Named after the Dakar-winning NXR750 machine, the CRF1000L Africa Twin is not just for touring and off-road excursions, it’s a strong everyday bike too.
The call of the wild
When you hear it, be ready.
The Africa Twin is the perfect companion and will go anywhere with you – town or country. It has Throttle By Wire that comes with 3 ride modes and on DCT models, there's an additional G mode for going off road – plus a host of other innovative, new engine components to take you further than you’ve ever gone before. The mighty CRF1000L is ready when you are.
Don’t let the end of a road stop you.
There’s nothing that can hold back the CRF1000L Africa Twin, or you for that matter. Take it through town, escape for a weekend ride or a touring holiday – with a bit off off-road thrown in of course. Whichever you choose, this motorcycle is equipped to take you anywhere. How far you want you go, is entirely up to you.
The new, rally-style LCD instrument panel position has been revised to allow the rider to see all ride modes and information clearly at a glance, night or day, on the road or on the dirt, even from a standing position.
Looking good to go
The sharp and focussed features of the Africa Twin, integrates super-bright, twin headlights with full LED lighting and a bright tail stoplight at the rear. The LED indicators have a new warning stop function in case of a hard stop. In an emergency, they’ll flash to warn road users behind.
Suspension that works for you
You get excellent performance and control from the 45mm SHOWA cartridge-type inverted front fork. They have a stroke length of 230mm and are accompanied by the Showa rear shock, which allows 220mm of axle travel; both are fully adjustable with rebound and compression damping.
Pipes and power
The revised 2 into 1 exhaust system not only sounds good, as you roll on the power and increase the revs, it looks good too. Combined with a modified airbox on the intake side, the mid-range response is better than ever.
Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4 valve-per-cylinder parallel twin with 270 crank and uni-cam
Constant mesh 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes
Bore X Stroke
92 mm x 75.1 mm
Max Power Output
Tyre Size Front
90/90-21 tube type
Tyre Size Rear
150/70-18 tube type
310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Al