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CRF1000L ABS Africa Twin

CRF1000L ABS Africa Twin

Return of a legend

It’s not a question of how far your Africa Twin will go. It's how far you're willing to take it.

Mountain, desert, rock, sand – and everything in between. Conquer it all at the throttle of the Africa Twin. Almost 30 years ago, the Africa Twin conquered the Paris-Dakar Rally. This year, it’s been reimagined with the same True Adventure spirit.

Live the dream. Get out there and ride the all-new Africa Twin.

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All terrain performance

All-terrain performance

With 98Nm of torque, the Africa Twin is built to take you all the way from tarmac touring to off-road rally.

new The Africa Twin packs an all-new 4-stroke 1000cc parallel twin engine. It has the muscle to take on extreme off-road environments, offers smooth comfort for long distance touring, and sprightly agility for the everyday commute.

Up and down the gears

Up and down the gears

The standard manual version of the Africa Twin has a lightweight six-speed manual gearbox that uses the same shift-cam design found on the trusty CRF250R/450R – and is equipped with an assist slipper clutch. Coupled with a large 18.8 litre fuel tank and top fuel efficiency, it has a range of up to 400 kilometres. Enough to get where you wanted (or weren’t expecting) to go.

Grip the ground

Grip the ground

Anti-locking Braking System (ABS) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) provide a new level of advanced traction.

The Africa Twin’s optional ABS stops the bike from skidding – keeping you in control when you have to brake hard. If the sensors detect a wheel lock, a series of valves use a pulsating braking sequence to quickly stop the bike – without losing traction.

Total control

Total control

When HSTC senses an imminent loss of rear wheel traction, it seamlessly reduces torque to boost grip and avoid wheel spin. Two levels are available, and mode selection appears on the LCD display.

If you really want to let loose, individually disable ABS or HSTC with just the push of a button.

light touch control

Light touch control

The Africa Twin might look like an off-road powerhouse. But its lightweight construction keeps it nimble on the road, too.

splashes of style

Spalshes of style

The Africa Twin is full of neat little design touches that nod to the past.

Brilliant design withstands the test of time – and the Africa Twin is no different.Whether it’s the dual headlights with their handsome looks and great visibility, or the range of rally paintwork to choose from, the new Africa Twin pays homage to the original with classic styling that still looks great today.



Price R186,500
Product Name Africa Twin
Warranty 2yr
Service intervals 12000km
Claimed KERB weight (kg) 232
Length (mm) 2,335
Width (mm) 930
Height (mm) 1,475
Seat height (mm) 870/850mm (STD position / Low position)
WheelBase (mm) 1,575mm
Drive O-ring sealed chain
Tank capacity (l) 18.8 litres
Engine configuration Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Cylinders 2
Valves Per cylinder 4 Valves per Cylinder
Capacity (cc) 998cm3
Power (KW) 70 @ 7,500rpm
Torque (NM) 98 @ 6,000rpm
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed MT
Brakes 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers (ABS*) and sintered metal pads. Rear - 256mm wave disc with 1 piston caliper and sintered metal pads. (ABS and Honda Selectrable Torque Control System)
Frame material Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe
Tyres (f) 90/90-R21 tube type
Tyres ( r) 150/70-R18 tube type
Wheels Front: 21 x 2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim. Rear: 19 x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim


Model RangeModel DerivativeBase Price
Dual Purpose VFR1200X CROSSTOURER R203 300
Dual Purpose CRF1000L ABS AFRICA TWIN R186 500
Dual Purpose CRF1000L DCT AFRICA TWIN R208 500
Dual Purpose VFR800X R161 570
Dual Purpose CRF250 L R74 999
Dual Purpose CRF250 Rally R84 999
Dual Purpose XR190 R44 999
Dual Purpose XR125L R26 900


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