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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 => Topic started by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 26, 2015, 03:16:20 am

Title: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 26, 2015, 03:16:20 am
Yes, it's new and yes there are many questions and endless speculation, but based upon what we feel about the potential of this bike, please feel free to take the pole.

I vote for option 1.

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: subie on May 26, 2015, 04:40:29 am
One option missing. I will not be able to buy the new AT   :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: JFE on May 26, 2015, 06:20:47 am
In a heartbeat with no questions asked!
Title: Re:
Post by: iamgigglz on May 26, 2015, 08:47:35 am
If the speculative numbers are accurate (200kg,100hp,R170k) and my emigration plans don't go any further then yes, I'm in.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on May 26, 2015, 08:15:23 pm
 :peepwall: :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 26, 2015, 09:19:45 pm
:peepwall: :biggrin:

What does that mean? ... is you is or is you ain't ... you can't keep that old 650 foreva!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on May 27, 2015, 08:05:02 am
:peepwall: :biggrin:

What does that mean? ... is you is or is you ain't ... you can't keep that old 650 foreva!

I think the profile pic tells the story.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ortos on May 27, 2015, 08:21:56 am
One option missing. I will not be able to buy the new AT   :ricky:

Got a kid at varsity, aint gonna happen soon...............
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: adamktm on May 27, 2015, 08:24:35 am
One option missing. I will not be able to buy the new AT   :ricky:

Got a kid at varsity, aint gonna happen soon...............

Option 4, can't afford a one at the moment.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LuckyStriker on May 27, 2015, 08:26:01 am
One option missing. I will not be able to buy the new AT   :ricky:

Got a kid at varsity, aint gonna happen soon...............

I've got a kid in primary school. If I don't do it now it won't happen for another 13 years
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ratt on May 27, 2015, 09:25:51 am
One option missing. I will not be able to buy the new AT   :ricky:

Got a kid at varsity, aint gonna happen soon...............

Option 4, can't afford a one at the moment.

+1
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 27, 2015, 12:33:15 pm
:peepwall: :biggrin:

What does that mean? ... is you is or is you ain't ... you can't keep that old 650 foreva!

I think the profile pic tells the story.

Mooi Man, Mooi!

Lekker ry😎
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 27, 2015, 12:37:32 pm
OPTION 4 ADDED.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on May 27, 2015, 02:25:12 pm
:peepwall: :biggrin:

What does that mean? ... is you is or is you ain't ... you can't keep that old 650 foreva!

I think the profile pic tells the story.

Mooi Man, Mooi!

Lekker ry😎

 O0

but option 4 is for you a bugger....  :'(
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Rough Rider on May 27, 2015, 02:27:30 pm
I voted no because every Honda I have ever owned has been rubbish.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SuperDavexlv750r on May 27, 2015, 02:31:29 pm
I voted no because every Honda I have ever owned has been rubbish.

That is just so unfortunate - my experience has been the opposite.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 27, 2015, 03:59:35 pm
I voted no because every Honda I have ever owned has been rubbish.

Why - what happened?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: JonW on May 27, 2015, 04:02:21 pm
I voted no because every Honda I have ever owned has been rubbish.

Didn't you also say recently that the KTM 690 was the worst bike you had ever owned?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Rough Rider on May 28, 2015, 09:02:04 am
I voted no because every Honda I have ever owned has been rubbish.

Didn't you also say recently that the KTM 690 was the worst bike you had ever owned?

I did indeed, and I stick by that.

The last Honda I owned was a very low hour 2004 CR250R which I just could not get it to run right; I even went to the extent of buying a brand new Keihnin carb from JD Jetting to replace the original Mikuni. This carb came set-up for the CR and was pre-jetted for the bike at sea level and still the bike ran like crap. I eventually had enough and replaced it with a RM250.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Snafu on May 28, 2015, 09:11:58 am
Education is not important if you are cleverer than others :)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ratt on May 28, 2015, 11:25:27 am
Education is not important if you are cleverer than others :)

+1
Title: Re: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: graveljack on July 27, 2015, 12:11:09 pm
One option missing. I will not be able to buy the new AT   :ricky:

Got a kid at varsity, aint gonna happen soon...............
That makes 2 of us...

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Exploratio on August 17, 2015, 05:20:50 pm
At NAMPO I indicated to the Honda guys exhibiting I want one. Just been to agents for something else and confirmed my name is on the list. So, yes, I'm in. Now I must find the money because my name has been removed from that list  :dousing:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: uaedesertfox on August 17, 2015, 05:29:34 pm
Honda called me and I will decide on which model, and pay my 10%

Happy to do that ... I want, 8)

Email said....

---
Please note that orders for the new 2016 Africa Twin open as from today.

We request a 10% deposit to confirm and place the order.

Prices are as following:

1. Standard: No ABS or TCS                                  R155000 (Including Vat)
Colours: Silver or Black

2. Full Specs: Manual ABS & TCS & MT                 R168000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

3. Full Specs Auto: TCS & ABS & DCT                   R189000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red


Can you please send me the following details so i can make you a OTP?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on August 17, 2015, 09:53:45 pm
Honda called me and I will decide on which model, and pay my 10%

Happy to do that ... I want, 8)

Email said....

---
Please note that orders for the new 2016 Africa Twin open as from today.

We request a 10% deposit to confirm and place the order.

