Africa Twin preview
The CRF1000L Africa Twin marks Honda’s return to the adventure motorcycle segment. The all new 1000cc parallel twin engine adventure motorcycle will be assembled by Honda in India. The CRF1000L Africa Twin marks Honda’s return to the adventure motorcycle segment. The all new 1000cc parallel twin engine adventure motorcycle will be assembled by Honda in India.
Visually, the motorcycle has a tall appearance, typical of a motorcycle of this genre. The motorcycle also features twin barrel headlamps and a tall vertical windscreen. The 21-inch front wheel with enormous suspension travel of 230mm through its Showa 43mm upside down front forks that give it a “go anywhere” stance. The motorcycle comes with an 18.8-litre tank. Furthermore, the rear of the motorcycle features a fully adjustable Showa with an 18-inch wheel to handle all sorts of terrain.
Powering the Africa Twin is a 1000cc parallel-twin engine with compact overall dimensions. The engine puts out 94bhp at 7,500rpm and 98Nm of torque at 6,000rpm through either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed dual clutch transmission. The Africa Twin offers ABS and traction control, both offering different modes for different conditions. The ABS can be only switched off for the rear wheel. Traction control has four settings, off and level 1-3. Level 1 being the most aggressive while level 3 being the most forgiving.
Once launched, the CRF1000L Africa Twin will take on the BMW 1200GS, Ducati Multistrada and the Triumph Tiger Explorer. We can expect it to launched in India in the second half of this year.