Picture of the 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin have emerged.
They were part of submissions for certification in Australia.
The regular and Adventure versions have slightly different looks.
Here’s how the 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin looks like.
The grayscale photos were part of the file submitted for vehicle certification documents in Australia and shared by Motorcyclist.com.
The details also confirmed the speculation that the engine will be enlarged to gain more power in face of stifling Euro 5 regulations. It’s learned that displacement goes up to 1084cc from 998cc, bringing power output to 101 hp at 7,500 RPM. Motorcyclist didn’t disclose the torque figure.
Honda is offering the bike with their proprietary dual clutch transmission (DCT) and manual gearbox.
Perhaps more importantly, the low-resolution photos show that the manufacturer has reworked the bike’s styling. The dual headlights and distinctive radiator flanks are retained but updated.
The Adventure version retains the “google headlamps” and has a taller windscreen and aluminium panels as on its fuel tanks’ flanks. The side panels are also different but there is a large passenger grab bar and luggage rack at the back.
The regular, non-Adventure model, on the other hand, looks to be more streamlined and the headlamps are made more angular than the current model. There’s noticeably fewer details than its Adventure counterpart.
The new Africa Twin may be launched at the Tokyo Motor Show in October or EICMA in November 2019.