Africa Twin owners thread!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Sand Goanna, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Johns-Bikes

    Johns-Bikes Farkling the ATAS... Supporter

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    I’m a bit anal about keeping the original bits for resale later.. Givi is $120 so not too bad in the scheme of things and I’ll likely cut if it’s too tall anyway.

    Cheers John
  2. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Agree with the Kiwi :-)

    I cut mine and never looked back (except when I changed lanes)

    Or advertise wanted in the Flea market
  3. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Looks like the new model has some significant updates. Not just bold new graphics.

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  4. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Don't mention the war...
    The two losers are now trying to dominate the world again...
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  5. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Gonna depend on price.
    From all reports its going to be competing with the Euros in price too.
  6. OzCr0w

    OzCr0w She'll be right mate!

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    That pics got loads of goodies on the bike.
    I wonder how much comes standard.
    Great looking bike!
  7. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    It's not the 2020 ATAS that intrests me in the new model range but it does look and sound like a pretty good alternative to zee germans.
    I'm pretty keen to see the actual pricing on the 2020 range.
    Be interesting where they put the standard model price wise given the 850GS, KTM790 and the Tenere700 prices.
  8. mr bones

    mr bones Been here awhile

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  9. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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  10. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Pricing is now available for the 2020 range on Honda Australia site

    Standard:
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    Adventure Sports
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  11. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Its getting up there!
    Do you have the link, I can only find the current?
    Cheers
  12. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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  13. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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  14. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Is this true?

    "The crankcases are split vertically; the water pump is housed efficiently within the clutch casing with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head."

    And this?

    • Capacity rises to 1,084cc
    • Achieved through a new cylinder head, valve timing and lift, throttle body and exhaust

    Looks like the engine does have some very good improvements all the same.

    Ally subframe? Not too sure about that one
  15. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Long timer

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    Pre orders on the 8/11 I believe.
  16. jmsk

    jmsk Adventurer

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    Hi

    Still have a 2016 AT here hah


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    sorry for big pics !
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  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    You getting your order in ?
  18. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Where's the smaller version?

    The usual pattern here with bigger "adventure" bikes. More CC's, more power/torque, more weight, more money....

    Sigh....
  19. grogger123

    grogger123 fatbastard

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    True. I am going to hang on to my 660 Tenere for quite a while yet. As nice and all as the new stuff is, I own my Tenere and it still gets me to where I want to go with a minimum of fuss.
  20. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Ha!, I just sold the Tenere 660 [ much loved bike ] and went in the other direction and am now setting up a WR250R for my adventures.
    But a good mate has the 1000 and it's a pretty decent ride, if a little bland. Riding around on it, I kept thinking, wouldn't this be good in say 800 cc ?, and a reasonable bit lighter as well....