Honda’s awful advancing charlatan entered its additional bearing with the addition in September of the all-new CRF1100L. The aggregation has not alone fabricated the archetypal added able and Euro5-compliant, but it has additionally managed to accomplish it hardly abate and lighter in the process. The archetypal was alien in four variations, the accepted Africa Accompanying with and afterwards DCT as able-bodied the Africa Accompanying Adventure Sports, additionally with and afterwards DCT. Let’s accept a afterpiece attending at the fully-loaded Adventure Sports.
Honda re-introduced the Africa Accompanying to its calendar in 2016, afterwards over a decade of absence from the market. From a 750, the archetypal fabricated a improvement as a one-liter model, accepting in power, weight, but additionally in refinement. The backward 80s Paris-Dakar champ was active with a added tarmac-friendly personality.
No after than aftermost year, Honda added the Adventure Sport trim level—the fully-loaded, trail-oriented adaptation of the Africa, alms buyers the options of a factory-prepare, travel-ready model.
After three abounding years on the market, adverse added added acrimonious discharge standards, the archetypal was beatific aback to the cartoon board. Rumors that Honda was developing a new, bigger CRF1000L started authoritative the circuit as aboriginal as February 2019. Finally, in September, the architect apparent a new bearing of the Africa Accompanying and Africa Accompanying Adventure Sports, armed with an all-new 1084cc accompanying mill. This increases the model’s achievement to 101 application and 77 lb-ft of torque.
Look-wise, the changes aren’t as affecting as they could accept been—you still admit the bike as an Africa Twin. The advanced allowance has been hardly adapted with a new headlamp appearance and a higher-set nose. A new, beyond drift bowl wraps about the bankrupt pipes.
The basal anatomy has been revised to be added rigid, convalescent the model’s off-road capability. The new subframe is based on the CRF450R’s and has been advised to advance rear caster absorption and feedback.
While the agent acquired in size, the bike itself bargain in size. The accepted Africa Accompanying now weighs in at 498lb while the Adventure Sports archetypal is 2 lb lighter than the 2019 model, belief in at 530 lb. Weight-saving measures accommodate a lighter chassis, subframe, gearbox, and swingarm, amid added things.
Seat acme has additionally been bargain for easier access. On both versions of the Africa Twin, the accepted bench acme is now of 34.3 inches with a low ambience of 33.5 inches—on the Adventure Sports version, this represents a 2-inch abridgement in height.
The abeyance bureaucracy is the aforementioned throughout the calendar with a 45-mm Showa astern angle with 9.1 inches of biking at the advanced and a Show gas-charged shock with 8.7 inches of biking at the aback teamed with a Pro-Link swingarm. On the Adventure Sports, the abeyance is teamed up with the Showa Electronically Able Ride Adjustment (EERA) arrangement which apart adapts the suspension’s damping force.
The 21 and 18-inch auto are able with a 310-mm bifold beachcomber amphibian hydraulic discs with four-piston calipers up advanced and a 256-mm disc with a single-piston hydraulic caliper out back, with accepted ABS of course.
There are six accessible active modes to advice acclimate the model’s behavior to the rider’s needs. The options are tour, urban, gravel, and off-road as able-bodied as two customizable settings. The models additionally affection a wheelie ascendancy action to accumulate both auto cautiously on the ground.
Considering the Adventure Sports has been advised to booty the Africa Accompanying a footfall further, it has been accustomed the accoutrement to do so, starting with a bigger gas tank. The admeasurement of the catchbasin increases from 5 gallons to 6.5 on the Adventure Sports. The top-of-the-line adaptation is additionally able with a hardly altered allowance than the accepted Africa, amalgam abetting lighting at the front, a taller windscreen, and a added sump guard. Added appearance specific to the Adventure Sports accommodate a baggage rack, an accent socket, and acrimonious duke grips.
The 6.5-inch TFT affectation gives admission to the model’s functionalities, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, ABS deactivation, and more. Cruise ascendancy is now accepted beyond the board. Accessible options accommodate a blast bar, aluminum panniers, as able-bodied as weatherproof storm bags.
The new Honda 2020 Africa Accompanying and Africa Accompanying Adventure Sports are accepted in dealers at the alpha of 2020 and prices are listed as follow:
Africa Twin: $14,399
Africa Accompanying DCT: $15,199
Africa Accompanying Adventure Sports ES: $17,199
Africa Accompanying Adventure Sports ES DCT: $17,999