2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Guide

2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES

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2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES:

With its aggressive appearance, enjoyable engine and capable chassis, the CRF1000L Africa Twin platform has proven itself a true modern-day all-rounder, winning fans among a broad range of consumers. Since its 2016 rebirth, the versatile Africa Twin can often be spotted in a wide variety of applications, from months-long round-the-world expeditions, to Backcountry Discovery Routes, to morning freeway commutes. Whether tackling Africa’s badlands in reality or just in the rider’s imagination, the Africa Twin has proven to be an admirable choice for delivering “True Adventure” experiences.

See the next horizon, under that magnificent dome of cobalt sky? Of course you do. But you’re looking further ahead. Wondering what you’ll find three horizons from now. We know the feeling. And it’s why we built the Africa Twin Adventure Sports – ready to tour the world with advanced technology and premium features.

For 2020, all iterations of the Africa Twin—the standard version and the Adventure Sports ES, each of which is available with either a manual transmission or automatic DCT—take big steps forward in terms of features and capability, thanks to a long list of improvements. In addition, the two versions diverge in terms of specialization, with the standard type being honed to improve its sporting and off-road performance, while the Adventure Sports ES benefits from technology that improves comfort and confidence when tackling long distances.

Both versions pack more power and torque into a lighter overall package—in keeping with the first principals set out for the original Africa Twin. Both receive an 86cc increase in displacement; an updated frame with optimized handling characteristics; a new, separate aluminum rear subframe; a new, CRF450R-style aluminum swingarm; a new, full-color touchscreen meter; and Apple CarPlay® compatibility. In addition, a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) makes possible the addition of wheelie control, cornering ABS, rear-lift control, DCT cornering detection and cornering lights.

Despite sharing those improvements, each of the two Africa Twin types has a role very much its own. The standard version has a sharply renewed focus on sporting and off-road use, whereas the Adventure Sports ES offers riders real long-haul ability and practicality, boasting Showa’s intelligent Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment suspension (EERA™).

 

HISTORY

Since the 1988 introduction of the XRV650 in Europe, Honda’s Africa Twin concept has come to represent the “True Adventure” ethos of ADV riding. That original version, based on the NXR750 and NXR800 factory racers that swept the Dakar Rally between 1986 and 1989, created a new market, grew into the XRV750 in 1990 and sold over 73,000 units before it was discontinued in 2001. The Africa Twin was reborn in 2016 with the CRF1000L, also offered in extra-European markets including the U.S. In 2019 the standard Africa Twin was joined by the more touring-focused Adventure Sports version, with improved wind protection, greater fuel capacity and longer-travel suspension. As was the case with the original, the modern Africa Twin has been a global hit with a wide array of adventure-riding enthusiasts, selling over 87,000 units worldwide. Now, 2020 is set to be a landmark model year for the Africa Twin.

It’s been over three decades since the Honda XRV650 Africa Twin first rolled into Europe and while the motorcycle that now bears its name – launched in 2016 as the CRF1000L Africa Twin – was a brand-new machine from the wheels up, it fully inherited the essence and spirit of what made the original so popular.

It was the balance between power and weight that was at the heart of the original bike’s appeal, just as it was for the new model. With its unique, athletic appearance, an enjoyable, usable engine and capable, comfortable chassis, the CRF1000L Africa Twin proved itself a true modern-day all-rounder and has been hugely popular with round-the-world adventurers, around-town commuters and weekend tourers alike.

2018 saw the Africa Twin, in both manual transmission and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) form, receive Throttle By Wire (TBW) control plus 3 riding modes, expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) options, as well as intake and exhaust development for improved engine response and sound. The platform also expanded: the Africa Twin Adventure Sports – with the same updates but featuring improved wind protection, greater tank range and longer-travel suspension – extended the machine even further into long-range off-road territory.

Building on strong European (and global) demand for both models, with over 87,000 sold worldwide since its 2016 relaunch, 2020 is set to be a landmark year for the Africa Twin.