Prices are as following:

1. Standard: No ABS or TCS                                  R155000 (Including Vat)
Colours: Silver or Black

2. Full Specs: Manual ABS & TCS & MT                 R168000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

3. Full Specs Auto: TCS & ABS & DCT                   R189000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red


Can you please send me the following details so i can make you a OTP?


Cool Bananas!

So which one will it be and do they have an arrival date??

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: uaedesertfox on August 18, 2015, 01:41:10 pm
Decisions decisions....

Want a Black, but may want the ABS (Manual) but unsure about TCS ... White or Red only  ???

Jan 2016 arrival date as of now... You?

-----

1. Standard: No ABS or TCS                                  R155000 (Including Vat)
Colours: Silver or Black

2. Full Specs: Manual ABS & TCS & MT                 R168000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on August 18, 2015, 05:23:23 pm
Decisions decisions....

Want a Black, but may want the ABS (Manual) but unsure about TCS ... White or Red only  ???

Jan 2016 arrival date as of now... You?

-----

1. Standard: No ABS or TCS                                  R155000 (Including Vat)
Colours: Silver or Black

2. Full Specs: Manual ABS & TCS & MT                 R168000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red


Dakar Red, no DCT. I will forget the hand brake.

Late Dec I have heard ... but who knows ...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on August 20, 2015, 08:33:33 pm
I would take a black one but would want ABS - is this possible I wonder ?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on August 21, 2015, 09:12:18 am
I would take a black one but would want ABS - is this possible I wonder ?

Yeah it blows my mind that they would limit colour selection based on spec.

I foresee Africa Twin fairing swap meets.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on August 21, 2015, 09:41:48 am
the other colours are ok - hmmm a bit clown like and flashy for me , going to go to Knysna Honda today with my deposit money and see what they say , farking hell - buying a bike that I havnt even seen yet is kinda weird . Oh well you only live once .
Maybe there is someone out there who has ordered a standard bike but wants it too be the flash colour scheme  .........
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Rush on August 21, 2015, 10:06:15 am
Based on the marketing hype, this bike looks every bit what it promises to be. Based on the prices quoted for the available features, the Triumph XCx looks to be a very cost-effective option / alternative (if you are not interested in the DCT option).
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: 1190 on August 21, 2015, 10:37:01 am
MMMMMMM
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on August 21, 2015, 10:47:17 am
 whoa, black betty ,bam-A-lam .
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: 1190 on August 21, 2015, 10:52:41 am
mmmmmm x 2
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Bubby on August 25, 2015, 03:13:43 pm
http://powersports.honda.com/africatwin.aspx (http://powersports.honda.com/africatwin.aspx)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Rough Rider on August 25, 2015, 03:21:46 pm
http://powersports.honda.com/africatwin.aspx (http://powersports.honda.com/africatwin.aspx)

WTF.... Tube type tires  :o
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on August 25, 2015, 04:17:30 pm
http://powersports.honda.com/africatwin.aspx (http://powersports.honda.com/africatwin.aspx)

WTF.... Tube type tires  :o

Yeah ... I don't get it either ... ?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: adv on September 03, 2015, 12:02:58 am
Priced themselves right out of the market.

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 03, 2015, 12:28:21 am
As much as I like Honda there is just no way when I look at these prices.......R155K and not ABS and TC?
Expect the XCX, KTM 1050 and GS800 to take rightfully some potential customers away with better specification at R140K
Real pity.....but yes, the red and white sure looks stunning.
For the guys who can afford this and are putting names and deposits down, well done, I am sure you will not be dissapointed.

Maybe this is because of the R/USD, and who knows....the rest of the manufacturers might soon lift their prices as well.....only time will tell
Just hard to get my head around this - you can get a S10SE for example with some extras thrown in at the equivalent price of the top model here

Anyway, although I am priced out as a potential customer you will forgive me for drooling over your new purchases when they finally hit the floor in SA!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: adv on September 03, 2015, 12:33:02 am
As much as I like Honda there is just no way when I look at these prices.......R155K and not ABS and TC?
Expect the XCX, KTM 1050 and GS800 to take rightfully some potential customers away with better specification at R140K
Real pity.....but yes, the red and white sure looks stunning.
For the guys who can afford this and are putting names and deposits down, well done, I am sure you will not be dissapointed.

Maybe this is because of the R/USD, and who knows....the rest of the manufacturers might soon lift their prices as well.....only time will tell
Just hard to get my head around this - you can get a S10SE for example with some extras thrown in at the equivalent price of the top model here

Anyway, although I am priced out as a potential customer you will forgive me for drooling over your new purchases when they finally hit the floor in SA!

Spot on

It's gone soft. It looks all hardcore in the poser videos... But I assure you it won't be. It's not a rallye type bike or 990 replacement.

Travel bike sure, but there are better bikes for the money... With a better dealer network.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on September 03, 2015, 08:14:47 am
But wait a sec - the red/white/blue pic above is a completely different bike - different lights, fairing, exhaust/swingarm......????

 ???

And this would be my choice!!!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on September 03, 2015, 08:19:04 am
But wait a sec - the red/white/blue pic above is a completely different bike - different lights, fairing, exhaust/swingarm......????

 ???

And this would be my choice!!!

 :thumleft:

Thats a concept/wish artists bike!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on September 03, 2015, 08:22:51 am
But wait a sec - the red/white/blue pic above is a completely different bike - different lights, fairing, exhaust/swingarm......????

