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Honda Leaks CRF1000 Africa Twin Photos + Specs

Chaparral Motorsports
July 23, 2015

[caption id="attachment_47374" align="alignright" width="300"]2016 Honda Africa Twin Leaked Photos 2016 Honda Africa Twin Leaked Photo[/caption]

Remember the adventure bike prototype Honda displayed at EICMA, well it's real and it's coming to America. Details were sparse until now! American Honda confirmed that the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will be in U.S. dealers early next year. The CRF1000 is a nod to the Africa Twin from the late '80s.

Early this morning on Facebook, Honda Portugal posted and removed the apparent spec sheet for the CRF1000L Africa Twin. A video was uncovered by ADVPulse, and appears to be the sixth episode of Honda's "True Adventure" series.

The ADV bike will weigh 534 lbs. with a full 5-gallon fuel tank, compared to the BMW R1200GS claiming 525 pounds, fully-fuelled. Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission appears to be optional. Shift the 6-speed gearbox with your toe, and the claim drops to 502 lbs., which is pretty light in this class. he Africa Twin appears to be aimed more toward serious "adventure" riders than ones who stick mostly to pavement.

Honda Africa Twin Video

Leaked 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Specifications
Engine Type Cooling by liquid, 4-stroke, 8-valve, two parallel cylinders, crankshaft 270 and Unicam system
Displacement Engine 998cc
Maximum power 70 kW (93.9hp) @ 7500 rpm
Maximum torque 98 N.m (72.3 lb-ft.) @ 6000 rpm
Bore x Stroke 92.0 x 75.1 mm
Clutch Wet, multi-disc with coil springs
Final transmission Chain sealed by O-rings
Type Gearbox / Transmission 6-speed manual / 6-speed DCT with driving modes for on-road and off-road
HSTC system (Honda Selectable Torque Control) HSTC 3 levels + interrupter switch-off (only versions ABS and DCT, not the STD version)
Frame Type Semi-double cradle steel; rear sub-frame in high-strength steel
Turning diameter 2.5m
Dry weight 208 kg/458 lb (STD), 212 kg/467 lb (ABS), 222kg/489 lb (DCT)
Curb weight 228 kg/502 lb (STD), 232 kg/511 lb (ABS), 242kg/534 lb (DCT)
Fuel tank capacity 18.8 l (5 gallons)
Length x Width x Height 2,335mm x 875mm x 1,475mm (STD) 2,335mm x 930mm x 1,475mm (ABS / DCT)
Wheelbase 1,575mm (62.0 inches)
Seat height (STD / lowered) 870 / 850mm (34.3 inches/33.5 inches)
Ground clearance 250mm (9.82 inches)
ABS system ABS 2 channels switch off the rear ABS (ABS and DCT versions only)
Front brakes Two 310 mm floating discs, radial calipers hub and 4 pistons (ABS) and sintered pads
Rear brakes A floating disc 256 mm a 2-piston calipers (ABS) and sintered pads. DCT version also includes parking brake system.
Front wheel wire-spoke with aluminum rim
Rear wheel wire-spoke with aluminum rim
Front wheel 21 m / c x MT2.15
Rear wheel 18 m/c x MT4.00
Front tire 90/90-R21 with tube
Rear Tire Size 90/90-R21 with tube
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