Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

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The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin enduro touring motorcycle was first presented at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan. Then it was a prototype of a future motorcycle, hidden by camouflage, so it was more or less possible to consider only the forms of the new "Africa". However, from the end of 2015, the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin will be available in the UK and from March 2016 in the US and Russia. In fact, the appearance of this model was due to the desire of Honda to resurrect the once legendary Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin and present to the market a new flagship in the Touring Enduro class, which would compete with European leaders - BMW R1200GS, Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Tiger Explorer.

Main competitors:

Despite the release in 2012 of the model Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer, intended to replace Honda XL1000V Varadero, this model is still a more compromise motorcycle designed for use on good roads - a powerful 4-cylinder the engine, aluminum frame and low-travel sport suspensions all spoke more about the bike's road design. "Africa" ​​was famous for the fact that it could drive at the same speed on absolutely any surface - from a plowed field to gravel tracks. That is why Honda XRV750 Africa Twin is in great demand to this day, and this is what Honda engineers decided to focus on when creating the new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.


The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is based on a completely new 2-cylinder in-line engine with a volume of 998 cc. see, giving out 95 hp. power and 98 Nm of torque. The motor is tuned for strong traction from low to medium revs, showing maximum performance at 6000-7500 rpm. The engine also features a 270 degree angle between the cranks and the Unicam timing system.

Other key features of the motorcycle include a lightweight half-duplex steel frame, slipping clutch, automatic transmission versions (DCT with two clutches), ABS, HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control - engine traction control system), advanced adjustable suspension in the form of an inverted fork and a rear monoshock, large spoked wheels on 18 'and 21', a 6-speed gearbox and modern brakes based on front 310 mm brake discs and 4-piston radial Nissin calipers and a rear 2-piston brake (256 mm disc).



Specifications Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin:

Model Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
Motorcycle type tourist enduro
Release year 2015+
Frame steel half-duplex
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line (22.5 ° incline)
Working volume 998 cc cm.
Bore / stroke 92.0 x 75.1 mm
Compression ratio 10.0: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic clearance compensators)
Fuel supply system injector, PGM-Fi, 44mm
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 95.0 h.p. (70.0 kW) at 7500 rpm
Maximum torque 98.0 Nm (10.0 kg-m) at 6000 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed - CRF1000L Africa Twin + ABS

6-speed automatic - CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT - dual-clutch transmission)

Drive type chain
Front tire size 90 / 90-21M / C (54H)
Rear tire size 150 / 70R18M / C (70H)
Front brakes 2 discs, 310mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 256 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS)
Front suspension 45mm Showa inverted telescopic fork (adjustable), 204mm travel
Rear suspension linkage (Pro-Link) with monoshock (adjustable), stroke - 220 mm
Motorcycle length 2335 mm
Motorcycle width 875mm - CRF1000L Africa Twin

930mm - CRF1000L Africa Twin (ABS, DCT)

Motorcycle height 1475 mm
Wheelbase 1575 mm
Saddle height 870 mm
Minimum ground clearance 250 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.8 sec
Maximum speed 199 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 18.8 l
Motorcycle weight (curb) 228 kg - CRF1000L Africa Twin

232 kg - CRF1000L Africa Twin (ABS)

242 kg - CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption for the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin ranges from 3.12 liters (Japanese calculation method: at a constant speed of 60 km / h) to 4.62 liters (WMTC method) per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style, the surface and the load on the motorcycle.