New Africa Twin 2014

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

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  1. eakins

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    Beta testing all finished mate , they are working on the "cheaper" version for you tight arses in the North america hence the delay as always :wink:
  3. lee brunet

    lee brunet Adventurer

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    Please give us the choice of 50/50 tires instead of full road tires as in the picture please!
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    If it's going to be available in the US won't they have to fit huge rubber bumpers to it like they had to with the MG Midget? :evil
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    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    Would be tits if an "R" version was available - off road only, head and running lights only, no pollution crap, no bells and whistles - sign me up!!!
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    I know that this was expected but Feck me that is one gigantic exhaust silencer , first think on the list - nice small Yoshi or Akrapovich :evil
  7. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Okay, I suppose that I'm then waiting for the Lower MSRP and predepreciated used market to become populated. Heck, maybe the Yen will take a dive by then and make the price even more attractive.

    It is good to know that you pay extra to be first. At least you ARE willing to do so. I'm sure that Honda is pleased as well. :lol3

    How is it the old saying goes, yes, I believe it is something like; "Good things come to those who wait." :deal

    Or, maybe it was; "There's a sucker born every minute." :rofl

    Either way,

    Cheerio

    P.S. Being the shaker and mover that you are, will you please light a fire under Clarkson's butt and get him and his partners in crime back on the air?
  8. ZXRaziel

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    All the competition comes in more than one version of the same bike , more road or more offroad focused so i would be suprised if honda " only " has one model , but then again we can always modd the hell out of the bike :hmmmmm
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    They might be starting a new show :augie
  10. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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    I am so glad it finally happened. :clap
    I had started to think it wouldn't.

    The factory Honda guys at the Moto GP race wouldn't say one peep about it either, so I had almost given up hope.
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    Again, said by whom?
  12. DingDangKid

    DingDangKid El Lechero

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    I'm ready for the used ones to hit the market!
  13. tokyo

    tokyo Been here awhile

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    The name CRF1000L, when thought of in context of the current offering CRF250L would hopefully hint that there are other numbers to fill in the gap coming in the future.

    Like with the old XR series that had 70, 80, 100, 200, 250, 400, 600 etc..

    I know there is the CRF-R and CRF-X series in the middle.. but hopefully at least a 500L based on that little twin or a 700 thumper to split the gap in displacement, weight and price of the 250 and 1000.
  14. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I'm waiting for the True ADV response to the photos..

    'I won't buy it because..'
    'If it only had..'
    'I would buy it a heart-beat, but but..'

    I know, I know, you folks won't let me down :D
  15. eakins

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    I think you're reading more into that then there really is.

    Honda has used L (at the end of the name code) for the longest time for street legal off-road bikes. CRF is Honda's starting code for it's modern dirt-bikes and dual-sports. It's a 1000cc twin & thus a CRF1000L...a very expected name (as with AT) for those that actually stopped and thought about what Honda does with names.

    Sure everyone would love for a CRF450/700L to appear, but I would not hold my breath.

    I would not say the X or the R are "in the middle" just different machines. The R is the motocross and the X is the woods bike & the L is street legal.
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    Engine sounds good. :)
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    What about -
    I will buy one no matter what !
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    I do think the CRF250L Rally model will also come to market too.
    I'm with you that I hope Honda does use this rally "look" for other size bikes too.

    Honda is doing 2 things these days:
    -repeat the look in many model...ie ADV/beak look in the Crosstourer, Crossrunner, 700X and 500X etc.
    -repeat the same engine in many models...ie all the 700 twin variations etc.

    As such, we "might" see another bike with the CRF250L Rally and CRF1000L AT look. More than likely we will see this same motor in another bike or 3.
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    I can see KTM 990 owners saying that for sure plus (800GS & 800XC too)

    Many KTM owners buy KTM not because it's KTM, but rather, because it's the best attempt from a mfg in that segment. If Honda build a better KTM, i'd say a portion would jump ship.
  20. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    'I will buy one when they are discounted, and then bitch about why the USA doesn't get any cool bikes anymore'

    qv: the original AT, the Transalp, the Suzuki DR750/800, and on and on and on.

    Time for the community to cowboy up, or finally STFU.

    :lol3
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