 ???

And this would be my choice!!!

 :thumleft:

Thats a concept/wish artists bike!

Well, I wish it was in my grudge.....  :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: 1190 on September 09, 2015, 04:49:47 pm
Almost had you there for a second..... :imaposer:

We have a brilliant Honda dealer in Slum Town and if he offers me a good price for my 990 ill definitely get one...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 10, 2015, 03:07:11 pm
Almost had you there for a second..... :imaposer:

We have a brilliant Honda dealer in Slum Town and if he offers me a good price for my 990 ill definitely get one...

Mooi Man, you've seen the light!

 :peepwall:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: heti on September 16, 2015, 02:04:40 pm
1. Standard: No ABS or TCS                                  R155000 (Including Vat)
Colours: Silver or Black

2. Full Specs: Manual ABS & TCS & MT                 R168000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

3. Full Specs Auto: TCS & ABS & DCT                   R189000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

Is hulle befok? 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tp007 on September 17, 2015, 11:59:34 am
1. Standard: No ABS or TCS                                  R155000 (Including Vat)
Colours: Silver or Black

2. Full Specs: Manual ABS & TCS & MT                 R168000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

3. Full Specs Auto: TCS & ABS & DCT                   R189000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

Is hulle befok? 
Sal maar wag tot hulle op special is by Cayenne vir soos R100k of iets... :deal:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: FLINTS on September 28, 2015, 07:47:46 pm
Dont mind the color. But slice  weight in  half, half the engine cc, and  half the price  . Gimme 2 yesterday  :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: katana on September 28, 2015, 07:54:02 pm
Dont mind the color. But slice  weight in  half, half the engine cc, and  half the price  . Gimme 2 yesterday  :drif:

That would be s CRF450 then.  Available now at your friendly dealer.  Beware of the seat though.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Horizon Seeker on October 16, 2015, 04:00:38 pm
I may have to sell my R80G/S and get one of these! That is the best looking bike I've seen in years!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on November 29, 2015, 10:55:23 pm
Well Gents, now that the first impressions have been committed to blogs (thanks LS), posts and reports, I felt it might be interesting to see if the Poll Results on this thread might change somewhat, this based on what we have heard so far. For the record, of the 49 that voted we had;

7 - said they would buy the new AT,
24 - said they might buy the new AT,
8 - said they would not buy the new AT, and
10 - felt they could not buy the new AT now.

.... so the Poll has been re-opened and please feel free to amend your vote if need be, or add to the last option.

PS: I have decided to go for the HRC colours and it's 55/45% for the DCT model ...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on December 22, 2015, 10:02:59 am
Well Gents, now that the first impressions have been committed to blogs (thanks LS), posts and reports, I felt it might be interesting to see if the Poll Results on this thread might change somewhat, this based on what we have heard so far. For the record, of the 49 that voted we had;

7 - said they would buy the new AT,
24 - said they might buy the new AT,
8 - said they would not buy the new AT, and
10 - felt they could not buy the new AT now.

.... so the Poll has been re-opened and please feel free to amend your vote if need be, or add to the last option.

PS: I have decided to go for the HRC colours and it's 55/45% for the DCT model ...


May I be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS !!!  :biggrin: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on December 22, 2015, 04:30:54 pm
Well Gents, now that the first impressions have been committed to blogs (thanks LS), posts and reports, I felt it might be interesting to see if the Poll Results on this thread might change somewhat, this based on what we have heard so far. For the record, of the 49 that voted we had;

7 - said they would buy the new AT,
24 - said they might buy the new AT,
8 - said they would not buy the new AT, and
10 - felt they could not buy the new AT now.

.... so the Poll has been re-opened and please feel free to amend your vote if need be, or add to the last option.

PS: I have decided to go for the HRC colours and it's 55/45% for the DCT model ...


May I be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS !!!  :biggrin: :thumleft:


Yebo, me like dat one!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Casting from Turd on December 22, 2015, 05:14:25 pm
Waiting for my ship to come in but the fokken thing turned out to be the Titanic   :patch:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on December 22, 2015, 09:05:26 pm
Sold my 2014 F800 GSA two weeks ago to get the manual Tri Colour with ABS.
Its only being two weeks and the suspense is killing me.
My dealer says March only.  :BangHead:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on December 22, 2015, 10:12:17 pm
Sold my 2014 F800 GSA two weeks ago to get the manual Tri Colour with ABS.
Its only being two weeks and the suspense is killing me.
My deales says March only.  :BangHead: :BangHead:

Congrats. Keen to hear your comments once you've got it.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: uaedesertfox on January 17, 2016, 02:59:06 pm
Anyone know what Honda SA offering on price for various models,

or are they "Subject to exchange rate? They have paid for them already so should be beneficial to take off the first batch?  8)

