2015 Africa Twin Coming Before The End Of This Year

A MORE detailed picture of Honda’s CRF1000L Africa Twin has emerged through patent images.

Last week we showed you the bike’s right and left-hand-side in patent pictures, which gave the first detailed view of the 2016 Africa Twin, even if it was in greyscale.

Now a full set of Australian-filed patent images is circulating online, showing the bike from every angle, even underneath.

Honda has confirmed plans for the CRF1000L Africa Twin with two teaser-style dimly lit pictures of the front and side. The bike is due to be launched this autumn and will effectively make a production version of the ‘True Adventure Prototype’ shown covered in mud at last year’s Eicma Milan motorcycle show.

Honda has indicated the machine will have real off-road potential, saying it will share the ‘go-anywhere’ attributes of the original 1988 XRV650 Africa Twin and ‘redefine’ what a large-capacity adventure bike is capable of.

Details confirmed by the patent images include radial-mounted front brake calipers and a sump bash plate.
crf1000l africa twin

Honda has confirmed that it will launch the CRF1000L Africa Twin. The Japanese manufacturer has stated that the new adventure motorcycle will stay true to the attributes of the original XRV650 Africa Twin that was launched by HRC in 1988 as well as the XRV750 that was produced from 1989. Honda had unveiled its True adventure prototype at the 2014 EICMA in Milan.

Check out our new Africa Twin Forum to discuss this new bike in detail

Author: Car and Bike

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