Honda Africa Twin Enduro Sports Concept |
Ready For The Dirt

Honda Africa Twin Enduro Sports Concept
Honda Africa Twin Enduro Sports

In stock configuration, the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is an impressive adventure bike. Using that adventure bike as a base, Honda R&D Europe has created the Honda Africa Twin Enduro Sports Concept rally-style motorcycle, which is very serious about off-road riding.

Debuted at 2016 EICMA show, the Honda Africa Twin Enduro Sports Concept has a number of features we would love to see on a for-sale version of the bike.

An impressive aluminum skidplate with carbon fiber wings protects the DCT transmission from the type of damage that can be inflicted at high-speed off-road. For improved engine performance and a healthy sound output from the liter-displacment parallel twin, the Termignoni pipe is race-ready. Beefing up the front end, there are Xtrig ROCS triple clamps, which feature an innovative clamping system for the forks.

There is a bit of a contradiction in the wheel department. The rims are a tubeless Excel design—21-inch front and 18-inch rear, naturally—but there are tube-type Michelin Desert Race tires mounted (140/80 rear; 90/90 front). Desert Race tires have 33 Dakar Rally wins to their credit, and work with the Michelin Bib-mousse no-flat system.

To cut weight, carbon fiber is liberally applied to the Honda Africa Twin Enduro Sports Concept adventure rally motorcycle. Honda R&D Europe, based in Rome, lovingly calls the concept bike Queen of the Off-Road.