A legend in the Dakar Rally and the world of adventure bikes has returned. For 2016, Honda has brought back the Africa Twin. This time, it’s powered by a 998-cc parallel twin fuel-injected engine.
Designed to go anywhere, the CRF1000L Africa Twin features a low centre of gravity, generous ground clearance, lightweight components and a strong chassis with superior manoeuvrability. Adjustable suspension makes it easier for the rider to switch from asphalt to dirt.
The CRF1000L Africa Twin is available in two versions: one with a standard gearbox and another with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). Both include ABS that can be disabled on the rear wheel, and Honda’s Selectable Torque Control—a.k.a. traction control.
The DCT package also benefits from incline detection, which will adjust the shifting when the bike is climbing to keep the RPMs up. On descents, the downshifts will take place sooner to help with engine braking.
As for colour choices, the CRF1000L is available in black, silver and the iconic red and white CRF Rally scheme.
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