Published on April 27th, 2018 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Boon Siew Honda Announces Pricing for X-ADV and CRF1000L Africa Twin
Boon Siew Honda has announced the official pricing for the Honda X-ADV and CRF1000L at the Malaysia Autoshow 2018 at MAEPS, Serdang. The company also took the opportunity to showcase a prototype version of the new CB1000R naked bike.
Combining convenience with off-road capability, the X-ADV is powered by a 745 cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that delivers 54 hp at 6,250rpm and 68 Nm at 4,750 rpm. A dual clutch transmission (DCT) with D, S and G modes is tasked to channel the power the rear wheel. Another addition is Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) that features two levels.
The X-ADV is also equipped with 21L of storage capacity under the seat, a 5-way adjustable windscreen, tapered aluminum handlebar, Africa Twin hand guards, rally-style instrument display and Smart Key system. An immobilizer is fitted as standard and a clutch mechanism in the main switch stops the handlebars unlocking by force. Also standard is a centre stand with tilt sensor that allows the scooter to be parked on an incline without fear of toppling.
The 820 mm seat height and wide handlebar set at 910 mm ensure an upright riding position, while long-travel suspension absorbs any road shock. The X-ADV rides on 17-inch (front) 15-inch (rear) spoke wheels wrapped in block-pattern tyres. Dual radial- mount four-piston calipers provide ample braking power with ABS control.
The new X-ADV is available in five colours – Candy Chromosphere Red (new for 2018), Digital Silver Metallic, Matt Bullet Silver, Pearl Glare White and Grand Prix Red.
As for the new Africa Twin, the adventure bike delivers nearly 1.5-times the power output of the original model while maintaining the same size and proportions. A significant upgrade to the 998 cc liquid-cooled engine is the new Throttle-By-Wire (TBW) system, which features seven levels – from Level 1, for aggressive riding off-road on block pattern tyres, to Level 7 for maximum sense of security on slippery, wet tarmac.
The CRF1000L Africa Twin now comes with new intake design and exhaust to aid mid-range response, lighter balance shaft weight, new lithium-ion battery is 2.3 kg lighter and more durable, as well as Assist/Slipper clutch. Also new is an extended range of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) input setting that ensures a sense of security in wide-ranging situations.
The dual clutch transmission features super-fast, seamless gear changes in manual transmission (MT) or automatic D mode. D mode which is ideal for city and highway riding offers the best balance of fuel economy and comfort whilst S mode gives three different, sportier shift patterns to choose from. Addition of the G button allows the rider to modify the control of the clutch system to give a more direct drive in any riding mode.
The CRF1000L Africa Twin is available in Grand Prix Red (Team HRC Rally colour) and Pearl Glare White (Tricolor) for Adventure Sports.