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on January 17, 2016, 07:33:19 pm
I put 45K down in August 2015 for a white ABS bike , have been putting 3k , 5k , whatever K I have to my local Honda dealer to pay the bike off - I am 110k in and in Dec changed my mind to a red DCT version - if I sell my existing bikes I will have paid the bike off otherwise the last bit is on the access bond - I keep phone-ing the Honda dealer to check if there has been a price fluctuation , his words are that there is always an allowance to this factored in by Honda - but by how much ? I can take the 189 000 hit but any further up is not doable  - down to the ABS model if the prices start to reflect real rand value - my hope is Honda sticks to their word this first round and adjusts after - holding thumbs 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on January 18, 2016, 11:06:42 pm
I put 45K down in August 2015 for a white ABS bike , have been putting 3k , 5k , whatever K I have to my local Honda dealer to pay the bike off - I am 110k in and in Dec changed my mind to a red DCT version - if I sell my existing bikes I will have paid the bike off otherwise the last bit is on the access bond - I keep phone-ing the Honda dealer to check if there has been a price fluctuation , his words are that there is always an allowance to this factored in by Honda - but by how much ? I can take the 189 000 hit but any further up is not doable  - down to the ABS model if the prices start to reflect real rand value - my hope is Honda sticks to their word this first round and adjusts after - holding thumbs 

Agreed. That will be the next big gripe from potential new owners. If arrival dates are only in March/April a whole lot is still up in the air price wise. We can only hope the price stays at what they projected.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on January 19, 2016, 07:17:02 am
I put 45K down in August 2015 for a white ABS bike , have been putting 3k , 5k , whatever K I have to my local Honda dealer to pay the bike off - I am 110k in and in Dec changed my mind to a red DCT version - if I sell my existing bikes I will have paid the bike off otherwise the last bit is on the access bond - I keep phone-ing the Honda dealer to check if there has been a price fluctuation , his words are that there is always an allowance to this factored in by Honda - but by how much ? I can take the 189 000 hit but any further up is not doable  - down to the ABS model if the prices start to reflect real rand value - my hope is Honda sticks to their word this first round and adjusts after - holding thumbs 

Agreed. That will be the next big gripe from potential new owners. If arrival dates are only in March/April a whole lot is still up in the air price wise. We can only hope the price stays at what they projected.

Potentially Honda SA should have bought the forward cover on the shipment - that's what just about every importer of anything does these days, so potentially the prices for the first shipments will be fixed already. Potentially......

I am seriously considering trading the Lump in on a white ABS model..... Hmm.....  :eek7:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on February 01, 2016, 08:51:03 am
HI Guys , what dealers are taking deposits ? all the ones I spoke to just want to put you on a list !
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 03, 2016, 03:09:51 pm
Well, some interesting numbers have emerged from this poll ... thanks to those who voted and your comments.

Now that we know a lot more than we did about the new AT in mid May when I started this, two things are clear;

1) the interest to purchase has grown from 7 to 10, so a 43% increase, and

2) the price of this bike will erode # 1 above as the "I might buy" vote has fallen from 24 to 12, so a 50% drop. This coupled with the "I can't afford it right now" vote having risen from 10 to 15 is a 50% increase, this means that the price of this bike is a BIG factor as we can see.  

I really hope that Honda have factored in real term realities like this pole has shown us.

 8)


 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 03, 2016, 03:27:59 pm
The majority of guys that can afford (I think) did not participate or are not even on the forum. When I bought my NC at Cayenne there were constant enquiries and a Buzz amongst the sales people that this is going to be a hit and will sell faster they can assemble . There are still a lot of people out there with money......you know I was there for one day as I could not go back to Brits and to Johannesburg to collect the bike. So I clocked in at 10am and done the deal and waited for my bike which was ready just pas 5pm. In that time (including me) the bell was sounded 7 times! In one day the sold 5 New and 2 second hand bikes. Not cheap bikes like my nc, aprillia adv bike with all the bells and whistles,  supervises, and even a cruiser. I had a word with the one guy who bought a bike for R160k cash..... he does that every 2 years. Most of us who play around on the forums (well count me in on that group) love bikes, share the passion and dreams but can't affort the high end of the market  unfortunately for us the New AT is on that end...... seems Honda will cater for the 'armgatte' as well soon as there are rumours of a 500 twin DS bike to be launched. If that is true I don't know, but we can only  continue dreaming for now.



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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 03, 2016, 03:35:43 pm
Cayenne

On the Bikeshow two weeks ago they said they sold 3500 bikes for the year 2015 :deal:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on February 03, 2016, 04:39:00 pm
I put 45K down in August 2015 for a white ABS bike , have been putting 3k , 5k , whatever K I have to my local Honda dealer to pay the bike off - I am 110k in and in Dec changed my mind to a red DCT version - if I sell my existing bikes I will have paid the bike off otherwise the last bit is on the access bond - I keep phone-ing the Honda dealer to check if there has been a price fluctuation , his words are that there is always an allowance to this factored in by Honda - but by how much ? I can take the 189 000 hit but any further up is not doable  - down to the ABS model if the prices start to reflect real rand value - my hope is Honda sticks to their word this first round and adjusts after - holding thumbs 

Agreed. That will be the next big gripe from potential new owners. If arrival dates are only in March/April a whole lot is still up in the air price wise. We can only hope the price stays at what they projected.

So it seems those that have put money down on the AT will be getting the first shipment at the 'covered ' price ie the price advertised - after that who knows . Apparently the first shipment amount is very few due to Europe sucking up all the stock - only 190 for SA , the jist of a conversation I had was that if you haven't paid your deposit by now it is very unlikely you will be able to get a bike in the near future - the first bikes ( ABS and DCT ) arrive in April .

Potentially Honda SA should have bought the forward cover on the shipment - that's what just about every importer of anything does these days, so potentially the prices for the first shipments will be fixed already. Potentially......

