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).
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.'