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Mon, 23 Sep 2019

2020 Honda Africa Twin & Africa Twin Adventure Sports announced

Sometimes the journey is the destination.

We’ve been on this road a long time. Which is why Honda created the original Africa Twin, over 30 years ago; there’s no better way to experience the world than by motorcycle. And it’s all out there, waiting for you. So ride it, feel it and live it, up close. Because that’s why the new Africa Twins exist.

2020 Honda Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports

 

2020 Africa Twin

Ready to challenge some limits?

Because in building the new Africa Twin Honda have.

You’re ready for this. Hard-riding, free-range and off-grid. Built without compromise and on experience of decades the new CRF1100L Africa Twin leaves the rulebook in its roost. Honed off-road ability opens up terrain many see only in their dreams. Its twin-cylinder engine is stronger, everywhere and matched to a lighter, sharper chassis. And it is smarter with 6 Riding modes, HSTC, Cornering ABS and Wheelie Control as well as TFT touch screen display, Apple CarPlay®, Bluetooth and cruise control. The Africa Twin challenges limits. Go push some and find your true adventure.

Pure off-road experience

The Africa Twin is designed to push limits. Sharp and agile handling in the dirt – whether storming a high-speed gravel trail or trickling up a rocky climb – is thanks to a lightweight main frame and CRF450R-style aluminium swingarm matched to long-travel Showa 45mm inverted front fork and remote reservoir rear shock.

More powerful 1100cc engine

Peak power and torque are up by 5Kw/5Nm and the parallel twin-cylinder engine is stronger, everywhere in the rev-range. Intake-exhaust efficiency has been carefully optimised with new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and throttle body feeding a redesigned cylinder head, giving enhanced throttle feel and crisp response.

Dual LED headlights with DRL

Instantly recognisable, with hard-edged signature stare, the new dual LED headlight delivers a penetrating beam and also features dual Daytime Running Lights (DRL), that automatically adjust to ambient light intensity improving safety no matter the conditions.

TFT touch screen display

You’ll be fully engaged here. A full-colour 6.5-inch TFT touch-screen offers immersive selection of riding modes and easy control of navigation and Bluetooth smartphone/audio connectivity. Apple CarPlay® allows seamless mirroring and management of iPhone apps or calls via the touch screen.

Cornering ABS and ESS

The IMU-controlled ABS manages braking force relative to lean angle, speed of deceleration and front and rear wheel slip ratio maintaining traction to the limit of adhesion. Lift of the rear wheel is also controlled. There’s an off-road setting and the rear brake ABS can also be switched off. The Emergency Stop Signals (ESS) indicate a hard-stop situation to those behind.

2020 Honda Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports

 

2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Follow your dreams

Wherever you want to go, the new Africa Twin Adventure Sports will take you there.

The desire to explore defines our new CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports. It starts from the same place as the new Africa Twin but adds ability to go big distance in genuine comfort. A 24.8L fuel tank opens up range between stops and the wind-cheating fairing, height-adjustable screen, lower-set seat (also height-adjustable) and heated grips mean you can go the kilometres too. And it’s built to survive, with a large aluminium skid-plate and side-fairing inserts serving as crucial protection. You have big dreams. So do we. The Africa Twin Adventure Sports is where they meet.

Adventure Sports design

The Africa Twin Adventure Sports is the perfect package for the long haul. Engineered for comfort as well as performance the front fairing protects while the height-adjustable screen lets you tailor airflow. The 24.8L fuel tank gives greater autonomy, while the large engine skid-plate plate and premium aluminium panels protect the machine.

More powerful 1100cc engine

When you’re loaded, with passenger and luggage, you need an engine that responds strongly to every input, especially for passing. So we’ve tuned an extra 5Kw/5Nm of peak power and torque into the parallel twin-cylinder powerplant and lifted performance throughout the rev-range. A new cylinder head, throttle body and ECU deliver precise throttle control.

Showa electronically equipped ride adjustment

Optimum suspension settings, all the time. It’s not just a theory. Optional SHOWA EERA™ manages damping force relative to mode selection and a dedicated suspension ECU draws real-time information from front and rear stroke sensors, IMU and Cornering ABS. Rear spring preload can also be adjusted electronically while stationary to suit load.

TFT touch screen display

Engage with the journey. A full-colour 6.5-inch TFT touch-screen offers immersive selection of riding modes and easy control of navigation and Bluetooth smartphone/audio connectivity. Apple CarPlay® allows seamless mirroring and management of iPhone apps or calls via the touch screen.

Dual LED headlights with DRL and cornering lights

The new dual LED headlight delivers a penetrating beam and also features dual Daytime Running Lights (DRL) that automatically adjust to ambient light intensity and give a bright, highly visible light improving safety. Additional Cornering Lights use speed and lean angle to automatically illuminate blind spots when cornering in the dark.