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2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

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Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Honda
  • Model: CRF
  • Engine: inline-2
  • Displacement: 998 cc
  • Top Speed: 143 mph (Est.)
  • Price: INR 1400000 (Est.)
  • Price: High-End

The ‘Africa’ nameplate has risen from the ashes and gives the Japanese Red a grand comeback into ADV

For some people, adventure is about finding your way through the unknown and doing things most have not or seeing things never seen before is a savour best felt. But unless you plan on walking, you need a way to get there. This is where Honda’s new offering comes in and sweeps you off your feet in the most humble and matured way.

Almost 30 years ago, the Africa Twin conquered the Paris-Dakar Rally. This year, it’s been re-imagined with the same True Adventure spirit and is hitting the Indian shores after a delay of nearly a couple of years.

With the Dakar rally, some manufacturers were happy about being participated, but Honda went on to win 1-2-3 positions in 1986. Just 5 years after their first appearance. And they did it on the then Africa Twin.

Honda has now made use of that wild experience and fed it into their brand new avatar of that legendary Dakar motorcycle, the NXR750, and gives us the CRF 1000L Africa Twin. A machine born in the factory but tamed in the wilderness that inherits the “go anywhere” phenomena and embodies the latest of technology and engine construction to literally do just that without any fuss.

With this motorcycle, Honda throws a challenge at us - ‘It’s not a question of how far your Honda will go. It’s how far you’re willing to take it’. And knowing the reliability of a Honda, I’m guessing it’s a challenge for us to take upon without having to think twice about the machine.

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Featured Honda launched the Africa Twin in India with an unbelievable price tag. But you've to hurry up.

Honda launched the Africa Twin in India with an unbelievable price tag. But you’ve to hurry up.

At ₹ 12.9 lakhs, it is much less than what we had speculated and only 50 of these are coming ashore.

With the Dakar rally, some manufacturers were happy about being participated, but Honda went on to win 1-2-3 positions in 1986. Just 5 years after their first appearance. And they did it on the then Africa Twin. Almost 30 years ago, the Africa Twin conquered the Paris-Dakar Rally. This year, it’s been re-imagined with the same True Adventure spirit and is hitting the Indian shores after a delay of nearly a couple of years.

The CRF 1000L Africa Twin is that wild experience machine being fed with all that Honda has to offer in this turf. First showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched this motorcycle here in India with an astonishing price tag of just ₹ 12.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and making it its first 1000cc ‘Make in India’ model.

May 16, 2017 04:30
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Honda will launch four 'all-new' models by FY18. Here is what we think are coming.

Honda will launch four ’all-new’ models by FY18. Here is what we think are coming.

By investing ₹ 1600 cr, Honda 2Wheelers India aims at top trumps.

One of the largest motorcycle manufacturer, Honda, is firing on all pistons and doing tremendously well in pioneering many great technology and features onto the world streets. Now, they are getting busy in a run to stay as the world leaders by introducing newer models to their line-up and getting a fresh breed of motorcycles for us to grin about.

The Indian leg of the Japanese brand, Honda 2Wheelers, is also targeting a 20% growth in volume and has reportedly invested a tune of ₹ 1600 crore in new capacities and 4 new models it plans to launch in FY-18. Doing so, the Japanese are gunning for the pole position, grabbing it from its erstwhile partner Hero MotoCorp.

April 24, 2017 05:30
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Automatic on two-wheels

Automatic on two-wheels

Embracing the technology

Automatic vs Manual had been a topic hot for the four wheeler segment ever since the first automatic car was born in 1940 by General Motors’ Cadillac. And now, it seems like it will create a havoc in the two-wheeler segment. Or would it?

Everyone agrees that having gears and ratios is necessary to the inner workings of the transmission to power the vehicle but there is no general consensus regarding what kind of transmission is most suitable – auto shift or manual clutch lever and leg shifter. If you take cars, 90% people of the top five developed countries love the auto shift, but the same was not applicable to two-wheelers as hardly any manufacturers had them, until recently when the scooters came in. A device that to this day is frowned upon in the motorcycle community and blaming it for taking away the ‘biking experience’.

Nonetheless, they gave automatic a new meaning to the two-wheeled world and were largely preferred for their ease of use and decent performance for a very limited run. It became a fine option for urban commuters, youth and casual riders.

Honda has been a pioneer in developing new forms of transmission systems and clutch designs. Every manufacturer, if they have an automatic, have their own versions of them. They are basically trimmed into three kinds that are out there on the roads currently in use:

January 9, 2017 07:10
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OVERVIEW 2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

2017 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

The ‘Africa’ nameplate has risen from the ashes and gives the Japanese Red a grand comeback into ADV

For some people, adventure is about finding your way through the unknown and doing things most have not or seeing things never seen before is a savour best felt. But unless you plan on walking, you need a way to get there. This is where Honda’s new offering comes in and sweeps you off your feet in the most humble and matured way.

Almost 30 years ago, the Africa Twin conquered the Paris-Dakar Rally. This year, it’s been re-imagined with the same True Adventure spirit and is hitting the Indian shores after a delay of nearly a couple of years.

With the Dakar rally, some manufacturers were happy about being participated, but Honda went on to win 1-2-3 positions in 1986. Just 5 years after their first appearance. And they did it on the then Africa Twin.

Honda has now made use of that wild experience and fed it into their brand new avatar of that legendary Dakar motorcycle, the NXR750, and gives us the CRF 1000L Africa Twin. A machine born in the factory but tamed in the wilderness that inherits the “go anywhere” phenomena and embodies the latest of technology and engine construction to literally do just that without any fuss.

With this motorcycle, Honda throws a challenge at us - ‘It’s not a question of how far your Honda will go. It’s how far you’re willing to take it’. And knowing the reliability of a Honda, I’m guessing it’s a challenge for us to take upon without having to think twice about the machine.

January 4, 2017 09:30
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