2016 Honda Africa Twin DCT


It’s been a long wait. But—trust us—it’s worth it. The all-new Honda Africa Twin is the machine that will let you wander wherever your adventures take you.

The 998cc parallel twin uses Honda’s exclusive four-valve Unicam® cylinder-head design for smooth, tractable power.

Offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a new DCT transmission with selectable on- and off-road modes, both versions have ABS standard with rear ABS on/off and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). MSRP is set at $12,999 for the base model, and $13,699 for the DCT version.

Standard Features

  • WARRANTY: One Year Transferable, Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • EMSSIONS: Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • ABS SYSTEM: ABS 2-channel with rear ABS off switch (*ABS & DCT models only, not on STD model)
  • 6-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) with on and off-road riding modes

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model Africa Twin DCT
Model Code CRF1000LD
Color Dakar Rally



ABS System - ABS 2-channel with rear ABS off switch

Front - 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminum hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads

Rear - 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model


Front - 90/90-R21 tube type

Rear - 150/70-R18 tube type


Weight Curb Weight - 534 lbs. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Wheelbase 62.0 inches
Seat Height

Standard position 34.3

Low position 33.5 inches


Transmission 6-speed DCT
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain


Engine 998cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and Unicam
Bore x Stroke 92mm x 75.1mm
Torque HSTC 3-levels + switch-off
Fuel Capacity 4.96 gallons
Clutch Wet, multi-plate with coil springs, aluminum cam assist and slipper clutch


Frame Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear sub-frame


Additional Colors Digital Metallic Silver

ABS System

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