2020 CRF 1100L Africa Twin Adventuresports Concept

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Nici, May 29, 2019.

  1. Nici

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    View attachment 1705022 Hi, you've probably heard that next year, a new 1100cc Africa Twin will hit the market. It is rumored the Adventure version should have a new 30 liter tank! I've made a few designs studies of a a 1100 with bigger fuel tank. Looks sharp, I think. CRF1100L_Africa_Twin_adventure_Sports_Front_Vergleich_6m.jpg
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  2. Nici

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    Here a comparrisson with the 2018 AT/AS
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  5. MillennialFalcon

    MillennialFalcon Improvement starts with self

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  6. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    I have to ask...why would you want to put all that weight so high up, and in one spot? an extra 11L is an extra 11kg/24lb...that's fucking huge. It's top heavy enough.
    I have issues at 5'9" handling my regular AT with a tall seat. The below was one of the spots
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    My current 2017 AT will get 4.5l/100km on the highway. So with a rotopax on the back I can easily run the tank dry at just over 400km. The rotopax can get me the rest of the way with 4L.
    A 30L would give a theoretical of 650km..but whatever floats your boat.
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  7. plumer1kt

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    No photoshopped image...
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    Headlight makes all the difference ,so why wait for 2020?
    Just follow @michaelkozera headlight mod.Excellent work.His thread .
    And i'd like to see a rear fuel tank on the Africa. Anybody done this?
    I think that's better from having all this weight in one spot...
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  8. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    @Camel ADV has a tank for the AT. Not sure about ATAS
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  9. plumer1kt

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    No...something like this.
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  10. Camel ADV

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    We do for the '16-'17 AT but not the '18-'19.
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  11. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    thanks Corey. 2018/2019 regular is similar to 2016/2017 no? I know the ATAS is totally different.
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  12. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    that looks cheap!:D
    My rotopax works, and I stole it from my old bike for free! win win!
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  13. MillennialFalcon

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    Nothing against Mike but you know now he's going to post a dozen pictures of his headlights in this thread:smile6
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    The '18-up standard is similar to the '16-'17 in look only. Honda totally changed the bodywork on the back half. Subtile changes to the eye but significant for engineering. The metal part of the subframe at the rear is no longer accessible for mounting panniers (or our tank). All the pannier kits for the '18-up bikes rely on the plastic pockets on the bodywork for mount (plus one point at the pillion pegs). To mount our tank, we'd be relying on tying into the pannier rack itself (which is only into plastic) or mounting the tank into plastic...I don't like either option.
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  15. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    gotcha!
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  16. plumer1kt

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    If nothing else I like the look of the tubeless rims on the 1100.
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  18. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    no. it's not. 11 liters is around 7.7 kg. BMW R1250GSA has 30 liters tank and it's all right. After 200 km you'll lose it anyway.
    Anyway big touring bike, forget about off-road anymore unless you're under the influence. ;)
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  19. Greg the pole

    Greg the pole There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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    maybe my conversion is off...but that's a shit ton of weight in one spot, splashing around in that giant exxon valdez...whatever....
    I don't ride in Mongolia where i don't have a gas station for ages.
    It's not the wild west out here. Plenty of gas stations.
    Let's not get into what off road is again...I do as little pavement as I can.
    IMO, GSs 12 is a poser bike, around here anyways. I don't doubt its any different naszym kraju.
    I don't know how many guys I see running around here on GS with their three tin cans (empty) on road tires,
    which have never seen a gravel road, never mind something a bit more taxing.
    What ever floats your boat, sinks your sub.
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  20. plumer1kt

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    He is converting fuel volume to weight.The above stands only for water.
    1 Liter of fuel weight around 0.7 kilograms
    11 liters of fuel weight around 7.7 kilograms
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