Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin adventure tourer reportedly heading to India, launch expected at the 2016 Auto Expo

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According to a new report released by Indian automotive magazine Evo India, Honda will launch its new 2016 Africa Twin, officially known as CRF1000L, for the Indian market at the 2016 Auto Expo. Revealed in July 2015, the Africa Twin is an adventure tourer motorcycle that is claimed to have been equipped with a potent engine and dynamic chassis ready to cover continents on or off-road.

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The Africa Twin features a dual headlight setup and comes equipped with a 18.8-litre of fuel tank. The seat height can be adjusted by 20mm to either 870mm or 850mm. Internationally. the CRF1000L Africa Twin is available in three colour options – CRF Rally, Tricolour and Black.

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Click here to read a detailed report on the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Mechanically, the CRF1000L Africa Twin’s 998cc parallel twin power plant draws heavily on Honda’s off-road race experience in the form of the CRF250R/450R competition machines. The engine uses the same four-valve Unicam head design for compact overall dimensions. Churning out 94 bhp of power at 7500 rpm and 98 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm, the adventurer tourer is available with two gearboxes – a six speed manual and a six speed DCT with on- and off-road riding modes.

Here are the technical specifications of the Honda Africa Twin:

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Engine Displacement998cm3
Max. Power Output70kW/7,500rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque98Nm/6,000rpm (95/1/EC)
Bore & Stroke92.0 & 75.1mm
ClutchWet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch
Final DriveO-ring sealed chain
Gearbox / Transmission TypeConstant mesh 6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes
Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC)* HSTC 3-levels +  Switch Off (*ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)
Frame TypeSteel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe
Turning Radius2.5m
Dry Weight208kg (STD), 212 kg (ABS), 222kg (DCT)
Kerb Weight228kg (STD), 232 kg (ABS), 242kg (DCT)
Fuel Capacity18.8 litres
Length x Width x Height2,335 x 875 x 1,475mm (STD), 2,335 x 930 x 1,475mm (ABS/DCT)
Wheelbase1,575mm
Seat Height (STD position / Low position)870/850mm
Ground Clearance250mm
ABS system typeABS* 2-Channel with rear ABS off switch (* ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)
Brakes Front310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers (*ABS) and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper (*ABS) and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model.
Wheels FrontWire spoke with aluminium rim
Wheels RearWire spoke with aluminium rim
Rim Size Front21M/C x MT2.15
Rim Size Rear18M/C x MT4.00
Tyres Front90/90-R21 tube type
Tyres Rear150/70-R18 tube type

The motorcycle, as reported, will be launched at the 2016 Auto Expo. We would be covering the motoring event LIVE to bring you all the updates so stay tuned for all the latest news. Do share your views with us through the comments section below.

Source: Evo India

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