The touring comfort, technology and ability of the new CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports are further enhanced – and it adds the option of Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (SHOWA EERA™). Meanwhile, the CRF1100L Africa Twin itself is comprehensively redrawn with an aggressive, compact rally style and even sharper off-road focus. It also packs more power and torque and is significantly lighter – in keeping with the first principles set out all those years ago.

 

 

 

2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Model updates: A major evolution for Honda’s AfricaTwin Adventure Sports: its sights are now set more firmly than ever on the far horizon, as a comfortable, long-haul, go-anywhere adventure machine. Engine capacity is increased, boosting power and torque, with EURO5 compliance, while weight is reduced by 5kg. A six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit now manages riding modes and HSTC as well as three additional systems – Cornering ABS, Wheelie Control, Rear Lift Control, plus new cornering detection functionality on the DCT version. Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA™) is also now an option. A full colour 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen incorporates Apple CarPlay® and Bluetooth connectivity. Dual LED headlights feature Daytime Running Lights (DRL) technology and Cornering Lights. Cruise control, heated grips and an ACC charger are also fitted as standard.

  • Protective bodywork, height-adjustable screen and lower seat height
  • 24.8L fuel tank, aluminium insert panels, rear rack and engine bash plate
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with additional Cornering Lights
  • Cruise control, heated grips and ACC charger
  • Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay® allows use of Apple iPhone® through the MID plus Bluetooth connectivity
  • Designed for the long-haul, the expanded front fairing offers plenty of wind and weather protection, multiplied by the 5-level height adjustable screen. The Africa Twin Adventure Sports now shares its seat height with the Africa Twin at 850-870mm (down considerably from the 900-920mm of the previous model).

The tail section is slimmer and the seat itself is 40mm narrower, for easier ground reach; its shape has also been carefully contoured to allow easier back and forth movement. Low 825-845mm and high 875-895mm seat options are available as accessories.

The riding triangle is now common with the Africa Twin itself, giving an upright riding position and comfortable control. Large knuckle guards are standard, as are heated grips and ACC charger.

Holding 24.8L, the fuel tank offers a potential range of over 500km, thanks to fuel economy of 4.8L/100km (20.4km/L, WMTC mode). A large engine sump guard, aluminium insert panels and an aluminium rear carrier are included in the specification.

The new dual LED headlights deliver a penetrating beam and, for additional security, feature three-stage right/left Cornering Lights that use speed and lean angle (controlled by the IMU) to automatically adjust the area illuminated when cornering. Daytime Running Lights (DRL) also automatically adjust to ambient light intensity and give a bright, highly visible light at all times.

The full colour Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen keeps the rider in control of all of the Africa Twin’s systems and each of the riding modes­ are selected through the top left of the screen. The MID can also be customised to show various levels of information relative to the riding mode chosen, and is easy to use even when wearing gloves.

It also has Apple CarPlay® allowing use of an Apple iPhone® through the touchscreen. Navigation apps can also be accessed and displayed and via a Bluetooth helmet headset calls can be made or received. The iPhone® itself plugs into a USB charging port on the right of the MID. Hands-free wireless Bluetooth connectivity is also an option for an iPhone® or Android device and all control inputs are made from the left-hand switchgear.

The front and rear indicators have an Emergency Stop Signal function. When braking suddenly over 50kph the hazard lights flash to warn other road users a hard stop is in process. They also auto-cancel; rather than using a simple timer, the system compares front and rear wheel speed difference and calculates when to cancel the indication relative to the situation. Cruise control is fitted as standard.

 

 

2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

DESIGN / STYLING

While the basic “True Adventure” concept is retained for 2020, with both Africa Twin types featuring a high-mount front fairing, upright body position and 21- and 18-inch front and rear wheels, respectively, the styling is now more advanced to express the model’s heritage.

