THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURER
POWERFUL 1084cc PARALLEL-TWIN ENGINE
We have given our latest CRF1100L Africa Twin a bigger engine for 2020. By increasing the stroke by 6.4 mm, you get more power and torque from idle to redline everywhere. You're going to get more grunt down there, and a drive smoother on the open lane.
SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
The regular Africa Twin features a traditional six-speed manual transmission with a handlebar-mounted clutch lever. It's a tested, rugged build that's a little lighter, too.
COMPACT DUAL-CATALYZER EXHAUST
Using the same muffler valve technology as our CBR1000RR Superbike, the latest Africa Twins exhaust silencer helps minimize emissions while improving rideability and power output.
The Africa Twin uses a special dual air intake system with two vertical filtration features. All the clean air makes the engine produce outstanding performance even in sustained dusty conditions.
Will you see the water pump of the Africa Twin? Trick question, man! It's covered behind the cover on the right, out of harm's way. There are also no prone hoses, a limitation on certain motorcycles. Driven by the balanced shaft, in the event of a tip-over or a rough segment, it's one less thing to think about.
Honda's Africa Twins are making perfect long-distance touring bikes. To that end, we've fitted our 2020 cruise control models much like our Gold Wings. Is your next trip just started a few hundred miles away? There's no problem!
SELECTABLE, CORNERING ABS
Our 2020 Africa Twin models offer two ABS modes: road and off-road. The third setting lets you turn off the rear ABS for running in the mud. The Africa Twin Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) comes standard with a 6-axis IMU, it knows when you're bent forward, and it compensates accordingly.
LONG-TRAVEL FRONT SUSPENSION
The Africa Twin isn't just an adventure machine, it's the real thing. Exhibit A: Find out the long-distance front suspension. The inverted Showa fork is entirely adjustable with wide 45 mm and 231 mm tubes, the most front-end movement in the 1000cc off-road range.
Not only is the Africa Twin 's Pro-Link ® rear suspension fully adjustable, it provides a 220 mm stroke for 8.7 inches of rear-wheel drive. Even still, there's a separate remote preload adjuster in there.
TALLER PREMIUM HANDLEBAR
We increased the handlebar 22.5 mm higher in 2020. This helps open the cabin, which acts in combination with the new seat which windscreen to make you a more convenient rider's triangle for those long days in the saddle.
Apple CarPlay™* seamlessly integrates your compatible iPhone®* into your new Africa Twin. That means you can use your iPhone® to access Apple Maps, Apple Music, and other services easily. You’ll have access to weather, playlists and telephone numbers while aboard.