Khodrocar - As expected, the Honda display at the EICMA show in Milan featured the CRF1000L2 Africa Twin, which bumps up the ground clearance, suspension travel, and price over the standard model. When it hits U.S. showrooms next summer, the L2 will carry a $2,000 price premium.
Enhancing Honda’s "True Adventure” mantra, the L2 – also known as the Adventure Sports model – gets upgraded creature comforts and a larger fuel tank for extended range. Both the Adventure Sports and the standard Africa Twin feature a long list of updates to the engine, electronics, and rider interface while continuing to offer an ideal balance of power and light weight.
"The Africa Twin's success on showroom floors and in comparison tests is evidence of the platform's profound capabilities," said Lee Edmunds, American Honda's Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. "But the Adventure Sports model expands the possibilities by making it possible to ride further and more comfortably. We've enjoyed seeing our customers put their own interpretations on the Africa Twin's 'True Adventure' ethos, and with the increased capabilities of the new Adventure Sports, as well as those of the updated standard Africa Twin, we expect that spirit will be applied in new and exciting ways."
Source: Ride Apart