As the so far assumed a new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin will not have a V2 engine, has a parallel twin, which has a new design engine with unicam valve train, instead of the current solutions with two overhead camshafts.
New Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin has engine displacement of 998cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 8-valve parallel twin with 270 ° crank and unicam, which delivers 70 kW at 7,500 rpm and torque of 98 Nm at 6,000 rpm mated to a constant mesh 6-speed MT or 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes and wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium and Ccm assist slipper clutch.
All of the above is packaged in a lightweight frame that offers exceptional performance, excellent agility and comfort while driving. It has a steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe, long suspension, front and rear wheels with wire spoke with aluminum rim, front tire dimension 90/90-R21 and rear tire dimension 150/70 R18. Front brake 310 mm floating wave dual hydraulic disc with aluminum hub and radial 4-piston calipers (ABS) and sintered metal pads and rear brake 256 mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper (ABS) and sintered metal pads (lever-lock type parking brake system on the DCT model).
The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin the version with ABS has a weight of 232 kg and it is equipped with the DCT has a weight of 242 kg. Fuel tank capacity of 18.8 liters. Price without ABS is €12.100.