The legendary Honda Africa Twin returns for 2020 with some serious updates. The engine is bigger, the chassis is lighter, and the technology is out of this world—but the most important update is the addition of two new models to the range: the Africa Twin Adventure Sport ES and Africa Twin Adventure Sport DCT.
Powered by a snappy 998cc parallel twin, the Africa Twin shared DNA with Honda’s Dakar competition bike, the CRF450R Rally, with a semi-double cradle frame, 21-inch front/18-inch rear spoked wheels with tube-type tires, extra-long suspension travel (9.1 inches front, 8.7 inches rear) and nearly 10 inches of ground clearance. It was offered as a standard model with a 6-speed manual transmission with an assist-and-slipper clutch, or as a DCT model with Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission with automatic and manual modes.
|MSRP||$14,399 / $17,999 (DCT add $800)|
|Engine type||1,084cc liquid-cooled parallel twin|
|Bore x stroke||92.0 x 81.5mm|
|Induction||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection (throttle by wire)|
|Front suspension||45mm inverted telescopic fork; 9.1-in. travel|
|Rear suspension||Pro-Link w/ single shock; 8.7-in. travel|
|Front brakes||Two 4-piston hydraulic calipers, 310mm discs; ABS|
|Rear brake||1-piston hydraulic caliper, 256mm disc; ABS|
|Tires, front/rear||90/90-21 / 150/70R-18 (tube-type, Standard; tubeless, ES model)|
|Seat height||34.3 in. standard/33.5 in. low|
|Claimed curb weight||501 lb./ 530 lb.|
|Fuel capacity||5.0 gal./6.5 gal.|
|Available colors||Matte Black Metallic / Pearl Glare White/Blue|