Africa Twin CRF1000L review

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By Steve Farrell on Fri, 4 Dec 2015 - 12:12

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Adventure
Price:
£ 10499
Overall
Not rated
It's a real adventure bike. A 232kg machine that really can go anywhere, be it on tarmac with luggage and a pillion or on dusty South African trails. A big bike that's actually useful off road, and not just in the hands of an advanced off-road rider.

THERE'S no doubting the new CRF1000L Africa Twin is a very big deal to Honda. Already a revered name thanks to the original XRV650 and 750 of the '80s and '90s, the firm helped mythologise the Africa Twin brand further with a long, drawn-out introduction of this new incarnation.

It was first unveiled as the True Adventure Prototype at the back-end of 2014, leading to inevitable speculation that it was in fact the new Africa Twin. Honda confirmed that several months later, sparking fresh headlines all over the bike press.

It was unveiled again at this Autumn's American Expo show and yet again at Eicma in Milan.

Now, finally, it's here, and I've just finished day one of a two-day launch test ride in South Africa.

Click here to read the rest of the Africa Twin review.

THERE'S no doubting the new CRF1000L Africa Twin is a very big deal to Honda. Already a revered name thanks to the original XRV650 and 750 of the '80s and '90s, the firm helped mythologise the Africa Twin brand further with a long, drawn-out introduction of this new incarnation.

It was first unveiled as the True Adventure Prototype at the back-end of 2014, leading to inevitable speculation that it was in fact the new Africa Twin. Honda confirmed that several months later, sparking fresh headlines all over the bike press.

It was unveiled again at this Autumn's American Expo show and yet again at Eicma in Milan.

Now, finally, it's here, and I've just finished day one of a two-day launch test ride in South Africa.

Click here to read the rest of the Africa Twin review.

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