Honda Africa Twin

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 13,23,140
* Delhi. May vary.


Bike Variant Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L
Current Status Available
Body Type Adventure
Fuel Type Petrol
Price in India Honda Africa Twin is priced at INR 13.23 Lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).
Shades Dakar Rally, Digital Metallic Silver
Official Tagline This is True Adventure!
Warranty in India 2 Years or 24,000 kms (whichever is earlier)
Vehicle Overview Africa Twin CRF1000L is a liter class adventure tourer from the Japanese manufacturer. It is one of the most effective product around this price tag. The engine powering the same is a 998cc, twin cylinder engine producing 92.61 BHP at 7500 rpm and 98 Nm at 6000 rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox while its seat height can be adjusted between 850-870 mm. It offers class leading ground clearance of 250 mm while rivals bikes like Kawasaki Versys 1000, Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Tiger series.
Engine Description Liquid Cooled, 4 stroke, SI Engine
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Displacement 999.11 cc
Maximum Power 89 HP @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 93.1 NM @ 6000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Bore 92.0 mm
Stroke 75.14 mm
Valve System Overhead Camshaft (OHC) Type
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Number of Gears 6
Gearbox Type Dual Clutch Transmission
Clutch Wet, multi-disc corn coil springs, camshaft Assistant aluminum and sliding clutch
Final transmission Chain sealed by O-rings
Front Brake Two 310 mm floating discs, radial calipers hub and 4 pistons (ABS) and sintered pads
Rear Brake A floating disc 256 mm a 2-piston calipers (ABS) and sintered pads.
ABS ABS 2-Channel with rear ABS Off Switch
Front Tyre 90/90-21 M/C 54H
Rear Tyre 150/70 R18 M/C 70H
Front Wheel 21-inch
Rear Wheel 18-inch
Wheel Type Wire-spoke with aluminum rim
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Mono Shock (Pro Link)
Frame Semi-double cradle steel, with rear sub-frame in high strength steel traction
Overall Length 2334 mm
Overall Width 932 mm
Overall Height 1478 mm
Seat Height 820-840 mm
Ground Clearance 251 mm
Wheelbase 1571 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 243 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.8 litres
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
ABS Light
Fuel Gauge Digital
Low Fuel Warning Light
Gear Indicator
Service Reminder
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Battery Type MF
Capacity 11.2 Ah
Voltage 12V
Mileage 12-15 kmpl (Approx.)
Top Speed 190 kmph
Engine Kill Switch
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Stand Alarm
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Pillion Grabrail
Electric Start
Head Light Hi 17W X 1, Low 18W X1
Tail Light LED
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)

Honda Africa Twin Review

15 May, 2017 07:56 PM


The search for a perfect off road partner ends when it comes to the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. The big heart machine is not just good by numbers, but also makes it good in terms of style. The much awaited power machine by Honda has finally arrived and the feature it brings along makes it the best known for the job. As expected, it excels in its field, with 100 on 100 marks for usability and power figures. Honda recently launched the Africa Twin in India for Rs 12.90 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

Design & Style

A pure off road machine by design, the CRF1000L Africa Twin looks very aggressive and high in spirits from its first look. It brings an all-terrain winner in a gentle pair of clothes, good enough to make it a wise choice for roads also. When not in the jungle, the bike brings it some good looks for its semi faired design and golden front telescopic forks, which are clearly seen, extended for the all-terrain purposes.

Engine & Gearbox

The engine powering the bike is a 999.11cc, 4-stroke, 8-valve twin parallel cylinder engine producing 87.16 BHP @ 7500 rpm and 91.9 NM @ 6000 rpm. The engine power is enough to make the bike easy on any surface, with more thanks to the 6 speed manual gearbox on the basic variant. Africa Twin also gets 2-Channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). This definitely makes the Africa Twin an excellent choice for explorers and adventure lovers. The company claimed top speed of the bike is 190 kmph and Honda has not announced anything related to the mileage of the bike.

Brakes & Suspension

The braking duties on the motorcycle is undertaken by twin 310 mm floating disc with radial calipers hub and 4 pistons for the front whereas the rear gets a floating disc of 256 mm with 2-piston calipers.

The DCT version also includes parking brake system with it. The suspension on the CRF1000L is the telescopic type with longer travel for easy off road driving whereas the rear gets a mono-cross suspension. The tyre size for the front is 90/90-21 whereas it stays 150/70-18 for the rear. The tube tyres come with spoke wheels and the bike comes with a seat height of 820-840 mm, which makes it a height adjustable seat. The ground clearance comes at 250 mm, making it clean on all terrains.


The CRF1000L Africa Twin comes in two shades, Dakar Rally and Digital Metallic Silver. The Tricolor is also expected in near future from Honda on their off road bike.

Variants & Price

Honda Africa Twin is available in only one variant in India which is priced at Rs 12.90 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Outside India the bikes comes in three variants. They are Standard, ABS and DCT variant, with the DCT having switchable ABS for the rear wheel.

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