Honda has announced the UK pricing and specification for its CRF1000L Africa Twin on the day of its British unveiling at Motorcycle Live. Two variants of the latest incarnation of Honda’s adventure bike will be available.
The ABS-spec variant model comes with switchable ABS at the rear wheel and is priced at £10,499 (approximately Rs 10.53 lakh). Africa Twin will also be offered in Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) trim that will come at a price tag of £11,299 (approximately Rs 11.33 lakh). Both models are equipped with multi-mode Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), which enables the rider to choose the level of rear wheel spin and ABS intervention.
The DCT model features an all-new version of Honda’s transmission system. In ‘S’ mode, three levels of sports performance, with swifter downshifts and the ability to hold a higher or lower gear, make it possible for the rider to tailor gearbox response to their preferred riding style.
The DCT system also operates with ‘adaptive clutch capability control’ which is claimed to give a natural, feathered clutch feel at low speed. Another feature of the DCT evolution on Africa Twin, delivering essential off-road performance, is a new ‘G’ mode. At the touch of a button, the clutch system is altered to give a more direct drive.
Another aspect of the Africa Twin DCT system, which is aimed to enhance its adventure capability, is incline detection. This adapts the gear shift pattern depending on the grade of any incline, to provide optimum control.
2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the first of four consecutive Paris-Dakar wins for the original Africa Twin. To celebrate the launch of its successor, coinciding with this milestone, Honda is offering a limited edition, Africa Twin branded TripMaster and 80-page heritage book for the first 350 pre-order customers in the UK.