Honda CRF1000LA Africa Twin Adventure Sports

€15,900

Building on the CRF1000L Africa Twin impressive features and chassis the new CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports version extends the platform even further into long-range off-road ready territory.

A new version of Honda’s Africa Twin is ready for Adventure Sports in 2018, with larger fuel tank for a range of over 500km, higher riding position, greater ground clearance, heated grips, extended fairing plus longer travel suspension.

Description

Better riding position

The Africa Twin Adventure Sports’ steel semi-double cradle frame provides nimble on-road manners plus high-speed stability matched to genuine off-road ability, agility and strength. For extended off-road use the seat features a flatter profile – and is 50mm taller – than the standard CRF1000L Africa Twin

New styling

The Africa Twin Adventure Sports’ styling is less minimalist than the Africa Twin; the dual headlights are shared but it has a larger fairing matched with an 80mm taller screen to offer greater wind protection. It also features heated grips as standard plus an AC socket.

Caution

The rear indicators offer an Emergency Stop Signal function. The hazard lights flash, warning other road users a hard stop is in process. The indicators now also auto-cancel. Rather than using a simple timer, the system compares front and rear wheel speed difference and calculates when to cancel the indication relative to the situation.

Throttle by wire

The Africa Twin Adventure Sports’ 998cc SOHC 8-valve parallel-twin engine’s 2018 upgrade sees it receive Throttle By Wire (TBW) plus riding modes and expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).

Ground clearance

Good ground clearance – crucial to off-road performance – starts with a compact, short engine.
So the crankcases are split vertically; the water pump is housed within the clutch casing with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head. Manual and DCT versions of the engine share common crankcases with only minor external differences. There are also 3 levels of Power and Engine Braking available.

Long battery

New for 2018 a lithium-ion battery is 2.3kg lighter than the lead unit of the 2017 Africa Twin, and offers greater longevity, both in terms of life and the ability to hold onto a charge when left.