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2018 Honda Africa Twin

2018 Honda Africa Twin
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  • Honda Africa Twin
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    Parallel-Twin
  • Displacement:
    998 cc
  • Price:
    13499
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Back From Fat Camp, The Africa Twin Is Badder Than Ever

Honda gives its CRF1000L “Africa Twin” a complete overhaul for the 2018 model year, a rebuild so complete that the new version shares not a single part with the old, according to the factory. Engine improvements include both hardware and software that starts with a Throttle-by-Wire system that enables even more electronic wizardry under the hood, as it were. The improvements make their way into the gearboxes on both the manual tranny and the optional, auto-shifting DCT. Safety gets a buff as well with a handful of new features such as the Emergency Stop Signal feature that flashes the hazards during hard braking actions. There’s plenty more packed in there, so let’s go ahead and get into the details.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda Africa Twin.

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2018 Honda Africa Twin

2018 Honda Africa Twin

Back From Fat Camp, The Africa Twin Is Badder Than Ever

Honda gives its CRF1000L “Africa Twin” a complete overhaul for the 2018 model year, a rebuild so complete that the new version shares not a single part with the old, according to the factory. Engine improvements include both hardware and software that starts with a Throttle-by-Wire system that enables even more electronic wizardry under the hood, as it were. The improvements make their way into the gearboxes on both the manual tranny and the optional, auto-shifting DCT. Safety gets a buff as well with a handful of new features such as the Emergency Stop Signal feature that flashes the hazards during hard braking actions. There’s plenty more packed in there, so let’s go ahead and get into the details.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda Africa Twin.

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2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Not A ’Soccer Mom’s SUV’ Equivalent Of An Adventure Bike

Honda’s Africa Twin Adventure Sports makes the jump from concept to production to further expand the CRF1000L lineup. This newest model — dubbed the CRF1000L2 — brings a decidedly more rugged visage to the table along with the same 998 cc powerplant that drives its more street-centric adventure siblings. I submit to you that the importance of this model goes beyond a handful of special features and a clever name; in a way, it fulfills the promise of the capabilities implicit with the “Africa Twin” moniker. The updated engine churns out 94 ponies with street-knobbies to put the power to the pavement and an updated suspension system to keep the rough roads and trails from rattling the fillings out of your head. What else has Honda done to capitalize on the popularity of its original AT models? Plenty, not only on this specific model, but across the whole range.

Continue reading for my look at the Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports.

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Honda might be working on a smaller Africa Twin

Honda might be working on a smaller Africa Twin

The little-ADV will cater new riders looking for an easy yet tough machine

What saw as Honda’s grand comeback to the ADV world, the CRF 1000L Africa Twin was one of the perfectly balanced machines from the Honda stable, a trait that is synonymous to a majority of the brand’s line-up. A lot of time had gone to engineer it and making it work better on multiple riding conditions and so it does effortlessly without any compromise.

It does, however, has a major drawback. It’s like a double-edged sword actually. Being big, heavy and powerful, its perfect for pro-riders, but for folks entering the segment will steer away from it for the same reasons.

Luckily Honda knows this and is working on to get a smaller adventure motorcycle that can be more accessible and easier to ride for beginners, and for those who want something more nimble and down to earth.

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Honda launched the rugged new variant of the Africa twin: Adventure Sport

Honda launched the rugged new variant of the Africa twin: Adventure Sport

The wild one gets bigger teeth and claw to take up anything coming its way

What saw as Honda’s grand comeback to the ADV world, the CRF 1000L Africa Twin was one of the perfectly balanced machines from the Honda stable, a trait that is synonymous to a majority of the brand’s line-up. A lot of time had gone to engineer it and making it work better on multiple riding conditions and so it does effortlessly without any compromise.

For 2018, the Japanese Red Winger has updated the Africa Twin and added another model by giving it a more off-road focused equipment list that will include a larger fuel tank, crash cage and more. It is here to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Honda’s XRV650 Africa Twin debuted in 1988. It’s called the 2018 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports or CRF1000L2 Africa Twin.

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Honda's Africa Twin to get tougher on the outside

Honda’s Africa Twin to get tougher on the outside

The Japanese is making it a more off-road capable machine

Almost 30 years ago, the Africa Twin had conquered the Paris-Dakar Rally with a 1-2-3 win in 1986. Last year, Honda re-imagined the same True Adventure spirit of the NXR750 and gave us the promising CRF 1000L Africa Twin.

For 2018, the Japanese Red Winger will update the Africa Twin by giving it a more off-road focused equipment list that will include a larger fuel tank, crash cage and more. It is expected to debut at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan.

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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Having won four successive Dakar Rallys with its NXR-750, Honda launched the original XRV650 Africa Twin in 1989. It was a lighter, higher-spec version that preceded the XRV750 Africa Twin — a dual-sport bike more closely modeled on the NXR-750 — which Honda produced until 2003. With the renewed and growing interest in the adventure-bike market, Honda is back with the CRF1000L Africa Twin.

In order to carry the legacy of the "Africa Twin" name, the designers focused hard on what made the original XRV750 Africa Twin such a great bike: off-road performance, on-road touring comfort, and the nimbleness and agility to be an all-purpose, everyday bike.

Released in the UK in late 2015 and slated for its U.S. debut in early 2016, the CRF1000L Africa Twin pays homage to its predecessors as well as embraces modern technology by offering Honda’s exclusive automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology, specifically developed and programmed to provide the off-road ability the Africa Twin legacy demands.

Continue reading for my look at the 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.

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