The standard version features a slim, lightweight look, with compact lines that befit its off-road focus. Its minimalist, fixed windscreen is significantly shorter than in 2019 to ease front-rear bodyweight transfers during aggressive riding in rough terrain, though the amount of wind buffeting on the chest at high speeds is also reduced(An accessory high screen is available.) The fuel tank still holds 5.0 gallons, the tires and spoke wheels are still tube-type, and there’s no rear rack, for a narrow rear. The standard Africa Twin is offered in Matte Black Metallic.

The appearance of the Adventure Sports ES version can be described as dignified but tough, with a 6.5 gallon tank for maximum range, an expanded front fairing that offers ample wind and weather protection, a substantial aluminum skid plate and an aluminum rear rack. To adapt to varying body types and riding conditions, the Adventure Sports ES version has a new screen that adjustable between five positions via a knob, and it’s higher than that of the standard type (165mm higher in the low position, 225mm higher when in the high position). The Adventure Sports ES now has tubeless tires, and its seat has been lowered by nearly two inches compared to 2019, to match that of the standard version. Heated grips and an accessory charger are standard. The Adventure Sports ES comes in Pearl Glare White/Blue.

Both iterations of the 2020 Africa Twin have a handlebar that is 22mm higher than the 2019 standard version, for a comfortable riding stance whether seated or standing; whereas the Adventure Sports ES version and standard version previously used different risers, both now share the same handlebar height. Similarly, two versions now share the same seat heights, adjustable between two positions: 34.3 inches and 33.6 inches. (To allow even more adjustment, higher and lower seats are available as accessories.) Ground clearance remains 9.8 inches.

Curb weight for the Adventure Sports ES is 530 pounds (3 less than the previous model), while the standard version weighs 501 pounds (a 5 pound reduction). In both cases, DCT adds 23 pounds.

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

As was the case last year, throttle-by-wire is used. New for 2020, the Africa Twin features a Bosch MM7.10 IMU, which performs real-time six-axis measurement (angle and rate for roll, pitch and yaw) to identify the motorcycle’s position and movement. This addition enabled improvements in the accuracy of various controls and systems, including shifting, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), suspension, braking and lighting.

A bright new 6.5 inch thin film transistor (TFT) LCD touch panel simplifies viewing, understanding and managing a plethora of data while concentrating on riding. Users can select from three screen-display arrangements and background colors, depending on personal preference.

The meter is compatible with Apple CarPlay® and can be connected to smartphones or headsets via Bluetooth (check state laws for legality). By connecting an Apple iPhone via a USB cable, riders and passengers can issue voice-control commands via a headset microphone in order to use the phone or apps like Music, Maps and social networks, as well as Apple authentication.

For 2020, the Adventure Sports ES version also has three-stage cornering lighting for optimal illumination depending on the corner type. Interpreting information from the IMU to determine the motorcycle’s lean angle, the system provides auxiliary illumination from a pair of lights below the headlights; the greater the lean angle, the more light is spread toward the inside of the corner. Cruise control is now standard on both versions.

ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN

Engineers wanted increased output in order to achieve improved touring capability, so the Africa Twin’s engine has undergone an 86cc growth in displacement, from 998cc to 1,084cc, achieved via a 6.5mm increase in stroke, from 75.0mm to 81.5mm (bore remains unchanged at 92.0mm). Between that and a new cylinder head, horsepower is boosted by approximately 6%. The water-cooled, single-overhead cam, eight-valve, parallel-twin engine configuration remains the same, but details just as piston and crank profiles were updated, and the cylinder sleeves are now aluminum. The engine is now lighter than before—by 4.9 pounds with a DCT, and by 5.5 pounds with the manual transmission.

As before, the 270° phased crankshaft and uneven firing interval create the engine’s distinctive throb and feel for rear-wheel traction. The cylinder head, however, is completely revised, as is the throttle body (now 2mm larger, at 46mm, and the bore and cylinder pitches are now aligned to create a smooth air-intake profile). The ECU setting is new, and the injector angle has been modified to deliver a more direct spray into the reshaped twin-spark combustion chambers.

