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Either clever marketing or an accidental cock up have saw Honda’s eagerly anticipated Africa Twin CRF1000L released to the internet.

Accidentally posted on the Honda Portugal website, a photo of the bike along with spec were issued and then quickly retracted. Oops!

Thanks to the eagle eyed readers of the Africa Twin Forum here’s details of what to expect later this year…

Power: 70 kW (93 horsepower)

Torque: 98 Nm (72 ft-lbs)

Dry Weight: 208 kg STD (458 lbs) 212 kg ABS (467 lbs) 222 kg DCT (489 lbs)

Wet Weight: 228 kg STD (502 lbs) 232 kg ABS (511 lbs) 242 kg DCT (533 lbs)

Fuel Capacity: 18.8 L (5 gal)

Length x Width x Height: 2335 x 875 x 1475 mm (92.7 x 34.4 x 58 in) STD, 2355 x 930 x 1475 mm (92.7 x 36.6 x 58 in) DCT

Wheelbase: 1,575 mm (62 inches)

Seat Height (STD/Relaxed): 870/850 mm (34.2/33.4 in)

Ground Clearance: 250 mm (9.8 in)

Front Tire Size: 90/90-R21

Rear Tire Size: 150/70 R18