American Honda has released pricing details on the 2016 Honda Africa Twin today, an eagerly awaited nugget of information for many adventure-touring riders who are interested in the CRF1000L.
We won’t waste your time with hyperbole, if you want a Honda Africa Twin, you’ll need $12,999. If the dual-clutch transmission model is your cup of ADV, then you’ll need some extra coin, as its MSRP is $13,699.
This pricing setup positions the new Africa Twin very aggressively against its rival Japanese ADV bikes: the Yamaha Super Ténéré ($15,090) and Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ($12,699), and of course American Honda hopes that it will give riders interested in the KTM 1190 Adventure and BMW R1200GS some pause about their purchase.
What remains to be seen though is how the 2016 Honda Africa Twin handles in the real world. Honda’s marketing team is billing Africa Twin as a true off-roader, while internet spec-sheet racers bemoan the bike’s lack of peak horsepower and bulky mass.
The truth surely lies somewhere in the middle with those two views. We can’t wait to swing a leg over the CRF1000L and see how it rides in the wild. Until then, A&R readers.
Source: American Honda