Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin: review, history, specs


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Class: dual sport

Production: 2015-2019

Predecessor: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin

Successor: Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

Models
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

(All markets)

2015-2019

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports

(All markets)

2018-2019

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (2015-2019)
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports (2018-2019)

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin: electronic aids

  • Electronic throttle (Ride-by-Wire system) - from 2018
  • Power Mode (3-way) - from 2018
  • ABS
  • Assist and Slipper clutch
  • HSTC - Honda Selectable Torque Control

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports:

  • Large windscreen
  • Bigger fuel tank
  • More suspension travel
  • Wider footpegs


History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2015-2016 All Name: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (ABS), Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

Frame: SD04-100XXXX

Code: CRF1000G, CRF1000AG (ABS), CRF1000DG (DCT)

2017 All Name: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (ABS), Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

Frame: SD04-110XXXX

Code: CRF1000H, CRF1000AH (ABS), CRF1000DH (DCT)

2018 All Name: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (ABS), Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

Code: CRF1000AJ (ABS), CRF1000DJ (DCT), CRF1000A2J (Sports), CRF1000D2J (Adventure)

2019 All Name: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (ABS), Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

Code: CRF1000AK (ABS), CRF1000A2K (Adventure), CRF1000DK (DCT), CRF1000D2K (DCT Adventure)

Specifications

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin: specs

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2335 mm / 91,9 in

2340 mm / 92,1 in - Adventure Sports

2310 mm / 90,9 in - Adventure Sports LD (Japan)

Overall width 875 mm / 34,4 in - CRF1000L Africa Twin

930 mm / 36,6 in - CRF1000L Africa Twin (ABS, DCT, Adventure Sports)

Overall height 1475 mm / 58,1 in

1570 mm / 61,8 in - Adventure Sports

1510 mm / 59,4 in - Adventure Sports LD (Japan)

Wheelbase 1575 mm / 62,0 in

1580 mm / 62,2 in - Adventure Sports

1560 mm / 61,4 in - Adventure Sports LD (Japan)

Ground clearance 250 mm / 9,8 in

270 mm / 10,6 in - Adventure Sports

210 mm / 8,3 in - Adventure Sports LD (Japan)

Seat height 870 / 850 mm (34,3 / 33,5 in)

920 / 900 mm (36,2 / 35,4 in) - Adventure Sports

890 / 870 mm (35,0 / 34,2 in) - Adventure Sports (Japan)

830 / 810 mm (32,7 / 31,9 in) - Adventure Sports LD (Japan)

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 228 kg / 503 lbs - CRF1000L Africa Twin

232 kg / 511 lbs - CRF1000L Africa Twin (ABS)

242 kg / 534 lbs - CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

243 kg / 536 lbs - Adventure Sports

253 kg / 558 lbs - Adventure Sports (DCT)

242 kg / 533 lbs - Adventure Sports (Japan)

252 kg / 555 lbs - Adventure Sports (DCT) LD (Japan)

230 kg / 507 lbs - CRF1000L Africa Twin (ABS), from 2018

240 kg / 529 lbs - CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT), from 2018

FRAME Type Semi-double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 45 mm inverted telescopic fork Showa (fully adjustable), 230 mm (9,0 in)

252 mm (9,9 in) - Adventure Sports

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 220 mm (8,7 in)

240 mm (9,4 in) - Adventure Sports

Front tire size 90/90-21M/C (54H)
Rear tire size 150/70R18M/C (70H)
Front brake Double disc, 310 mm, 4-piston radial calipers (ABS)
Rear brake Single disc, 256 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)
Fuel capacity 18,8 l / 4,97 US gal

24,2 l / 6,4 US gal - Adventure Sports

Trail 113 mm (4,4 in)
Fuel economy 3,12 l / 100 km (60 km/h)

4,62 l / 100 km – (WMTC)

ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2 cylinders in line, slant angle 22.5°, crankshaft - 270°
Bore & Stroke 92,0 x 75,1 mm
Displacement 998 cm³ (60,9 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (with hydraulic adjusters)
Max. power 95 hp (70 kW) / 7500 rpm
Max. torque 98 Nm (10,0 kg*m) / 6000 rpm

99 Nm (10,1 kg*m) / 6000 rpm - from 2018

0 to 100 km/h 3,8 sec
Top speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Fuel injection: PGM-Fi, 44 mm
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated - CRF1000L Africa Twin + ABS

2 Multi-plate wet clutches - CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT - dual-clutch transmission)

Transmission 6-speed - CRF1000L Africa Twin + ABS

6-speed automatic - CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.733 - CRF1000L Africa Twin + ABS

1.883 - CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

Final reduction 2.625
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


2.866, 2.562 (DCT)

1.888, 1.761 (DCT)

1.480, 1.375 (DCT)

1.230, 1.133 (DCT)

1.100, 0.972 (DCT)

0.968, 0.882 (DCT)

ELECTRICAL Ignition Fully transistorized
Alternator 490W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-11.2 / 11.8Ah

Images

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin: images, gallery.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (from 2018)
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports
Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Videos

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin: video.

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Review
Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Manuals

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin: manuals, parts, microfiches.