Honda launches web-based rider aid simulator for 2020 CRF1100 Africa Twin

When buying a new motorcycle, the only time we get to tinker with some of its controls and settings are either on the showroom floor or in our garages. It's a shame as for the more discerning riders, customizable ride modes, ABS, or traction control can sometimes be the one thing that swings them over to another model.

Honda, however, wants its potential riders to be intimately familiar with the Africa Twin's suite of tech and rider aids even before going to the showroom. Curious to see just how many settings the Africa Twin has? You can tinker with it yourself in this site. CLICK HERE.

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This site simulates the Africa Twin's instrument cluster and left-hand controls, allowing visitors to fiddle through the many settings found in the bike.

It has a simulated TFT LCD instrument cluster with technical information on display. The many readouts can be customized with the click of a button on the left-hand controls found on the lower right-hand corner of the screen. In addition, a pop-up pane helps explain some of these settings like riding mode, or power and suspension characteristics. 

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The left-hand controls feature arrow controls, enter and back buttons, and a few more multifunction buttons go through all the settings on the screen.

The Honda CRF1100 Africa Twin is powered by a Euro 5-compliant 1,084cc SOHC Unicam parallel twin. It produces 102 PS at 7,500 rpm and 105 Nm at 6,250 rpm. It can be optioned with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission with manual and automatic modes.

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Modulating this power is a long list of electronic features like ABS, Throttle By Wire (TBW), seven-level and switchable Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), a six-axis Bosch MM7.10 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), three-level and switchable Wheelie Control, Rear Lift Control, and Cornering ABS. Riding modes include Tour, Urban, Gravel, Off-Road, and two User customizable settings. There’s also the 6.5-inch TFT display, LCD meter, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio, automatic turn signal canceler, a USB socket, and cruise control. There's also the optional Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (EERA) suspension system.

As such, it should come as no suprise as to why Honda has put up this simulator do demonstrate just how many ways you can customize the Africa Twin's settings.