I am seriously considering trading the Lump in on a white ABS model..... Hmm.....  :eek7:
Title: Re: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 03, 2016, 07:46:05 pm
Cayenne

On the Bikeshow two weeks ago they said they sold 3500 bikes for the year 2015 :deal:
Ja Chris daai ouens verkoop bikes soos soetkoekies. Maar ek sal enige tyd weer n bike Koop by hulle maar nooit diens. My persoonlike Keuse....Menlyn Honda is die plek waar ek diens. Ongekukkig kan hulle nie Cayenne se pryse Klop nie want hulle bring groot hoeveelhede in op n slag
I put 45K down in August 2015 for a white ABS bike , have been putting 3k , 5k , whatever K I have to my local Honda dealer to pay the bike off - I am 110k in and in Dec changed my mind to a red DCT version - if I sell my existing bikes I will have paid the bike off otherwise the last bit is on the access bond - I keep phone-ing the Honda dealer to check if there has been a price fluctuation , his words are that there is always an allowance to this factored in by Honda - but by how much ? I can take the 189 000 hit but any further up is not doable  - down to the ABS model if the prices start to reflect real rand value - my hope is Honda sticks to their word this first round and adjusts after - holding thumbs 

Agreed. That will be the next big gripe from potential new owners. If arrival dates are only in March/April a whole lot is still up in the air price wise. We can only hope the price stays at what they projected.

So it seems those that have put money down on the AT will be getting the first shipment at the 'covered ' price ie the price advertised - after that who knows . Apparently the first shipment amount is very few due to Europe sucking up all the stock - only 190 for SA , the jist of a conversation I had was that if you haven't paid your deposit by now it is very unlikely you will be able to get a bike in the near future - the first bikes ( ABS and DCT ) arrive in April .

Potentially Honda SA should have bought the forward cover on the shipment - that's what just about every importer of anything does these days, so potentially the prices for the first shipments will be fixed already. Potentially......

I am seriously considering trading the Lump in on a white ABS model..... Hmm.....  :eek7:


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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on February 05, 2016, 03:27:27 pm
Deal done and dusted - deposit paid on a DCT model and invoice in my name - getting the bike in April - apparently only 190 bikes coming into the country this year and of that 15 will be DCT models   ( heresay ) - cant wait , never had a new vehicle , bike before . The pricing has stayed the same as quoted by Honda last year - will be interesting what the next batch for 2017 will cost .
Title: Re: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 05, 2016, 03:28:46 pm
Deal done and dusted - deposit paid on a DCT model and invoice in my name - getting the bike in April - apparently only 190 bikes coming into the country this year and of that 15 will be DCT models   ( heresay ) - cant wait , never had a new vehicle , bike before . The pricing has stayed the same as quoted by Honda last year - will be interesting what the next batch for 2017 will cost .
Early but congrats mate!

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Operator on February 05, 2016, 04:26:36 pm
What will the price be for the non DCT model...............talking about the standard list price?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LuckyStriker on February 05, 2016, 05:02:52 pm
What will the price be for the non DCT model...............talking about the standard list price?


Last I heard it would be R160K
Five grand more than they initially hoped it would cost
And remember, this is for the base model, so no ABS nor traction controll
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 17, 2016, 07:45:15 pm
Well, some interesting numbers have emerged from this pole ... thanks to those who voted and your comments.

Now that we know a lot more than we did about the new AT in mid May when I started this, two things are clear;

1) the interest to purchase has grown from 7 to 10, so a 43% increase, and

2) the price of this bike will erode # 1 above as the "I might buy" vote has fallen from 24 to 12, so a 50% drop. This coupled with the "I can't afford it right now" vote having risen from 10 to 15 is a 50% increase, this means that the price of this bike is a BIG factor as we can see.  

I really hope that Honda have factored in real term realities like this pole has shown us.

 8)

A lot has changed in 2 weeks it seems and for me the interesting stat is #3 below;

1) the "I Will Buy" has gone up to 11 from 7 in May, so good commitment there,

2) the "I Might Buy" has narrowed from the original 24 in May to 12 two weeks back, now up to 14, and

3) the "I Will Not Buy" has come down 50% from 8 in May to 4 today.

As expected the price of this bike will be crucial to many as the can't afford it group stays at 20.

Again, I hope Honda are keeping their ear to the groundswell of opinion.

Can't wait to see this thing in the flesh!







 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: TheBear on February 17, 2016, 08:05:23 pm
What will the price be for the non DCT model...............talking about the standard list price?


Last I heard it would be R160K
Five grand more than they initially hoped it would cost
And remember, this is for the base model, so no ABS nor traction controll

That is a tad expensive.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SchalkL on February 17, 2016, 09:48:38 pm
Phoned Honda yesterday. Price for top model is now R190k
There goes my dream bike........." :xxbah:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on February 18, 2016, 09:01:15 am
Phoned Honda yesterday. Price for top model is now R190k
There goes my dream bike........." :xxbah:

This shouldn't come as a surprise. The prices haven't changed in six months

Honda called me and I will decide on which model, and pay my 10%

Happy to do that ... I want, 8)

Email said....

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Please note that orders for the new 2016 Africa Twin open as from today.

We request a 10% deposit to confirm and place the order.

