Some people just can’t take “No” for an answer. Neither can some bikes. Enter the 2019 Honda Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports. Designed for endless possibilities, they know no boundaries. Both share the same legendary engine and frame, but the Africa Twin Adventure Sports is optimized for range and comfort—with a bigger fuel tank, more suspension travel, a larger skid plate, wider footpegs, a larger windscreen, and more. This year, the Africa Twin is available in stunning Matte Black Metallic and Blue/White/Red, while the Africa Twin Adventure Sports is now available in Light Silver/Gray Metallic. So, whether you’re getting ready for a weekend or a year away, a Honda Africa Twin is ready and able.
AFRICA TWIN SELECT A TRIM POWER
PARALLEL-TWIN ENGINE LAYOUT
The Africa Twin’s parallel-twin engine layout makes the bike shorter front-to-back. That means the front wheel can tuck in closer to the engine, shortening wheelbase and making the bike more nimble off road and on pavement.
THROTTLE BY WIRE
Our throttle-by-wire system greatly expands the Africa Twin’s versatility. First, you get seven levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control. Second, you can choose from four power delivery modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel, and a fourth that’s user-programmable. First used on our RC213V-S, throttle-by-wire is an excellent example of how Honda’s technology works for you.
SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
The Africa Twin features a conventional six-speed manual gearbox with a handlebar-mounted clutch lever. It’s a proven, tough design that’s a little bit lighter, too.
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|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled parallel twin with 270° phased crankshaft|
|Bore And Stroke||92 mm x 81.5 mm|
|Valve Train||SOHC, Unicam, four valves per cylinder|
|Final Drive||#525 O-ring-sealed chain (16/42T)|
|Fuel Delivery||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection with 46 mm throttle bodies|
|Front Suspension||Showa 45 mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and damping force adjustments, 230 mm (9.1 in.) travel|
|Rear Suspension||Monoblock aluminum swing arm with Pro-Link® with Showa gascharged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm (8.7 in.) rear wheel travel|
|Front Brake||310 mm dual wave floating discs with aluminum hub and radial mount four-piston calipers and sintered metal pads|
|Rear Brake||256 mm wave disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model with additional slide type single-piston caliper|
|Front Tire||90/90-R21 tube type|
|Rear Tire||150/70-R18 tube type|
|Wheelbase||1,575 mm (62 in.)|
|Seat Height||850 mm (33.5 in.) / 870 mm (34.3 in.)|
|Curb Weight||229 kg (505 lb.) including required fluids and full tank of gas—ready to ride|
|Fuel Capacity||18.8 litres|
|Grand Prix Red|