Recently Honda has just introduced the latest generation of adventurous motorbikes namely the Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin model year 2020. This new Africa Twin model has experienced many improvements compared to previous generations, starting from the name that changed from the CRF1000L Africa Twin to the automatic CRF1100L Africa Twin engine capacity has increased, power has increased, the weight has experienced shrinkage, and Honda claims the latest Africa Twin is more agile than the older generation.
Now, the current generation of Africa Twin or older, it consists of standard Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sport. Africa Twin Adventure Sport has a thicker off-road aura with longer suspension, there is a crash bar, and is equipped with a larger fuel tank. But for Africa Twin model year 2020, the opposite is true. The standard version instead has a stronger off-road aura, while Africa Twin Adventure Sport has become a comfortable motor tourer. But both the standard Africa Twin and the latest Africa Twin Adventure Sport carry the 1,084 cc two cylinder engine. With a larger engine capacity, revised cylinders and valves, a larger throttle body, and a larger injector so the fuel spray is maximized, the latest Africa Twin has a power surge of 100,
Not only is the engine sector getting an upgrade, Africa Twin 2020 also gets a massive upgrade in the electronics section. Now Africa Twin gets a 6 axis IMU from Bosch which makes the motor more sensitive to traction control, ABS cornering, and wheelie control and torque control. Everything is regulated by electronics. In addition, the latest Africa Twin is equipped with four riding modes (Tour, Urban, Gravel and Off-Road) with various levels of intervention from electronic devices. Not to mention the dashboard of this motorbike uses a 6.5 inch TFT screen which makes it seem luxurious. Sophisticated is this screen can be connected with Android and iOS gadgets via Bluetooth to display navigation and music.
Basically, Honda made a lot of changes to the Africa Twin model year 2020 which made this motorbike a tough opponent for the BMW R 1200 GS series or KTM 1290 Super Adventure series, both in terms of features, performance, touring comfort, and off-road capability. It is planned that the standard Africa Twin 2020 and Adventure Sport will both be equipped with a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission and a DCT (dual clutch transmission) transmission system. The DCT system allows the gearshift to be carried out automatically by the existing system on the motor. It is possible that Africa Twin 2020 will enter Indonesia next year to replace the current Africa Twin.