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It’s time for the adventures to begin. The Honda Africa Twin is possibly the most reliable, versatile, and proven adventure touring motorcycle ever produced. Big, bold, and powerful, it takes you anywhere you want to go with no fuss. The history of the Africa Twin and its origins is a story about the perfect combination of overland rallies, sharp business acumen, and technical brilliance. Now this classic Honda motorcycle is more popular than ever, as inspired travellers look for greater and more challenging roads to travel. And when the road disappears, the Honda Africa Twin just keeps on going – sure-footed, reliable, and strong enough to cope with any situation.
The dry-sump oil system with internal tank reduces engine height, giving this tourer a lower centre of gravity than you would normally expect from an endure-style motorcycle. Combined with the Unicam cylinder head and other design elements, this contributes to an extremely low engine height, which in turn results in generous ground clearance. Handling is improved, allowing you to tackle tougher roads and trails with ease, and with all the comfort you expect from a tourer.
The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin has been specifically designed for long journeys, so its seating position is upright and comfortable, taking the strain off your lower back and letting you adopt a more natural posture. Get off the bike at the end of the day as fresh as when you got on, or keep going for a few miles more and see what’s over the next horizon.
It’s been a long wait. But - trust us - it’s worth it. The all-new Honda Africa Twin is the machine that will let you wander wherever your adventures take you. The 998cc parallel twin uses Honda’s exclusive four-valve Unicam® cylinder-head design for smooth, tractable power.
Offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a new DCT transmission with selectable on- and off-road modes, both versions have ABS standard with rear ABS on/off and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).
The CRF1000L Africa Twin’s 998 cc parallel-twin fuel-injected engine draws heavily from Honda’s winning off-road racing bikes, including the CRF250R and CRF450R. So, while this bike may be an enduro-style tourer, it has Honda’s racing pedigree beating in its heart. Smooth power delivery makes this a sure-footed, reliable bike that has the grunt and low-end torque to get you up the steepest hills.
Four-valve Unicam cylinder head design has numerous performance benefits – including lighter weight and reduced gyro effect – while also contributing to the engine’s compact dimensions. A lightweight camshaft, which uses the same materials as the CBR1000RR’s camshaft, operates the valve train.
A 270-degree phased crankshaft gives the engine a distinctive sound and feel – almost like a V-twin – while helping to produce strong and linear power and instant response anywhere in the rev range. There’s a deep growl as the RPM rises that will be music to any petrolhead’s ears.
Find out more about the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin at your nearest Al-Futtaim Honda showroom today, and let the adventures begin.