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The Honda Africa Twin is back?
« on: May 15, 2014, 09:29:44 pm »
Well maybe...

It is a cool bike (not as cool as the 690 mind you) and indications are that it may be back in production soon.

See the article here:

http://idratherberiding.com/2014/05/13/the-honda-africa-twin-is-back/#comment-9239


Somehow the author totally missed the 690, so I had to let them know about that.

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Re: The Honda Africa Twin is back?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 04:54:13 am »
It's cool that Honda is considering something other than an "urban commuter," but I think they're missing the boat; they should be shooting for 330 lbs, not 430.  As it is, it has nothing to distinguish itself and will have to live on the scraps from a three way dogfight between the KLR and the 800 GS.

A 330 pound adventure machine would be a world beating revelation.

The sad thing is that Honda already makes what folks want:



Just de-tune this thing and call it a day.

My one staying request: They should add twin LED headlights, as a homage to the original.


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