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Following months of tidbits from Motorcycle publications and general online chatter about the upcoming Africa Twin, a series of solid information has released outlining key information and details we need to know, all in right timing before the initial press launch this October. While you'll find that series of information below, it's not comprehensive but is the most available to date. Around the time of the October launch, expect to see Honda release a wealth of what you need to know.

For now, keep an eye on the forum for the latest news.>>



Specifications


Months of teasing and years of speculation have finally come to an end, the Africa Twin lives again.

The CRF1000L is a totally unique machine from the ground up, the 998cc parallel twin is all new, as is the new twin-spar cast aluminium chassis. Changing the game however is Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission, a first for off road motorcycles.

Some have lamented that the new CRF1000L does away with the V-Twin configuration of the original XRV Africa Twins, don't fret, P-Twins offer a far more versatile package. Its easier to cant a parallel twin forward then it is a V, which frees up space above and behind the cylinders.

The engine itself uses lessons learned from the CRF program, a 4 valve Unicam cylinder head helps keep the engine as compact as possible. The single camshaft shares the same lightweight construction with the CBR1000RR Fireblade.

Honda had this to say: "The engine’s short height contributes to the CRF1000L Africa Twin’s excellent ground clearance – another prerequisite for a true adventure machine. It also uses clever packaging of componentry to both dynamic and aesthetic effect. The water pump is housed within the clutch casing, and the water and oil pumps are driven by a shared balancer shaft. Further reducing engine size is the lower crankcase design, which stores the oil and houses the pressure-fed pump.”

Look for the CRF1000L Africa Twin in dealers across Europe by this fall and on North American shores by early 2016. European base model pricing begins at €12,100. Europe will have the choice of HRC Tricolor (white), CRF Rally (red) and Ballistic Black, while North Aericam shoppers will be offered the AT in Silver or CRF Rally (red).

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Release Date


American Honda has confirmed that the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will be in U.S. dealers early next year(2016).
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Press Launch In October


The official press launch of the CRF-AT will take place in October. Not sure if we'll need to wait until then for a pricing breakdown... but I did just read that ABS and TC would be standard in the US now...
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Price


I looked at three different sites and the prices are the same but it's listed in Australian dollars.

The price in Australian dollars is as follows:

$15,499 for the base model
$16,999 for the ABS model
$17,999 for ABS-DCT model

Here's a bit of conversion from The Ride Advice.
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Pictures

So far, Honda Global has released the following 2 pictures of the 2016 Africa Twin, stay tuned for more!







 

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Thanks for the update and I'm glad to see that it'll arrive in the U.S right at the beginning of riding season. Since the water pump is housed in the clutch casing, will the size of the casing be above average?
 

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Thanks for the update and I'm glad to see that it'll arrive in the U.S right at the beginning of riding season. Since the water pump is housed in the clutch casing, will the size of the casing be above average?
I just hope that there aren't any delays in it making its way to market since we'll want to make the most of the riding season! Hate when bikes come out mid-season.

I live in a condo, so i'm at a bit of an advantage.
 

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If it comes out late in the season I may just wait till the next one. No point in riding the Africa Twin for a very short amount of time and then winterizing it.
 

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I will gamble and buy it whenever it's available, but not be gung-ho about winterizing
it for these harsh winters we have down here in Florida :)

I had to, sorry. Yeah, but maybe this storm we are about to experience might destroy my motorcycle winterizing structure. I can move my bikes into the basement. Wait, we don't' have those here.

Stay safe.
Jim in Florida
 

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I will gamble and buy it whenever it's available, but not be gung-ho about winterizing
it for these harsh winters we have down here in Florida :)

I had to, sorry. Yeah, but maybe this storm we are about to experience might destroy my motorcycle winterizing structure. I can move my bikes into the basement. Wait, we don't' have those here.

Stay safe.
Jim in Florida
Maybe you should look into the Africa Twin Snorkle option for Florida residents. Let's the bike operate underwater.>:)
 
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