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Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin DCT

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Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda - The new CRF1000L Africa Twin is the bike that adventurers have been waiting for; A bike that can take you wherever your adventures wander. The new 998c parallel twin motor uses a unique four valve Unicam cylinder-head design, that translates into a smooth and tractable power.

The Africa twin comes in either a six-speed manual gearbox, or a new Dual Clutch Transmission with a a selectable on or off road mode. Both versions comes with ABS standard with a rear brake ABS on/off switch and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTQ). This bike has been the long anticipated dual sport competitor that Honda riders have been craving, and the Africa Twin was built for maximum durability off road riding. Utilizing its substantial ground clearance, tough aluminum skid plate, light weight steel frame, and various light weight parts, the Honda Africa Twin is easily able to maneuver through various challenging off-road sections.

In addition the Honda Africa Twin offers the most suspension travel available in its class, with 9.1 inches for its inverted 45mm fork and 8.7 inches for the rear wheel. With adjustable damping and compression on both ends, tube tires, aluminum wire-spoke wheels, and hollow axels, the Honda CRF1000L took no shortcuts on its route to become the highest quality adventure bike available.

ENGINE

Engine - 998cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and Unicam
Bore And Stroke - 92mm x 75.1mm

DRIVE TRAIN

Transmission - Constant mesh 6-speed manual / 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes
Final Drive - O-ring-sealed chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Brake - 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminum hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear Brake - 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model
Front Tire - 90/90-R21 tube type
Rear Tire - 150/70-R18 tube type

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase - 62.0 inches
Seat Height - Standard position 34.3/Low position 33.5 inches
Curb Weight - 511 lbs (ABS), 534 lbs (DCT/ABS). Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride

OTHER

Available Colors - Dakar Rally, Digital Metallic Silver
Model Id - CRF1000L

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