Honda video confirms rumour: New Africa Twin is coming

Hey, remember that Internet rumour from last week, about a new Africa Twin? It appears to be true.

Today, Honda released a video (above) which seems to say we can expect a new Africa Twin for 2020, and Honda UK also released a sign-up form for interested customers to stay up-to-date on the new bike.

What will the new bike look like? According to rumour, it’ll be stroked to about 1080 cc capacity, with 101 hp and 79 lb-ft of torque. Most of the chassis will be similar to the existing model, and there will still be two models: the base machine (known as the CRF1100L) and the Adventure Sports edition.

The CRF1100L is expected to have the same large-capacity fuel tank as the Adventure Sports edition, and both versions will have a DCT (auto gearbox) option available.

None of those rumours have been confirmed yet, but it does indeed seem the moto-spies were on to something. We’re sure to learn more in coming weeks, as show season approaches.


  1. I think Honda should be going in the opposite direction; smaller, lighter. There are just too many players (that do a pretty good job) in the big bike field.

    Give us something Honda reliable in the 700-800 range to compete with the 800GS, or KTM. By the time the Tenere 700 gets here, the cows will have come home…

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