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ADV BikesThe New Africa Twin Gets Farkled with Factory Accessories

The New Africa Twin Gets Farkled with Factory Accessories

Honda releases long list of factory accessories for the new Africa Twin.

Published on 10.20.2015

Honda’s marketing team seems to be releasing information about the new Africa Twin in batches in an effort to keep a steady stream of news in the press. In the latest announcement, Honda provided more details about the factory accessories that will be made available for the Africa Twin. While the list includes all the usual accessories you’d expect like a touring windscreen, heated grips, hard luggage and fog lights, there are also some on the list that are a bit more unique.

Some of the more interesting accessories include a DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) foot-pedal shifter for customers who want a traditional feel, rubber pillion pegs to make your passenger’s ride more comfortable, wind deflector attachments that smooth the airflow around the bike, and visual enhancements like a smoked windscreen and wheel stripes. No official word yet from Honda on whether a centerstand will be standard equipment but only the fully-accessorized Africa Twin photos show the bike with a centerstand installed.

The jury is still out on how the Africa Twin will match up with the competition but one thing is certain, the new Africa Twin looks enticing when it’s fully-farkled out.

New Africa Twin Accessories
The new Africa Twin farkled out with factory optional equipment.


List of Africa Twin Accessories:

  • Top Box
  • Hard Panniers
  • Smoke Windscreen
  • Tall Touring Windscreen
  • Upper and Lower Wind Deflectors
  • Rubber Pillion Pegs
  • Fog Lamps
  • Accessory Bars (Crash Bars)
  • Centerstand
  • DCT Foot-Pedal Shifter
  • Heated grips
  • 12V Accessory Socket
  • Wheel Stripes
  • Alarm System


Honda will offer a range of Africa Twin accessories.
Honda’s range of optional accessories will give Africa Twin owners the ability to improve the looks, protection and comfort of their motorcycles.

New Africa Twin Accessories Up Close:

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Accessories Bar/Crash Bars

Stout looking accessory bars (Crash Bars) offer protection for the cowling and a place to mount fog lamps.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Accessories Upper Lower Wind Deflectors

The upper and lower wind deflectors reduce buffeting and turbulence for smoother highway riding.


Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Accessories DCT Foot Shifter

An optional foot-pedal shifter is offered for DCT customers who want a traditional feel.

New Africa Twin accessories fog lamps

LED fog lamps increase daytime visibility for other motorists, while increasing light output at night.


Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Centerstand

A centerstand makes tire repairs much easier when out touring remote areas.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Rubber Pillion Pegs

Optional rubber covered rear passenger pegs offer a smoother ride for your pillion rider.


Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Smoke Windscreen

A smoked windscreen is another option to customize the look of your Africa Twin.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Tall Touring Windscreen

The tall touring screen (left) offers more wind protection compared to the standard screen (right).


Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Top Box

A plastic top box with aluminum siding appears spacious enough to hold a full-face helmet.

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Hard Panniers

Plastic hard panniers are covered with brushed aluminum siding and feature a handle for easy carrying when removed.


For more information about the 2016 Honda Africa Twin and full specs, click here.

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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Mark P.
Mark P.
October 20, 2015 2:55 pm

What an awesome list of options! Can’t wait to throw a leg over this bike!

Chris M
Chris M
October 20, 2015 9:09 pm

Would look even better if Honda brought over the red white and blue colorway to the States!

November 5, 2015 3:28 pm

I admit, I want one of these in a VERY bad way. HOWEVER, I want it with cruise control, and the special 3-color paint job ONLY! Please Honda, make that happen!

November 10, 2015 9:20 am

Comes with a Frequent Sipper Starbucks card. Not for real offroad use.

November 23, 2015 10:46 pm

It’s outrageous to me, that a motorcycle of this size and cost, doesn’t even come with a centerstand.

December 12, 2015 9:44 pm

So basic crash bars, passenger pegs, and a centerstand (!) are all extra cost options? How much heavier than a KTM will it be after these items (standard equipment for other brands) are installed? No thanks, too heavy and too lame on power.

Salihin Sharif
Salihin Sharif
December 19, 2015 3:02 am

I want to purchase the centrestand right now. Where do I order it?

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
December 19, 2015 9:33 am
Reply to  Salihin Sharif

Hi Salihin. The 2016 Honda CRF1000L accessories don’t appear to be available yet. You might be able to order it through your local Honda dealer or keep an eye out for it here…

Paul Houle
Paul Houle
August 11, 2018 9:26 am

Ride by wire throttle but no cruise control. Luckily we have self cancelling turn signals, we all know how important they are. Tubeless tires and cross-spoked wheels would be nice, maybe a few more years of evolution are needed before this bike gets serious.


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