2020 Honda® Africa Twin Forged through adventure Features may include: Engine & Drivetrain Parallel-Twin Engine For 2020 the CRF1100 Africa Twin's displacement has been increased to 1,084 cc's. As a result the peak power has increased by 7% and peak torque by 6%. The obvious increase in both power and torque makes itself felt from 2,500 RPM all the way through to the redline. This increase was achieved through engine refinements such as increasing the piston stroke, installing larger throttle bodies as well as updating the cylinder head and ECU settings. 270-degree Phased Crankshaft A 270-degree phased crankshaft and uneven firing interval gives a distinctive sound and feel while helping to produce strong and linear power and instant response anywhere in the rev range. Exhaust Control Valve To better manage the uprated intake efficiency and higher output the exhaust end-can now features a variable Exhaust Control Valve (ECV) very similar to the unit fitted to the CBR1000RR. It enhances both engine performance and efficiency as it opens at higher rpm and gives a pleasing exhaust note ‘pulse’ at lower rpm. Chassis / Suspension New Frame Design The strength and rigidity balance of the steel semi-double cradle frame has been redesigned to boost off-road ability – at the same time reinforcing its all-round on-road manners. The Africa Twin is engineered to handle the most rugged off-road adventures, while also providing the comfort of a touring motorcycle and the everyday competence of a great all-rounder or day-to-day commuter. Aluminum Subframe A bolt-on aluminum subframe replaces the integral steel structure of the previous design and is 40 mm slimmer at a width of 195 mm – crucial for easier ground reach. Aluminum Swingarm The aluminum swingarm is all-new, 500g lighter and improves rigidity, rear wheel traction and rider feel.