The new Africa Twin News

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  1. Scubalong

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    Thought some of you might want one of this.......:jaw:
    My GS is for sale and a deposite made for the new AT :party2:
    http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-news/2015/honda-africa-twin.htm

    May12, 2015 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) - CRF1000L Africa Twin Confirmed for 2016 Model Year.

    Honda has announced the return of one of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names: the Africa Twin.

    Having shown the direction of its development and intent with the reveal of the True Adventure prototype at EICMA in November 2014, American Honda can now confirm that the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin will be in U.S. dealers early next year.

    Some motorcycles encapsulate perfectly what an adventure motorcycle is all about. The original XRV650 Africa Twin -- which debuted in 1989 after Honda’s four successive wins in the Dakar Rally -- was one such machine.

    Its go-anywhere ability, rugged durability, agile handling and all-day comfort made it the perfect partner with which to explore. And it helped to define a motorcycling segment that has now grown into one of the most popular worldwide.

    The new Africa Twin remains true to all the attributes and abilities of the XRV650 and its successor, the XRV750, while adding the benefits of everything Honda has learned on and off-road over the last decade, including Team HRC’s return to the Dakar in 2013.

    Furthermore, in a first for the category, the Africa Twin will feature the option of a new evolution of Honda’s Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology, which remains unique to Honda in motorcycling. This latest evolution of DCT has been specifically developed and programmed to provide the off-road ability with which the Africa Twin is synonymous.

    The all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin is set to redefine expectations of just what a large-capacity adventure motorcycle can and should be capable of, both on and off-road, and it opens an entirely new chapter in Honda’s illustrious history of dual-purpose motorcycles made for true adventure.
     
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    Good luck with the sale and the new ride, bud!
     
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    I will make sure to send out invitation for the test ride :thumb:
     
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    That looks pretty sweet if it's real. I'm thinking they better make one in junior size for Long, though. It looks like she could weigh in around 500 lbs from a glance. Maybe more with a DCT. I'm sure that adds a few lbs. I'm also thinking that points towards shaft drive doesn't it. If so, that's a little more weight right there.
     
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    It is chain drive and yes smaller displacement would be nice for Long :thumb:
     
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    Hey Long! I haven't heard from you in a while - probably posting in different threads. I did see this yesterday on CycleNews and I too am very interested. 2 years ago, I sold my XR650R that I owned for about 9 years. This would be a great replacement. I think it said it won't be available until early 2016.
     
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