Honda has released a few more details of its True Adventure motorcycle (and a couple of pictures) that was first unveiled at EICMA last year.
Its official name is the CRF1000L Africa Twin, and Honda promises that despite being a 1000 cc parallel twin, the new machine will share the go-anywhere characteristics of the original 650 cc v-twin Africa Twin of 1988 (with some added capabilities learnt from its return to the Dakar rally in 2013).
The Dual Clutch Transmission that was shown on the EICMA prototype will be an option, allowing for automatic or semi automatic gear changes, but has been reworked for off-road usage. We’re hoping that the wire wheels, quality suspension and rugged looks mean that the new Africa Twin will be a very dirt capable machine, though Honda are also pushing its on-road prowess too.
All should be revealed in the near future as the new Africa Twin should hit dealers next year (full launch at EICMA 2015 anybody?).