Image Source: honda.com, ducati.com, Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display, 2018 - 2019 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports. Rear ABS on/off switch. C02 Emissions 109 The Africa Twin doesn’t just look like an adventure bike—it’s the real deal. The Africa Twin’s throttle-by-wire system lets us offer Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). Yeah, that’ll make it harder for vertically-challenged riders, but it’s to be expected on an off-road machine as it allows for the 9.9 inches of suspension travel up front and 9.4 inches out back. Initially, Honda asked for £12,599 for the Adv Sports (£13,549 with DCT), which was £2000 more than the base model, however very quickly you could pick one up for £11,500 and by the time the 2020 model was announced this had dropped even further. The Africa Twin’s Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) comes standard. True to their off-road heritage, the Africa Twin models feature spoke front and rear wheels in size 21 and 18 inches, respectively, wearing 90/90-21 and 150/70-18 tires. Steel members make up the semi-double cradle frame, and while that’s going to be heavier than an aluminum frame, it’s also going to hold up against the beating it will take when tackling terrain. 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For a start the Twin comes with a 21-inch front wheel and longer travel suspension than the stock model (which has the same-sized front wheel). All that clean air helps the engine deliver excellent performance, even under prolonged operation in dusty conditions. At slow speed it can be a bit on the top-heavy side but this feeling soon goes when the pace ups. This year, the Africa Twin is available in stunning Matte Black Metallic and Blue/White/Red, while the Africa Twin Adventure Sports is now available in Light Silver/Gray Metallic. The Adventure Sports arrived in 2018 as Honda updated their Africa Twin model for the first time. Front: 310 mm dual wave floating hydraulic discs with aluminium hub and radial mounted 4-piston calipers | Rear: 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper with ABS. Credit where it’s due, the factory atoned for those sins with the “Adventure Sports” variant that inspires confidence, especially once you get past the point where black turns to brown. URBAN mode uses mid-level Power (2), Engine Braking (2), and high HSTC (6). You get heated grips and a 12V socket as standard while the fairing is extended to offer greater protection, the screen 80mm higher (but still non-adjustable), the bars are 32.5mm higher and pulled back 5mm and you get crash protection. and an alarm. 998cc liquid-cooled Unicam® four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin, PGM-FI electronic fuel injection (Throttle By Wire); (2) 44mm throttle bodies, 45mm inverted telescopic fork; 9.9 in. The safety and ride-quality systems cover all the bases on the Duc, while the Honda is limited to a switchable ABS and its proprietary variable power-delivery feature as its only electronic perks. At the Adventure Sports’ rear, a Showa shock delivers 9.4 inches of travel. Tyre Size Rear 150/70-R18 tube type The New 2020 CRF1100L Africa Twin is a sly beast. 22 Years ∙ 330 million Readers ∙ 1 Great Motorcycling Community. For information including how to stop them, click Privacy & Cookie Policy. In short, the formerly outgunned Africa Twin has just gotten a whole load more bite. Standard model: 229 kg (507 lbs.) Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 21 great years. So, whether you’re getting ready for a weekend or a year away, a Honda Africa Twin is ready and able.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'totalmotorcycle_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_1',192,'0','0'])); When the CRF1000L Africa Twin was introduced in 2016 as an homage to the successful XRV650 and XRV750, the full-scale adventure motorcycle was immediately heralded for being equally capable of crossing rugged continents and highway cruising.