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Honda Announces A New 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports Model

SoCalEddie

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Honda just announced their 2018 Honda Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Here are the press releases from Honda UK covering the Africa Twin and it's upgraded stablemate the Africa Twin Adventure Sports:

https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcycles/media/pressreleases/118505/2018-honda-crf1000l-africa-twin

https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcyc...ture-sports-lead-hondas-2018-line-up-at-eicma

https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcyc...8-honda-crf1000l-africa-twin-adventure-sports

The Africa Twin gets a new stablemate for 2018, as the Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports model debuted at today's Honda EICMA press conference. The Adventure Sports model has upgraded footrests, stainless steel wheels, quick shifter is available for the manual version, a new instrument panel, ride-by-wire throttle, new exhaust, lithium-ion battery and an larger fuel tank measuring at 24 liters (6.3 gallons). The Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports model weighs in at an approximate 536lbs at the curb. The 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports will available in a 30th anniversary tricolor paint to celebrate the launch of the XRV650 in 1988.



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Specs from Honda

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports


ENGINE

Type

Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and uni-cam



Displacement

998cm3

Bore & Stroke

92.0 x 75.1mm

Max. Power Output

94 bhp/7,500rpm (95/1/EC)

Max. Torque

99Nm/6,000rpm (95/1/EC)

FUEL SYSTEM



Fuel Capacity

24.2 litres

Fuel consumption (WMTC mode)

MT: 61.3 mpg (WMTC)
DCT: 61.6 mpg (WMTC)

DRIVETRAIN



Clutch

MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch

DCT: 2 Wet multiple clutches

Gearbox / Transmission Type

Constant mesh 6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes

Final Drive

O-ring sealed chain

FRAME



Type

Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe

CHASSIS



Dimensions (L x W x H)

2,340 x 930 x 1,570mm

Wheelbase

1,580mm

Seat Height (STD position / Low position)

900/920mm

Ground Clearance

270mm

Kerb Weight

243 kg (MT), 253kg (DCT)

Turning Radius

2.6m

SUSPENSION



Suspension (front)



Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with hydraulic dial-style preload and damping (compression & rebound) adjuster, 252mm stroke, 224mm axle travel



Suspension (rear)



Monoblock 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

Wheels Rear

Wire spoke with aluminium rim

Rim Size Front

21M/C x MT2.15

Rim Size Rear

18M/C x MT4.00

Tyres Front

90/90-21 tube type

Tyres Rear

150/70-R18 tube type

BRAKES



ABS system type

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



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



INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS



Instruments



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)

Taillight

LED

Indicators

LED



Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin:

ENGINE



Type



Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and uni-cam



Displacement

998cm3

Bore & Stroke

92.0 x 75.1mm

Max. Power Output

70kW/7,500rpm (95/1/EC)

Max. Torque

99Nm/6,000rpm (95/1/EC)

FUEL SYSTEM



Fuel Capacity

18.8 litres

Fuel consumption (WMTC mode)

MT: 61.3 mpg (WMTC)
DCT: 61.6 mpg (WMTC)

DRIVETRAIN



Clutch

MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch

DCT: 2 Wet multiple clutches

Gearbox / Transmission Type

Constant mesh 6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes

Final Drive

O-ring sealed chain

FRAME



Type

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

Wheelbase

1,575mm

Seat Height (STD position / Low position)

870/850mm

Ground Clearance

250mm

Kerb Weight

230 kg (MT), 240kg (DCT)

Turning Radius

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



Suspension (rear)



Monoblock 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



WHEELS



Wheels Front

Wire spoke with aluminium rim

Wheels Rear

Wire spoke with aluminium rim

Rim Size Front

21M/C x MT2.15

Rim Size Rear

18M/C x MT4.00

Tyres Front

90/90-R21 tube type

Tyres Rear

150/70-R18 tube type

BRAKES



ABS system type

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



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



INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS



Instruments



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)

Taillight

LED

Indicators

LED
 
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Cehanska

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I have seen the vids, and while the improvements are not bad, I am not impressed: I don't need 7 rider modes, or another 29 lbs mostly up high, on an already heavy bike, or a higher seat, or a centimeter of extra suspension travel. The extra fuel would be useful, but all of that weight up high, including the enhanced upper engine guards, will only harm the offroad handling by raising the center of gravity. Ride by wire, but no cruise control?
 
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Admin

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@Cehanska @AfricaTom Some excellent points. I was talking to a friend who has been riding for over 20+ years and he made some good points. He mentioned that the people who are considering the Adventure Sports model are people like him who wants long range adventure bike capability, don't mind the weight because it'll rarely see dirt time and he probably won't use all the bells and whistles but enjoys have a machine that is very capable.
 

Davy F

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As much as I think this new model is the dogs danglies and I'd really like one, I have to tell myself that I actually don't need it. I don't need the extra height, nor the extra fuel capacity, the extra riding modes, or the nicer rear body panels etc etc. My 'basic' model suits my needs and it'd be pure vanity to consider changing purely for how nice the 30th anniversary model looks.

See ? I've convinced myself already.....o_O
 

Cuchulainn

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I agree Cehanska. I'm glad I recently bought my 2016 AT for a good price instead of waiting for the 2018.
My wife just made that same decision. She really liked mine and decided to trade in her BMW F800GS on one. She had a long, hard look at the new 2018's, but decided that making a good deal on 2017 made more sense. She has a Candy Red 2017 on the way.
 

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