The Africa Twin CRF1000L Owners' Thread

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by erey, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    I’m going to laugh my ass off if Honda pulled some sort of weird production magic and has the first run in the US before Yamaha gets the T7 over here.
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  2. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    If history is any indication, the new AT will be in the US April/May. When is the T700 supposed to be here, late summer?
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    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Yeah.
    They'll announce it on that day, release (in Europe/ maybe Austraya) in late-ish 2019, then we will hopefully see ours in May. That's what they did last time.
  4. 97707

    97707 Go Long Supporter

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    What a tease. Lots of rumors . . . not much specs yet on the 2020

    According to this,

    "the existing 998cc mill has received a capacity bump from 998cc to 1084cc, which will increase horsepower from 94 to 101 @ 7500 rpm. And while not yet confirmed, peak torque is expected to rise from 73 to 79 ft-lbs @ 6000 rpm.

    . . . A generously-sized TFT display will now summon all of the bike’s readouts, while its electronic assets are accessed via the high-resolution touchscreen. The display is nestled atop a more streamlined fairing . . .

    By all accounts the standard Africa Twin’s fuel tank is larger for 2020. It was assumed it would utilize the more voluminous 6.4-gallon tank already in use on the Adventure model, but in the photos it appears the Adventure Sports tank is still larger . . .

    The AS version also receives cross-spoke tubeless wheels and a deeper, more comfortable-looking seat than the tall, flat original design.

    We don’t believe the 2020 engine will feature the DOHC system slated to replace the AT’s existing Unicam, or the revolutionary Direct Fuel Injection Honda has patented to manage the 1100cc mill more efficiently. We do expect Honda, with its involvement in highly-sophisticated automobile racing technology, to lead the motorcycle industry with this feature and that we’ll see the more precise DI on the Africa Twin no later than 2022.

    The next level of reveal for the 2020 Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports is likely to be the Tokyo Motor Show in late October. We’ll keep you up on all the details here."


    Nothing in there about a suspension upgrade.



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  5. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Until Honda officially announces specs, everything is speculation from videos and regulatory filings. In just a couple weeks we can either praise Honda’s upgrading, lambast it’s lack, or be frustrated with insufficient details after the formal announcement.
  6. 97707

    97707 Go Long Supporter

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    More here with pics. Lame ones.

    AT 2020 1.jpg
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    Looks like the grab handles are gone, and the cat is moved up in front of your right foot. The sub frame is a bolt on.

    Still nothing about a suspension upgrade.


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  7. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    It’s a regulatory filing! Christ, just wait for Honda’s official showing.
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  8. Zave

    Zave ******

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    Its probably pissed off its forks are still junk lol
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  9. Motociclo

    Motociclo Been here awhile Supporter

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    Official promo vid for new Honda adv bike!!
    I need to rethink my choice of bike!!

  10. pepebayeta

    pepebayeta Been here awhile

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    Not a fan of "what a bike is capable of" after watching a youtube video.
    But this time I can say that bike would be a better RTW bike than the CRF1000. :)
  11. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    Well i'm fuckin thrilled with mine so far.
    It just a bit more than i'd hoped for and works well in single line. I wash it after every ride.

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  12. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Cool red bars.
  13. Tubulchain

    Tubulchain ODAAT Supporter

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    Hilarious!
  14. Two Plugs

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    Thats the new baby Africa. Expected to have 750-850cc capacity and to rival with BMW F850, Yammy T7 etc. Nothing to do with the confirmed 1100.


  15. BLZ2DWL

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    No offense to anyone, but maybe a "2020 Africa Twin Musings" would be an appropriate new thread for this chatter?
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  16. 97707

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    I don't think that is correct. Open the link, it says the pics are of the 2020 AT. Compare those to these pics of the supposed AT 850.

    AT 2020 1.jpg AT 850.jpg

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  17. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    That was a render.

    Just. Stop?
  18. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 CRF1000L Africa Twin , WR250F

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    Fun ride today in beautiful weather.

    Went from this:

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    To this . Hard to tell but that is slick and sticky as snot clay was almost through it all and oooopsie. Could barley stand in the stuff. No damage and kept on truckin'

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  19. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    Thats the spirit mate!
  20. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny Super Supporter

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    What is this, more speculation?

    Surely not :lol3

    Not long now and all will be revealed
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