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  • #970
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
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    Rumours of a new Africa Twin from Honda surface every year and this year is no exception, however this time the rumours are so much stronger due to comments made by a Honda manager in Italy.

    The original Italian article

    English Translation:
    The phrase that has warmed the hearts of all Enduro riders in the world it delivered Vito Cicchetti, general manager of Honda Italy, during an interview with Motorcycling: “He will come the new Africa Twin and will have a two-cylinder engine.” Evidently, in the house of the Wing must have realized that they had at home a treasure that for some reason had stopped to exploit. Who led an Africa Twin knows what that means: the XRV750 (the acronym of production of the last Africa Twin, license plate 2003) was an excellent bike, steady like a train, very good both on the road and highway, but even better on the dirt road. And above all he needed little maintenance. Not by chance still on the Italian roads will circulate many: the proverbial resistance of the bike makes it still an investment that never gets old.

    Waiting to be discovered – Details are few, but we do know that the new Africa Twin will not see the light until 2015. It will therefore be unveiled to the public during the Intermot in Cologne in 2014. A long wait will be worth the effort with numerous innovations. It will be a revolutionary bike and very devoted to off-road vehicles, according to statements by Honda managers. It is therefore likely that will have a completely new engine, while many details cycling and style will be taken dall’immarcescibile Africa Twin produced from 1988 (when the displacement was 650). Imagine also that, given the type of bike, it could be equipped with the DCT semi-automatic transmission that is becoming increasingly popular in the Honda range. The only thing on which we would like to put my finger on it is that at least one of the liveries will be presented the classic white with red stripes and blue, with dark blue saddle.

    Do you think the rumours will come true this time?

    #1169
    Feral Matt
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I have a sinking feeling the new AT will only be a bridge between the Varadero and Transalp and replicate other manufacturer’s attempts at off-roadable road bikes.

    The secret to future success with the AT would be to return to the Dakar roots and tune it down from there. Not as Rally as their new CRF 450 Rally, and not as road as the Transalp. 750 / 800 V2, low strung for that renowned and much craved reliability factor. Well sprung, torquey but not a rocket ship. I guess something like an F800 in terms of off road capability.

    In the mean time I’m still holding onto my RD04 and RD07 project bike!

    #1343
    Dean Saunders
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    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    well they talk the talk but it will end up another road pig.

    #3653
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
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    More Africa Twin internet rumours

    From ExpeditionPortal.com

    http://expeditionportal.com/honda-hints-at-africa-twin-1000-for-2015/
    Spinning the rumor mill this time around is German publication, Motorrad. Their cover story for the month of April substantiated claims by Honda officials that an updated Africa Twin is in the works and went so far as to divulge a handful of juicy details. Built around a 1000cc Parallel-Twin, the Africa Twin will churn out 100 hp, which will be plenty of oomph for its projected sub-400 pound weight. With a 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear paired to nearly 10-inches of suspension travel, the new Africa Twin will be an unleashed beast in the dirt.

    #4994
    Eddieb
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    The EICMA Italy bike show starts in a few days, the events promo video shows a brief shot of the old Honda Africa Twin, will this be where the new model is released?

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    #5020
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
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    The new CRF1000 Africa Twin was displayed overnight at the Milan EICMA motorcycle show but it doesn’t appear as if any specs have been released yet.

    #5024
    Eddieb
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    Click any of these pics for larger versions

    #5030
    Eddieb
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    Larger pics, click on them for the full size

    #5046
    Eddieb
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    Did you notice @Matt Kerr that it has no clutch lever?

    #5621
    zaTTaz
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    • Bike: CBR250RR, DR350, WR450
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Clutches are overrated XD

    #7482
    Eddieb
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    From: http://canadamotoguide.com/2015/03/12/spied-honda-true-adventure-patent-application/

    We still don’t know much about it, but a recent Honda True Adventure patent application indicates the bike should be coming sooner rather than later.

    In case you missed it, here’s what we know so far about the True Adventure: It was first unveiled as a prototype at EICMA, but Honda wasn’t forthcoming with details. It seemed to have a DCT transmission (no clutch handle or gear change lever), it’s a parallel twin …. and we don’t know much else. On the prototype, the front end had screw-type suspension adjustment and the rear has remote preload adjustment, but that might not trickle down to the production model.

    However, a patent application filed this week has left us with a few more drawings of the bike. The patent seems to be for the radiator assembly, as that’s what most of the drawings show. The patent abstract, however, doesn’t seem to spill the beans on any scintillating new technology.

    When will the True Adventure be officially unveiled? We’d expect more details at the upcoming Tokyo motorcycle show. If we didn’t see a completed bike by the 2015 EICMA show, it would be surprising.

    #7489
    Eddieb
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    #7500
    zaTTaz
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Good to see things happening on this front.

    #8290
    Eddieb
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    Honda have released the first official images and technical information about their new rally-inspired adventure bike, also confirming that it will revive the iconic Africa Twin name.

    The firm showed a ‘True Adventure’ concept bike at the Milan show in November last year, which looked largely ready for release, but offered scant confirmed detail about the new model, or when it would be unveiled. These teaser images reveal much of the missing detail, while Honda have also confirmed that the new CRF1000F Africa Twin will arrive in dealers in late 2015, well ahead of expectation.

    #8305
    Mark Claasen
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    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    It needs a 500- 800cc little brother based on their CB500 twin and weighing in at 165kg dry that would be cool.

    PS, if the new AT was 180kg dry think I would buy one though

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