Honda Motorcycles Australia says it is “pleased to announce the pricing for the anticipated 2018 Africa Twin variants”, however there is nothing pleasing about the price hike on the big adventure motorcycles.
The Africa Twin CRF100L has been updated with Throttle By Wire engine management with four riding modes, expanded seven-stage Honda Selectable Torque Control parameters, revised intake and exhaust for stronger mid-range response and a more rugged Adventure Sports with a 30-litre tank.
But it will cost an extra $3000 for a base model because there is no non-ABS model available anymore.
The current line-up is priced from $14,409 (+ORC) for the non-ABS base model up to $17,999 for the Dual-clutch transmission model.
For 2018, the Africa Twin Manual costs $17,499, the Adventure Sports Manual is $19,499 and the Adventure Sports DCT is $19,999. All now come standard with ABS which increases the price on each model by about $500.