2016 Honda Africa Twin
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Some people can’t help but dream big, plotting the most epic rides to all four corners of the earth. And the all-new Africa Twin® is the bike that will let you live those dreams. With a name made famous from Paris to Dakar and beyond, it has renowned reliability, the latest technology, and unsurpassed capability, allowing you to wander as far as your imagination allows.
Features may include:PERFORMANCE
- 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.
- Tapered Aluminum Handlebar
Another example of fitting premium equipment to the Africa Twin® wherever we can, the aluminum handlebar is much lighter than a steel unit. The design tapers from a thinner diameter under your grips to a fatter section at the bar-top clamp, and is fine-tuned for optimal flex and rigidity.
- Tires and wheels
Real adventure bikes use spoked wheels because they better survive the dings and hits of off-road riding. The Africa Twin® uses a 21-inch front and an 18-inch rear for superior performance, especially when it comes to off-road riding.
With a pair of 310mm wave-rotor front disc brakes and a single 256mm wave disc in the rear, the Africa Twin® offers up ample stopping power in all conditions.
- Four-piston Calipers
Up front, the Africa Twin® features twin four-piston brake calipers for powerful braking performance. The radial-mount design also helps make them stiffer, increasing brake feel and control.
- Unicam Engine Design
Honda’s exclusive Unicam® engine design helps us give the Africa Twin® a compact cylinder head for optimal engine placement. But the engine also benefits from superior performance, thanks to the entire cylinder-head layout. It’s the best of both worlds!
- Twin Intakes
The Africa Twin® uses a unique twin air-intake design with twin vertical filtration elements. This gives you excellent engine performance with plenty of clean air, even under dusty conditions.COMFORT
- Rally Windscreen
Developed from our racing experience in the Dakar Rally, the Africa Twin’s windscreen helps shield you from the wind and the elements, especially during long miles of high-speed touring. At lower speeds, the clear construction gives you better visibility off road.
- Narrow Riding Position
Adventure riding is an active sport, and that means you need to be able to move around on your bike naturally and athletically. The Africa Twin® is extremely narrow where you sit, and the peg-bar-seat triangle lets you move up and forward and far back as well, to enhance handling, especially under demanding trail conditions.
- Adjustable Seat
The Africa Twin® offers an adjustable two-position rider’s seat. This makes reaching the ground easier, and also lets you fine-tune your riding environment in respect to the footpeg and handlebar placement.
- Biaxial Counterbalance
By using counterbalancing elements on two axes, Honda’s engineers can cancel out both primary and coupling vibrations from the engine. The result is that we can mount the engine solidly for superior strength and handling, yet you still get an extraordinarily smooth, vibration-free ride.HANDLING
- 43-degree steering lock
With 43 degrees of steering lock both left and right, the Africa Twin® provides excellent maneuverability on tight trails. This is one of the reasons the Africa Twin® feels so much more nimble than many of the other bigger adventure bikes out there.
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