Return of a Legend

It’s not a question of how far your Africa Twin will go. It’s how far you’re willing to take it.

Mountain, desert, rock, sand – and everything in between. Conquer it all at the throttle of the Africa Twin. Almost 30 years ago, the Africa Twin conquered the Paris-Dakar Rally. This year, it’s been reimagined with the same True Adventure spirit.

Live the dream. Get out there and ride the all-new Africa Twin.


All-terrain performance

With 98Nm of torque, the Africa Twin is built to take you all the way from tarmac touring to off-road rally.

The new Africa Twin packs an all-new 4-stroke 1000cc parallel twin engine. It has the muscle to take on extreme off-road environments, offers smooth comfort for long distance touring, and sprightly agility for the everyday commute.

Up and down the gears

The standard manual version of the Africa Twin has a lightweight six-speed manual gearbox that uses the same shift-cam design found on the trusty CRF250R/450R – and is equipped with an assist slipper clutch. Coupled with a large 18.8 litre fuel tank and top fuel efficiency, it has a range of up to 400 kilometres. Enough to get where you wanted (or weren’t expecting) to go.

Grip the ground

Anti-locking Braking System (ABS) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) provide a new level of advanced traction.

The Africa Twin’s optional ABS stops the bike from skidding – keeping you in control when you have to brake hard. If the sensors detect a wheel lock, a series of valves use a pulsating braking sequence to quickly stop the bike – without losing traction.

Total control

When HSTC senses an imminent loss of rear wheel traction, it seamlessly reduces torque to boost grip and avoid wheel spin. Two levels are available, and mode selection appears on the LCD display.

If you really want to let loose, individually disable ABS or HSTC with just the push of a button.

Light touch control

The Africa Twin might look like an off-road powerhouse. But its lightweight construction keeps it nimble on the road, too.

Splashes of style

The Africa Twin is full of neat little design touches that nod to the past.

Brilliant design withstands the test of time – and the Africa Twin is no different.Whether it’s the dual headlights with their handsome looks and great visibility, or the range of rally paintwork to choose from, the new Africa Twin pays homage to the original with classic styling that still looks great today.


Cylinders2Power (KW)70 @ 7,500rpm

Category (ies) DUAL PURPOSE
Warranty 2 yrs
Service intervals 12000 km
0 — 100 km/h (sec) N/A
Dimensions and Weights
Claimed KERB weight (kg) 232
Length (mm) 2335
Width (mm) 930
Height (mm) 1475
Seat height (mm) 870/850mm (STD position / Low position)
Rake/trail (°/ mm) N/A
WheelBase (mm) 1575
Drive O-ring sealed chain
Tank capacity (l) 18.8
Starter Electric
Engine configuration Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Valves Per cylinder 4 Valves per Cylinder
Capacity (cc) 998cm3
Torque (NM) 98 @ 6,000rpm
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed MT
Brakes 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers (ABS*) and sintered metal pads. Rear – 256mm wave disc with 1 piston caliper and sintered metal pads. (ABS and Honda Selectrable Torque Control System)
Frame material Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe
Tyres (f) 90/90-R21 tube type
Tyres (r) 150/70-R18 tube type
Wheels Front: 21 x 2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim. Rear: 19 x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

** Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tyre pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.