Here’s What It’s Like to Ride the New Africa Twin
Honda's video shows 2016 Africa Twin off-road and we like what we see!
An Official Honda video was leaked today showcasing the new Africa Twin being ridden by test riders. “True Adventure Episode 6” finally reveals the new Africa Twin in action off-road and includes an interview with the engineers that designed the bike. Key features are discussed during the interview that provide insight into what makes this 2016 Africa Twin unique and how it compares to the original Africa Twin.
From the video you can see two different model colors and hear the furious sounds of the new 1000cc inline twin. Test riders seem to have no problem sliding and jumping the bike. From what we can tell the bike looks light, relatively small and appears to have an excellent off-road suspension. All good signs that the new Africa Twin could be poised to revolutionize the Adventure Touring segment once the bike is finally released.
And we won’t have to wait long; the 2016 Africa Twin will be released in Europe at the end of of this year and is expected to be in U.S. dealers early 2016. The Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) mentioned in the film will be optional.
News Update 7/24/2015:Honda has now officially released the specs, pricing, options, color schemes and more stunning imagery of the CRF1000L Africa Twin.