FOR THE MOST AMBITIOUS ADVENTURES
Some people can’t help but dream big; plotting the most epic rides to all four corners of the earth. And the all-new Africa Twin® is the bike that will let you live those dreams. With a name made famous from Paris to Dakar and beyond; it has renowned reliability; the latest technology; and unsurpassed capability; allowing you to wander as far as your imagination allows.
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The Africa Twin®’s parallel-twin engine layout makes the bike shorter front-to-back. That means the front wheel can tuck in closer to the engine; shortening wheelbase and making the bike more nimble off road and on pavement.
Another example of fitting premium equipment to the Africa Twin® wherever we can; the aluminum handlebar is much lighter than a steel unit. The design tapers from a thinner diameter under your grips to a fatter section at the bar-top clamp; and is fine-tuned for optimal flex and rigidity.
Real adventure bikes use spoked wheels because they better survive the dings and hits of off-road riding. The Africa Twin® uses a 21-inch front and an 18-inch rear for superior performance; especially when it comes to off-road riding.
With a pair of 310mm wave-rotor front disc brakes and a single 256mm wave disc in the rear; the Africa Twin® offers up ample stopping power in all conditions.
Up front; the Africa Twin® features twin four-piston brake calipers for powerful braking performance. The radial-mount design also helps make them stiffer; increasing brake feel and control.
Honda’s exclusive Unicam® engine design helps us give the Africa Twin® a compact cylinder head for optimal engine placement. But the engine also benefits from superior performance; thanks to the entire cylinder-head layout. It’s the best of both worlds!
The Africa Twin® uses a unique twin air-intake design with twin vertical filtration elements. This gives you excellent engine performance with plenty of clean air; even under dusty conditions.
Developed from our racing experience in the Dakar Rally; the Africa Twin’s windscreen helps shield you from the wind and the elements; especially during long miles of high-speed touring. At lower speeds; the clear construction gives you better visibility off road.
Adventure riding is an active sport; and that means you need to be able to move around on your bike naturally and athletically. The Africa Twin® is extremely narrow where you sit; and the peg-bar-seat triangle lets you move up and forward and far back as well; to enhance handling; especially under demanding trail conditions.
The Africa Twin® offers an adjustable two-position rider’s seat. This makes reaching the ground easier; and also lets you fine-tune your riding environment in respect to the footpeg and handlebar placement.
By using counterbalancing elements on two axes; Honda’s engineers can cancel out both primary and coupling vibrations from the engine. The result is that we can mount the engine solidly for superior strength and handling; yet you still get an extraordinarily smooth; vibration-free ride.
With 43 degrees of steering lock both left and right; the Africa Twin® provides excellent maneuverability on tight trails. This is one of the reasons the Africa Twin® feels so much more nimble than many of the other bigger adventure bikes out there.