Honda launches three new 2020 premium flagship motorcycle models in Malaysia.
Petaling Jaya, 12th January 2020 – Boon Siew Honda raises the bar for premium motorcycle market in Malaysia with the introduction of three new flagship motorcycle models for this year.
As stated by Boon Siew Honda Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mr Keiichi Yasuda, Malaysia is the very first country in the Asian and Oceania Region to receive these 2020 flagship models.
The models include 2020 Honda CBR1000 RR-R Fireblade SP, 2020 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing, CRF1100L Africa Twin and CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports.
2020 Honda CBR1000 RR-R Fireblade SP
The CBR1000 RR-R Fireblade SP features a completely new1000cc inline four-cylinder engine. The engine designed and developed by HRC MotoGP development program is capable of producing 159kW peak power at 14,500rpm while 112.7Nm peak torque at 12,500 rpm.
As seen at the launch, the CBR1000 RR-R SP features 2nd Generation semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control and ÖHLINS TTX36 Smart-EC shock. To improve the stability and bump absorption at high speeds, The 43mm Öhlins NPX fork with pressurised damping system which minimises cavitation dramatically helps to achieve these goals.
The exhaust valve designed by Akrapovic significantly delivers power at high rpm and torque at low-ends. Also, the lightweight titanium exhaust end-can developed with Akropovic partnership substantially improves the mass centralisation and right-side lean angle of the motorcycle.
In the case of the braking system, the bike features a New Brembo Stylema four-piston radial-mount brake callipers. Larger 330mm discs with 5mm disc thickness dissipate heat more efficiently. As for the rear brake calliper, the bike features the same Brembo unit from the RC213V-S. Functions such as Rear lift control and ABS controlled brakes work relative to lean angle.
On top of this, there is a Sport and Track mode to cater to the needs of the rider. Furthermore, the 5-inch colour TFT screen, as seen at the launch provides intuitive control of the riding systems on the motorcycle. These are some of the features on the 2020 CBR1000 RR-R SP among many others.
The 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is exclusively available in Grand Prix red. It is priced at Rm198,800.00 in Malaysia (Excluding Road tax, Insurance and Registration).
2020 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing
The Goldwing features a flat-six cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder. It is capable of delivering 93kW of power at 5,500 rpm and 170Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. As for 2020, the fine-tuned FI improves rideability at low speed. The bike features a Dual-clutch transmission to enhance the quality of shifting and the rideability.
Among the long list of features, the Goldwing features hill start assist as standard. The throttle by wire with four riding modes controls the engine’s character and power with the help of the Honda Selective Torque control, suspension damping and Dual combined brake System. These modes include Tour, Sport, Econ and Rain. Furthermore, the Goldwing features Front and rear damping level adjusters, where rear spring preload can be electronically adjusted to suit the selected riding mode.
As for the storage space, there is ample luggage capacity. The top box can carry up to 2 full-face helmets.
The standard 7-inch full-colour TFT liquid display with Apple car play with iPhone integration provides infotainment related information.
The 2020 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing (Tour Version, DCT) is exclusively available in Pearl Glare White. It is priced at Rm208,800.00 in Malaysia (Excluding Road tax, Insurance and Registration).
Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports
Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin
As for 2020, The Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin has turned smaller, slimmer and 5kg lighter to offer more aesthetic performance. The Parallel Twin engine’s capacity has been up to 1,084cc for 2020. The engine now produces peak power of 75kW and peak torque of 105 Nm.
The muffler now features a Variable exhaust control which enhances the low-rpm sound and high-rpm performance. The redeveloped engine now generates 7% more peak power and 6% more peak torque throughout a wide rev range.
The addition, a six-axis Inertial measurement unit controls seven levels of Honda selectable Torque Control. On top of this 3- Level wheelie control, cornering Abs with offroad settings and Rear lift control and DCT cornering detection are also new for 2020. The Offroad riding mode joins the already existing Urban, Tour and Gravel riding modes. On top of these default modes, there are also two customisable user settings. Through this, the user can change parameters such as HSTC levels, wheelie control and DCT S mode shift pattern levels.
The riding position now features a slimmer section of the seat with higher set handlebars for complete control and comfort.
The both Africa Twin variants come with an advanced 6.5 inch TFT touch screen. The infotainment system supports Apple Carplay and Bluetooth connectivity. On top of this Daytime running lights and cruise control are standard in both the variants of the Africa Twin.
Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sport
The 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sport shares the same frame and engine with the standard Africa twin. The riding position of the Adventure sports is also the same as that of the off-road-focused Twin. However, Adventure sport comes in both Manual and DCT. The purpose of the Africa Twin Adventure sport is to offer riders the real continental-crossing long-haul ability. On top of this, to be able to do both on and off-road journeys.
The Adventure sport, however, features a larger 24.8L fuel tank which provides a potential 500Km range. The extended wind protection, height-adjustable screen, large engine sump guards and aluminium rear carrier. Tubeless tyres are also an addition to the Africa Twin Adventure Sport. Moreover, ACC charger and heated grips come as standard with this model.
The adventure sport features Showa EERA high flex suspension system as standard. Four default modes include Soft, Mid, Hard and Off-Road to cover any riding situation. To further fine-tune, there is also a custom user mode.
Three-stage cornering lights managed by IMU are also an addition for this year on the Adventure sport. The system automatically adjusts the field of illumination depending on the lean angle.
The 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin (Manual) is exclusively available in Grand Prix Red, and it is priced at Rm98,888.00 in Malaysia.
The 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports (Manual and DCT) is exclusively available in Pearl Glare White Tricolour. It is priced at Rm 111,888.00 for the Manual variant while the DCT variant is priced at Rm 117,888.00.