New Africa Twin 2014

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by zippy700, Jul 17, 2013.

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  1. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    I tink i'm in LOVE :raabia :tb.


    Really pleased they kept the Africa Twin name :clap :clap :clap

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  2. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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  3. John Ashman

    John Ashman Adventurer Wannabe

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    Funniest line from the Ride Apart article.

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  4. Brit711

    Brit711 Been here awhile

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    STRANGE... I called Honda Canada this morning ... and they told me that we would NOT get it.... also called a couple of dealers and they said the same thing! :huh
  5. cls

    cls Long timer Supporter

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    I haven't followed all the details, but they're touting it as a "simple, back-to-the-basics, value" type bike, no? I'd hope it would run around $12K for the base model. Alas, in the real world, I suspect $14K is more likely. We shall see.
  6. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    It looks like the Super Tenere with a spray job.!


    Shame you boys in the Colonies wont be getting your hands on them...we'll let you know what they're like :evil
  7. Rorider

    Rorider Been here awhile

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    I certainly hope the price will be around 13-14k or under. I also hope it won't be full packed with electronics. I'm ok with ABS, but that's about it.
    Let's keep it light, fairly basic and reliable with a great engine and chassis.

    We really don't need another GS1200, thank you very much!
  8. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just glad to be here.

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    :lol3

    I'll probably be dead before this bike makes it to my local dealer at a discounted price.
  9. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    I am still leaning back on my couch with a big, fat grinns on my mouth.

    Still purely sarcasm, aimed towards all those replies in this topic making fools out of the 'True Believers'. 3

    Or even more humuoristic... those who where CONVINCED it would be a thumper single... ;)

    Sarcasm modus off & back 2 topic.

    I can only hope it will be proper sized in aspect of dimensions. Kinda F800GSA / LC8 size.

    Would make it a serious contender for replacing my '12 XL1000V VARADERO. I started to turn slightly orange. But turning back to RED. ;)

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  10. Tagati

    Tagati tEAM iDIOT

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    no :D
  11. John Ashman

    John Ashman Adventurer Wannabe

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    Since I would never buy one of these, even at $10K, I am hoping they will position it as the luxury model and reintroduce a 500cc TransAlp based on the CB500 WITH NO FEATURES. Just good design. Okay, maybe a couple of features. The usual ones. Don't need my bike to think for me.
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  12. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    And, thank you blokes over there for doing the Beta testing and working any bugs out before it ships to North America. You're decent chaps for stepping up to do the dirty work. :D

    Frankly, I'll probably wait a year and find one that is predepreciated and finely farkled (and only ridden to Starbucks on Sundays). Hopefully there will be at least one other color choice than Arrest-me Red.
  13. Mighty Kentor

    Mighty Kentor Been here awhile

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    A long last replacement for my DL1000?
  14. ZXRaziel

    ZXRaziel Long timer

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    So the dreams do come true sometimes :clap

    Excelent , she is beautifull , in all that excitement has anyone noticed that it is called CRF 1000 L ? i wonder if the R is to be released too , coz i would be slightly upsett if i have bought the L and few months later the R comes out :lol3

    As for the Trolls - eat my dust cock suckers :dllama
  15. rlkat

    rlkat Mine's a whisky

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    Wise decision to sell the GS. This new Africa Twin is going to be a game-changer.
  16. Two Plugs

    Two Plugs Long timer

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    The bike will be listed on the Dutch market for apr € 12.000,-. Including taxes. (VAT and BPM luxury tax)

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  17. billmags

    billmags Scoot Jockey

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    Halleluia-it's not called "True Adventure."
  18. John Ashman

    John Ashman Adventurer Wannabe

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    Wow, you really showed them.
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  19. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member Supporter

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    I put my name down @ my local Honda shop for when this came to be, #1 on the list.
    Site unseen, never rode or even had a picture till like this release.
    I did the same thing when the RC51 came out in 2000.
    That bike was the best bike I have ever owned, as far as reliability and fun factor.
    I think this one will be the same, after all it is a Honda, I cant wait till next spring.
    Now to dump the GS before they flood the market.
  20. FlyingFinn

    FlyingFinn Long timer

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    The bike looks really nice. These are good times for the "adventure bike" segment.

    But I don't think the CRF1000 will be any kind of "game changer" or a holy grail.
    Realistically, my guess is that this bike will slot in somewhere between the Triumph XC / BMW F800GS and the R1200GS / KTM 1190.
    Except that the price will be much closer to the 1200 class than the 800s.

    The new Multistrada, S1000XR and the KTM 1290 are still going to be in class of their own in the street oriented "super-adventure-sport-tourer" class.

    But the CRF sure looks good!
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