The 2020 Africa Twin CRF1100L is Honda's flagship adventure-tourer that is available in two variants – Manual and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The manual transmission version is available at Rs 15.35 lakh while the DCT variant is priced at Rs 16.10 lakh (both ex-showroom India prices).
The premium variant of the 2020 Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L range features a larger fuel tank, taller (adjustable) windscreen and a wider sump guard than the standard model. The feature list also comprises of a 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen display that is compatible with Apple CarPlay, full-LED lighting, cornering lights and heated grips. Electronic rider aids, which work with a six-axis inertial measurement unit, include cornering ABS, rear-lift control, Honda Selectable Torque Control, cruise control, wheelie control and DCT cornering detection.
Mechanical specifications have undergone a major upgrade, and the 2020 Africa Twin CRF1100L features a higher displacement than its predecessor. The 2020 model features a 1,084cc, parallel-twin cylinder motor that churns out 102bhp at 7,500rpm and 105Nm at 6,250rpm. In comparison, the BS4 motorcycle produced 86.04bhp at 7,500rpm and 93.1Nm at 6,000 rpm.
Hardware on the motorcycle comprises of 21-inch front wheel, 18-inch rear wheel, 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down front forks, Pro-link rear mono-shock, dual disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the back.