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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #30 on: 22:31 - 4 August, 2015 »
My KTM was like that too.

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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #29 on: 20:46 - 4 August, 2015 »
Do modern enduro/moto-x bikes have traction control and ABS?

My 650 X-Country has ABS - but you can switch it off when you're on the loose stuff .  :thumb

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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #28 on: 17:54 - 4 August, 2015 »
Or a Honda Cub Adventure

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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #27 on: 17:03 - 4 August, 2015 »
I think the 18.8 litre tank will have the final say on the matter......

What's it's fuel economy though?  People always make a fuss about the tank size on the BMW 800's but it's a very frugal engine so the range is just as good as bikes with bigger tanks.

But lets face it how many people buy these bikes to do long offroad trips?  As The Long Way Round showed if you're going to ride across Mongolia you want a IZh Planeta!

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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #26 on: 15:33 - 4 August, 2015 »
See, that's why it's a glorified GS-a-like pile of money bucket shiny painted up salesy gimmick thing. Not like the one and only original AT.
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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #25 on: 13:37 - 4 August, 2015 »
Do modern enduro/moto-x bikes have traction control and ABS?
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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #24 on: 20:07 - 3 August, 2015 »
The new AT is heavier than a GS & it's only around 800cc

That other street custom they've just launched is a heavy ba :censored rd  as well .......

I reckon Honda are making them with lead frames these days  :grin:

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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #23 on: 20:02 - 3 August, 2015 »
Hahaha... That'll be a bugger to push through sand Pete :)
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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #22 on: 19:28 - 3 August, 2015 »
Saw this in the brochure with an AT apparently about to venture into the desert:

It’s not a question of how far your Honda will go. It's how far you're willing to take it.

I think the 18.8 litre tank will have the final say on the matter......

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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #21 on: 12:21 - 3 August, 2015 »
I like the fact it's a parallel twin, I don't like the bodywork and all the electronics, or the seat or the frame the big sticky out bit with the number plate on or the rack or the tyres, forks are a nice colour

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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #20 on: 12:01 - 3 August, 2015 »
The old AT was great, like we said, bit of gaffer tape and maybe some oil and a rag and you could fix it, this one... It's just appealing to the GS crowd that really want a Honda.
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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #19 on: 17:44 - 2 August, 2015 »
 :appl

But that's the thing.  I looked around at all sorts of bikes, and they're all 245kg and fully  electronic blah de blah look how much we can fit on.   

The old Africa Twin was different to stuff around...maybe too specialised for broad audience.  This new one looks like everything else out there.   





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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #17 on: 13:20 - 18 May, 2015 »
To be fair I only ever road Tony's, and he warned me that the brakes weren't that great, but they still came as a bit of a surprise when I tried to stop for the junction at the end of my road. :D

Your billet(?) jobbies look far more up to the job.

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Re: New Honda Africa Twin announced
« Reply #16 on: 12:23 - 18 May, 2015 »
With stainless hoses on the two-pot sliding front callipers it was possible to make the 21inch squeal as it locked up - I doubt the rubber compound was up to much though... S10's pistons were very poorly plated, they'd get corroded - break the plating finish and rip the seals apart.
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