Honda Africa Twin Rally Announced
European publication www.moto.it reports Honda has revealed specifications and pricing for a new version of the CRF1000 - the Africa Twin Rally. The bike receives a host of upgrades that shave about 15.4 lbs, and boosts power output to 98hp.
The model is a joint development project with RedMoto and not likely to see North American shores. Revised bodywork includes a high front fender, rally tower and windscreen, skid plate, tail tidy, and carbon fiber accents. The images provided by www.moto.it shows anodized triple trees, upgraded wheels with aggressive tires, and what appears to be a factory dress-up kit for the engine. A full Termignoni exhaust system is also displayed in the photos. Of course, these may all be factory options to dress up the Africa Twin Rally for display purposes, as it was showcased at 2017 Roman Motodays.
Pricing has also been announced and fortunately, Honda will offer both the standard (21,490 Euro) and DCT (22,640 Euro) versions of this bike. There has been no announcement for USA distribution, so we’ll have to sit back, cross our fingers, and wait for the press release from Honda. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on this radical rally bike?