2020 Honda® Africa TwinREADY FOR EVEN BIGGER ADVENTURES
Lighter. More powerful. And with more features than ever—that’s the new 2020 Africa Twin. Ready for even bigger adventures. Happy to carry you even farther. And offering the Honda quality, ruggedness and dependability you need when you’re miles from home. We’ve taken what we think is the world’s best adventure bike and made it even better, adding a whole suite of features including cruise control and a large touch-panel multi-information display that’s Apple CarPlay™ compatible.
Our standard Africa Twin is a great choice for serious off-road enthusiasts. And if you’re into a little long-distance adventure touring, our Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES models are loaded with even more features, like electronically controlled suspension, an adjustable windscreen, larger fuel tank, heated grips, tubeless tires, and more. Let’s get out there and ride!
Features may include:POWER
- NEW, BIGGER 1084cc ENGINE
We gave our new CRF1100L Africa Twin a bigger engine for 2020. By increasing the stroke by 6.4mm, you get more power and torque everywhere from idle to redline. You’ll have more grunt down low, and cruise easier on the open road.
The Africa Twin uses a unique twin air-intake design with two vertical filtration elements. All that clean air helps the engine deliver excellent performance, even under prolonged operation in dusty conditions.ENGINEERING
Here’s one of the worst-kept secrets in the motorcycling world—Honda’s Africa Twins make great long-distance touring bikes. To that end, we’ve equipped our 2020 models with cruise control, just like our Gold Wings. Your next adventure really starts a couple of hundred miles away? No problem!
Our throttle-by-wire system greatly expands the Africa Twin’s versatility. First, you get seven levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control. Second, you can choose from four power delivery modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel, and a fourth that’s user-programmable. First used on our RC213V-S, throttle-by-wire is an excellent example of how Honda’s technology works for you.HANDLING
- LONG-TRAVEL FRONT SUSPENSION
The Africa Twin doesn’t just look like an adventure bike—it’s the real deal. Exhibit A: Check out its long-travel front suspension. The inverted Showa fork is fully adjustable with huge 45mm tubes and 9.1 inches of travel—the most front-end travel in the 1000cc off-road class.
The Africa Twin’s semi-double-cradle frame layout has been proven in countless Honda dirtbikes. In principle it’s similar to the design we use on our CRF450R Rally bike—a machine that’s designed to perform in the challenging Dakar rally and similar events.CONVENIENCE
- SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
The Africa Twin features a conventional six-speed manual gearbox with a handlebar-mounted clutch lever. It’s a proven, tough design that’s a little bit lighter, too.
Our Africa Twin and Africa Twin DCT feature 18.8-liter (5.0-gallon) fuel tanks, while our two Adventure Sports ES models increase that capacity to 24-liters (6.3 gallons), enough for super-sized adventures.COMFORT
We raised the handlebar 22.5mm higher for 2020. That helps open up the cockpit, and works in concert with the new seat and windscreen to give you a more comfortable rider’s triangle for those long days in the saddle.