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.
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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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 Type||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam|
|Max. Power Output||70kW/7,500rpm (95/1/EC)|
|Max. Torque||98Nm/6,000rpm (95/1/EC)|
|Bore & Stroke||92.0 & 75.1mm|
|Clutch||Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch|
|Final Drive||O-ring sealed chain|
|Gearbox / Transmission Type||Constant 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 Type||Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe|
|Dry Weight||208kg (STD), 212 kg (ABS), 222kg (DCT)|
|Kerb Weight||228kg (STD), 232 kg (ABS), 242kg (DCT)|
|Fuel Capacity||18.8 litres|
|Length x Width x Height||2,335 x 875 x 1,475mm (STD), 2,335 x 930 x 1,475mm (ABS/DCT)|
|Seat Height (STD position / Low position)||870/850mm|
|ABS system type||ABS* 2-Channel with rear ABS off switch (* ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)|
|Brakes Front||310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers (*ABS) and sintered metal pads|
|Brakes Rear||256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper (*ABS) and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model.|
|Wheels Front||Wire spoke with aluminium rim|
|Wheels Rear||Wire spoke with aluminium rim|
|Rim Size Front||21M/C x MT2.15|
|Rim Size Rear||18M/C x MT4.00|
|Tyres Front||90/90-R21 tube type|
|Tyres Rear||150/70-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