A new set of photos have been released portraying more details of the new Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin. This is now what appears to be the final production bike. Since last year’s prototype, Honda opted to change the seat with a less aggressive one made from two pieces. Also, the rear bodywork has been redesigned along with the exhaust system.
On the bottom of the bike a strong bash-plate can be found indicating the capability of the Africa Twin. Although Honda has not revealed any official major technical specs yet, we know that the new Africa Twin will feature ABS as standard and an option for a DCT transmission.
Around 100 bhp are expected from the 1000cc parallel twin engine.We know that the crankshaft will be 270-degree giving the Africa Twin a firing interval similar to a V-Twin. The engine will feature four valves per cylinder, a DOHT head and dual balancer shafts.
Also aluminum frame indicates that most likely the bike will be one of the most light weight adventure bikes from the category.
First bikes are expected to hit showroom floors this autumn.