2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Announced

May 12 2015

At long last, the Honda Africa Twin…

Having clearly shown the direction of its development and intent with the reveal of the True Adventure prototype at EICMA in November 2014, Honda can now confirm that the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will be in dealers as a 2016 model.

The original XRV650 Africa Twin – which debuted in 1988 after winning 3 out of 4 Paris-Dakar Rally’s — became an icon of the adventure motorcycle category.

The new Africa Twin remains true to all the attributes and abilities of the XRV650 and its successor the XRV750, while adding the benefits of everything Honda has learnt on and off-road over the last decade, including Team HRC’s return to the Dakar in 2013.

for 2016, the Africa Twin will be powered by a 1000 cc parallel twin, available with either a standard six-speed transmission or Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with push button shifting, which has been optimized for off-road use.

Long-travel suspension, spoke wheels, wide handlebars and gnarly foot pegs hint at some serious off-road aspirations.

Styling queues from the companies CRF450 Rally race bike are clearly present, tying the new CRF1000L Africa Twin to a long history of playing and winning in the dirt.

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