I would like to officially welcome MotoMachines to the supporting Vendor program! They have chosen to help support the forum and are an awesome company! Moto Machines is the official USA importer of fine Hepko Becker accessories and they offer so many Africa Twin parts that you will all love. I have done business with these guys in the past and they are so easy to work with, their communication and commitment to customer service is phenomenal. I am so proud to have them on board our forum! Please help me in welcoming Moto Machines to our fine forum!
What's a forum owner gotta do to get one of these press invites?
Quote: "The Honda Africa Twin is the same weight, power, and price of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000, another bike I love. It’s also about 1,000x better off road. The next off road adventure bikes, at least in terms of price, are the Triumph Tiger CX ($12,500), BMW 800 GSA ($13,695), Yamaha Super Tenere ($15,090), KTM 1190 Adventure R ($16,999), and BMW R 1200 GSA ($18,340). The Honda Africa Twin is better than all of them when it comes to the dirt." Link to article http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/ride-review-the-2016-honda-africa-twin-is-exactly-what-1748124826
So, what do you guys think of the layout of the LCD controls for the Africa Twin? We have heard reports that the LCD is difficult to see on bright sunny days, which could be an issue for most of us but I will personally hold judgement until I ride it myself. Also interesting, a "Parking" indicator for the DCT model?
Since late last year, when Honda started dropping hints about a new Dual sport machine coming out, the interwebs have been buzzing about this new Africa Twin CRF1000L by Honda. Many discussions and arguments have been had over specs, details and pricing and now we finally know how much this bike will cost. The 2016 Honda Africa Twin MSRP is $12,999 USD for the six-speed transmission and $13,699 for the DCT version. Both models come with ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The HSTC Torque Control be turned fully off. The ABS only allows the rear wheel to be turned off, but how many people are needing to power slide the front tire off road? I'm willing to bet that most people will not be affected. So far, all reports state that the DSC transmission is a gift from the motorcycle Gods offroad, making the bike almost impossible to stall even when idling thru sand, whereas the clutch model feels like it would stall while idling across sketchy terrain. While BMW and KTM Purists may be snubbing their proverbial noses at this bike, many riders recognize Honda as a true leader in trouble free motorcycle ownership and customer satisfaction. Let's face it, most Honda bikes just plain run for very many years and provide trouble free riding for those who choose to ride the red winged bikes. Odds are that the Africa Twin will cost much less to insure than the heavier bike from Europe, as well. With an 8000 Kilometer oil change interval and Honda level of long lasting performance and low maintenance, the Africa Twin is sure to be a hit for those who ride offroad, and those who want to look like they ride of road. We here at the Honda Africa Twin forum are pretty excited about this new bike from Honda.
Looks like one lucky person will be delivering presents on his new Africa Twin, damn Europeans! Happy thanksgiving to our US members and Happy Holidays to everyone worldwide from the Africa Twin forum!
Finally, an adventure bike for those who actually plan on going off road. The CRF family has expanded all the way to 1000cc's and offroad adventurer's all over the world are dropping deposits on this fabulous new bike. Africa Twin CRF1000L Technical Specifications Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and Unicam Engine Displacement 998cc Bore x Stroke 92.0 x 75.1 mm Clutch Wet, multi-plate with coil springs, aluminum cam assist and slipper clutch Final Drive O-ring sealed chain Gearbox/Transmission Type Constant mesh 6-speed manual / 6-speed DCT with on- and off-road riding modes Honda Selectable Torque Control System (HSTC) HSTC 3-levels + switch-off (DCT/ABS model only, not on STD model) Frame Type Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear sub-frame Turning Radius 8’2″ Curb Weight 503 lb. (STD), 534 lb. (DCT/ABS) Fuel Capacity 4.96 gallons Length x Width x Height 91.9 x 34.4 x 58.1 inches (STD), 91.9 x 36.6 x 58.1 inches (DCT/ABS) Wheelbase 62.0 inches Seat Height (STD position / Low position) 34.3/33.5 inches Ground Clearance 9.8 inches ABS system type ABS 2-channel with rear ABS off switch (DCT/ABS model only, not on STD model) Front Brakes 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminum hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads Rear Brake 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT/ABS model Front Wheel Wire spoke with aluminum rim Rear Wheel Wire spoke with aluminum rim Front Rim Size 21M/C x MT2.15 Rear Rim Size 18M/C x MT4.00 Front Tire 90/90-R21 tube type Rear Tire 150/70-R18 tube type
At Touratech-USA, we're really excited about the new Africa Twin and we started last year to create parts for it that will make it even more ready to take on the world. Our motorcycle accessories set the standard for adventure motorcycles and we can't wait to take the Touratech outfitted Africa Twin around the world!
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