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Re: The Honda Africa Twin Lineage: Cool Video!
« Reply #20 on: 12/28/15 10:50AM »
I just watched ootv's link and...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fuetRPaZXEs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/fuetRPaZXEs</a>

now I like it

I was thinking yesterday about how much a foot rear brake/no rekluse in a rocky downhill isn't easy, but the DCT might make off-roading dare I say, easier?

but on the other hand - w' DCT, does that mean you can't wheelie?!?
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Re: The Honda Africa Twin Lineage: Cool Video!
« Reply #21 on: 12/28/15 01:01PM »
Just saw the video right now.

He was hauling ass on those dirt roads!  I think that just like the F800GS and the Tiger 800, the Honda AT makes for a great "bridge bike" between a full on (ie heavy) Adventure Touring rig and a 650cc single cylinder Dual Sport.  Dare I say, a "VFR800" for those who want to tour AND go off road.  Kind of like what Breakdirt and I were discussing--a bike you can ride direct from the OC to Ransburg, for example, in reasonable comfort with good cargo carrying capacity, then take same bike on those cool off road trails to explore.  Sure, this can be done on a KLR650 or an XR650 also, or an R1200GS-class Adventurer. 


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Re: The Honda Africa Twin Lineage: Cool Video!
« Reply #22 on: 12/28/15 07:31PM »
The BMW isn't the king anymore. Motorcycle.com did a big comparision review for 2015. Here's part 1 of the 2 part video. You have to go to their site to see the official results. http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2015-ultimate-sports-adventure-touring-shootout But it's a theme that's been growing for a couple years now. Still near the top, but not the top! And for the money...

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Re: The Honda Africa Twin Lineage: Cool Video!
« Reply #23 on: 12/28/15 09:42PM »
^^^
Still don't feel these would be a fair comparison with the Africa Twin.  Even the closest in price, the V-Strom, is a more road-oriented bike as evidenced by that oil filter on the front of the case that is a stone's impact away from calling the AMA tow service.  I suppose you could carry a spare along with some  10W-40. 

Comparing a KLR or DR650 might not be fair either as both are more trail-oriented but would be down on both refinement and power compared to the Honda. 

I feel Honda has a hit and has created a "gateway bike" for those looking to transition from a serious dirt machine, but not quite ready to for a true ADV pig.  It will be interesting to see both sales of that CRF1000L when it arrives in showrooms, and how the competition responds.  :43: 
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Re: The Honda Africa Twin Lineage: Cool Video!
« Reply #24 on: 12/30/15 04:51PM »
Well said TC.  I agree 100%.

 

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