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CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports

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The journey begins at the end of the road

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Africa Twin logo.

Built to take on the world

Inspired by the Dakar-winning NXR750 machine, the CRF1000L is made for long-distance touring and off-road excursions.

The adventure continues

The call of the wild can come at any time.

When it does, you need to be prepared for it. The Africa Twin Adventure Sports has a large capacity fuel tank, long travel suspension for greater ground clearance and better weather protection. Throttle By Wire comes with 3 ride modes – and an additional G mode, for going off road – plus a host of other innovative features to take you further than you’ve ever gone before. For the final touch, we’ve given it special colours to celebrate and commemorate the bike’s 30th anniversary. It’s all looking good to go… you ready?

Close up of Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports front lights.
Close up of Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports engine.
Front three-quarter facing Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports with standing driver, mountain location.
Close up of Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports front wheel.

Life is not a guided tour

An adventurous spirit is hard to contain.

The CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sport is not scared of the worst roads in the world. There’s nothing that can hold it back, or you for that matter. North, West, East or South, whichever horizon you point it at, this motorcycle is equipped to take you anywhere. How far you want you go with it, is entirely up to you.

Two people camping and Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports side view parked at night.

Detail matters

Take a closer look at some of the unique innovations and features that make the Africa Twin Adventure Sports a tough bike to beat.

Detail matters

Take a closer look at some of the unique innovations and features that make the Africa Twin Adventure Sports a tough bike to beat.

Detail matters

Take a closer look at some of the unique innovations and features that make the Africa Twin Adventure Sports a tough bike to beat.

A quick comparison

There are two different models to choose from, both have a real hunger for adventure.

Side view of CRF1000L Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports. CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports Liquid-cooled, 998cc 8-valve parallel twin has a 270° crank and uni-cam cylinder head with a revised exhaust. Dual Clutch Transmission (Optional), Throttle By Wire, with 3 ride modes, G switch, Honda Selectable Torque Control and Engine Braking. It has a 24.2 litre fuel tank, greater ground clearance, heated grips, extended fairing plus a fully adjustable, longer travel, SHOWA suspension system.
Side view of CRF1000L Africa twin. CRF1000L Africa Twin A minimalistic look compared to the Adventure Sports model. 2Kg lighter, but with the same liquid-cooled, 998cc 8-valve parallel twin engine and revised exhaust. Dual Clutch Transmission, Throttle By Wire, with 3 ride modes, G switch, Honda Selectable Torque Control and Engine Braking, 18.8 litre fuel tank and fully adjustable SHOWA suspension system.

Big twin performance

The right balance for on, as well as off-road adventures.

Rider on Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports motorcycle skidding off road.

Combine the peak power of 70Kw @ 7,500rpm, with 99Nm torque @ 6,000rpm and you get plenty of strong acceleration when you need it. The CRF1000L’s engine provides the perfect balance of feel and rear-wheel traction.

CRF1000L’s new engine has a lighter balance shaft and a revised inlet and exhaust system to improve mid-range torque. It’s a combination that delivers an eager and energetic response - on demand. Together with the engine management control package, this machine instils great confidence when riding across all kinds of terrain, in the city, the country or the desert.

Light and compact

The engine not only contributes to the increased ground clearance, but also to rider comfort. It’s held by 6 hangers, keeping vibration to a minimum. The chassis – a semi-double cradle steel – is strong and with outstanding versatility between high-speed touring and genuine off-road ability.

Two riders on Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports on the road.
Two riders on Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports looking out over scenic cliff edge.

The Dual Clutch Transmission makes it easier getting to the top. It has a clever way of detecting an incline. The steeper the angle, the more it will adjust to give you the best possible traction and control.

It's your planet, ride it

All roads are accessible with 3 different rider modes.

Everything is at your fingertips; just choose the ride that suits your mood, your ability and the conditions.

Rider modes

There are three set combinations: TOUR employs the maximum Power setting and provides mid-range Engine Braking combined with a high HSTC level. URBAN uses mid-level Power setting with the same settings as TOUR for HSTC and EB.

Personal settings

A fourth mode – USER – allows the rider to set and save a preferred combination of Power, Engine Braking and HSTC levels. For best off-road performance hit the G button; used in any riding mode, it modifies the clutch control giving a more direct drive through the Dual Clutch Transmission.

Dual Clutch Transmission

As the name implies, there are two clutches, independently controlled by their own electro-hydraulic circuit. One is for starting, 1st, 3rd and 5th gears and the other for 2nd, 4th and 6th, so when a gear is selected they switch through one to the other. It’s slick, quick and eliminates shift-shock – keeping the bike stable – as you go up, or down, through the gears.

Front three-quarter facing Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports with driver, mountain location.

Further weight saving of 2.3Kg is achieved by using a Lithium-Ion battery. The added benefit is a longer life, and it holds the charge much better – even when left for a while.

Close up Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports dial.

Select the mode you want for touring and DCT does the rest; just grab the bars and let the adventure begin. Riding mode and HSTC can be adjusted at any time using the controls on the switchgear.

A range of rides

A standard manual mode allows gear changing using a trigger on the left handlebar. D mode offers the best balance of fuel economy and cruising comfort, while S mode gives three different, sportier shift patterns.