A Guide to

Africa Twin

The Africa Twin is a name deep-rooted in the spirit of Dakar. The experience of winning the most demanding desert rally four consecutive times including the debut went into creating the original XRV650 Africa Twin. The 2020 Africa Twin opens up a new chapter to this legend. More powerful than ever, it boasts of the convenience of riding while retaining the ethos of the NXR750 Dakar winning machine.

Defined by the desire to explore, the new CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports adds the ability to go long distances in great comfort. A 24.8 L fuel tank maximises range between stops and the wind-cheating fairing, height-adjustable lower-set seat and heated grips mean you can clock up the miles with abandon, while the height-adjustable screen reduces helmet buffeting. It’s built to be resilient, with a large aluminium skid-plate and side-fairing inserts serving as crucial protection. The new dual LED headlights feature Daytime Running Lights (DRL) for consistent daytime visibility, while also incorporating cornering lights which let you lean without bothering about blind spots. For the longer rides, there’s cruise control to manage the distance and an ACC charging socket to keep your devices charged.

Add to this the offering of both the Dual Clutch Transmission and the Manual Transmission, the Africa Twin Adventure Sports 2020 is stuff that dreams are made of for lovers of true adventure.

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TFT TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY

Engage with the journey with a full-colour 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen offering 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 touchscreen, which means you’ll have access to weather, playlists and telephone numbers while aboard.

Bluetooth® enabled wireless headsets let you communicate more easily than ever. And the best of all, with more apps available every day, Apple CarPlay™ keeps your bike’s technology and convenience on the cutting edge.

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 peak power and torque into the parallel twin-cylinder power plant to lift performance throughout the rev-range.

A new cylinder head, throttle body and ECU deliver precise throttle control.

THE SUSPENSION

The Africa Twin epitomises adventure, especially with its long-travel front suspension. The inverted Showa fork is fully adjustable with huge 45 mm tubes. The 43 degrees of steering lock both left and right provides excellent manoeuvrability on tight trails.

At the rear end, its fully adjustable Pro-Link suspension offers a 220 mm stroke. Add to that a special remote preload adjuster—you can calibrate for different loads with the turn of a knob.

CRUISE CONTROL

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 GoldWing. Your next adventure truly starts a couple of hundred miles away? No problem!

THROTTLE BY WIRE

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 six riding modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel, Off-Road, User 1 and User 2.

First used on our RC213V-S, Throttle By Wire is an excellent example of how Honda’s technology works for you, letting you dial in exactly the kind of power delivery you want for the conditions at hand. Heated grips are a standard feature on the Africa Twin Adventure Sports models. They seem like a luxury until the first time you really need them. Then there’s no going back.

SELECTABLE ABS & CORNERING ABS

Our 2020 Africa Twin models offer two ABS modes: on-road and off-road. A third setting lets you turn the rear ABS off altogether for riding in the dirt. The Africa Twin’s Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) comes standard integrated with a 6-axis IMU, it knows when you’re leaning over, and compensates accordingly. The four-piston brake calipers in the radial-mount design also helps in accurate and reliable braking.

The Africa Twin also features an Emergency Stop Signal, which in case of emergency braking ensures the rider is visible to the oncoming traffic.

RIDING MODES & WHEELIE CONTROL

Both manual-transmission and DCT models offer six riding modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel, Off-Road, User 1 and User 2. The last two let you customise the system to your individual preference. Front and rear wheel-speed sensors working with the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) let you dial in three levels of wheelie control. There's also an "off" position—you're the wheelie control here.

NARROWER & ADJUSTABLE SEAT

By narrowing the Africa Twin’s seat by 20 mm, we’ve made it easier to move around on the bike, and also to get a foot on the ground at stoplights or in parking lots. With two configurations ranging from 810 to 830 mm, the adjustment is effortless, and makes it comfortable for a wide range of riders.

NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM

The same exhaust valve system as CBR1000RR is used to strengthen drivability while maintaining the sound and feel of Africa Twin’s exhaust. The dual exhaust system adds excitement in the low-rev range while the single exhaust system achieves efficient emission in high-rev range and contributes to improving output.

DUAL LED HEADLIGHTS WITH DRL AND CORNERING LIGHTS

The new dual LED headlights deliver a penetrating beam and feature 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.

TUBELESS TYRES AND WHEELS

Real adventure bikes use spoked wheels because they survive the dings and hits of off-road riding with ease. The Africa Twin 2020 models feature a 21-inch front and an 18-inch rear for superior performance, especially when it comes to off-road riding. And they are now tubeless to ensure convenient repair when flat.

LIGHTER FOR TRUE ADVENTURE

The new Africa Twin has shed a lot of weight by using a Lithium-Ion battery, which also has 1.6 times longer shelf life and holds the charge 4 times longer. Armed with experience, the semi-double cradle frame and the new swing arm on the Africa Twin continues to bring forth the technology from the Dakar legacy, whilst making it 2.3 kg lighter and that much more agile on tough terrains.

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Ex-Showroom Price Pan India

2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports NEW
Variant MANUAL NEW Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Colour Pearl Glare White Darkness Black Metallic
Price Rs. 15,35,000 Rs. 16,10,000

* Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.