Honda claims the Africa Twin will now have range of more than 500km which is great for our wide, brown land.
The Adventure Sports features the same tricolore paint scheme as the Africa Twin that won the Paris-Dakar rally four times in the late 1980s.
It not only has a 5.4 litre bigger fuel tank than the CRF1000L Africa Twin, but also longer travel suspension, higher riding position and ground clearance, heated grips, extra-large skid plate and extended fairing with protective cowl bar.
The Africa Twin has also been updated with Throttle By Wire engine management with four riding modes, expanded seven-stage Honda Selectable Torque Control parameters, and revised intake and exhaust for stronger mid-range response.
It is now 2kg lighter, thanks to a new lithium-ion battery and lighter balancer shaft.
Honda says the airbox has been modified for improved mid-range response and the exhaust now has an “evocative howl”.
The 21-inch front and 18-inch rear spoked wheels are now made from stainless steel. A quick shifter is now available as an option.
Africa Twin updates and the new Adventure Sport model should ensure the Honda stays on top of the adventure sales market in Australia where it has dominated since its launch last year.