MSN reports the price tag for Honda’s CRF1000L Africa Twin was recently released, and people may be surprised when they look at the numbers. With the manual edition listed at $13,999, the ‘rally color’ upgrade for $14,299, and the dual-clutch automated manual transmission trim a mere $14,999; the Africa Twin has a lower price than that of most its competitors. It is set to release in the early spring of 2016.
The automatic dual-clutch transmission brings three differing levels of sport mode, and G button which is quite useful for clutch engagement, as well as off-roading control, and all-around performance. As well, it has index-style gear buttons placed on the left grip, which allows riders to switch gears with their index finger and thumb; much like a mountain bike. A gear, which can be operated by your foot, can be added as an accessory.
Definitely something for those with a flare for adventure, the Africa Twin also features a 998cc SOHC parallel twin engine. With front suspension at 9.1 inches, as well as 8.7 inches behind; not to mention the compact battery/engine/oil placement, skid plate, and rubber-mounted handlebars – these features provide everything that is needed for someone who is heading down on the road less travelled. It also has a 21-inch front wheel, and 18-inch rear wheel to further enhance one’s off-roading experience.
To help with the transition of on/off-roading, the Africa Twin provides a remote adjustment dial for rear preload, and DCT models offer the rider options from 80 groupings of traction control, ABS, and gear behavior. A perfect machine for those who love to explore, and spend long days outside.