September 01, 2015

"Today American Honda announced CRF1000L Africa Twin US pricing and also revealed additional details on the new off-road capable adventure bike."

ADV Pulse The CRF1000L Africa Twin is one of the most exciting new products of the 2016 model year... by Rob Dabney

'One of the more exciting details confirmed today are the suspension travel numbers. We can now confirm the new Africa Twin has the most suspension travel in its class — beating out the KTM 1190 Adventure R—while maintaining an almost 3-inch shorter seat height.

'With a wet weight 7 pounds less (ABS version) than the KTM 1190 Adventure R and significant technologies developed to keep a low center of gravity, the CRF1000L could be a worthy contender to the reigning liter-class off-road King. The new Africa Twin will be a relative bargain as well, costing $4,000 less than the KTM 1190 Adventure R (non-DCT model).

'Powered by a brand-new 998cc parallel-twin engine, the Africa Twin will be available in two versions—one with a highly advanced Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), and another with a standard gearbox; US pricing is set at $13,699 and $12,999, respectively. Both versions will come standard with ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and are extremely capable in highway and off-road applications.'

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