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Honda CRF1000AL Sports Africa Twin


The Africa Twin Adventure Sports’ comprehensive abilities start with its engine, which has to perform in off-road situations as well as on-road, over long-range tours, short commutes and all points in between. As such, it provides an optimum balance between power, torque, mass and physical dimension.

The four-valve 998cc parallel twin Unicam unit’s tractable and usable all-day performance belies its extremely compact dimensions. They are the result of clever packaging touches such as housing the water pump within the clutch casing, and using the engine’s balancer shafts to also drive water and oil pumps. As a result, longitudinally, it is the same length as Honda’s popular 500cc engine, and its short height contributes to the Africa Twin Adventure Sport’s 270mm of ground clearance.

• Intake design and exhaust improve mid-range response;

• Lithium-ion battery saves 2.3kg and enhances durability;

• Power is smooth and consistent, with linear torque delivery;

• Assist/slipper clutch helps upshifts and downshifts;

• 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;

• Emergency Stop Signal function for rear indicators;

• Throttle-by-wire;

• 3 rider modes to tailor engine character and traction;

• Riding modes are comprised of different levels of Power (P), Engine Braking (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC);

• HSTC has 7 levels and OFF;


ENGINE TYPE998cc liquid-cooled Unicam® four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin
BORE AND STROKE92mm x 75mm
CARBURATIONPGM-FI electronic fuel injection (Throttle By Wire)
IGNITIONFull transistorized ignition
CLUTCH2 multiplate wet
TRANSMISSIONDCT: 6-speed automatic DCT with on and off-road riding modes / MT: 6-Speed
DIMENSIONS (LXWXH)2,340 × 930 × 1,570mm
SEAT HEIGHT900/920mm
FUEL CAPACITY24.2 litres
KERB WEIGHTDCT: 253kg / MT: 243kg
FRONT90/90-21 tube type, stainless steel spokes with aluminium rim
REAR150/70-18 tube type, stainless steel spokes with aluminium rim
FRONTShowa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with hydraulic dial-style preload and damping (compression & rebound) adjuster, 252mm stroke, 224mm axle travel
REARMonoblock 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
FRONT310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads, 2-channel ABS
REAR256mm 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, 2-channel ABS with rear switch off
COLOURThe 2019 Africa Twin Adventure Sports models are available in two colour options: Pearl Glare White (Tri-colour) or Digital Silver Metallic.
IMAGESImages show overseas model – accessories NOT included

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