The crankcases are split vertically, and the water pump is housed within the clutch casing, with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head. The water and oil pumps are driven by the engine’s balancer shafts. These features contribute to the engine being compact and short, and to optimize ground clearance, a crucial element for off-road performance.

Honda’s SOHC Unicam® valve train is a feature of the CRF450R motocrosser, and the low-set position of the cast camshaft contributes to the compact nature of the cylinder head. The valve timing has been optimized for 2020 and intake- and exhaust-valve lift increased to 10.1mm and 9.3mm, respectively (from 9.2mm and 8.6mm).

The engine uses a semi-dry sump and in-tank lower-crankcase oil storage, allowing a shallow pan depth and reducing overall engine height. As the pressure-fed pump is located within the oil tank, there is no need for a pressure-feed passage, again saving weight and space. For 2020, precision of the front and rear balance gears has been improved, allowing removal of their scissor gears.

Exhaust System

The Africa Twin’s displacement increase necessitated a review of the entire exhaust system (both its advanced hardware and its highly accurate software), and engineers capitalized on the opportunity to set a world-best standard for environmental compatibility. The muffler features a single inlet and dual outlets, with an Exhaust Control Valve (ECV)—similar to that on the CBR1000RR sport bike—located just downstream of the split, in the main pipe. The exhaust valve closes off the larger pipe at low rpm for a pulsating feel but opens at high rpm so that gases exit through both pipes for improved output.

The dual catalytic converters are more compact, which is possible because generation of a swirl-flow enables the exhaust gases to be evenly applied to those catalyzers’ surfaces. The result is not only reduced power loss, but efficient exhaust-gas purification. The catalytic converters are positioned closer to the center of gravity, contributing to improved handling feel through the centralization of mass.

Lean-air/fuel sensors (LAF) positioned in the single muffler, at the upstream end of both exhaust pipes, constantly monitor the combustion status of each cylinder and apply appropriate fine-combustion control, thereby achieving excellent emission performance.

Transmission

Manual-transmission versions of the Africa Twin are once again offered for customers who still enjoy making gear selections themselves, and this gearbox is 5.5 pounds lighter than in 2019. The six-speed manual gearbox uses the same shift-cam design as found on the CRF450R to ensure positive gear changes, and it uses shorter ratios for 2020. The gears themselves are also reshaped and constructed from a stronger material. The aluminum clutch center and pressure plate use “assist” cams to ease shifting (with light lever feel) and “slipper” cams for deceleration and downshifting. The clutch now has a smaller diameter and features reduced spring tension for lighter lever feel.

An accessory quick shifter is available to eliminate the need to use the clutch or close the throttle during gear changes. When the shift pedal is operated, the shift rod’s stroke sensor converts that movement into electronic signals, and the system considers ECU information such as vehicle speed, engine acceleration, deceleration condition and gear position in order to determine timing of the fuel-injection interruption, the throttle-valve opening and the ignition timing, thereby lowering the drive load on the transmission gear for shifting.

HSTC

With an IMU for 2020, the Africa Twin’s Honda Selectable Torque Control is more advanced, enabling much smoother slide control and the addition of wheelie control, assisting riders of widely ranging skill levels by improving acceleration performance and increasing confidence.

With HSTC, the ECU uses data from sensors on the front and rear wheels to identify different situations. When the rear wheel accelerates suddenly but the front wheel doesn’t, the system concludes that rear-tire spin is occurring. To rectify the situation, engine torque is reduced based on the amount of slip, the slip change rate, and the motorcycle’s rolling and yawing behavior, helping to correct the slide. As was the case with the 2019 model, riders can select from seven levels of slip control, but these seven levels cover a broader range for 2020, with Level 1 intervening less than before and Level 7 intervening more than before. As with the previous model, slip-control intervention can be switched off, and three levels of engine braking are available.

