on Husqvarna team not happy with Moto3 race as rear tyre dropped immediately, on WEEKEND MOTORCYCLE RACING ACTION – NOVEMBER 22nd, on Tricky MotoGP on the unfamiliar highly technical and spectacular Autodromo Internacional Do Algarve track, on MotoGP Danilo Petrucci still struggling to find himself comfortable on his bike, on Pabio Quartararo wins the BMW M Award in MotoGP for the first time, Thomas Covington Continues His Podium Streak In Indonesia, Duncan Leads WMX Championship Following a Perfect Weekend in Portugal, MEASURED START IN MISANO FOR TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR. x 61.4 in. Honda unveiled the new 2020 Africa Twin, revealing a larger engine, lighter weight and a number of electronic rider aides including the much requested cruise control. 2020 Africa Twin CRF1100L in Grand Prix Red. Dual LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are highly visible, improving safety, and cruise control is standard-fit. The 2020 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES retails for $17,199, with the DCT version priced at $17,999. The 2020 Honda Africa Twin is priced at $14,399, while Honda’s asking $15,199 for the DCT. A full colour Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen offers immersive engagement with the machine’s systems, plus Apple CarPlay® and Bluetooth connectivity. For 2020 the valve timing has been optimised and inlet and exhaust valve lift increased to 10.1mm inlet and 9.3mm exhaust (from 9.2/8.6mm). As expected the Adventure Sports will come with cross-spoked tubeless wheels, a larger, more substantial skid plate, new aluminum rear rack and 6.5-gallon tank. In conjunction with the addition of IMU control for its 2020 evolution, the strength and rigidity balance of the steel semi-double cradle frame was completely re-examined by Honda’s development engineers to boost off-road ability – at the same time reinforcing its all-round on-road manners. Cornering ABS is active with an off-road setting; the rear brake ABS can be switched off.USER Modes 1 & 2: Offer the rider a choice of two distinct personalized setups – choosing between Power levels 1-4 and Engine Braking 1-3, and ABS on-road/off-road parameters. A six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) makes possible the addition of new rider aids including wheelie control, cornering ABS, rear-lift control, DCT cornering detection and cornering lights, while a new, 6.5-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) color touchscreen display is compatible with Apple CarPlay®. A quickshifter remains available as an optional extra. Those crash bars are sold separately, however, whereas they were stock on the previous Adventure Sports. wow! A bolt-on aluminium subframe (finished in red) replaces the integral steel structure of the previous design and is 40mm slimmer at a width of 195mm – crucial for easier ground reach. Cruise control is now standard on both Africa Twin versions. For 2020, both Africa Twin versions (each of which is still available with either an improved manual transmission or a more advanced version of Honda’s automatic DCT), cram more power and torque into a lighter overall package, maintaining principles that have been intrinsic to the model since day one. So, from what I’ve gathered, the 2020 standard version (the one I’d buy due to cost, weight and less complexity/more dependability, compared to the Adventure Sports) costs $800 more, weighs 11 pounds less and loses 2 mpg in fuel consumption compared to the 2019 version. EERA offers five modes (the first four are linked to the Africa Twin’s various ride modes): The Adventure Sports ES’ windscreen is adjustable between five positions. Block pattern tyres (Continental 90/90-21M/C 54S and 150/70B 18M/C 70Q, rated at 180km/h and 160km/h respectively) are approved for fitment. USER 1 & 2 modes offer the rider a choice of two distinct personalized setups – choosing between Power levels 1-4 and Engine Braking 1-3, and ABS on-road/off-road parameters. Its tall touring-style windscreen is adjustable to five levels as well. Glad to know the new model only lost 2 mpg. GRAVEL delivers the lowest level of Power (4) and Engine Braking (3). • Joan Mir makes his […], Copyright © 1999 - 2020 | Total Motorcycle ∙ 10 Billion Hits. Honda unveiled the new 2020 Africa Twin, revealing a larger engine, lighter weight and a number of electronic rider aides including the much requested cruise control. Meanwhile, the CRF1100L Africa Twin itself is comprehensively redrawn with an aggressive, compact rally style and even sharper off-road focus. Have to say i find the new CRF1100’s SUPER good looking! Europe will receive an additional 2 colors: Grand Prix Red for the standard, and Darkness Black Metallic for the Adventure Sports. Do camping bikes really need “wheelie control”? Tailored for complete control, the riding position features a slimmer-section seat and higher-set handlebars. The system offers 4 levels of power and 3 levels of engine braking. The Africa Twin’s engine received the benefits of Throttle By Wire (TBW) control in 2018, allowing much finer management of engine output and character as well as expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) for rear tyre grip; for 2020 the system has smartly evolved and now works in conjunction with a six-axis IMU*. With stroke length of 230mm the 45mm Showa cartridge-type inverted front fork offers long-travel bump absorption and features revised internal settings to improve both on- and off-road performance. HARD, for high damping for both high and low suspension stroke speeds; SOFT, for softer damping characteristics; OFF-ROAD for more progressive front suspension, with rear suspension falling between SOFT and MID, plus.