New Bikes

Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports spec, details and tech

The Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports has also had a 2020 overhaul. It has a lighter frame, revised fairing, and a continent-crossing 25l fuel tank.

THE 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports takes the Africa Twin concept and turns the Adventure dial up to eleven.

As the Adventure Sports version share much of its basic architecture with the standard Africa Twin, for a full and thorough rundown of what’s new in the model range – click here. For the main differences between the 2020 Africa Twin and the Adventure Sports edition, keep reading.

What’s new on the 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports?

•             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 and Bluetooth connectivity

Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports adventure upgrades

To help make the Africa Twin the standout adventure machine in the class, the 2020 machine has been totally redesigned, making it lighter, more off-road focussed and comfortable when riding on and off-road.

To start with, the fairing is enlarged to offer more wind and weather protection for both rider and passenger, with a five-level adjustable screen now offered as standard – something sadly lacking on the old version. There’s good news too for shorter riders, as the Adventure Sports now shares its seat height with the base version. This means an 850-870mm seat unit (down considerably from the 900-920mm of the previous model) that’s also slimmer thanks to a revised frame. No more sliding off the side of the bike at the traffic lights for Toad!

The new Adventure Sports is also available with Showa EERA as an option. Four default modes – SOFT, MID, HARD and OFF-ROAD – as well as a USER mode, allowing for a bespoke setup. Rear spring preload can also be adjusted while stationary.

Just like the 2020 Africa Twin, its engine produces 7% more peak power and 6% more peak torque and is much stronger everywhere in the rev-range compared to the previous design. It’s also EURO5 compliant.

For a full and thorough rundown of the standard Africa Twin features and specs, click here.

Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports specs

ENGINE

Type

SOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam

Displacement

1084cc

Bore & Stroke

92mm x 81.5mm

Compression Ratio

10.1:1

Max. Power Output

75kW at 7500rpm

Max. Torque

105Nm at 6250rpm

Noise Level

73dB

Oil Capacity

4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-FI

Fuel Tank Capacity

24.8L

CO2 Emissions

112g/km MT

110g/km DCT

Fuel Consumption

4.9L/100km (20.4km/L) MT

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

Electric

Battery Capacity

12V-6Ah Li-ion battery (20hr)

ACG Output

 0.49kW/5000rpm

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

Wet, multiplate with coil springs, aluminium cam assist and slipper clutch

DCT – 2 wet multiplate clutches with coil springs

Transmission Type

6 speed manual (6 speed DCT)

FRAME

Type

Semi double cradle

CHASSIS

Dimensions (L´W´H)

2330mm x 960mm x 1560mm (1620mm with screen in uppermost position)

Wheelbase

1575mm

Caster Angle

27.5°

Trail

113mm

Seat Height

850/870mm (low seat option 825mm, high seat option 895mm)

Ground Clearance

250mm

Kerb Weight

238kg (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 Rear

Monoblock 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 Front

21M/C x MT2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim

Type Rear

18M/C x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim

Rim Size Front

21"

Rim Size Rear

18"

Tyres Front

90/90-21M/C 54H (tubeless type)

Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T
Metzler Karoo Street

Tyres Rear

150/70R18M/C 70H (tubeless type)

Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T
Metzler Karoo Street

BRAKES

ABS System Type

2 channel with IMU
Selectable ABS MODE with on-road and off-road setting

Type Front

310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads

Type Rear

256mm wave hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-Channel with rear ABS off mode.

INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS

Instruments

LCD Meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display

Security System

Immobiliser, security alarm (optional)

Headlight

LED

Taillight

LED

Electrics

Daytime running lights, Bluetooth audio and Apple Carplay, USB socket, auto turn signal cancel, cruise control, emergency stop signal, IMU, HSTC, wheelie control

Join the conversation!

Let us know what you think, just sign up for a free account, leave a comment and get involved!
Register Now

Latest Reviews

Latest Videos

Feature
Article
Article