Prices are as following:

1. Standard: No ABS or TCS                                  R155000 (Including Vat)
Colours: Silver or Black

2. Full Specs: Manual ABS & TCS & MT                 R168000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

3. Full Specs Auto: TCS & ABS & DCT                   R189000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on February 18, 2016, 09:10:40 am
Actually very well priced if Honda stick to that, I dont think those "launch" prices will hold long though!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on February 18, 2016, 09:13:03 am
Another opinion.......
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 18, 2016, 01:53:52 pm
Interesting comparrison in those tables, clearly the BM still rules the roost here, followed by the KTM ... no surprise at all.

The AT is not and I don't believe it ever was meant to be a 1200cc conntender, but if compared with the other two, in the UK at least, it's 33% cheaper than the KTM and 42% less than the BMW ... That's a lot of accessories!

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: skydiver on February 19, 2016, 08:47:32 am
It is spelled poll not pole  :peepwall:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 19, 2016, 01:57:11 pm
It is spelled poll not pole  :peepwall:

Bliksem! Well, it is certainly rewarding that someone is reading, and paying some attention to this poll ... Well spotted boet, you get the gold star in class for today.

Details, details ... 

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on February 19, 2016, 02:10:18 pm
It is spelled poll not pole  :peepwall:

Also, *literati
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: skydiver on February 19, 2016, 02:59:57 pm
It is spelled poll not pole  :peepwall:

Also, *literati
Sorry, I do not speak illuminati  :imaposer:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on February 23, 2016, 07:56:27 am
OTP signed and deposit paid for a manual ABS at Honda Tygerberg. They can not confirm colour and only know they are receiving 3 units, however my preference is the tri colour.

Everybody keeps telling me how underpowered the bike is in comparison to the 1200cc usual suspects but personally believe the handling will make up for any lack of adrenaline.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: skydiver on February 23, 2016, 10:49:34 am
Congratulations...post pics as soon as you receive your bike  :deal:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on February 26, 2016, 09:59:16 am
Accessories for those  in the upper stratosphere 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Fenderbender on February 26, 2016, 10:54:28 am
Liewe f@k ........ het hierdie ouens hulle sokkies gerook ?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on February 26, 2016, 11:57:42 am
armani socks mixed with a sprinkle of Dolche and douchebag
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on February 26, 2016, 02:22:43 pm
Accessories for those  in the upper stratosphere 

The Honda accessories aren't badly priced; much the same as any other brand.

Which brand is the "Aftermarket" stuff? Touratech?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on February 29, 2016, 01:56:11 pm
Dilemma.. After a ride yesterday I told one of the blokes I had a deposit down on the new AT. He immediately asked if it was the DCT as that would be his choice. So he is a much better rider than myself and more knowledgeable on bikes in general, and now done my head in. Has this been debated elsewhere or is it a moot point as there are no more DCT available for purchase in SA anyway?

My logic for the manual was price, additional weight, and the fact we don't get to test ride them before having to put our name on a list. So if I took delivery of a DCT and didn't like it, am totally pooched. If I get the manual its going to be bloody awesome and if I never ride the DCT I would remain unaware there is something better.

So I went for the blissfully ignorant approach. Comments welcome that can put me at ease  ;)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LuckyStriker on February 29, 2016, 02:21:15 pm
Dilemma.. After a ride yesterday I told one of the blokes I had a deposit down on the new AT. He immediately asked if it was the DCT as that would be his choice. So he is a much better rider than myself and more knowledgeable on bikes in general, and now done my head in. Has this been debated elsewhere or is it a moot point as there are no more DCT available for purchase in SA anyway?

My logic for the manual was price, additional weight, and the fact we don't get to test ride them before having to put our name on a list. So if I took delivery of a DCT and didn't like it, am totally pooched. If I get the manual its going to be bloody awesome and if I never ride the DCT I would remain unaware there is something better.

So I went for the blissfully ignorant approach. Comments welcome that can put me at ease  ;)

Don't over-think it.
I have ridden both the DCT and the manual model - both are good and you will probably be happy with the manual anyway.

What car do you drive?
The normally aspirated one?
Damn, you should have gotten the turbo!

There's no dilemma unless you allow it to be.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on February 29, 2016, 02:36:22 pm
the biggest dilemma is what colour to choose having not seen the bike in real life - the rest I believe will be pure pleasure
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on February 29, 2016, 02:48:45 pm
Colour was an easy choice for me so it seems we each have our own challenges!

Thanks for the replies and resuming my bliss. Roll on April.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on February 29, 2016, 08:27:42 pm
 Just got back from a business trip to China, with a detour return via Singapore. With some spare time on my hands in Singapore I got googling and found a PI ( parallel importer ) ( no pun intended  ;D)who had 1 or 2 AT's on the floor. Turns out they had 16 Twins that are all sold and waiting for their entitlement certificates before delivery.  What was shocking to hear is that these bikes are sold to locals for a cool 32500.00 S$ or about R364000.00. This is due to Singapore's hectic vehicle taxes.
I wasted no time catching a cab with bike shop address in hand, 15 minutes later I was seated on a nicely kitted black beauty. They were kind enough to let me start the bike up and take it for a loop inside the complex parking. Now I sold my perfectly good F800GSA in November and ordered this bike solely based on my love for Honda and from what I was able to learn from extensive internet research, my gut feel after less than a minute on the bike was that I wont be sorry. Just the looks of the bike are enough to make you want one! Ive got a Tri Colour manual on order, but must say the black is also a real stunner.
 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on March 01, 2016, 08:14:06 am
I'm also leaning more and more towards the Black ...  :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LuckyStriker on March 01, 2016, 08:17:21 am
I'm also leaning more and more towards the Black ...  :drif: :drif:

