Definitely one of the most anticipated Honda’s motorcycle this year is Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. After few teaser videos and photos company finally decided to revealed official information about this model. New 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin comes with a new label – CRF instead XRV, and the reason for this is because Africa Twin is greatly influenced by Honda CRF off-road line. The new “Africa” will be available with optional Honda’s DCT transmission, as well as ABS. Its main competitor is going to be Suzuki V-Storm 1000.
2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin design and chassis changes
Created for off-road ability and on-road comfort, the 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin features things you would certainly anticipate, such as tube tires, aluminum wire-spoke wheels, hollow axles, wave-design brake rotors. It additionally includes an easy-access air-intake design that allows you get to the air filters without getting rid of the energy storage tank.
The Africa Twin takes advantage of a steel, semi-double wellspring framework. The equipment is suspended by Showa elements, with fully-adjustable inverted fork and a preload-adjustable rear shock. Showing its off-road curved, the Africa Twin rolls on a wire-spoked 21-inch front as well as 18-inch back wheel. Braking responsibilities are dealt with by dual, radial-mount Nissin four-piston calipers at the front attacking 310 mm floating wave discs as well as a 256mm wave disc, dual-piston caliper set up at the rear.
On the upgraded DCT version of the Africa Twin, consumers will likewise have added electronic devices offered, including the three-level Honda Selectable Torque Control and also ABS. The ABS system can be disengaged for the rear wheel.
Seat height is flexible in between 33.5 and 34.3 inches and also the Africa Twin carries a 4.96 gallon gas tank. Shade options are a Red/Black/White Dakar Rally plan and Silver. New 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is available with four options when it comes to color: CRF Rally, Africa Twin Tricolor, “Digital” metallic silver and “Ballistic” matt black.
Engine and transmission
In the center of the Africa Twin’s steel cradle structure sits a brand-new 998 cc 2 cylinder engine with a Unicam, 4-valve design as well as a 270-degree crankshaft. 2 primary equilibrium shafts give assurances for smooth action with minimal vibrations. The engine output of 94 hp (70 kW)/ 7,500 revoltions per minute and 98 Nm (72.3 lb-ft)/ 6,000 rpm is used with a six-speed gearbox, outfitted with a help sandal clutch. Honda claims that this brand-new engine can attain a range of around 400 km (248.5 miles) with a full 18.8 lt (5 girl) fuel source container.
Honda also supplies a Dual Clutch Transmission version, but American consumers can only get ABS with DCT; Europe provides ABS individually. The DCT variation likewise comes with a three-level Honda Selectable Torque Control system which lowers back wheel torque when it senses loss of traction. Remarkably, Honda will not give the Africa Twin grip control on the base variation; it’s only on the DCT/ABS variation.
You may also like to read about 2016 Honda CBR50R
Release date and price
The Africa Twin equipped with the conventional gearbox will be valued at $12,999. The DCT variation (equipped with a dual-clutch automatic transmission) is a bit more, at $13,699. Both versions will certainly have ABS as typical, plus traction control, which the business calls is Honda Selectable Torque Control. On both models, the ABS and TC can be turned off, for added control in the dirt. New 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin will be available in the UK at the end of 2015 and in the U.S. at the beginning of 2016.
Be sociable, share!