It has been expected, but now we finally have all the official details of the new bike trail adventurous Honda. After numerous leaks advances and it is time to know everything about the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L, including accessories. The heiress of the mythical XRV750 Africa Twin is a bike derived from the raids that come the end of 2015 at a price from 12,700 euros. Halfway therefore between the cheapest and the most expensive and with a strong interest in the balance in all sections trail.
Honda has confirmed that the first 125 reservations will receive as a gift a book edited with care in the history of the Honda Africa Twin and Tripmaster Rally Navegation Solutions XL2. This tool serves as a board computer with a large display with information such as the total distance along a route, partial routing time, average speed, etc.
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.
Valid for A2 license
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 is fair to limit the card facing A2. Also advocates 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 easier to drive, 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 disconnect-able 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 fully adjustable Showa suspension . Special mention for the Honda Selectable Torque Control with three positions to get an adequate supply of power to the road or the ski field as occasion demands.
In terms of accessories available across the range as befits a motorcycle adventurer will top box, panniers rigid, smoked screen, larger windshield, additional wind deflectors, footrests for passenger comfort, especially for the DST change , heated grips, 12V socket, anti-fog dome lights or theft.
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