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The Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports is bigger and better

Honda’s ultimate ‘Go Anywhere’ machine is now more ‘go anywhere-er’.

The new CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports has a larger fuel-tank, higher riding position and greater ground clearance. Plus you get to keep your hands warm with heated grips and stay safe from the wind with a bigger fairing. Bonus!

Key Features

  • Longer travel suspension, flatter seat and more upright riding position
  • Extended fairing protection and taller screen
  • Heated grips as standard plus AC charging socket
  • Rider’s footpegs/pillion footpeg hangers designed for off-road use
  • Stainless steel spokes offer durability and ease of care
  • Emergency Stop Signal function for rear indicators

Gallery

 

“For 2018 Honda is building on the Africa Twin’s strengths, and its success. The base model CRF1000L Africa Twin receives a host of detail upgrades to both manual transmission and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) options that enhance the riding and owning experience, while the new CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports version extends the platform even further into long-range off-road ready territory.”

  • Throttle By Wire (TBW) brings with it 3 rider modes to tailor engine character and traction
  • The riding modes are comprised of different levels of Power (P), Engine Braking (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
  • HSTC now has 7 levels and OFF
  • New intake design and exhaust aid mid-range response
  • New exhaust also designed to improve engine note
  • New lighter balance shaft weight
  • New lithium-ion battery saves 2.3 kg and enhances durability
  • Power is smooth and consistent, with linear torque delivery
  • Assist/slipper clutch helps upshifts and downshifts

 

ENGINE
Type  

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and uni-cam

 

Displacement 998cm3
Bore & Stroke 92.0 x 75.1mm
Max. Power Output 94 bhp/7,500rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 99Nm/6,000rpm (95/1/EC)
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel Capacity 24.2 litres
Fuel consumption (WMTC mode) MT: 61.3 mpg (WMTC)
DCT: 61.6 mpg (WMTC)
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch

DCT: 2 Wet multiple clutches

Gearbox / Transmission Type Constant mesh 6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain
FRAME
Type Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,340 x 930 x 1,570mm
Wheelbase 1,580mm
Seat Height (STD position / Low position) 900/920mm
Ground Clearance 270mm
Kerb Weight 243 kg (MT), 253kg (DCT)
Turning Radius 2.6m
SUSPENSION
Suspension (front)  

Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with hydraulic dial-style preload and damping (compression & rebound) adjuster, 252mm stroke, 224mm axle travel

 

Suspension (rear)  

Monoblock cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 240 mm rear wheel travel, 101 mm stroke

 

WHEELS
Wheels Front Wire spoke with aluminium rim
Wheels Rear Wire spoke with aluminium rim
Rim Size Front 21M/C x MT2.15
Rim Size Rear 18M/C x MT4.00
Tyres Front 90/90-21 tube type
Tyres Rear 150/70-R18 tube type
BRAKES
ABS system type 2-Channel with rear ABS off switch
 Type Front  

310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads

 

Type Rear  

256mm wave hydraulic disc with 1-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model with additional slide type 1-piston caliper

 

INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments  

Rally style negative LCD instrument display including: Riding Modes, Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, Gear position, ABS, HSTC, Odometer, Trip and Clock

 

Headlight Dual LED (1 High/1 Low)
Taillight LED
Indicators LED

 

 

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    RobG

    November 6, 2017 at 21:36

    Still nothing about Cruise Control, though. My Tiger 800XCA has it and I LOVE it. Oh.. and I see this bike is for TALL PEOPLE ONLY (which isn’t me).

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