American Honda announced the 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin will be available for $12,999 for the manual transmission model, and $13,699 for the dual clutch transmission version. American Honda also reversed course on its previous announcement regarding anti-lock brakes and the Honda Selectable Torque Control (i.e. traction control), announcing both features will come standard on both versions of the Africa Twin.
Previously, Honda had announced both features would only be available on DCT-equipped models. In prior years, American Honda has packaged ABS with DCT on models like the NC700X and CTX700, forcing customers who would like ABS to also shell out for DCT; other markets have offered ABS on non-DCT models from the start, and it’s nice to see American Honda finally following suit, though it remains to be seen if Honda will do the same on other DCT-capable models.
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On the Africa Twin, ABS and HSTC can both be switched off for off-road riding, so the two technologies would not intervene when the wheels spin a different speeds.
Honda also announced a number of accessories for the Africa Twin including a pedal shifter for DCT models so riders can choose to use their feet to shift instead of relying on the DCT’s paddle shifters or automatic modes.