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Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Louis Special Conversion

Fans of the legendary adventure motorcycle have had a long wait, but now their patience has been rewarded.

[HEADER: Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Louis Special Conversion]
[IMAGE: Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin]

Honda CRF 1000 L:

Africa Twin – a truly legendary name! To make sure that the new incarnation of the big enduro lives up to its reputation, we are equipping it for a round-the-world tour.

Bike Special Honda CRF 1000 L – the globetrotter

Honda spent a long time designing the successor to the Africa Twin, and they have come up with a completely new, very well balanced adventure bike that offers a real alternative to the Bavarian flagship. A wide usable engine-speed range, plenty of torque, a relaxed riding position, generous ground clearance, traction control, no awkward hard enduro characteristics – all in all the ideal machine for long-distance touring on roads and dirt tracks around the world. 

Luggage system and a rock-solid stand

If you're going to make full use of the CRF's capabilities, you'll first want to invest in a case system that is spacious and rugged enough to withstand the occasional rough treatment. Stainless-steel Xplorer cases and racks from Hepco & Becker are the number one choice. If required, you can expand your storage space with a waterproof trekking roll bag and a tank bag from moto-detail without going to great expense. You need to be sure that you can park your heavily laden bike without any risk of it toppling over. This is where a SW-Motech centre stand is invaluable, while the sidestand can be made more stable with a sidestand pad for soft ground. 

[IMAGE: Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Louis Special Conversion]
[IMAGE: Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Louis Special Conversion]
[IMAGE: Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Louis Special Conversion]

Navigation and power supply

As you ride along admiring the fantastic scenery, a GPS sat nav from Garmin will get you to your destination safely and without any stress. With an SW-Motech bracket, it can be fitted for optimum readability on the cross-strut of the CRF's fairing. A Saito vehicle socket will supply the power you need, e.g. for camping. Heated grips, also from Saito, make touring on cold days that much more enjoyable, and also help you to extend your biking season for as long as possible. SW-Motech hand guards not only protect against impacts, but also prevent your hands against wind-chill when biking. 

Ergonomics and comfort

Taller bikers will benefit from a higher windshield (Ermax) for long journeys, while your riding comfort can be enhanced with, for example, a Moto112+ gel seat pad. Wider, grippy stainless-steel footrests from SW-Motech give optimal grip, and an adjustable foot-lever, fine-machined from aluminium, is helpful for people with large feet. Indirectly, a Scottoiler also relieves the strain of a long journey because it saves you the trouble of having to lubricate your chain at the road-side, and increases chain life considerably, so the expense of replacing it does not come around so often.

[IMAGE: Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Louis Special Conversion]
[IMAGE: Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin – Louis Special Conversion]

Visibility and safety

When you set out on a major tour, it's even more important to make sure your shiny steed is as well equipped as possible for all traffic hazards, including less than ideal road conditions. Hepco & Becker make a sturdy stainless-steel engine guard and crash bars for tank and engine, while SW-Motech offer a robust brake fluid reservoir protector, for example. In murky weather, fog lights from Koso make all the difference. 

Look and sound

Africa Twin fans will be keen to further enhance the eye-catching, sporty design with a few stylish accessories, such as aluminium mirrors from Magazi. Four elegant, beautifully finished Kellermann turn signals can be fitted using adapter cables and two 10 ohm resistors (position light function is retained). The Kellermanns are perfectly compatible with the 5 V current of the CRF turn signal circuit. The sound of the touring enduro can also be upgraded – a slimline LeoVince rear silencer with EC type approval does a lot more for the bike's aesthetics than the rather canister-like original, and helps save weight, too.

Go to the products of the Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin

All parts at a glace

For easy conversion.
Incorrect connection is
no longer possible.

Rating : 4 out of 5


Efficient remodelling
of your front mudguard.
Silk-matt black

Rating : 4.12 out of 5

instead of 29.99

from 24.99

Protects against loss
and external influences
Brushed aluminium

Rating : 5 out of 5

from 24.95

For mounting heated grips
Permanently secure
Increased riding safety

Rating : 3.38 out of 5


Extremely sturdy.
Perfect fit.
High-strength aluminium.

Rating : 4.25 out of 5

from 149.95

Quadra-X-Ring technology
Choice of 9 colours
OEM quality.

Rating : 5 out of 5

from 124.99

The new Garmin top model
5-inch display,smartphone
link, Tour Routing

Rating : 2.82 out of 5

instead of 599.99


With exhaust cut-out
For specific models
Enhanced look

Rating : 4 out of 5

from 1,198.50

Hepco & Becker Aluminium
luggage rack for topcases
and bags

Rating : 3.46 out of 5

from 82.95

Extremely strong top box
Anodised alum. & highly
impact-resistant plastic

Rating : 4 out of 5

from 329.00

Sale %

Compact design
Complete set

Rating : 4.33 out of 5

instead of 249.99


Sale %

LED turn sig.12/6V / 2.5W
E-approved for front/rear
Extremely long life

instead of 59.95

from 49.95

One of the brightest
Kellermann turn signals
of all time

Rating : 4.5 out of 5


Intelligent styling.
combination, E-approved!

Rating : 4.3 out of 5


For touring enduros
and out-and-out tourers
Attached with straps

Rating : 3.46 out of 5


The amazingly spacious
waterproof bags in
30 and 50 litre versions!

Rating : 4.5 out of 5

instead of 39.99

from 29.99

Sale %

Optimum sitting
comfort. No loss of
contact with the bike.

Rating : 3.64 out of 5

instead of 49.99

from 39.99

release sat nav holder f.
crossbar-mounting 10-12mm

Rating : 4.8 out of 5


New, modern design
Superbly engineered
With EC type approval

Rating : 4.68 out of 5

instead of 399.99

from 299.99

Aluminium CNC machined
Shapely sidestand extens.
For various models

Rating : 4.07 out of 5

from 39.95

For mounting on the
footrest bracket
With type approval

Rating : 3.95 out of 5


For mounting on footrest
Large surface for foot


Extravagant, futuristic
hand guards for
effective protection.

Rating : 4.09 out of 5

from 109.95

Well engineered
incl. type approval

Rating : 3.96 out of 5

from 149.95

To protect additional
headlights, horns or
heated grips

Rating : 4.25 out of 5


For many enduro models
Reliable protection

Rating : 4 out of 5

from 149.95

Sale %

Steel-braided brake lines
for the front from German
market leaders TRW/Lucas

Rating : 3.67 out of 5

from 54.99

For easy turn
signal conversion
For many models

Rating : 4.03 out of 5


Covers for the 'naked'
turn signal mounts
For many models

Rating : 3.19 out of 5


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