My first choice is tricolour and secondly black
I suspect there will be many more tricolours sold so perhaps black will be just a little bit more special since they will be relatively rare
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 01, 2016, 09:28:21 am
The info that I have is that the black in SA will only be available in the base model. ie. No ABS/Traction control and standard indicators (non LED) as well as no hand guards. Pitty!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on March 01, 2016, 11:48:25 am
as was mentioned before there could be some trading in plastic body parts , they are all good the colours - saw some pics of the silver one recently - also very beautiful
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on March 01, 2016, 12:10:29 pm
they had 16 Twins that are all sold and waiting for their entitlement certificates before delivery...

Every single one with full crash bars? Interesting...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 01, 2016, 01:09:12 pm
they had 16 Twins that are all sold and waiting for their entitlement certificates before delivery...

Every single one with full crash bars? Interesting...

Yes, as well as centre stand and bash plates.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 02, 2016, 03:32:10 am
Damn, but it does look good!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on March 02, 2016, 06:49:19 am
Yes, as well as centre stand and bash plates.

 The bash plate is standard or were those different? Am thinking of adding a centre stand and does it tuck away nice and neat underneath or did you not really take note? The crash bars am really not keen from an aesthetics point but lets see after the first fall as I might change my mind...

Besides the centre stand had no accessories planned, anybody else?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 02, 2016, 07:22:00 am
Yes, as well as centre stand and bash plates.

 The bash plate is standard or were those different? Am thinking of adding a centre stand and does it tuck away nice and neat underneath or did you not really take note? The crash bars am really not keen from an aesthetics point but lets see after the first fall as I might change my mind...

Besides the centre stand had no accessories planned, anybody else?

The OEM centre stand does have a vulnerable crossbar that may snag on obstacles in my opinion.
The bash plate is the OEM one, but not sure if it is standard or an extra.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on March 02, 2016, 07:27:33 am
Must say Im very keen on this bike as a long distance tourer, dying to see/ride one! I wont easily give up the XRL though, great for shorter proper dirt trips! Scratching my head a bit as I have an option on a VERY low mileage SE Erzburg and the SE certainly wins hands down as the best bike Ive owned thus far! ??? Brand new reliable full warranty Honda or 8/9 year old icon?? ???
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 02, 2016, 07:30:34 am
Yes, as well as centre stand and bash plates.

 The bash plate is standard or were those different? Am thinking of adding a centre stand and does it tuck away nice and neat underneath or did you not really take note? The crash bars am really not keen from an aesthetics point but lets see after the first fall as I might change my mind...

Besides the centre stand had no accessories planned, anybody else?

I already got a set of TKC's, a Trax Top Box, Zumo GPS and a Wings pipe ready for fitment the moment my bike arrives.  ;D

Also got a SW Motech bash plate on order and will also fit a Kaoko throttle lock. Im sure there will be more as time goes by.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 02, 2016, 07:33:39 am
Must say Im very keen on this bike as a long distance tourer, dying to see/ride one! I wont easily give up the XRL though, great for shorter proper dirt trips! Scratching my head a bit as I have an option on a VERY low mileage SE Erzburg and the SE certainly wins hands down as the best bike Ive owned thus far! ??? Brand new reliable full warranty Honda or 8/9 year old icon?? ???

Surely the SE is not going to make the best " long distance tourer" though ?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on March 02, 2016, 07:50:27 am
Surprisingly a decent tourer once a Safari long range tank and screen is installed :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 02, 2016, 07:54:01 am
Surprisingly a decent tourer once a Safari long range tank and screen is installed :thumleft:
I would take the SE :deal:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on March 02, 2016, 10:37:08 am
Just spoken to Honda SA, the new AT will be released in about two weeks ." !st batch is already here waiting for finalisation of homologation" Base model only in silver and black . rally and Tri colour in TC and ABS , same for DCT . 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on March 02, 2016, 12:46:44 pm
confused about colours - check these out - https://www.signaturecd.com/ (https://www.signaturecd.com/)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 02, 2016, 02:19:01 pm
well if I had to chose between these four options ... #3, the Green & White then, thanks.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on March 02, 2016, 04:41:08 pm
Just spoken to Honda SA, the new AT will be released in about two weeks ." !st batch is already here waiting for finalisation of homologation" Base model only in silver and black . rally and Tri colour in TC and ABS , same for DCT . 

Cheers have asked my Honda dealer to check and will let you know if he gets any feedback. Still I am in Cape Town so 1st April is probably still right.

Just not happy their promised delivery date is also April Fools... :patch:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on March 02, 2016, 06:43:37 pm
Quote from: Honda Tygerberg
The mid spec model, the one that you want to purchase, is docking in Durban Harbour the 18th of March. We should be invoiced as soon as they arrive at Honda SA. We will definitely make sure that there is a tri colour mid spec model for you.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 02, 2016, 07:32:03 pm
So many comments, but no one has said anything about the Two-Tone engine colour ...?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: katana on March 03, 2016, 06:30:06 am
So many comments, but no one has said anything about the Two-Tone engine colour ...?

