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Fri, 13 Mar 2020

Go Further with the CRF1000L Africa Twin

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 the DCT models there is an additional G mode for going off road. The 3rd generation Africa Twin now has new engine components to take you further than you’ve ever gone before. The mighty CRF1000L is ready when you are!
 
Some of the great benefits are the smaller screen and 22.5mm taller bars than the previous generation, not to mention a new detachable 40mm narrower sub-frame, 1.8kg lighter chassis and revised swingarm see the Africa Twin’s off-road focus enhanced. These increase your riding experience and mean that going from road to uneven terrain has never been such a breeze. 
 
The updated DCT gearbox, which is now linked to the IMU and responds to the bike’s angle when calculating if it should change gear or not, is an excellent improvement and now a worthy addition for either on or off-road fans. All the electronic systems perform excellently on the road and in the two off-road modes. The traction control allows you to pull off a cheeky little slide while the ABS ensure you can use the front brake with confidence on gravel when it all gets a bit too wild. 
 
The parallel twin has received an increase in capacity from 998cc to 1084cc for 2020. They have done this through a 6.4mm longer stroke, boosting peak power and torque by 6.8bhp and 4.4ftlb respectively, as well as increases throughout the rev range. 
Take a look at the video below and see where you could be going!