2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Specifications

By | May 12, 2020

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
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Induction PGM-FI electronic fuel injection (throttle by wire)
Transmission 6-speed manual/chain
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)
Wheelbase 62.0 in.
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
Available March 2020

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