When the system detects the rear wheel accelerating while the front wheel decelerates, a wheelie is the diagnosis, so engine torque is reduced based on the motorcycle’s pitch angle, helping to bring the front wheel back down. There are three levels of wheelie control, with Level 1 allowing intentional front-wheel lift and Level 3 making it much harder to wheelie. As with slide control, wheelie control can be switched off.

Note that HSTC does not eliminate the possibility of slides or wheelies; rather, it is an auxiliary system to assist the rider during acceleration operations. As is the case with models without HSTC, the Africa Twin will not handle unreasonable operations.

Riding Modes

Riders can change between six riding modes (up from the previous four), each of which respond to a wide variety of situations, providing a sense of assurance and enhancing enjoyment.

The modes are:

  • TOUR: A preset mode assuming long-distance riding with luggage, giving powerful acceleration.
  • URBAN: A preset mode dealing with a wide variety of riding needs.
  • GRAVEL: A preset mode for comfortable riding on poor surface conditions, suitable for riding on flat dirt roads.
  • OFF-ROAD: A preset mode for riding on unpaved surfaces.
  • USER 1: A customize-able mode that a rider can set to his or her preference.
  • USER 2: An alternative customize-able mode that the rider can set.

Each riding mode adjusts power output; level of engine braking; suspension damping (hard/standard/soft); front ABS (on-road/off-road); rear ABS (active/inactive); and, on relevant versions, DCT Gravel setting (on/off). In the two USER modes, the owner can fine-tune the settings within each of those areas; many may choose to set up USER 1 mode with their favorite on-road settings and USER 2 with their preferred off-road settings. Screen color can also be customized for each of the six modes.

HSTC is not linked to riding modes.

Battery

As before, a lightweight, compact ELIIY Power lithium-ion battery helps minimize weight and centralize mass. This battery has minimal self-discharge, and Honda tests showed it to offer greater longevity than a comparable lead-acid unit, both in terms of life and the ability to retain a charge.

CHASSIS

A number of improvements have also been made to the Africa Twin’s chassis, including important hardware revisions to the frame and rear suspension. In addition, several enhancements to systems— for example, suspension and ABS–were made possible by the aforementioned addition of an IMU.

Frame

As before, the Africa Twin uses a steel semi-double-cradle frame, but revisions have been made to reduce weight by nearly four pounds, to cope with the engine’s increased power output, and to optimize rigidity/flex characteristics in challenging situations like riding with luggage, riding two-up, or off-road riding. Rigidity around the steering head has been optimized to enhance front-end feel and grip, and the main spars are straighter when viewed from above, enhancing longitudinal rigidity for improved handling under braking, even with the removal of the front cross pipe of the previous version. Whereas the shapes of the frame’s pivot plates are unchanged, the material is different, with the previous pressed steel replaced by 600MPa high-strength steel. The rear cross pipe, which connects the left and right pivot plates in the upper area, is now located in line with the shock stroke, resulting in a direct transmittal of surface information to the frame for better rear-wheel feel.

In addition, the rear subframe is now separate and constructed of aluminum, reducing weight while retaining the ability to carry luggage. The seat rails are now 40mm narrower at the front (195mm vs. 235mm), improving ease of movement during stand-up riding and allowing the rider’s legs to reach the ground more easily when stopped.

Suspension

Intelligent, electronic suspension is now offered on the Adventure Sports ES version of the Africa twin, in the form of Showa’s EERA. The system provides excellent response to immediately optimize damping force based on the suspension stroke speed at riding and the vehicle’s running condition, and aims to achieve high-level suspension characteristics required for disparate situations often encountered on adventure rides.

