2019 Honda Africa Twin – Coming Soon!

2019 Honda CRF1000L1 Africa Twin (Standard Size Tank):

Photo credit: Honda South Africa

Key Feature Changes on 2019 Standard Tank Africa Twin

1.1 Engine management electronics

  • TBW (Throttle by Wire) brings with it 3 rider modes to tailor engine character and traction
  • The riding modes are comprised of different levels of Power (P), Engine Braking (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
  • HSTC now has 7 levels and OFF
  • New intake design and exhaust aid mid-range response
  • New exhaust also designed to improve engine note
  • New lighter balance shaft weight
  • New lithium-ion battery saves 2.3 kg and enhances durability
  • Power is smooth and consistent, with linear torque delivery
  • Assist/slipper clutch helps upshifts and downshifts
  • Wet weight 2kg lighter at 230kg (MT version)
  • Rider foot pegs and pillion foot peg hangers redesigned for off-road use
  • Stainless steel spokes improve durability and ease of care
  • New Emergency Stop Signal function for rear indicators

1.2 CRF1000D1 Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

  • Super-fast, seamless gear changes in Manual Transmission (MT) or Automatic D mode
  • S mode (with 3 levels) revs higher and downshifts sooner, for aggressive riding
  • G switch improves rear wheel traction when off-road
  • Incline detection adapts shift pattern depending on road gradient

2. Accessories

A full range of genuine Honda accessories are available for the CRF1000L Africa Twin, including:

  • Top box and inner bags
  • Touring bags
  • Frame guard
  • Smoke screen
  • High screen
  • Upper and lower wind deflectors
  • Rubber pillion footpegs
  • DCT foot shifter
  • Heated grips
  • 12V socket
  • Fog lamps with cowl mounting bar
  • Wheel stripes
  • Alarm system
  • Centre stand
  • Sump guard
  • Lower and higher seats
  • Quick shifter

Available in these TWO colours only:
Matt Ballistic Black and Grand Prix Red / previously Rally Red

Recommended Retail Price:
CRF1000A (Man) L1 R181 500 Including VAT
CRF1000 DCT L1 R193 999 Including VAT

2019 CRF1000 L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports (Big Tank):

Key Features on 19YM Big Tank Africa Twin Adventure Sport

  • Longer travel suspension, flatter seat and more upright riding position
  • Extended fairing protection and taller screen
  • Heated grips as standard plus AC charging socket
  • Rider’s foot pegs/pillion foot peg hangers designed for off-road use
  • Stainless steel spokes offer durability and ease of care
  • Emergency Stop Signal function for rear indicators
  • Throttle By Wire (TBW) brings with it 3 rider modes to tailor engine character and traction. The riding modes are comprised of different levels of Power (P), Engine Braking (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
  • HSTC now has 7 levels and OFF
  • New intake design and exhaust aid mid-range response
  • New exhaust also designed to improve engine note
  • New lighter balance shaft weight
  • New lithium-ion battery saves 2.3 kg and enhances durability
  • Power is smooth and consistent, with linear torque delivery
  • Assist/slipper clutch helps upshifts and downshifts

Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

  • Super-fast, seamless gear changes in Manual Transmission (MT) or Automatic D mode
  • S mode (with 3 levels) revs higher and downshifts sooner, for aggressive riding
  • G switch improves rear wheel traction when off-road
  • Incline detection adapts shift pattern depending on road gradient

Accessories

A full range of genuine Honda accessories are available for the CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports, including:

  • Touring bags
  • Rubber pillion footpegs
  • DCT foot shifter
  • Fog lamps
  • Wheel stripes
  • Alarm system
  • Centre stand
  • Sump guard
  • Two types of lower seat
  • Quickshifter
  • Tank Bag

Available in ONE colour only:
Pearl Glare White

Recommended Retail Price:
CRF1000A (Man) L2 R 196 500 Including VAT
CRF1000 DCT L2 R 208 990 Including VAT

Technical Specifications for both Africa Twin Standard & Big Tank:

AfricaTwin                                            (Standard Tank) Africa Twin            (Big Tank)
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and uni-cam Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Displacement 998cm3 998cm3
Bore & Stroke 92.0 x 75.1mm 92.0 x 75.1mm
Max. Power Output 70kW/7,500rpm (95/1/EC) 70kW/7,500rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 99Nm/6,000rpm (95/1/EC) 99Nm/6,000rpm (95/1/EC)
FUEL SYSTEM
Fuel Capacity 18.8 litres 24.2 litres
Fuel consumption (WMTC mode) MT: 21.7 km/l (WMTC) MT: 21.7 km/l (WMTC)
DCT: 21.8 km/l (WMTC) DCT: 21.8 km/l (WMTC)
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch
DCT: 2 Wet multiple clutches DCT: 2 Wet multiple clutches
Gearbox / Transmission Type Constant mesh 6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes Constant mesh 6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain O-ring sealed chain
FRAME
Type Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,335 x 930 x 1,475mm 2,340 x 930 x 1,570mm
Wheelbase 1,575mm 1,580mm
Seat Height (STD position / Low position) 870/850mm 900/920mm
Ground Clearance 250mm 270mm
Kerb Weight 230 kg (MT), 240kg (DCT) 243 kg (MT), 253kg (DCT)
Turning Radius 2.6m 2.6m
SUSPENSION
Suspension (front) Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustment, 230mm stroke, 204mm axle travel Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with hydraulic dial-style preload and damping (compression & rebound) adjuster, 252mm stroke, 224mm axle travel
Suspension (rear) Mono block cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 220 mm rear wheel travel, 94 mm axle stroke Mono block cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 240 mm rear wheel travel, 101 mm stroke
WHEELS
Wheels Front Wire spoke with aluminium rim Wire spoke with aluminium rim
Wheels Rear Wire spoke with aluminium rim Wire spoke with aluminium rim
Rim Size Front 21M/C x MT2.15 21M/C x MT2.15
Rim Size Rear 18M/C x MT4.00 18M/C x MT4.00
Tyres Front 90/90-R21 tube type 90/90-21 tube type
Tyres Rear 150/70-R18 tube type 150/70-R18 tube type
BRAKES
ABS system type 2-Channel with rear ABS off switch 2-Channel with rear ABS off switch
 Type Front 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Type Rear 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 1-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model with additional slide type 1-piston caliper 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 1-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model with additional slide type 1-piston caliper
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments Rally style negative LCD instrument display including: Riding Modes, Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, Gear position, ABS, HSTC, Odometer, Trip and Clock Rally style negative LCD instrument display including: Riding Modes, Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, Gear position, ABS, HSTC, Odometer, Trip and Clock
Headlight Dual LED (1 High/1 Low) Dual LED (1 High/1 Low)
Taillight LED LED
Indicators LED LED

 

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