New Africa Twin 2014

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

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  1. XXMe

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    Honda Canada should look at their own website... If you click on future bikes it's the second one to show...
  2. markbvt

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    I will honestly be surprised if we don't see a new Transalp based on the Africa Twin -- all Honda would need to do is fit slightly shorter suspension, a 19" front wheel, and a more street-oriented seat, and maybe tweak the bodywork a little.

    I will also be surprised if we do see a CRF1000R offroad-only version.

    --mark
  3. eakins

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    Time were different back then in the US.
    Europe understood ADV bikes then, but the US market did not grasp the concept at the time. Things are much different now with people dropping big coin to setup Vstroms, Super Teneres etc. not to mention the Euro offerings.

    Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha did not do very well to market and explain these bikes either and just quickly threw in the towel in the US.
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    Haha http://motorcycle.honda.ca/category/future
    that speaks volumes about the disconnect at time.

    Looks like the NC750X is coming too?
  5. GSPD750

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    She's beautiful. I want her. :D
  6. XXMe

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    Pretty sure that's already there! They show it in the Adventure lineup.

    Maybe they're getting a V4?
  7. PeteN95

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    Looks great, want more info! :D
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    Looks like direct injection from the position of the injector under the throttle body.
  9. ZXRaziel

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    The 990 was the closest thing to what i want , but i did not want a KTM , also now i am soooo glad that i have waited , now i am expecting the prices of second hand adventure bikes go down .
  10. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    I hope you are right; I am in Yurp and the entitlement-syndrome of USA bikers gets old, especially after 8 years on ADV..:rofl
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    If that was true, it would definitely make it a popular bike in Europe.

    €10,000 is cheap as chips with the exchange rate at the moment.
  12. L.B.S.

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    This is the single throttle body NC700/750 engine being shown here. :D
  13. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    WOW, so far 11 pages today. Must be a lot of interest in this bike. I know I am.
  14. TeepS

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    Don't think so.
    This engine's cylinders are standing much more proud than the NC-x engine.
    However, the basic design/layout of the cylinders do appear to be similar, if not the same.
  15. greenthumb

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    I agree.
    That pic was part of the MCN article and I posted it to this thread. Looking closer, it appears to be the NC. I guess they were using it to illustrate the DCT?
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    I'll believe the interest when people are laying down the money...
    Heck, I might trade off the Buell for one if the numbers line up.
  17. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    I'll be impressed if this bike comes in at 400lbs. Does it look tempting... Yes. But is it my ultimate wishlister...?

    No. I'm still hoping someone ( preferrably Honda) will come out with a mid 300lb CR 750 Africa Twin type which is where I think the sweet spot is in the market.

    Or if this CR1000 can be stripped of 40lbs. of excess weight... Then I'll be on it like bees on honey.
  18. greenthumb

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    Look at the exhaust.
    Google NC700 engine. Find the same photo, and other angles of the same cutaway that are several years old.
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    Owning an NC700X, I'm as pretty sure as I can be. The single exit port header cat is identical, the single throttle body is identical, the three bolt valve cover is identical, the aluminum roller rocker valve followers are identical, etc. :D
  20. MrKiwi

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    It's a completely new engine on the CFR1000L
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