2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (2BL-SD04)

New Color to The Next-generation Adventure Model Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin 2017 - Specs, Price, Photos

Honda released new update on the adventure model "CRF1000L Africa Twin" on February 14th (Tuesday) 2017 in addition to conforming to domestic emission regulations and adding new colors.

2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (2BL-SD04) Candy Red
Photo of Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT) Model Year 2017.
Color: Candy Prominence Red.

The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is an adventure model that can run on a variety of roads, from urban areas to highways, winding roads in the suburbs to unpaved roads. Based on the development concept of a "true adventure model" and "True Adventure", it is equipped with a newly developed in-line 2-cylinder 998cc engine, equipped with equipment suitable for a next-generation adventure model, and Honda's unique "Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)" for motorcycles. Since it was launched in February last year as a model equipped with advanced technology such as, it has been supported by many customers.

This time, in addition to the popular Pearl Glare White, Victory Red, and Digital Silver Metallic, Candy Prominence Red, which emphasizes the powerful and neat styling, has been newly adopted for each type, making it a total of four color variations. In addition, the engine output performance has been improved *1 by optimizing each part while complying with domestic emission regulations.
*1 Improved by 2 kW from the previous model

2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Price List

Planned sales volume (domestic/annual) : 1,300 units

Manufacturer's suggested retail price (including 8% consumption tax)

CRF1000L Africa Twin

Candy Prominence Red (new color)
Digital Silver Metallic: 1,350,000 yen (1,250,000 yen without consumption tax)

CRF1000L Africa Twin

Victory Red/Pearl Glare White: 1,382,400 yen (1,280,000 yen without consumption tax)

CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

Candy Prominence Red (new color)
Digital Silver Metallic: 1,458,000 yen (1,350,000 yen without consumption tax)

CRF1000L Africa Twin (DCT)

Victory Red/Pearl Glare White: 1,490,400 yen (1,380,000 yen without consumption tax)

  • * Prices (including recycling costs) do not include insurance premiums, taxes (excluding consumption tax), registration fees, etc.

2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Specifications

NicknameCRF1000L Africa Twin
Motorcycle name/modelHonda 2BL-SD04
Predessor2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin EBL-SD04
Length×Width×Height (mm)2,335×930×1,475
Wheel Distance (mm)1,575
Minimum ground clearance (mm)250
Seat height (mm)870/850
Vehicle weight (kg)232〔242〕
Capacity (person)2
Fuel consumption rate *2 (km/L)Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism reported value
Fuel consumption value
32.0 (60km/h level running test value) (when two people ride)
WMTC mode value (class)21.6 (class 3-2) *3 (when 1 passenger is on board)
Minimum turning radius (m)2.6
Engine model/typeSD04E・water-cooled 4-stroke OHC 4-valve in-line 2-cylinder
Total Displacement (cm3 )998
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)92.0×75.1
Compression Ratio10.0
Max output (kW[PS]/rpm)70[95]/7,500
Max torque (N・m[kgf・m]/rpm)98[10.0]/6,000
Fuel supply systemElectronic (Electronically controlled fuel injection system (PGM-FI))
Starting methodSelf-operated
Ignition typeFull transistor battery ignition
Lubrication methodCombined pumping and splashing method
Fuel tank capacity (L)18
Clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring type
Transmission typeConstant mesh 6-speed return [electronic 6-speed]
Transmission ratio1st2.866〔2.562〕
2 speed1.888〔1.761〕
3 speed1.480〔1.375〕
4 speed1.230〔1.133〕
5 speed1.100 [0.972]
6 speed0.968〔0.882〕
Reduction ratio (primary/secondary)1.733〔1.883〕/2.625
Caster angle (deg)/Trail amount (mm)27°30´/113
TireFront90/90 - 21M/C 54H (tube type)
Rear150/70R 18M/C 70H (tube type)
Brake typeFrontHydraulic double disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspension systemFrontTelescopic
RearSwing arm type (Prolink)
Frame formatSemi-double cradle

[ ] indicates dual clutch transmission (ABS) specifications

  • *2 The fuel consumption rate is the value under specified test conditions. It varies depending on various conditions such as the customer's usage environment (weather, traffic jams, etc.), driving method, vehicle condition (equipment, specifications), maintenance condition, etc.
  • *3 WMTC mode values ​​are calculated values ​​based on emissions test results measured in international standard driving modes including starting, accelerating and stopping. Driving mode classes are classified by displacement and maximum speed


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