Honda launches new Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin at a price tag of Ex-Showroom Delhi Africa Twin Rs.1323140.
In 1986 the legendary NXR650 made its debut at the Dakar Rally and the dream of winning the most demanding off-road race in the world came true and did it again in ‘87, ‘88, and ’89, and the winning went into the original XRV650 Africa Twin which later became the now legendary XRV750 Africa Twin, after four years of development, it’s at the very heart of the new CRF1000L Africa Twin.
Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin Features:
The brakes (ABS) feature 310mm ‘wave’ style, twin floating front discs with Nissin 4-pot radial calipers for plenty of feel and strong stopping power. Rear disc is a 256mm ‘wave’ style with a 1-pot caliper. Off-road riders will appreciate the fact that they can turn the ABS function off for the rear wheel
- Rally Style Rider Console
Rally style negative LCD instrument display including: Riding Modes, Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, Gear position, HSTC, Odometer, Trip Clock and ABS Indicator. The introduction of TBW greatly expands the choices available to the rider to manage engine output, feel and rear wheel traction. The new HSTC system features 7 Levels – from Level 1, for aggressive riding off-road to Level 7 for maximum sense of security on slippery, wet tarmac. It remains possible to turn HSTC completely OFF.
- LED Winkers and Taillights
The indicators and tail light of the Africa Twin, also, have the LED Lights. The Indicators are now enable with Auto Cancel Feature, wherein the system compares the front and rear wheel speed difference and calculates when to Automatically Cancel the indicators relative to the situation.
- The “G” Switch
The African Twin is also equipped with a G Switch, which responds to the unique needs of off-road riding by providing half-clutch control that responds directly to throttle operation. This feature really comes into its own when negotiating big rifts in the road surface. Hit the ‘G’ switch and traction is improved throughout all modes. There’s also a unique incline detection feature – just what you need when faced with a loose, steep track or dune – so you’ll be in full control of any situation.
- Suit Yourself Riding Modes
In DCT, Three modes of operation are available. Automatic D mode is ideal for city and highway riding, and achieves optimum fuel efficiency. Automatic S mode offers three levels of sportier riding as the ECU lets the engine rev a little higher before shifting up, and shifts down sooner when decelerating for extra engine braking.
Front Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted (Upside Down) telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustment, 230mm stroke. Rear: Monoblock cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 220 mm rear wheel travel.
- Manual Shift Selector
In either D or S mode, DCT offers immediate manual intervention if required – the rider simply selects the required gear using the up and down shift triggers on the left handlebar. At an appropriate time DCT seamlessly reverts back to automatic mode, depending on throttle angle, vehicle speed and gear position.
Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin Specifications:
Type Liquid Cooled, 4 stroke, SI Engine, No. of cylinder Two, Displacement 999.11 cc, Max net power 65.4 kW (89PS) @ 7500 rpm, Max net torque 93.1 Nm@6000 rpm, Bore 92.000 mm, Stroke 75.148 mm, Compression ratio 10.0 : 1, Valve system Overhead Camshaft (OHC) Type, Fuel system Fuel Injection, Clutch Type Dual Clutch Transmission.
No of gears 6, Gear pattern N-1-2-3-4-5-6, Max speed 196 kmph
Length 2334 mm, Width 932 mm, Height 1478 mm Wheel base 1571 mm Ground clearance 251 mm, Kerb weight 243 Kg, Fuel tank capacity 18.8 Ltrs
Frame & Suspension
Frame type Semi Double Cradle, Front Inverted Telescopic Fork, Rear Pro-Link
Tyres & brakes
Tyre size (front) 90/90-21M/C 54H, Tyre size (Rear) 150/70R18M/C 70H, Tyre type (front) Tube Type, Tyre type (rear) Tube Type, ABS 2-channel with rear ABS off switch, Brake type & Dia (front) Hydraulic Double Disk 310 mm Brake type & Dia (rear) Hydraulic Disk 256 mm
Lithium-ion battery 12V 6A-h, Head lamp (LED) Hi 17W X 1, Low 18W X1
Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin Price:
Delhi Africa Twin Rs.1323140
Mumbai Africa Twin Rs.1330997
Chennai Africa Twin Rs.1337911
Kolkata-Barasat Africa Twin Rs.1332972