For off-road durability, the 2016 Africa Twin has good ground clearance, an aluminum skid plate, and a double-cradle frame made of high-tensile steel. With a minimum of parts that stick out, plus a relatively narrow cross-section, the Africa Twin has been designed with real-world dirt use in mind. There’s 9.1 inches of front suspension travel, and 8.7 in the rear. Compression and rebound are adjustable front and rear, and rear spring preload can be altered to accommodate changing loads. Seat height of the Africa Twin’s standard adjustable saddle is a lofty 34.3 inches, but an accessory low version drops that level to 32.3.