start at $14,799. (Honda/)

Revisions to the 1,084cc twin engine are across the board, and include a redesigned intake/exhaust system, updated valve timing, and an increase in the compression ratio to 10.5:1. Honda claims the changes result in a 7 percent torque increase, most noticeable in the middle of the rev range. The fuel-injection mapping settings have been revised on all models as well in order to optimize performance.

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The Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES will be better calibrated for on-road performance in 2024.
The Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES will be better calibrated for on-road performance in 2024. (Honda/)

The Adventure Sports ES receives a new 19-inch front wheel (the previous edition was fitted with a 21-incher) to improve on-road performance. As a result, suspension travel has been shortened and the seat height lowered to give riders improved handling feel on the asphalt. Amenities such as cruise control, heated grips, and electronically controlled suspension remain standard on the Adventure Sports ES in both manual and DCT versions.

The Africa Twin DCT will price at $15,599.
The Africa Twin DCT will price at $15,599. (Honda/)

The Africa Twin, meanwhile, retains the more off-road-friendly 21-inch front, 18-inch rear wheel configuration as before. It comes with new tubeless tires along with an updated five-position windscreen and new fairing design.

“The Africa Twin is a mainstay of Honda’s adventure lineup, and we’re happy to bring this platform update to our customers for 2024,” Brandon Wilson, manager of racing and experiential marketing at American Honda, said in a company press release. “With the recent addition of the midsize Transalp, and now this updated Africa Twin, it’s clear that Honda is committed to the adventure category, and to delivering capable machines to fuel enthusiasts’ desire to explore.”

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For the ultimate in on-road adventure touring, get the 2024 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT, starting at $18,399.
For the ultimate in on-road adventure touring, get the 2024 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT, starting at $18,399. (Honda/)

2024 Honda Africa Twin Technical Specifications and Price

Price:$14,799–$18,399Engine:1,084cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled Unicam parallel twin; 4 valves/cyl.Bore x Stroke:92.0 x 81.5mmCompression Ratio:10.5:1Fuel Delivery:PGM-FI w/ 46mm throttle body, ride-by-wireClutch:Wet, multiplateTransmission/Final Drive:6-speed/chain/DCTFrame:Semi double-cradle steelFront Suspension:45mm hydraulic telescopic fork; 8.0 in. travel / electronic adjustment; 7.3 in. travel (ES)Rear Suspension:Pro-Link shock; 8.7 in. travel / electronic adjustment; 7.9 in. travel (ES)Front Brake:4-piston calipers, 310mm discs w/ ABSRear Brake:1-piston caliper, 256mm disc w/ ABSWheels, Front/Rear:21 in./18 in.; 19 in./18 in. (ES)Tires, Front/Rear:90/90-21 / 150/70-18; 110/80-19 / 150/70-18 (ES)Rake/Trail:27.0°/4.5 in.; 4.2 in. (ES)Wheelbase:62.0 in. / 61.8 in. (ES)Seat Height:34.3 in. / 33.7 in. (ES)Fuel Capacity:5.0 gal. / 6.6 gal. (ES)Claimed Curb Weight:510 lb. / 535 lb. (DCT, ES)

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Final Encore—Bizzarrini P538

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Photo: Casey Annis
Photo: Casey AnnisThe 1950s and 1960s were a time of rapid change in both the road and racecar world. Technology was advancing quickly and with this advancement, it became increasingly harder and harder for a lone individual—either engineer or visionary—to be solely responsible for a complete automobile. Yet, some amazing vehicles were given birth during this time by some of the last of these automotive prodigies. One such automotive savant was Italian Giotto Bizzarrini. A tenacious and talented engineer and development driver, Bizzarrini either created or played a major role in some of the most iconic cars of the 1960s, including several built under his own name. Any true understanding of Bizzarrini’s cars, however, first requires an understanding of the man, as the two are virtually inseparable.


The author unleashes a healthy dose of the “Anniversario” Bizzarrini’s prodigious horsepower.
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Born Survivor

Giotto Bizzarrini was born in June 6, 1926, in Quercianella, near Livorno, Italy. Born into a long line of engineers, it is perhaps not surprising that Bizzarrini would gravitate toward things mechanical. However, his early childhood years were more dominated by soccer and hunting, at least until World War II intervened. When the war broke out, Giotto’s father took up arms against the Germans, leaving young Giotto behind to fend for his family. During the war years, times were tough and much of what the Bizzarrini family had to eat ended up coming from Giotto’s hunting prowess. Bizzarrini would look back on these years of deprivation and state, “That period really influenced me for the rest of my life. It made me into a survivor, somewhat of a maverick.”

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Saturday special: An elegant three-wheeler with a Mazda engine

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Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts
Although Bike EXIF is dedicated to art on two wheels, our automotive interests are wide-ranging. Our publisher has an enviable car collection, our workshop editor, Dean, is a vintage snowmobile fiend, and I’ve been in love with the Morgan Super 3 ever since I test-drove it at the Malle Mile. So today we’re bending the rules, and bringing you a stunning three-wheeler that’s only really thirty percent motorcycle.

Dubbed the ‘MAC 2,’ it’s the second handmade three-wheeler from Indonesian engineer and vintage bike enthusiast, Cosmas Lili Sudrajat. Cosmas has a major crush on Morgan’s V-twin-powered three-wheelers—but they’re expensive and hard to come by in Indonesia. Luckily, he knows his way around a workshop.

Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts

The V-twin powerplant bolted to the front of the MAC 2 isn’t a motorcycle engine though. It’s out of a Mazda B600—a pint-sized, Japanese-made station wagon that was a hit in Indonesia in the 1960s. “The Mazda’s air-cooled 600 cc V-twin engine is the perfect size for a three-wheeler,” says Cosmas.

Once the Mazda B600 had been torn down to just its chassis and motor, Cosmas chopped off the rear half of the frame and installed a repurposed Honda swingarm. Repurposed 18” laced motorcycle wheels do duty up front, modified with cast aluminum MAC-branded hubcaps.

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Ferrari Challenge UK commences

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The 2024 Ferrari UK Challenge race series commences its sixth season this weekend at iconic English racing circuit Brands Hatch. Ferrari North Europe has confirmed another packed grid of experienced and new drivers in both the Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell classes.

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The 2024 season welcomes the return of numerous racing favorites, including Andrew Morrow, who readies himself for a step up to the EU Challenge in 2024, and Tom Fleming, the EU Challenge rookie who went on to win the World Championship at Finali Mondiali in Mugello last October. With both drivers showing great talent, the stage is set for a hotly contested season opener.

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Several exciting newcomers also make their debut in the series this year, hoping to seize the initiative and pilot their Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo race cars to victory in the final solus year for the 488 model, before the introduction of the new 296 Challenge in 2025.

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