Honda has recently let out some more detail on the all new 2016 African Twin and I must say this bike is pretty darn nice. For the most part Honda has always built tough reliable Motorcycles that will run for a long time and treat you well for the money spent. With the new Africa Twin is going to up the ante in the on road off road market with this new heavy hitter! See the all new 2016 Africa Twin in action below from their final episode What it’s like to ride the new Africa Twin
Check out these specs from Honda.
Honda also provided some details about the optional Dual Clutch Transmission. Since it uses a common crankcase, the DCT powertrain is the same width as that of the manual transmission version.
In standard manual mode, the rider shifts using triggers on the left handlebar. Of the two automatic modes, D is designed fuel efficiency and comfort, while S is for extra performance. Additionally, there are three shift schedules from which to choose: S1, S2, and S3.
For smoothness and improved control, the DCT will partially disengage the clutch in certain low-speed maneuvers to reduce the effects that quick throttle movements have on the machine. In G mode, the ADV mode, Honda has made the connection to the between throttle and rear wheel more direct.
The new CRF1000L’s DCT also has one other neat feature: incline detection. While you’re riding uphill, upshifts are delayed to keep rpm in the thicker part of the powerband; while you’re going downhill, DCT downshifts sooner for more engine braking.
When the new 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin arrives early next year, it will be available in two colors: Red/Black/White or Silver.
2016 Honda CRF1000L
ENGINE TYPE Liquid-cooled SOHC 8-valve parallel twin with 270-degree crank
BORE x STROKE 92.0 x 75.1mm
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
TUNING RADIUS 8 ft., 2 in.
CURB WEIGHT 503 lb. (STD), 534 lb. (DCT/ABS)
FUEL CAPACITY 4.96 gal.
WIDTH 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 in.
SEAT HEIGHT (STD POSITION / LOW POSITION) 34.3/33.5 in.
GROUND CLEARANCE 9.8 in.
ABS 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 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
This bike looks to pretty darn HOT and I would to take the new Honda Africa Twin out for a nice afternoon beating! How about you? let us know in the comments below.