#BestOf2017 – Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin
A legendary name that harks back to the romance of the African desert, of a time when the Dakar Rally was still known as the Paris-Dakar. Honda’s new volley, the Africa Twin is straight into the heart of Tiger 800’s territory should see ruffled feathers at Triumph. For the first time in the segment, customers can buy a bike with a dual clutch automatic transmission that is absolutely fantastic. We have ridden it a few times and we think it’s powerful enough for the use it’s designed for. It doesn’t matter what the power mongers out there are saying, 88bhp is more than enough if you’re riding around on trails and getting off the road. The engine is super smooth and very tractable, perfect for all round performance. Handling and dynamics are absolutely out of the world. The chassis is very well balanced and the suspension setup is a perfect mix of superb dynamics combined with a plush ride. Not to forget that legend of a name.
We have reviewed it in the past and have been fans of it ever since. Read all about it here.