Honda has finally released a full list of technical specifications and a video for the coming return of the CRF1000L Africa Twin, expected here early next year.
We knew most of the details before, but had no clue on suspension, a vital ingredient in any adventure bike.
Now we know it will have fully adjustable Showa suspension and sit Dunlop 90/90-21 and 150/70-18 tyres.
To launch the Africa Twin, Honda has created an interactive YouTube film that allows the viewer to choose which path two Africa Twin riders take as they embark on an epic adventure through Africa – where else!
In Australia, 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.
HONDA CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN TECH SPECS
|PRICE||+ ON-ROAD COSTS|
|Africa Twin ABS||$16,999|
|Africa Twin DCT||$17,999|
|Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4 valve-per-cylinder parallel twin with 270° crank and uni-cam|
|Bore & Stroke||92.0 x 75.1mm|
|Max. Power Output||70kW/7,500rpm (95/1/EC)|
|Max. Torque||98Nm/6,000rpm (95/1/EC)|
|Fuel Capacity||18.8 litres|
|Fuel consumption (WMTC mode)||MT: 61.3 mpg (WMTC)
DCT: 61.6 mpg (WMTC)
|Clutch||MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch
DCT: 2 Wet multiple clutches with coil springs
|Gearbox / Transmission Type||Constant mesh 6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT|
|Final Drive||O-ring sealed chain|
|Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC)||* HSTC 3-levels + Switch Off (*ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)|
|Type||Steel semi-double cradle type with steel rear subframe|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||2,335 x 875 x 1,475mm (STD), 2,335 x 930 x 1,475mm (ABS/DCT)|
|Seat Height (STD position / Low position)||870/850mm|
|Dry Weight||208kg (STD), 212 kg (ABS), 222kg (DCT)|
|Kerb Weight||228kg (STD), 232 kg (ABS), 242kg (DCT)|
|Suspension (front)||Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustment, 230mm stroke.|
|Suspension (rear)||Monoblock cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 220 mm rear wheel travel.|
|Wheels Front||Wire spoke with aluminium rim|
|Wheels Rear||Wire spoke with aluminium rim|
|Rim Size Front||21 x 2.15|
|Rim Size Rear||18 x 4.00|
|Tyres Front||90/90-21 tube type|
|Tyres Rear||150/70-18 tube type|
|ABS system type||ABS* 2-Channel with rear ABS off switch (* ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)|
|Type Front||310mm dual wave floating disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads|
|Type Rear||256mm wave 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: Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, Gear position, *ABS, *HSTC, Odometer, Trip and Clock
*denotes ABS/DCT type
|Headlight||Dual LED (1 High/1 Low) with LED|
|Indicators||STD: Bulb type
ABS/DCT: LED type. Both with Amber Position Light function (APL)