Honda has quietly updated their initial information regarding the CRF-1000L Africa Twin released late last month.
At first we were told that US market bikes would only be available with ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) when optioned with the DCT. That's no longer the case.
ABS and HSTC will be standard on all versions of the Africa Twin, US market included. This differs from their strategy with the NC700X.
We're not sure what Honda's motivations are but it certainly reduces manufacturing parameters, leaving only one changeable variable, the gearbox.
Prices are likely to remain unannounced until Honda's press launch in October.