Honda to Bring Android to Africa Twin Sport Motorcycles

Markham, ON.: Honda announced recently that Android Auto™ has been integrated with current Africa Twin models (2020 and newer).

As has already been the case with Gold Wing models since summer 2020, Africa Twin customers with Android 5.0 or later smartphones and the Android Auto app are now able to seamlessly enjoy application services including music, phone calls and messaging, at no additional cost.

To utilize Android Auto with Africa Twin models, a Bluetooth® headset is also required (sold separately). App and communication costs may apply.

The CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES and standard Africa Twin are highly advanced adventure motorcycles with cutting-edge electronics systems, including Apple CarPlay™ integration. Now these models also bring similar technology to Android users.

Android Auto is a simple way for customers to use a phone on the motorcycle. With simplified interface, and easy-to-use voice actions, it is designed to minimize distraction so riders can stay focused on the road. Android Auto makes it easy to access favourite music, media and messaging apps while on the motorcycle. With Google Assistant on Android Auto, riders can stay focused, connected and entertained, keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the handlebar, while using their voice to help with their day. brought the legendary Africa Twin nameplate back to the U.S. lineup for the 2016 model year, and four years later, the adventure bike is evolving. The 2020 model year marks a shift from CRF1000L to CRF1100L, which indicates a revised bigger engine with slightly more power. The new bikes (shown in European form in the photos) are also lighter and more technologically advanced than ever, with modern driver aids and smartphone connectivity.

After expanding the Africa Twin lineup for 2018 with the addition of the comfort-focused Adventure Sports ES mode.

Although the bike itself has been improved, the lineup hierarchy remains the same. There are two types of Africa Twins available: the base Africa Twin or the more expensive Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES. The base Africa Twin is focused on off-roading and has a new shorter windscreen and five-gallon gas tank. The Adventure Sports ES is tailored for longer driving and has more premium features such as Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment suspension, tubeless wheels, heated grips, an accessory socket, a larger skid plate, an aluminum rear rack, and a 6.5-gallon tank.

Before destination fee, the 2020 Africa Twin starts at $14,399 MSRP, while the Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES starts at $17,199. DCT models add $800 to the bill on either trim.