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Rs. 13.5 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 5 Mar 2020

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Overview

Honda has updated its flagship adventure tourer, the CRF1100L Africa Twin, for 2020. It gets a larger 1084cc engine which makes 102PS and 105Nm. There are loads of other changes to the motorcycle which are well explained in our story here. It is well on its way to India as Honda will be launching the bike on 5 March.

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Q. I would like to buy a 250 cc bike within a budget range of two lakhs. should I wait for the new Suzuki 300 cc arrival or should I go for any current options? I use the bike for the daily commute and occasional long distant tours. - Africa Twin?
  • I am not sure why you mentioned the AT at the end, hoping thats a TYPO of some sort. The AT is a 1000cc bike, the 2020 will be a 1100 CC variant. As for the question you have if I were you, I would consider the Mojo or the CB 300. I think you should ride them and see which one suits you the best.
  • There is no official update from brand regarding the launch of Suzuki 300 in India. Now considering your concern of daily commute and occasional travelling there can be good options to name a few are Yamaha FZ 25, Honda CBR250R, KTM 250 Duke and Royal Enfield Classic 350. To fetch more details regarding the bike follow the given link: https://www.zigwheels.com/newbikes/bikes-between-1-to-2-lakhs
  • Thank you for your response.
Q. When can we expect Africa Twin Adventure 2020 to launch and what would be the price?
  • The current CRF1000L has only the standard variant sold in India currently and normally it is restricted to 50 bikes a year. Although, they did start with 75 bikes when they launched in 2017. The Standard Africa Twin or the CRF1000L DCT was the only variant that made its way to India. The Adventure Sport didn't make it purely because of the seat height I am guessing which stands at a whopping 900 mm at the lowest setting compared to the Standard's 820 mm seat height. The 2020 AT's could both be made available in India next year is what I reckon since they share exactly the same seat height options and they also come with a low seat option which is 5mm higher that the current crop of AT's in the market. The current bike is around 17 lakhs on road bangalore and I have to reckon that the standard AT should be atleast 18.75 lakhs on road and the Adventure sport will be closer to the 20.5 lakh mark, this is me just shooting a number that I think will still help the bike remain competitive in the market although we will have to wait for the first Q of 2020 to truly know that! Hope this helps.
  • As of now, there is no official update from the brand's end. Stay tuned for further updates.
Q. I'm 5'7"ft, is it comfortable for me to ride the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin?
  • Yup, it totally depends on experience and it also has lowering kits from touratech which will definitely make it easy. You must take a test ride at the 820mm setting which is the lowest stock setting to fully understand it will work for you. My opinion is that it should since my brother is your height and has no issues.
  • Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin comes with a saddle height of 820-840 mm will be a little difficult to drive. Moreover, we would suggest you take the test drive of the vehicles so that you can understand the difference which will help you to make a final decision for your purchase - Honda Bike Showrooms
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Q. I would like to buy a 250 cc bike within a budget range of two lakhs. should I wait for the new Suzuki 300 cc arrival or should I go for any current options? I use the bike for the daily commute and occasional long distant tours. - Africa Twin?
  • I am not sure why you mentioned the AT at the end, hoping thats a TYPO of some sort. The AT is a 1000cc bike, the 2020 will be a 1100 CC variant. As for the question you have if I were you, I would consider the Mojo or the CB 300. I think you should ride them and see which one suits you the best.
  • There is no official update from brand regarding the launch of Suzuki 300 in India. Now considering your concern of daily commute and occasional travelling there can be good options to name a few are Yamaha FZ 25, Honda CBR250R, KTM 250 Duke and Royal Enfield Classic 350. To fetch more details regarding the bike follow the given link: https://www.zigwheels.com/newbikes/bikes-between-1-to-2-lakhs
  • Thank you for your response.
Q. What is the service cost - Africa Twin?
  • The exact information regarding the service cost of the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin can be obtained at the nearest authorised dealership only. we would recommend you to get in touch with the nearest authorised dealership for the assistance required regarding the service cost of the bike.Click here for the dealership: https://www.zigwheels.com/bikes/dealers/Honda
  • The first 3 service cost is around the 4 to 5 k mark. It's super economical to maintain and easy as well. If you have to change stuff like brake pads it's about 3k per brake pad. But to answer your question around the 4 to 5 k mark.
Q. When can we expect Africa Twin Adventure 2020 to launch and what would be the price?
  • The current CRF1000L has only the standard variant sold in India currently and normally it is restricted to 50 bikes a year. Although, they did start with 75 bikes when they launched in 2017. The Standard Africa Twin or the CRF1000L DCT was the only variant that made its way to India. The Adventure Sport didn't make it purely because of the seat height I am guessing which stands at a whopping 900 mm at the lowest setting compared to the Standard's 820 mm seat height. The 2020 AT's could both be made available in India next year is what I reckon since they share exactly the same seat height options and they also come with a low seat option which is 5mm higher that the current crop of AT's in the market. The current bike is around 17 lakhs on road bangalore and I have to reckon that the standard AT should be atleast 18.75 lakhs on road and the Adventure sport will be closer to the 20.5 lakh mark, this is me just shooting a number that I think will still help the bike remain competitive in the market although we will have to wait for the first Q of 2020 to truly know that! Hope this helps.
  • As of now, there is no official update from the brand's end. Stay tuned for further updates.
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Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin User Reviews

4.3 /5
11 reviews & ratings
  • Performance
    4.8/5
  • Comfort
    4.5/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.8/5
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  • Maintenance Cost
    4.0/5
  • Mileage
    3.5/5

Preferred For : Occasional Commute & Tours

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  • 5.0

    I have no regrets picking up the AT, I didn't honestly think that I could use it as my commuter too. It just doesn't heat up in bad traffic like we have in Bangalore. The maintenance of the bike is just plain affordable. You have to get it serviced twice a year or 6k kms whichever comes first. The service cost is normally less than 5k. Its a super comfortable bike and the best off road bike in the market. It is unbelievably reliable. The city average is anywhere between 14 to 18kms and on the highway between 27 to 32 kms. I have had the bike for a little more than 6 months and there are no regrets picking up the AT. I had originally booked another brilliant machine and canceled the booking in the last minute to go for this one. Its been a wonderful riding experience.

  • 4.2

    lacks some torque but fantastic suspension

  • 5.0

    I like this bike too much

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