Honda Africa Twin a bargain adventurer

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Honda Australia has announced that the Honda Africa Twin will arrive next year at the base price of $15,499, which makes it the second cheapest in the big-bore adventure class.

In America, it will cost $12,999 for the base model. In most locations, the litre-capacity adventurer will be even cheaper than the BMW and Triumph 800cc models.

Honda Australia will import three models of CRF1000L Africa Twin. The standard will cost $15,499 plus on-road costs, the ABS model will be $16,999 and the flagship model with ABS and automatic dual-clutch transmission will be $17,999.

These prices compare favourably with the other bikes in the big-bore adventure class: BMW R 1200 GS $21,950, Aprilia Caponord $20,000 (ride away), Ducati Multistrada $22,990, Kawasaki Versys 1000 $16,999, KTM 1050 Adventure $17,995 and 1190 Adventure $$23,995, Moto Guzzi Stelvio $23,500 (ride away), Suzuki V-Strom 1000 $15,490, Triumph Explorer 1200 $20,490 and Yamaha Super Tenere $19,990.

In America, the bike will come in two versions, both with ABS and the model with Dual Clutch Transmission will cost just $13,699.

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

For more details on how the Africa Twin stacks up on paper against the opposition regarding engine, weight, technology, range, seat height and tyres, click here.

While releasing prices and models, Honda Australia didn’t provide any more details on the bike that we didn’t already know.

We are still in the dark on suspension, which is a major seller for any adventure bike.

However, from the photos (and the price list) it doesn’t look like it has the electronic suspension of some of its rivals.

But Honda Australia did tell us that it will arrive in three colour options. The standard model is available in sliver and the ABS models come in CRF Rally or Tricolour.

3 Comments

  1. Maybe, but you can’t ride a spec sheet. Why don’t you wait till you ride it before you bag it? It is priced aggressively.

  2. This bike so so lame. I am puzzled by Honda in that they seem to just be throwing some afterthought into this category to scratch up a few dollars. It’s pathetic. This bike, in all of it’s glory, is LESS in almost every category compared to the Suzuki Adventure. I can’t see what would cause anyone to buy it, save maybe the fact that you own a Honda lawn mower and you’ve been happy with how it cuts your grass, and starts every time. Read the above article. It’s spot on!

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