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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Coolness Factor = 78.8%

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GET READY FOR TRUE ADVENTURE...

It’s been a long wait. But—trust us—it’s worth it. The all-new Honda Africa Twin is the machine that will let you wander wherever your adventures take you. The 998cc parallel twin uses Honda’s exclusive four-valve Unicam® cylinder-head design for smooth, tractable power. Offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a new DCT transmission with selectable on- and off-road modes. The ultimate adventure comes this fall.


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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Honda is pleased to announce further technical details on the new CRF1000L Africa Twin, which will be in Honda showrooms across the United States in early 2016. Like its celebrated forerunners, the CRF1000L Africa Twin is thoroughly equipped for true adventure, with a potent engine and dynamic chassis ready to explore continents, on- or off-road.

From the start of the CRF1000L Africa Twin project there was one motorcycle that consistently impressed with its balance of usability, poise and handling, on the road and in the dirt—the seminal XRV750 Africa Twin. It proved a worthwhile benchmark, even when set against today's myriad choice of adventure motorcycles. The machine that now bears its name shares no common parts with the old model but it inherits the full the essence and spirit of what made the XRV750 Africa Twin so good.

The "true adventure" approach starts with the engine, which has to perform in off-road situations as well as on-road long-range touring and all points in between. The CRF1000L Africa Twin's 998cc parallel-twin power plant draws heavily on Honda's off-road race experience with the CRF250R/450R competition machines, and uses the same four-valve Unicam head design for compact overall dimensions. A lightweight cast camshaft—using the same materials as that on the CBR1000RR—operates the valve train, and twin spark plugs fire the fuel/air mixture in each combustion chamber.

Strong and linear power and torque deliver instant response anywhere in the rev-range—accompanied by a satisfying, characterful deep growl as rpm rises. A 270° phased crankshaft gives the power delivery a distinct character as well, delivering excellent feel for rear-wheel traction. Biaxial primary balance shafts cancel vibration.

The engine's short height contributes to the CRF1000L Africa Twin's excellent ground clearance—another prerequisite for a true adventure machine. It also uses clever packaging of componentry to both dynamic and aesthetic effect. The water pump is housed within the clutch casing, and the water and oil pumps are driven by a shared balancer shaft. Further reducing engine size is the lower crankcase design, which stores the oil and houses the pressure-fed pump.

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ENGINE
Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and Unicam
Bore and Stroke 92mm x 75.1mm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate with coil springs, aluminum cam assist and slipper clutch
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed manual / 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain
Torque Control System (HSTC) HSTC 3-levels + switch-off (*ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame Type Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear sub-frame
ABS System ABS 2-channel with rear ABS off switch (*ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)
Front Brake 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminum hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and
sintered metal pads
Rear Brake 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type
Parking Brake System on DCT model
Front Tire 90/90-R21 tube type
Rear Tire 150/70-R18 tube type
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 62.0 inches
Seat Height Standard position 34.3/Low position 33.5 inches
Curb Weight 503 lb. (STD), 511 lb.s (ABS), 534 lb. (DCT). Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full
tank of fuel—ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 4.96 gallons
OTHER
Model ID TBD
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ
slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Dakar Rally, Digital Metallic Silver
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a
Honda Protection Plan.




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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:56 am

Awaited around the world for, the new 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin!

A true adventure or a horrible wrong turn? You decide.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Vote Now

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:43 pm

I am confused by your title. :laughing:
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I'd like to try one.

Question...Are all adventure/off road/ dual sport bikes chain driven?
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:36 pm

blues2cruise wrote:I am confused by your title. :laughing:
Sorry about that, I forgot to change it... DOH. :bag:

All fixed now. :kicking:
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:42 pm

blues2cruise wrote:I'd like to try one.

Question...Are all adventure/off road/ dual sport bikes chain driven?

Off the top of my head, I can think of one that's belt driven (Buell Ulysses XB12X)... generally, chains are lighter and offer more reliability than a belt (dirt/debris can get between the belt and the sprockets). A shaft is great (BMW has the BMW R1200GS) but adds considerable weight which isn't great for off-roading. Personally, I'd want a shafty if I was going really off the beaten path for ultimate reliability and to not have to worry about finding a chain that fits if the existing chain gets an issue.

BELT DRIVE adventure/off road/ dual sport

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SHAFT DRIVE adventure/off road/ dual sport

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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Vote Now

Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:42 am

That Buell is a nice looking machine.
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Didn't Honda try this before with the TransAlp? Where is my Meh option?
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:07 am

I love the original late 80s-early 00s Africa Twins, so the fact that there's a new one after more than 15 years is awesome. The CRF1000L looks good (well, by adventure bike standards) and is styled much closer to its Dakar heritage than the BMW R1200GS and KTM 11/1290. Also seems lighter, simpler, and more off-road ready than the BMW and KTM. I hope the bike is as good as it seems.

