After making its global debut last year and entering markets this year, the new 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin has proven to be quite the capable adventure and enduro bike that Honda promises it to be. However, Honda neglected to mention this enduro’s qualities at being an equally capable stunt bike too.
The featured video above, which was presumably taken somewhere in Europe, sees a stunt rider using Honda’s new flagship adventurer for a stunt performance. The video sees the new Africa Twin effortlessly performing wheelies, stoppies, burnouts and donuts, suggesting that this adventurer is just as tough as a stunt machine as it is when taken off road.
To refresh your memory, the new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin stands as a successor to the original Dakar-winning Honda XRV750 Africa Twin from 1989. It is powered by 998cc parallel-twin and boasts all the typical attributes of an off-road-ready adventurer – tall and long-travel suzzies, immense ground clearance, toughened chassis and off-road ready wire-spoked wheels.
However, we’d like to point out that the stunt rider in this video was certainly riding the manual transmission version and not the DCT-equipped version. We reckon that the Honda DCT suite is good for touring and off-road adventure rides, but definitely not for stunting.
Source: YouTube via LaneSplitter@Jalopnik