It has been expected, but finally we have all the official details of the new bike trail adventurous Honda. After multiple advances and leaks it is time to know everything about the Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L 2015, the heir of the legendary XRV750 Africa Twin. This new bike derived from the raids come in the third quarter of 2015 at a price from 12,700 euros. Halfway therefore between the cheapest and the most expensive trail.
The bike is a link between the present and the past, as you can see that retains the double optical characteristic of the Africa Twin XRV650 late 80s; but everything I learned in the Dakar Rally in recent years with HRC since 2013. And that moment has not yet winning Honda on his return to the hardest raid of the world as it did in its day with the Africa Twin Original.
License valid for A2
The 2015 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L equips a parallel twin engine of 998 cc yielding 95 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 98 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Maybe not a lot of power regarding maxitrail, but it’s fair to limit A2 facing the card. Besides betting on a content consumption in combination with a fuel tank of 18.8 liters leave the theoretical range over 400 kilometers.
Honda has confirmed that the Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L option equips an evolution of its dual-clutch DCT change specially adapted for off-road use. It is the first bike trail that equips a change of this nature. A priori easy driving, but the problem is that this transmission bears Kerb weight from 228 kilos in the 242 standard version with DCT. ABS brakes adapted for off-road use (thus disconnectable) are also available as an option.
Trail adapted to reality
Continuing its chassis equipped with wheels 21 and 18 inches respectively, dual front brake 310 mm and 4-piston rear 256 mm (with Nissin calipers), seat height 870 mm disc from 850 mm or Showa fully adjustable suspensions . Special mention for the Honda Selectable Torque Control with three positions to better adapt to the road or the ski field as occasion demands.