Lighter and More Powerful Africa Twin for 2020

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Lighter and More Powerful Africa Twin for 2020

Honda brought the legendary Africa Twin nameplate back to the lineup for the 2016 model year, and four years later, the adventure bike is evolving. Lighter and More Powerful Africa Twin for 2020 model year with a shift from CRF1000L to CRF1100L, which indicates a revised bigger engine with slightly more power. The new bikes (shown in European form in the photos) are also lighter and more technologically advanced than ever, with modern driver aids and smartphone connectivity.

After expanding the Africa Twin lineup for 2018 with the addition of the comfort-focused Adventure Sports model, the bike is growing in a different manner for 2020. New models will be equipped with a 1,084-cc liquid-cooled Unicam four-stroke parallel-twin engine, up 86 cc from the 998-cc 2019 models. Honda also upgraded the intake and exhaust systems. Overall, the bike gets a 6% increase in horsepower, and torque is slightly up, though no official numbers were provided.

The improved power-plant pairs with either a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic dual-clutch transmission, both of which Honda says have been improved for 2020. Further enhancements include a new aluminum detachable sub-frame, an upgraded frame, and a lighter and more rigid swingarm.

Thanks to new tech, the 2020 Africa Twin will be more advanced than before. A new 6.5-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) color touchscreen display is Apple CarPlay compatible, and cruise control is now standard on all models. New driving aids include wheelie control, cornering ABS, rear-lift control, DCT cornering detection, and cornering lights.

The final lineup available in Australia is yet to be confirmed. There are two types of Africa Twins announced: the base 2020 Africa Twin or the more expensive 2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES. The base Africa Twin is focused on off-roading and has a new shorter windscreen and 19L tank. The Adventure Sports ES is tailored for longer driving and has more premium features such as Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment suspension, tubeless wheels, heated grips, an accessory socket, a larger skid plate, an aluminum rear rack, and a 24L tank.

For a limited time you can also secure one of the outgoing 2019 models at a heavily reduced price. Check out the offers on the 2019 models here:
2019 Honda Africa Twin

2019 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport

Watch the Launch Teaser Video for the 2020 Africa Twin

Lighter and More Powerful Africa Twin for 2020

Lighter and More Powerful Africa Twin for 2020

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