Aggressive Rally Design
Racing runs through our DNA. Tightly wrapped, aggressive rally-style bodywork wears stunning new paint options drawn from our Dakar-winning CRF450 RALLY.
The SOHC, 8-valve twin-cylinder engine produces 75kW at peak with 105Nm torque. But it’s the way this engine responds that thrills. With a 46mm throttle body fed by optimised ECU settings the connection between your right hand and rear tyre is pinpoint precise. So, whether hunting out grip on gravel or scything a set of switchbacks, you have ultimate performance at any rpm.
The main frame and aluminium CRF450R-inspired swingarm are both lightweight and rigid. And, for precise suspension reaction, the 45mm Showa inverted front forks adjust for rebound and compression damping. Operating through Pro-Link, the Showa rear shock adjusts for compression and rebound damping, and also spring preload via a dial on the shock body.
Control is what the Africa Twin gives you and at its heart a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) monitors the motorcycle under braking, cornering and acceleration. And this results in razor-sharp management of 7-level HSTC, as well as 3-level Wheelie Control and Cornering ABS. You’ve got four default riding modes – URBAN, TOUR, GRAVEL and OFF-ROAD – plus two full-custom USER options to put the bike you want in your hands.
You can choose your Africa Twin with manual six-speed transmission or our innovative six-speed DCT, which can mean zero-stress and smooth, automatic shifting. Of course, you have the option to switch to lightning-fast manual control using the left-hand trigger-shifters, perfect for changing or holding gears off-road. DCT is also newly optimised for low-speed use in first and second gears and, for when the road runs out, a press of the G switch (on the TFT display) reduces clutch slip, elevating rear wheel traction and feel.
Standard Africa Twin seat height is 850-875mm. Two colour-matched seat options are available separately; a 25mm taller option with a 875-895mm height (High Seat) and a 25mm lower option with a 825-845mm height (Low Seat).
Constructed with a highly durable dual-layer shell this top box can store two full-face helmets with a maximum load of 6kg. The Honda one-key system means it can be opened with the ignition key, but an opening/closing knob offers quick access.
Capable of storing most full-face helmets and features a load capacity of 6kg. Comes complete with a pillion backrest and uses the Honda one-key system. A waterproof inner bag is also available.
Sporting the CRF logo and constructed from stainless steel, these radiator guards boost the Africa Twin’s tough adventure style and their mesh pattern design protects from stone damage without hindering airflow.
Designed specifically for the manual six-speed Africa Twin. Allows instant up shifting, reducing fatigue on longer rides and features an auto-blip function for smooth and rapid downshifts.
With aggressively spiked shaping and 57% larger surface area than the standard footpegs, the rally footpegs increase boot grip and leverage, perfect for improving control and feel in an off-road environment.