Lighter, more powerful and with more features than ever, the new Africa Twin range is ready for even bigger adventures. Happy to carry you even farther and offering the Honda quality, ruggedness and dependability you need when your miles from home. We've taken what we think is the world's best adventure bike and made it even better, with 4 options to choose from and a whole suite of features including cruise control and a large touch-panel multi-information display that's Apple CarPlay™ compatible. What are you waiting for?
SIX-SPEED DCT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Available on the Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT and ES models, this is the transmission of the future. Inside, it's as tough as a conventional manual, with steel gears throughout. You can let it shift for you, or paddle shifters in the manual mode give you full control. Four settings (Drive, Sport 1, 2, and 3) let you pick what's right for your riding conditions.
LIGHTWEIGHT LITHIUM-ION BATTERY
Conventional batteries are notoriously heavy - that's why we gave the Africa Twin a high-tech, lightweight lithium-ion battery. Compared with a similar lead-acid battery, it holds a charge approximately four times longer, and its shelf life is 1.6 times longer. Plus, it's way lighter.
ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED SUSPENSION
The Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT is equipped with SHOWA EERA® (Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment) electronically controlled suspension. You can choose between five suspension damper settings: hard, medium, soft, and off-road, as well as a customizable "user" setting. It's easy to switch between them, too, so you can choose one for the highway and another when the going gets rougher.
Both manual-transmission and DCT models offer six riding modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel, Off-Road, User 1 and User 2. The last two let you customize the system to your individual preference.
Here's one of the worst-kept secrets in the motorcycling world - Honda's Africa Twins make great long-distance touring bikes. To that end, we've equipped our models with cruise control, just like our Gold Wings. Your next adventure really starts a couple of hundred miles away? No problem!
By using counterbalancing elements on two axes, Honda's engineers can cancel out both primary and coupling vibrations from the engine. The result is that we can mount the engine solidly for superior strength and handling, yet you still get an extraordinarily smooth, vibration-free ride.
We changed up the seat on the Africa Twin Adventure Sport models for 2020. In addition to being lower (the same height now as the Africa Twin's), it features two-position adjustability, from 850 to 870mm offers an adjustable rider's seat. Seat adjustment is quick and positive and lets the bike fit a wide range of riders.
The new five-position windscreen offers excellent wind protection, and lets you set your bike up for off-road sections or long highway rides. Great for both taller and shorter riders. Other Africa Twin models come with fixed, Rally-style windscreens.
HONDA SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL
The Africa Twin's throttle-by-wire system lets us offer Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). You can dial in exactly the kind of power delivery you want for the conditions at hand. Honda Selectable Torque Control features seven settings for a wide range of conditions, from pavement to fast, loose fire roads to challenging single track. You can also turn it off.
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