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Old 12-15-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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Honda True Adventure / AT Specifications ONLY

I suggest using this thread for sharing leaked or official info about the new Honda machine showed at EICMA 2014 (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...-close-photos/)

Let us refrain from the temptation to comment, troll or rant (there's another thread with hundreds of pages for that)
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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At this point there is very little fact and a lot of rumor.
Could be a quiet thread.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:22 PM   #4
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:34 AM   #5
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Two wheels.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:10 AM   #6
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Two wheels.
Careful - the number of cylinders also became a really heated debate...
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:30 AM   #7
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solid rumours coming from reliable rumour mills are:

  • 1000cc parallel twin of around 100 hp
  • two versions. A rtw and more road oriented version
  • rtw versio 21 inch front wheel, 18 inch rear, tubeless tires
  • reportedly around 9 inches front suspension travel
  • 20.5 L tanks
  • supposedly around 180kgs dry weight, around 200kgs fuelled up (not sure if tuis is achievable, but many sources report these figures)
What is not debatable, is this is a twin cylinder bike. It is not a thumper as some wishful thinkers allege it has to be.
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Old 12-17-2014, 05:54 AM   #8
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I suggest using this thread for sharing leaked or official info about the new Honda machine showed at EICMA 2014 (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...-close-photos/)

Let us refrain from the temptation to comment, troll or rant (there's another thread with hundreds of pages for that)
http://world.honda.com/news/2014/214...CMA/index.html

True Adventure Prototype

The second prototype on display is the True Adventure Prototype. Inspired by both Honda’s fantastic heritage in adventure motorcycling and our recent Dakar programme, the True Adventure Prototype captures the product direction as Honda seeks to expand its presence in the Adventure segment. This prototype has been developed to deliver outstanding off-road capability, and could provide the basis of a true round-the-world motorcycle. It’s flanked by the current Team HRC CRF450 Rally and, paying respect to Honda’s competition legacy, the 1989 Paris-Dakar winning NXR Africa Twin ridden by Gilles Lalay.



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Old 12-17-2014, 08:20 PM   #9
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True Adventure PROTOTYPE

Pretty much sums up the known facts.

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Old 12-18-2014, 04:14 AM   #10
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At the risk of violating your terms of posting comments here is a fact that I have been certain of, I won't be able to justify the final price.
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:31 AM   #11
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The biggest "take-away":

"as Honda seeks to expand its presence in the Adventure segment."

Yes, it will be pricey . . . If it hits the mark . . . it should be worth the price of admission.








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Old 12-18-2014, 07:42 AM   #12
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Lets hope Honda makes the bike we all want. I fear though we will be seeing people who ride BMW 700 GS's complaining "the honda is too tall, has too much wind buffing etc and Honda will listen. Or KLR owners saying its too hard to mount a milk crate on the back.

I want a honda version of the KTM 990.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:48 AM   #13
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The biggest "take-away":

"as Honda seeks to expand its presence in the Adventure segment."

Yes, it will be pricey . . . If it hits the mark . . . it should be worth the price of admission.








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Honda has amazing financing so cost should not be a huge deal.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:01 PM   #14
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and Honda will listen.
Really? This actually scares you? Hah!!! Let decades of VFR owners quiet your fears.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:04 PM   #15
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Careful - the number of cylinders also became a really heated debate...
Now you did it.
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