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2020 Honda Africa Twin: Tall but tame

Team Red's big adventure bike drops weight, gains power for 2020 but keeps its charm.

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Kyle Hyatt
Kyle Hyatt (he/him/his) hails originally from the Pacific Northwest, but has long called Los Angeles home. He's had a lifelong obsession with cars and motorcycles (both old and new).
Kyle Hyatt
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The Africa Twin is Honda's most serious adventure touring motorcycle.

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It's tall, torquey and comfortable for long rides.

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In its base trim, it's also a surprisingly confident around-town tool.

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The newly-enlarged engine fattens the power and torque curve.

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While the rest of the drivetrain offers smooth, effortless riding.

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Braking is competent if not stellar.

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The new, more aggressive styling makes the AT one of the best looking bikes in its class.

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It also managed to shed some weight -- 11 pounds -- for 2020.

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The Africa Twin is one again available with a dual-clutch transmission.

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Overall, it's not a bike that's going to light your hair on fire with performance, but it's capable and rugged.

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