Image Gallery: 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin unveiled internationally
After a long wait, the 2020 CRF1100L Honda Africa Twin has broken cover. Although we expected Honda to unveil the next generation Africa Twin at their stall at EICMA this year but we sure are happy to see the motorcycle early! Expect to see the CRF1100L Africa Twin in flesh at 2019 EICMA.
The new-generation Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin. Yes, it is safe to call the 2020 motorcycle a generation as the engine and the chassis have been re-worked upon. The engine has seen a small hike in capacity and the motorcycle now displaces 1084cc. As a result, the motorcycle now has an increased power output of 102PS an 105Nm of torque.
The motorcycle also gets anew 6.5 inch TFT display with touch screen operation with controls mounted onto the left side of the handlebar to access menu functions as well.
The display also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity now, via an onboard USB slot.
The chassis has also seen changes and gets a bolt-on rear sub-frame.
The revised chassis is 1.8 kgs lighter than before.
Also, the engine mated to the manual gearbox is lighter by 2.5 kgs and the one equipped with a DCT is lighter by 2.2 kgs.
The motorcycle is also equipped with a six-axis IMU from Bosch for lean-sensitive, traction control, cornering ABS and wheelie control.
Honda has also added a dedicated Off-road mode in addition to Tour, Urban and Gravel riding modes, apart from two User modes that allow full customisation.
The suspension geometry has also been tweaked and the biggest highlight is the semi-active electronic suspension on offer in the Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports.
It offers customisable settings including four modes ? Soft, Mid, Hard and Off-Road apart from four preset to choose from for the rear preload that can be adjusted electronically.
Unlike before, the standard Africa Twin is the more off-road focused machine now which Honda claims will encourage riders to hit the trails, while the Adventure Sport (AS) is now the full-fat touring version.
The AS continues to use a bigger, 24.8 litre fuel tank as before and also gets a larger fairing and tall windscreen which is now adjustable.
The heat height on the AS is now the same as the standard bike which is another notable change for 2020 and of course, the seat height is adjustable too.
The AS also comes equipped with heated grips and a charging socket as standard now, to complement its touring virtues.
Starts Rs 67,490
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