The Honda Africa Twin first debuted in 1988 as Honda’s first major step into the “adventure bike” market. It had a 650cc 4-stroke, slightly detuned 56 horsepower engine, as Honda wanted to keep up with their reputation of bullet-proof reliability. The paint job on it looks like an old school Pepsi can, as it was intentionally made to look like the Paris-Dakar Rally winning bikes. From 1990-2003, they went with a slightly bigger, 750cc engine and some other redesigns along the way. Production stopped for nearly 12 years until 2015 for the Africa Twin, when Honda re-released a new 1000cc version of this beloved bike. From off-road capability to on-road comfortability, the completely redesigned Africa Twin was made to be a competitor with the new generation long distance touring motorcycles.

Now, we are all looking forward to the 2020 version of this ultimate adventure bike. Boasting a lighter frame and a 1100cc engine, the Africa Twin is better than ever. The improved bike pairs with either a six-speed manual transmission or an automatic dual-clutch transmission, both of which have been improved for 2020. The new Africa Twin will also be more technologically advanced, inluding a new 6.5 inch colour touch screen display with Apple CarPlay. Similar to the 2019 Africa Twin, there will be two types available: the base model, and the Adventure Sport ES, both available with either transmission option. The base model is more focused on offroading with a shorter windscreen and smaller gastank, whereas the Adventure Sport ES is conditioned for longer drives with premium features and a larger gas tank.

The pricing for the 2020 Africa Twin is as follows:

  • Africa Twin base w/ standard transmission: MSRP starting from $16,499 +HST and fees
  • Africa Twin base w/ DCT: MSRP starting from $17,499 +HST and fees
  • Africa Twin Adventure Sport ES w/ standard transmission: MSRP starting from $19,999 +HST and fees
  • Africa Twin Adventure Sport ES w/ DCT: MSRP starting from $20,999 +HST and fees