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New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc


    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Pffffft, you crashed my bike, what makes you think you can handle another 50ccs??
    Also: next time you do that, do a better job. There's a couple of hazy marks on the windscreen and that's about it. Literally nothing that: won't buff right out.
    Sure you really want to issue that challenge

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    I read that as "you owe me a windscreen you clumsy no balance having fuck".

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Official European press release : The new 16YM Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

    Prices "starting at" €12,100.. which works out to $13k in a straight exchange. About what I expected.

    Plus some adv toy porn:



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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Nah Colin. I ain't like that.

    But, if you're gonna send it, you do it good.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Nah Colin. I ain't like that.

    But, if you're gonna send it, you do it good.
    ya, you gotta land that shit on top of the tire wall or something

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    No tire walls in sight. Settled for a mud puddle. Made sure I went in shoulder first. Aerostich is now tri color.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Officially announced in Canada : Africa Twin > Adventure Motorcycles from Honda Canada

    Only two models; base and ABS+DCT. Rumor has it the mid-range ABS non-DCT package will not be offered in the US either. Honda fails the US market again.

    Edit: Spec sheet on US website shows 3 curb weights : http://powersports.honda.com/documen...Twin_Specs.pdf
    Hope remains.

    Excited about the ABS MT model. In Honda CRF red + white please.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Because they only offered 2 of the 3 variants they "failed the US market" ?

    The minute they announce this in the US, all the posers who have been yelling for this bike to come here and applauding it will immediately nit-pick it to death, find the reasons why it is now Honda's fault that "a bike I really wanted I cannot now buy because .... (some minor issue)"

    It is so predictable...

    if it was ONLY 20 lbs lighter
    if it ONLY had 15 more Hp
    if it was ONLY offered with DCT and an espresso machine installed
    if the tank held ONLY 0.5 more gallons
    if the seat height was only 1" different...

    ...THEN I would have bought it !

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Easy there grouchy. I'm allowed to be disappointed, thank you very much.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
    Because they only offered 2 of the 3 variants they "failed the US market" ?
    Because they don't offer the electronics (ABS, TC)-which imho are pretty much mandatory of a motorcycle positioned in this segment-unless you take the DCT as well. Lack of ABS on such a machine is not a "minor issue" nowadays. Yes, I want my cake and I want to eat it too. So what of it?!

    Although the spec-sheet I just found suggests they may offer all three models in the US, same as Europe. Maybe only Canada gets screwed here.

    Weight is heavier than I expected.
    Power is lower than I expected.

    May be able to look the other way on both as it is a Honda. I swore I'd never buy a new bike again ever.. but I may buy this.

    I don't even drink expresso.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
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    It will be the SV1k all over. When suzuki made the 650 everyone loved it and constantly asked for a 1k. 4 years later suzuki delivered and no one bought it.
    This.
    Although there's nothing between this and the xr650l from honda.
    And that's a big gap.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    I dunno. I'd still consider this bike if the price is right. I wouldn't rush out to replace my bike with it, but I'd check it out when I'm ready fur a new bike.

    Still probably end up with a new Tiger though (unless they prove to have electrical issues).

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post

    Although the spec-sheet I just found suggests they may offer all three models in the US, same as Europe. Maybe only Canada gets screwed here.

    Weight is heavier than I expected.
    Power is lower than I expected.
    Wait for it...




















    I told you so!

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Additional Specs and US Pricing Revealed for Africa Twin

    The Africa Twin has the most suspension travel in its class: 9.1 inches for the inverted 45mm Showaź fork and 8.7 inches for the rear wheel. Adjustable compression and rebound damping are standard at both ends, as is hydraulic adjustable spring preload (in order to more easily accommodate passengers or cargo).
    Shwing!

    Oh, and US pricing:
    • US Colors: Red/Black/White Dakar Rally, Silver
    • US Pricing
    CRF1000L Africa Twin: $12,999
    CRF1000L Africa Twin DCT: $13,699
    • US Availability: Spring 2016
    Edit : Only two packages offered for the US; DCT or not. Both feature traction control and ABS.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    I'm still excited about this and I think the price point is spot on.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Prices look good. Hopefully the bike won't be automatic!

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    They are offering it in DCT (like the VFR1200) and standard 6 speed.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Yes. DCT is a $700 option.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    I had hoped the RWB color scheme would come here, but silver does have stealth appeal.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    CRF red for me. The gold rims on the white is just a bridge too far for me.

    Not an enormous fan of the instruments. Rotary dials are just so much easier on the eyes.


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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    The preview videos make a big deal out of the DCT.
    I think it's worth test riding before shitting on.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Quote Originally Posted by reks95 View Post
    The preview videos make a big deal out of the DCT.
    I think it's worth test riding before shitting on.
    Why? We already know it is boring from the VFR.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    There's a video out there of test-riders just gushing over how great the DCT is on the ATwin...

    Let me see if I can...


    EDIT: SORRY NHBUBBA!!! Didn't see you posted this a few pages back... whoops!

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    OK, marketing.

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    Re: New African Twin Maybe 1200cc

    Sure, it could just be marketing.
    Or maybe they realized their DCT was boring and shit and they did something to it.
    Only one way to find out.

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