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TORRANCE, Calif.,– Honda is pleased to announce further technological details on the new CRF1000L Africa Twin, which will certainly be in Honda display rooms across the United States in early 2016. Like its well known forerunners, the CRF1000L Africa Double is extensively equipped for true experience, with a potent engine and vibrant chassis ready to explore continents, on- or off-road.

From the beginning of the CRF1000L Africa Twin job, there was one bike that regularly impressed with its equilibrium of functionality, grace, and handling, when traveling and also in the dust– the influential XRV750 Africa Double. It showed a worthwhile standard, also when set against today’s myriad choice of experience bikes. The device that currently bears its name shares no typical parts with the old version but it inherits the full the significance as well as spirit of exactly what made the XRV750 Africa Double so excellent.

The “real experience” method begins with the engine, which needs to perform in off-road scenarios in addition to on-road long-range touring and all factors in between. The CRF1000L Africa Double’s 998cc parallel-twin power plant draws greatly on Honda’s off-road race experience with the CRF250R/450R competition makers and makes use of the exact same four-valve Unicam head design for small total dimensions. A light-weight cast camshaft– utilizing the exact same products as that on the CBR1000RR– operates the valve train, and also twin ignition system fire the fuel/air mixture in each burning chamber.

Strong and direct power and also torque deliver instantaneous action anywhere in the rev-range– accompanied by an enjoyable, characterful deep roar as rpm increases. A 270 ° phased crankshaft provides the power shipment a distinct personality too, delivering superb feel for rear-wheel traction. Biaxial main balance shafts terminate vibration.

The engine’s brief elevation adds to the CRF1000L Africa Double’s outstanding ground clearance– another requirement for a real adventure machine. It also utilizes clever product packaging of componentry to both vibrant and also visual effect. The water pump is housed within the clutch case, and the water as well as oil pumps are driven by a common balancer shaft. More decreasing engine dimension is the reduced crankcase style, which stores the oil as well as houses the pressure-fed pump.

The lightweight six-speed handbook gearbox makes use of the exact same shift-cam layout as found on the CRF250R/450R to make sure positive adjustments and also is furnished with an assist slipper clutch.

For the CRF1000L Africa Double’s framework, 3 crucial features– highlights of the original XRV750– were targeted: off-road performance, touring convenience and also the everyday agility that produces a wonderful all-rounder or daily traveler.

A steel semi-double cradle frame gives a balance of highway touring capacity– also while fully loaded– genuine off-road performance, dexterity, and large toughness. Mass centralization– with items like the battery packaged behind the cyndrical tube head– adds to a low center of mass.

The long-travel Showa upside down fork is fully flexible as well as features twin radial-mount Nissin four-piston brake calipers as well as 310mm “wave” design drifting discs. The Showa rear shock has a hydraulic spring-preload modification. Like the CRF450R Rally, the CRF1000L Africa Twin makes use of 21- and also 18-inch front and back spoke wheels, using 90/90-21 and also 150/70 -18 tires.

Following its layout motif of “unrestricted journey,” the Africa Double is styled with minimal bodywork in a challenging, lightweight type that uses both weather condition protection for the motorcyclist and also a slim, dexterous feel. Twin fronts lights keep the original’s trademark existence and the seat elevation changes.8 inches to either 34.3 or 33.5 inches. A large 4.96-gallon gas container– paired with the engine’s fuel efficiency– extends the ranges in between refueling stops.

To tailor the total electronic devices package to capably tackle any conditions on- or off-road, the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system supplies three degrees of control, and also it is possible for the cyclist to switch off the ABDOMINAL MUSCLE system for the back wheel. (HSTC and ABS not readily available on base version; furnished as typical on DCT/ABS variation.).

The CRF1000L Africa Twin will certainly be available in 2 color alternatives: Red/Black/White Dakar Rally as well as Silver.
Honda’s distinct Double Clutch Transmission (DCT) will be offered as a choice on the CRF1000L Africa Double, with making use of a typical crankcase keeping the width the same as the manual transmission version.

It includes the typical manual mode– allowing the motorcyclist to operate gear shifts via triggers on the left handlebar– as well as 2 automated modes. D mode supplies the best balance of fuel effectiveness as well as comfy cruising. S setting offers added levels of sporting activities performance, with 3 different change patterns to pick from S1, S2, and also S3.

In particular scenarios on the road, such as throughout low-speed maneuvers, the DCT partially disengages the clutch to minimize the result that fast throttle motions have on the chassis. Certainly, DCT for the CRF1000L Africa Twin is likewise totally furnished to run in an adventure atmosphere. With the G switch on in any riding mode, the connection in between the throttle as well as the back wheel is much more straight, which can be desirable in certain off-road circumstances.

Further new capability for the DCT system can be found in the type of incline discovery. During climbs, upshifts are postponed in order to allow a greater rpm to be held; on descents, downshifts happen earlier to make it possible for far better engine stopping.

Engine Kind.

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270 ° crank and also Unicam.

Engine Displacement.


Birthed x Stroke.

92.0 x 75.1 mm.


Wet, multi-plate with coil springtimes, aluminum cam aid as well as slipper clutch.

Final Drive.

O-ring covered chain.

Gearbox/Transmission Kind.

Constant mesh 6-speed handbook/ 6-speed DCT with on- and off-road riding settings.

Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC).

HSTC 3-levels + switch-off (DCT/ABS model only, not on STD design).

Frame Type.

Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile toughness steel rear sub-frame.

Transforming Distance.

8′ 2″.

Suppress Weight.

503 pound. (STD), 534 lb. (DCT/ABS).

Gas Capacity.

4.96 gallons.

Size x Width x Elevation.

91.9 x 34.4 x 58.1 inches (Sexually Transmitted Disease), 91.9 x 36.6 x 58.1 inches (DCT/ABS).


62.0 inches.

Seat Height (STD position/ Low position).

34.3/ 33.5 inches.

Ground Clearance.

9.8 inches.

ABS system kind.

ABS 2-channel with back ABDOMINAL MUSCLE off button (DCT/ABS model only, not on Sexually Transmitted Disease model).

Front Brakes.

310mm double wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminum center and radial fit 4-piston calipers and also sintered metal pads.

Rear Brake.

256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper as well as sintered metal pads. Likewise Lever-Lock Type Hand Brake System on DCT/ABS model.

Front Wheel.

Cord consulted with aluminum edge.

Back Wheel.

Cable talked with light weight aluminum edge.

Front Rim Dimension.

21M/C x MT2.15.

Rear Rim Dimension.

18M/C x MT4.00.

Front Tire.

90/90-R 21 tube kind.

Back Tire.

150/70-R 18 tube kind.