True Adventure Never Ends
The new Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES is something special. More mid-range torque for strong overtaking acceleration. A 19-inch front wheel, wearing a 110/80-19 tyre, lower seat height and Showa-EERA™ Electronic Suspension work together to deliver impeccable on-road handling. And, to make full use of the 24.8L fuel tank, a new fairing and screen provide wind protection for those long, enjoyable days in the saddle. Which is just what this bike is built for.
We’ve given the OHC liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine 7% more torque, with much stronger performance off the bottom and through the middle of the rev-range. It’s immediately noticeable with the first twist of the throttle. And, thanks to higher compression ratio of 10.5:1, new valve timing and updated intake there’s the same 75kW (101hp) peak power and more in the mid-range. The Throttle By Wire has been updated for even more precise control. And the exhaust is new for improved performance and a richer, more muscular note as revs rise.
With 20mm shorter stroke, front and rear Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa-EERA™) is now standard fit. Which means optimum damping, all the time. For a perfect base setting choose Mid. There’s also Hard, for progressive riding, touring, or carrying a pillion and luggage, Soft for easy manoeuvrability and Off-Road for precise suspension reaction away from Tarmac. User allows total customisation (when stationary) and you can swap between modes – and adjust rear spring preload – while riding.
Confident Electronic Control
7-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) – managed by IMU for smooth intervention – monitors rear wheel traction and gathers up drive on- or off-road. 3-level Wheelie Control gives just the front wheel lift you want, while cornering ABS inspires full braking confidence. Four default riding modes, URBAN, TOUR, GRAVEL and OFF-ROAD are set ready but you can go fully custom with 2 USER modes and adjust the levels of Engine Power, Engine Brake and HSTC to personal preference.
Dual Clutch Transmission
You can choose your Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES with six-speed DCT, which equals smooth, instant automatic shifting up and down, great for long-distance riding. It’s newly updated, for a natural feel on launch, and at low speeds and shifting performance is fully customisable. Trigger shifters offer manual control, and a press of G switch (on the TFT display) reduces clutch slip, boosting rear wheel traction and feel while riding off-road.
This bike is built to go long and beyond, and every update makes it big-distance ready. Showa-EERA™ Electronic Suspension offers perfect damping control, and you can swap between modes – and adjust rear spring preload – as you ride. The 19-inch front wheel delivers more front-end grip, alongside lower centre of gravity. Seat height is lower and adjustable, tool-free between 835-855mm and the seat itself has been redesigned, thicker with an 8% larger area, for the extended riding range that the 24.8L fuel tank makes possible. There’s also the comfort of 5-level height adjustable screen, heated grips, practicality of ACC and USB sockets and full connectivity to access your smartphone’s navigation apps.
|Bore × Stroke (mm)
|92.0mm x 81.5mm
|Engine Displacement (cc)
|Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
|Max. Power Output
|C02 Emissions (g/km)
|Oil Capacity (Litres)
|310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
|256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-Channel with rear ABS off mode.
|Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustments, 230mm stroke.
|SHOWA Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 45mm, and an Electric controlled unit (SHOWA EERA) with compression and rebound dumping adjustments, 210mm stroke
|Tyre Size Front
|110/80-R19M/C 59V (Tubeless)
|Tyre Size Rear
|150/70-R18M/C 70H (Tubeless)
|Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS TOURER AX41T Metzeler KAROO STREET
|19M/C x MT2.50 Wire spoke with aluminium rim
|18M/C x MT4.00 Wire spoke with aluminium rim
|Battery Capacity (VAh)
|12V-6Ah Li-ion BATTERY
|Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)
|2,305mm X 960mm X 1,475mm
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
|Ground Clearance (mm)
|Kerb Weight (kg)
|Seat Height (mm)
|835/855mm (Low Seat option 795mm)
|Wet, Multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch
|O-ring sealed chain
|Dual Clutch Transmission
|Electronic, digital transistor
|LCD METER 6.5inch TFT Touch Panel Multi information display
|Daytime Running Lights
|Bluetooth audio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (wired)
|Yes (USB Type A, 1.5A)
|Self Cancelling Indicators
|Emergency Stop Signal