VisorDown’s sources at Honda are saying that the CRF1000L will be getting a few minor updates for 2017.
Maybe Honda has finally taken notice of the few gripes some riders have with the Africa Twin and they plan to fix a few of them for 2017. Right now, we only know that a new set of stainless steel wheel spokes may be introduced next year because current AT owners have been reporting corrosion problems and they’re finding it difficult to keep them clean. Another rumored update is the cruise control which could come standard.
If they took a look at our AT dislikes thread, Honda would find much they can improve on for the next model year. Maybe change out the readout display so that it no longer uses negative LCD or look into the false neutrals that members seem to be experiencing, sometimes even regularly.
Honda has not officially confirmed these rumors yet but maybe they’ll give us a hint at the upcoming Intermot bike show. What other little bugs are you hoping Honda will fix next year?