New Model of Honda’s Africa Twin Motorcycle to Hit Stores in 2016
Today Honda announced the return of the beloved Afrika Twin adventure motorcycle. You probably won’t use it to win a grueling rally, but the 2016 Honda Africa Twin can take you more places on two wheels, without all of that annoying pedaling.
The all-new CRF1000L model of Africa Twin in dealerships in the United States by early 2016, Honda announced.
The next evolution of Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission technology will be optional on the CRF1000L. The advanced tech has been developed with off-roading in mind.
From 1986 to 1989, the NXR750V Africa Twin won the Dakar Rally. In tribute, Honda Racing Company produced the XRV650 and XRV750 Africa Twin for public purchase.
The motorcycles were at the forefront of adventure-motorcycle exploring in the United States. The XRV750 ceased production in 2003, but maintained a cult following with some consumers, even when compared with models produced more recently than the Africa Twin.
The Dakar Rally is an annual off-road endurance race with terrain so adverse it’s properly called a “rally raid” instead of a rally. Broadcast in more than 190 countries, the rally forces competitors to traverse rocks, mud, dunes and other challenges. The 2014 Dakar Rally lasted 16 days and comprised more than 5000 miles.
After an absence, Honda Racing Company returned to the Dakar Rally in 2013. And now, the Africa Twin is making a welcome to Honda dealerships.