Key Specs of CRF1000L Africa Twin
CRF1000L Africa Twin Price
|CRF1000L Africa Twin ABS999.11 ccDISCONTINUED||Rs.13,50,000|
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Mileage and Performance
|City Mileage||18 kmpl|
|Highway Mileage||23.3 kmpl|
|Max Speed||190 kmph|
|Acceleration (0-60 Kmph)||2.58s|
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CRF1000L Africa Twin Videos
- Honda Africa Twin DCT (2017) : First Ride : PowerDriftAug 15, 2018
- Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports : EICMA 2017: PowerDriftAug 15, 2018
- #first2expo : Honda Africa Twin | Showcase Video | BikeDekho@AutoExpo2016Feb 12, 2016
- Honda Africa Twin: Official VideoOct 06, 2015
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Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin News
Honda has unveiled the 2020 CRF1100L Africa Twin. The 2020 iteration gets a bigger 1084cc engine, which puts out 102PS and 105Nm, which is 7PS and 7Nm more than the older-gen motorcycle. We have done a detailed story on 2020 Africa Twin about what’s new and what’s not, which you can read over here. As of now, there’s no confirmation from Honda about its India launch, but we expect it to arrive to our shores by the end of this year.
Design and Features
One look at the Honda Africa Twin and it is clear that this is a purpose-built bike. The tall dimensions are standard fare but what sets it apart is that unlike the other adventure bikes in this category, the body lines have a flow and aren’t strictly utilitarian, sci-fi looking panels. The design isn’t pure aesthetics either. The front fairing and windscreen, which is a source for much wind noise and buffeting on many large adventure bikes has been dialled down via wind tunnel testing and tuning.
The overall width of the bike is kept reasonable thanks to the parallel twin engine setup. This not only makes it easy to manage but also enables easy stand-up riding when needed. The seat height of 871mm is good news for the Indian rider too, where average height is lower than the global average. Up front the twin headlamps with their black surrounds look like ski helmet goggles, while the air intakes on either side of the lamps have been neatly placed.
The fairing extends down to cover the radiators and gives the front a muscular profile. Body graphics on the red-white-black paint scheme extend onto the seat and serve to integrate the overall design. Adding to the front volume are the body-colour painted hand guards on the handlebars. The motorcycle comes fitted with a robust one-piece rear grab handle and rear luggage rack which looks like it could handle a good amount of load.
The 18.9-litre fuel tank sits high, below which the engine rests on six mounting points in a semi double cradle frame, supplemented by a rigid rear sub frame. At the rear, panels below the grab handles have two slots each to fit the large panniers offered with the motorcycle.
Engine and Performance
The 2016 model comes in two variants, powered by a 998cc 8-valve parallel twin engine with the compact Unicam - a feature also found in smaller Honda CRF models - and a 270-degree crank. It produces 94bhp at 7500rpm and peak torque of 98Nm at 6000rpm. One of these variants will feature a manual gearbox. However, the highlight in the line-up will be the dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) gearbox on the top variant, which enables gear shifts via buttons on either side of the handlebar, in addition to the standard foot shifter. However, despite the high figures this is not a race bike, partly due to its weight of 231 kg (manual variant). With luggage loaded and two riders, the Africa Twin engine will be able show its full capabilities on any given surface, but will not pop surprise wheelies.
Braking and Handling
The Africa Twin is a big bike by any measure, and to bring it to a halt, Honda has fitted it with twin 310mm wave floating hydraulic discs up front with 4-piston calipers, along with a 265mm wave single disc brake at the rear. To enable its go-anywhere purpose, the bike has high ground clearance and suspension travel of 9.1 and 8.7 inches at the front and rear respectively. Both the setups are fully adjustable. With a 21 inch tyre at the front, and 150-section 18 inch tyre at the back, the bike gets a classic ADV set of road-biased tyres. The sizes are standard, so those looking for trail or off-road specific tyres can switch easily. The bike features a 43 degree steering lock, meaning that it can turn in small circles. This can also prove a boon in traffic, if you choose to take it to town.The narrow body also makes it easier to manoeuvre in both daily riding and in extreme conditions. The bike maintains a steady stance due to the centralisation of weight.
Safety and Features
To supplant the stopping power, the bike gets ABS, which is switchable for the rear wheel. This feature could come in handy when tackling off-road obstacles. Further, the DCT variant also gets a lever-lock type parking brake system. The bike also features traction control in the form Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system, with 3 three different riding modes, which can also be turned off.