Why the "horrible wrong turn" phrase? Any insider news or alarm bells the rest of us aren't aware of? There's DCT but it's optional anyway.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Vote Now

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totalmotorcycle wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:I'd like to try one.

Question...Are all adventure/off road/ dual sport bikes chain driven?
........ A shaft is great (BMW has the BMW R1200GS) but adds considerable weight which isn't great for off-roading. Personally, I'd want a shafty if I was going really off the beaten path for ultimate reliability and to not have to worry about finding a chain that fits if the existing chain gets an issue.
Other shaft driven adventure tourers include the Moto Guzzi Stelvio and the Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200.
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Unread post by Hanson » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:06 pm

The Super Tenere is also shaft drive.

Some of the big "adventure" bikes have a shaft drive but these tend to be road oriented. The Africa Twin has a strong dirt focus for such a large motorcycle. I think it will be competitive with offerings from KTM depending on the price point. For those in this market niche, or for those who pretend to be in this market niche, the new AT should offer the advantages of Honda reliability, maintenance, and dealer network. Think KTM performance without KTM operating expenses.

I, being somewhat round of shape and lacking the rugged good looks of the outdoor masculine ideal, I would look like a poser on this bike even if covered in thick mud.

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Unread post by ceemes » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:50 pm

Hanson wrote: I, being somewhat round of shape and lacking the rugged good looks of the outdoor masculine ideal, I would look like a poser on this bike even if covered in thick mud.

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jstark47 wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:I'd like to try one.

Question...Are all adventure/off road/ dual sport bikes chain driven?
........ A shaft is great (BMW has the BMW R1200GS) but adds considerable weight which isn't great for off-roading. Personally, I'd want a shafty if I was going really off the beaten path for ultimate reliability and to not have to worry about finding a chain that fits if the existing chain gets an issue.
Other shaft driven adventure tourers include the Moto Guzzi Stelvio and the Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:10 am

ceemes wrote:
Hanson wrote: I, being somewhat round of shape and lacking the rugged good looks of the outdoor masculine ideal, I would look like a poser on this bike even if covered in thick mud.

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Unread post by faded sun » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:11 pm

I loved the TransAlp and this is almost as good looking. (for an enduro)

maybe not awesome, but a solid cool.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:57 pm

I voted: Cool

I really like the dual sport category, it's sort of the "practical dirt bike", like the UJM, that it does everything well, but nothing stellar. I'm a little worried about the 500lb+ weight of it for going off-road but the 1000cc engine will be great for on-road use. And the 5gal tank is a good size, but I'd ideally like to see a 6gal+ for long distance riding. Some options that are neat but make me go "hmmm" are: Wire wheels are very interesting as usually they ADD un-sprung weight and the chain drive. These options make me think it's built more for a road/tourer than off-road, but it's two options I do like.



Grey Thumper wrote:Why the "horrible wrong turn" phrase? Any insider news or alarm bells the rest of us aren't aware of?
No, just a flavor text to get people interested in discussing it. :)
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totalmotorcycle wrote:Some options that are neat but make me go "hmmm" are: Wire wheels are very interesting as usually they ADD un-sprung weight and the chain drive. These options make me think it's built more for a road/tourer than off-road, but it's two options I do like.
Spokes are more reliable (and repairable) off road. I'm curious though if the Honda's rims are tubeless. Open-class BMW and KTM adventurebikes have spoked rims that can be used tubeless.
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totalmotorcycle wrote:Some options that are neat but make me go "hmmm" are: Wire wheels are very interesting as usually they ADD un-sprung weight and the chain drive. These options make me think it's built more for a road/tourer than off-road, but it's two options I do like.
Spokes are more reliable (and repairable) off road. I'm curious though if the Honda's rims are tubeless. Open-class BMW and KTM adventurebikes have spoked rims that can be used tubeless.
Good point, although I'm not sure many riders know how to change spokes in a rim and the tire (I've had about 6 spokes changed out on my 1978 Suzuki GS500E and watching the mechanic do it, I'm not sure I can install+lace them that well). I guess considering a mag rim would be "less reliable" vs spokes, but fixing spokes would be a real PITA, I think I'd go with a mag rim still, but that's just me. :)

Good question about if they are tubeless or not. If it run a tube, that would be a little easier to change a tire I would think.

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Re: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Coolness Factor = 78.8%

Unread post by High_Side » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:42 pm

I can't believe that I missed this! I like the bike and after trying a lot of "real"adventure riding on my Multistrada (230km of gravel on Sat alone), I need something much more dirt oriented but still able to tour effectively on pavement too. This bike looks pretty great. The wheels are the correct size and the spokes will be much more durable bouncing off of rocks. Ducati is also proving to be miserable pr!cks to deal with and as much as I like the Multi, the things that go with it are wearing thin. The Honda will likely be very Honda-like and a lot more durable. I'll need to see how the initial reports are but this could be my next bike. :)

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