GO ANYWHERE – ABS
The ‘go anywhere’ approach starts with the engine, which has to perform in off-road situations as well as on-road long-range touring, and all points in between. For the CRF1000L Africa Twin’s chassis three key attributes were targeted: off-road performance, the comfort of a touring motorcycle and the everyday agility that makes for a great all-rounder or day-to-day commuter. A steel semi-double cradle frame provides the perfect balance of high-speed stability – also while fully loaded – matched to genuine off-road ability, agility and sheer strength.
Mass centralisation, with items like the battery packaged at the rear of the cylinder head, contributes to a low centre of gravity.