With EERA, five suspension modes are available, each with different preload and damping settings:

  • HARD: A preset mode with high damping forces for both high and low suspension-stroke speeds—achieving ride stability suitable even for riding two-up with luggage.
  • MID: A preset mode with intermediate damping forces, between HARD and SOFT—suitable in a wide variety of circumstances.
  • SOFT: A preset mode with soft damping characteristics for both high and low suspension-stroke speeds—achieving ride comfort and stability even on rough terrain.
  • OFF-ROAD: A preset mode with progressive front-suspension characteristics, with damping force rising gradually between low and high stroke speed; rear-suspension characteristics with damping force that is between SOFT and MID.
  • USER: A customize-able mode that allows fine damping adjustments front and rear, along with 24 points of rear-spring preload, to meet rider preference.

The first four suspension modes are linked to the various riding modes, whereas USER riding mode allows custom adjustment of the USER suspension mode.

Front and rear suspension on the standard version of the Africa Twin are also fully adjustable including preload, compression damping and rebound damping, with tuning changes accomplished via traditional dials and knobs.

Regarding suspension hardware, both Africa Twin versions feature a 45mm cartridge-type inverted Showa fork with a most-in-class 9.1 inches of travel, and settings have been revised to improve on-road comfort and off-road performance. The top triple clamp is cast aluminum, while the bottom is forged.

The Pro-Link® rear-suspension system offers 9.4 inches of travel, and whereas the shock was previously mounted slightly off-center, it is now centered. A spherical, solid pillow ball mount is used at the top of the shock to minimize deflection and help achieve a precise feel in varying conditions. The new aluminum swingarm, based on that of the CRF450R motocrosser, is extremely rigid despite being over a pound lighter than its predecessor. The Africa Twin has 9.8 inches of ground clearance for excellent off-road performance.

Brakes

The Africa Twin retains ABS for 2020, but new technologies enhance braking performance and rider confidence in varying conditions. Separate modes for on-road and off-road work together with the riding modes, allowing application-specific braking performance.

In addition, the system can now adapt during trail braking: When the IMU detects a lean angle (indicating that a cornering maneuver is being executed), and the wheel sensors detect deceleration (indicating that the rider is braking), the system closely monitors both wheels’ slip rates and makes necessary adjustments in braking pressure. During sudden braking, ABS reads IMU information to detect rear-wheel lift and precisely controls braking pressure to suppress that trend for improved control and confidence.

Note that ABS is an auxiliary system to assist the rider for braking operations. As is the case with standard braking systems, ABS requires adequate deceleration before corners, for example.

The Africa Twin’s rear ABS can be switched off when the rider prefers separate front and rear braking performance, for example in order to brake-slide the rear wheel for off-road cornering.

As for braking hardware, compact two-piece, radial-mount, four-piston calipers work dual 310mm petal-style floating rotors through sintered pads and serve up consistent stopping power and feel on-road or off. The rear rotor has a diameter of 256mm and also features a petal design.

 

 

 

