Africa Twin CRF1100L confirmed by government docs

The updated Honda Africa Twin is the latest motorcycle to be revealed through government document filings, with Australian paperwork confirming we’ll see a revised version of the bike for 2020.

Motorcycle.com has managed to get its hands on papers indicating the new Adventure bike is going to have the larger 1084 cc engine that was rumored earlier this summer. Supposedly that boosts output to 101 hp at 7,500 rpm, up from 94 hp.

The new engine will be available with either a six-speed gearbox or twist-and-go DCT.

Along with the revised engine, the Africa Twin CRF1100L will also get a new frame and bolt-on subframe, it appears. The fairing is revised, with sleeker headlights and a relocated intake system.

As with the current model, Honda plans to sell an Adventure Sports version of the bike that’s ruggedized, with a skid plate and tail rack that both appear to be improved for 2020. The Adventure Sports model also appears to have a larger gas tank, contrary to earlier rumours that both versions of the CRF1100L would have the same fuel capacity.

Tires are new for 2020, and the Adventure Sports model in the document photos does not have crash bars, although that vary between markets.

Head over to Motorcycle.com for more photos, observations and speculation on the new machine.

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