Honda add Android Auto functionality to their Africa Twin Motorcycles

If you’ve got an Android phone, you can use the Android Auto functionality on your Honda Africa Twin!

HONDA Africa Twin fans rejoice, some new tech functionality is coming to your TFT display, in the form of Android Auto! It’ll be integrated into the new 2021 CRF1100L Africa Twin, and can be installed on older models.

Honda has been known to update their models with the latest connectivity options, such as the Honda Gold Wing that received Android Auto in 2020. 

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If you didn’t know what Android Auto is, it’s basically a reduced version of your phone's home screen on the dash display, which will allow you to access Google maps, music services, messages and calls, and other services on-the-go through touch and voice-commands. 

Current owners can get their Africa Twin (or Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’) up-and-running with Android Auto by simply visiting their nearest Honda dealership, who will be happy to do the upgrade for you. Unfortunately, it’s not yet specified exactly which model years are eligible, but at the very least it will be the 2020 and 2021 models. 

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Android Auto is available for android smartphones with Android version 5.0 or later, and you’ll need to install the Android Auto app on the phone - other than that, you’re away.

The Honda Africa Twin is Honda’s best selling motorcycle in 2020, selling over 10,000 units across the year. With the ‘Africa Twin’ moniker appearing in Honda’s line up in 1988 with the XRV650 Africa Twin, derived from the Paris-Dakar rally-winning NXR750, you can only imagine how much Android Auto would have come in handy then…

We’ve used Android Auto quite a bit here at Visordown - and it’s genuinely a go-to option when it’s available. So it’s well worth looking into if you fancy some new tech on your Honda Africa Twin!

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