2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: starting from $
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Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
ENGINE
Type1,084cc liquid-cooled Unicam® four-stroke 22.5o parallel-twin
Valve TrainSOHC; four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke92.0mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio10.1:1
InductionPGM-FI electronic fuel injection w/ 46mm throttle bodies (Throttle By Wire)
IgnitionFull transistorized ignition
StarterElectric
Transmission6 speed manual
ClutchMultiplate wet
Final Drive525 Chain
SUSPENSION
Front45mm inverted Showa telescopic fork w/ EERA; 9.1 in. travel
RearPro-Link® system w/ single Showa shock w/ EERA; 9.4 in. travel
BRAKES
FrontTwo four-piston hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm disks; ABS
RearSingle one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 256mm disk; ABS
TIRES
Front90/90-21
Rear150/70R-18
MEASUREMENTS
Rake (Caster Angle)27.0o
Trail113mm (4.4 in.)
Length91.7 in.
Width37.9 in.
Height61.5 in.
Seat Height34.3 in. / 33.7 in.
Ground Clearance9.8 in.
Wheelbase62.0 in.
Fuel Capacity6.5 gal.
ColorPearl Glare White/Blue
Curb Weight*530 lbs.
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current EPA standards
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment Specifications subject to change
2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE
Type1,084cc liquid-cooled Unicam® four-stroke 22.5o parallel-twin
Valve TrainSOHC; four valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke92.0mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio10.1:1
InductionPGM-FI electronic fuel injection w/ 46mm throttle bodies (Throttle By Wire)
IgnitionFull transistorized ignition
StarterElectric
Transmission6 speed manual
ClutchMultiplate wet
Final Drive525 Chain
SUSPENSION
Front45mm inverted Showa telescopic fork w/ EERA; 9.1 in. travel
RearPro-Link® system w/ single Showa shock w/ EERA; 9.4 in. travel
BRAKES
FrontTwo four-piston hydraulic calipers w/ 310mm disks; ABS
RearSingle one-piston hydraulic caliper w/ 256mm disk; ABS
TIRES
Front90/90-21
Rear150/70R-18
MEASUREMENTS
Rake (Caster Angle)27.0o
Trail113mm (4.4 in.)
Length91.7 in.
Width37.9 in.
Height61.5 in.
Seat Height34.3 in. / 33.7 in.
Ground Clearance9.8 in.
Wheelbase62.0 in.
Fuel Capacity6.5 gal.
ColorPearl Glare White/Blue
Curb Weight*530 lbs.
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current EPA standards
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment Specifications subject to change

 

2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE
TypeSOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam
Displacement1084cc
Bore & Stroke92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio10.1:1
Max. Power Output75kW at 7500rpm
Max. Torque105Nm at 6250rpm
Noise Level73dB
Oil Capacity4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)
FUEL SYSTEM
CarburationPGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity24.8L
CO2 Emissions112g/km MT

110g/km DCT

Fuel Consumption4.9L/100km (20.4km/L) MT

4.8L/100km (20.8km/L) DCT

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
StarterElectric
Battery Capacity12V-6Ah Li-ion battery (20hr)
ACG Output 0.49kW/5000rpm
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch TypeWet, multiplate with coil springs, aluminium cam assist and slipper clutch

DCT – 2 wet multiplate clutches with coil springs

Transmission Type6 speed manual (6 speed DCT)
FRAME
TypeSemi double cradle
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H)2330mm x 960mm x 1560mm (1620mm with screen in uppermost position)
Wheelbase1575mm
Caster Angle27.5°
Trail113mm
Seat Height850/870mm (low seat option 825mm, high seat option 895mm)
Ground Clearance250mm
Kerb Weight238kg (DCT 248kg)

With Showa EERATM 240kg MT (DCT 250kg)

SUSPENSION
Type Front 

Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and damping adjustment, 230mm stroke

 

EERATM – Showa Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 45mm, and Showa EERATM with compression and rebound dumping adjustments, 230mm stroke

 

Type RearMonoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with Showa gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm rear wheel travel.

 

EERATM – Monoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with Showa gas-charged damper, hydraulic remote control preload adjuster and electric control unit with compression and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm rear wheel travel

WHEELS
Type Front21M/C x MT2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Type Rear18M/C x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim
Rim Size Front21″
Rim Size Rear18″
Tyres Front90/90-21M/C 54H (tubeless type)

Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T
Metzler Karoo Street

Tyres Rear150/70R18M/C 70H (tubeless type)

Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T
Metzler Karoo Street

BRAKES
ABS System Type2 channel with IMU
Selectable ABS MODE with on-road and off-road setting
Type Front310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Type Rear256mm wave hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-Channel with rear ABS off mode.
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
InstrumentsLCD Meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display
Security SystemImmobiliser, security alarm (optional)
HeadlightLED
TaillightLED
ElectricsDaytime running lights, Bluetooth audio and Apple® CarPlay, USB socket, auto turn signal cancel, cruise control, emergency stop signal, IMU, HSTC, cornering lights, wheelie control

 

 

 

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