Big new’s people, Honda is delighted to announce the return of one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names – the Africa Twin. Having clearly shown the direction of its development and intent with the reveal of the True Adventure prototype at EICMA in November 2014, Honda can now confirm that the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will be in dealers across Europe in late 2015. Check out Honda’s latest video of the Africa Twin, it will get make you want to get off road and explore.
This is a true motorcycle built on sport pedigree, race experience and extreme sports and here’s why. The Honda Africa Twin has a reputation of being one of the most reliable, versatile and proven adventure motorcycle ever produced. In 1984 Honda decided to develop the NXR750 to compete in the legendary overland race that is the Paris-Dakar, one of the most punishing and gruelling races in history. Dominating from the start the it got the crown of the first water cooled bike to win the competition and managed to do so for a further four years. Gaining a vast amount of knowledge from there wins in the Paris-Dakar Honda set about building a long distance touring bike capable of tackling any terrain. In 1988 the XRV650 Africa Twin legend was born and painted the racing colours as a homage to the original NXR750 race bike. It’s a true machine spawned from racing.
As usual Honda learn over the years packing new features and tech in there new bikes, this one is now different with the introduction of Honda’s Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology. The DCT for the Africa Twin has been specially programmed to provide the off-road ability with which the Africa Twin is synonymous. With a large capacity engine the new CRF1000 will be well powered with plenty torque to get you out of any bother. The all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin is set to redefine expectations of just what a large-capacity adventure motorcycle can and should be capable of, both on and off-road, and opens an entirely new chapter in Honda’s illustrious history of dual-purpose motorcycles made for true adventure. Not only is it packed with tech but it looks pretty damn cool in red and white, with mainly black and grey engines parts making it look pretty mean.