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2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports



The Africa Twin 'Adventure Sports' available in Manual or DCT, offers long-distance riders an ultimately elevated adventure touring experience. A worthy successor to the original and very much the 'Go Anywhere' machine it promises to be.
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The Africa Twin Adventure Sports' comprehensive abilities start with its engine, which has to perform in off-road situations as well as on-road, over long-range tours, short commutes and all points in between. As such, it provides an optimum balance between power, torque, mass and physical dimension.

The four-valve 998cc parallel twin Unicam unit's tractable and usable all-day performance belies its extremely compact dimensions. They are the result of clever packaging touches such as housing the water pump within the clutch casing, and using the engine's balancer shafts to also drive water and oil pumps. As a result, longitudinally, it is the same length as Honda's popular 500cc engine, and its short height contributes to the Africa Twin Adventure Sport's 270mm of ground clearance.

  • Intake design and exhaust improve mid-range response;
  • Lithium-ion battery saves 2.3kg and enhances durability;
  • Power is smooth and consistent, with linear torque delivery;
  • Assist/slipper clutch helps upshifts and downshifts;
  • Super-fast, seamless gear changes in Manual Transmission (MT) or Automatic D mode;
  • S mode (with 3 levels) revs higher and downshifts sooner, for aggressive riding;
  • G switch improves rear wheel traction when off-road;
  • Emergency Stop Signal function for rear indicators;
  • Throttle-by-wire;
  • 3 rider modes to tailor engine character and traction;
  • Riding modes are comprised of different levels of Power (P), Engine Braking (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC);
  • HSTC has 7 levels and OFF;


The Africa Twin Adventure Sports is available in either DCT or Manual.
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The unique Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) features the standard manual mode - allowing the rider to operate gearshifts through triggers on the left handlebar - and two automatic modes. D mode offers the best balance of fuel economy and comfort cruising whilst S mode gives three different, sportier shift patterns to choose from. The DCT is also fully equipped to operate in an off-road environment and the G button enhances off-road functionality. Pushing the G button in any riding mode modifies the control of the clutch system to give a more direct drive.
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The lightweight six-speed manual gearbox uses the same shift-cam design as found on the CRF450R to ensure positive changes, and is equipped with an aluminium assist slipper clutch. A significant addition to the Africa Twin platform has a Throttle By Wire (TBW) system, which brings with it 3 riding modes to adjust engine character and output to suit riding conditions and an extended range of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) input.


The semi-double cradle steel frame provides the ideal balance of high-speed stability matched to genuine off-road ability by combining sheer strength with flexibility. The engine is mounted on 6 engine hangers, which keeps vibration to a minimum, avoiding the need for steering dampers. A lithium-ion battery saves weight, and the platform's off-road ability and durability.

Fully adjustable 45mm Showa inverted forks, fully-adjustable rear shock, dual radial-mount Nissin four-piston brake calipers and 310mm 'wave' style floating discs. The 21-inch front and 18-inch rear spoked wheels are stainless steel. In addition to the standard dual-purpose 90 front/150 rear rubber, block tyres are also approved for fitment.

  • Longer travel suspension, flatter seat and more upright riding position;
  • Extended fairing protection and taller screen;
  • Standard heated grips and accessory charging socket;
  • Standard heated grips and accessory charging socket;
  • Rider footpegs and pillion footpeg hangers designed for off-road use;


The Africa Twin 'Adventure Sports' is obviously taller, with a flatter seat profile and more upright riding position. The fairing and screen offer more wind protection and a large sump guard and side pipe fully protect the machine.

An extra 5.4L fuel capacity compared to the Standard Africa Twin extends range, while heated grips and a charging socket add comfort and convenience. Stainless steel spokes offer durability and ease of care.

Dual LED headlights maintain the original Africa Twin's presence and the seat height adjusts 20mm from the 900mm to 920mm (both respectively 50mm higher than the standard model).

The 2019 Africa Twin 'Adventure Sports' will be available in Pearl Glare White (Tri-Colour) and Digital Silver Metallic.


Overseas models shown for illustrative purposes, accessories not included.
ENGINE TYPE 998cc liquid-cooled Unicam® four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin
BORE & STROKE 92mm x 75mm
CARBURATION PGM-FI electronic fuel injection (Throttle By Wire)
IGNITION Full transistorized ignition
STARTER Electric
TRANSMISSION DCT: 6-speed automatic DCT with on and off-road riding modes / MT: 6-Speed
DIMENSIONS (LxWxH) 2,340 x 930 x 1,570mm
SEAT HEIGHT 900/920mm
FUEL CAPACITY 24.2 litres
KERB WEIGHT DCT: 253kg / MT: 243kg
FRONT 90/90-21 tube type, stainless steel spokes with aluminium rim
REAR 150/70-18 tube type, stainless steel spokes with aluminium rim
FRONT Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with hydraulic dial-style preload and damping (compression & rebound) adjuster, 252mm stroke, 224mm axle travel
REAR Monoblock cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 240 mm rear wheel travel, 101 mm stroke
FRONT 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads, 2-channel ABS
REAR 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 1-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model with additional slide type 1-piston, 2-channel ABS with rear switch off
COLOUR The 2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports models are available in two colour options: Pearl Glare White (Tri-colour) or Digital Silver Metallic.
IMAGES Images show overseas model - accessories NOT included