2019 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L and Africa Twin Adventure Sports CRF1000L have made global debut. They have been showcased at the Paris Motor Show. They promise better performance and touring potential.
2019 Honda Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports are seen in a new color lineup. The Africa Twin will be offered in a matte black along with white, red and dark blue color schemes while the Adventure Sport version gets a light silver metallic color scheme. Both models receive gold rims and while the Africa Twin gets a new black logo, the Adventure Sport receives a white frame.
For 2019, the motorcycles retain styling and equipment. They will be positioned on a steel semi double cradle frame, will get dual headlamps and semi fairing while the Adventure Sport will get a taller windscreen for better wind protection and a bigger sump guard along with more fuel carrying capacity, front light bars and heated grips.
The Adventure Sport will also receive 21” front and 18” rear wheels, a tall set exhaust system and split seats. Ground clearance will also be more than that offered on the Africa Twin at 10.6” which is 0.8” more than the ground clearance on the Africa Twin. The Adventure Sport will also get aluminum side cases and top box for mounting equipment.
2019 Honda Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports get their power via a 998cc, parallel twin, SOHC engine delivering 89 PS peak power at 7,500 rpm and 93.1 Nm torque at 6,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual transmission or an optional 6 speed automatic dual clutch transmission.
Dual channel ABS is offered as standard while DCT system can be operated in three models of Manual, Automatic Drive and Automatic Sport. Throttle by Wire system is also on offer on the Africa Twin and Africa Adventure Sport with four riding models of Tour, Urban, Gravel and User.
The earlier Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 is also on sale in India. 2019 Editions are expected to be launched sometime next year. Along with the CRF 1000, Honda is also set to bring the Africa Twin Adventure Sports into the country. Here it will rival the adventure motorcycles from Triumph and BMW.