It is special like that so you can remember there is magnesium casings  ;)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 08, 2016, 07:32:02 am
African Queens "R"
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Malibu on March 10, 2016, 08:30:37 am
Test rides are starting.... advert from ADA

Come and Test Ride the HONDA AFRICA TWIN!! To book go to your nearest HONDA dealer or send us a mail at info@adasa.co.za

Gauteng dates are 2,3 and 24th of APRIL at ADA.
Cape Town 9th and 10th of April.
George 11 April
PE 13 April
EL 14 April
KZN 17 April
BLOEM 19 April
Polokwane 21 April
Nelspruit 22 April
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: YamaV on March 10, 2016, 09:21:02 am
African Queens "R"

wow, this looks good!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on March 10, 2016, 03:03:05 pm
Very cool , looks like the rally 450.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LuckyStriker on March 10, 2016, 05:25:21 pm
Photoshop
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on March 10, 2016, 11:23:24 pm
Photoshop
The front mudguard and tail tidy are pretty cool. Am hoping the tail is easy to do like a 690.
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Post by: Exploratio on March 11, 2016, 06:35:50 pm
Sat on one this morning😆😆. Even better looking in the "flesh". And oh my, the sound!!
Black basic model. Now I really can not wait any longer!!!! Test ride only on Tuesday.

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Title: Re:
Post by: Catchy on March 12, 2016, 09:40:32 am
Sat on one this morning😆😆. Even better looking in the "flesh". And oh my, the sound!!
Black basic model. Now I really can not wait any longer!!!! Test ride only on Tuesday.

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Please tell more, where ?
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Post by: Ali on March 12, 2016, 09:51:18 am
Sat on one this morning😆😆. Even better looking in the "flesh". And oh my, the sound!!
Black basic model. Now I really can not wait any longer!!!! Test ride only on Tuesday.

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Honda - Boksburg.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zacapa on March 12, 2016, 02:43:13 pm
as seen on FB

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on March 12, 2016, 07:58:14 pm
I see there's a silver one in Honda Bloemfontein showroom  :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 13, 2016, 08:08:10 am
After a few phone calls yesterday, it seems as thou most of the dealers now have the base models ( no ABS, traction control, hand guards, LED indicators and bash plate ) on their floors. Honda Centurion has a Silver base as well, but already sold. Price was R 160,000.00.   :deal:
ABS models should be out within the next week or two and the DCT early in April.
Title: Re: Re:
Post by: Exploratio on March 13, 2016, 01:58:48 pm
Sat on one this morning😆😆. Even better looking in the "flesh". And oh my, the sound!!
Black basic model. Now I really can not wait any longer!!!! Test ride only on Tuesday.

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Please tell more, where ?
Motos in Klerksdorp. Planning to move my office there till I get my Twin 😂😂😉.


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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on March 15, 2016, 12:40:55 pm
Any feed back from people that have bought one ?
Title: Re: Re: Re:
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 16, 2016, 09:57:22 am
Any feed back from people that have bought one ?
I thing regardless of model, all will love this bike. The plain jane of the range attrackt me the best....just gooi some e07 and away you go
Sat on one this morning😆😆. Even better looking in the "flesh". And oh my, the sound!!
Black basic model. Now I really can not wait any longer!!!! Test ride only on Tuesday.

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Please tell more, where ?
Motos in Klerksdorp. Planning to move my office there till I get my Twin 😂😂😉.


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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: 10Air on March 19, 2016, 12:04:48 am
Hi, I'm sort of new here - haven't been on the forum in years.
Was trawling the net for info on accessories for the new twin and stumbled upon this thread.
I got mine this morning! A silver base model. Did a quick run this afternoon of 100km on open road, rough dirt roads and even some mud sections. All I can say is, what a machine! I'm absolutely loving it. From the first moment I got on, it felt like I've had this bike for years already. Very easy to ride, responsive and handles the rough stuff like a dream.
I actually wanted the DCT, but I just couldn't wait another month. Very happy indeed so far. Of course I won't know yet what I'm missing out on,  but not once today did I even think about ABS or traction control. My friend had his F800GS along today and he came down in the mud - ABS and all  ;D.
If you're still uncertain about getting one - just go and do it. You won't regret it. Btw, the black one looks fantastic.
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Post by: Tom van Brits on March 19, 2016, 10:06:07 pm
Mooi, congrats. Post some pics!

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on March 20, 2016, 11:43:14 am
I've secured a Tri color from Bloemfontein .....arriving on the 1st :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on March 20, 2016, 07:52:55 pm
I've secured a Tri color from Bloemfontein .....arriving on the 1st :biggrin:

 :thumleft: O0

Hi, I'm sort of new here - haven't been on the forum in years.
Was trawling the net for info on accessories for the new twin and stumbled upon this thread.
I got mine this morning! A silver base model. Did a quick run this afternoon of 100km on open road, rough dirt roads and even some mud sections. All I can say is, what a machine! I'm absolutely loving it. From the first moment I got on, it felt like I've had this bike for years already. Very easy to ride, responsive and handles the rough stuff like a dream.
I actually wanted the DCT, but I just couldn't wait another month. Very happy indeed so far. Of course I won't know yet what I'm missing out on,  but not once today did I even think about ABS or traction control. My friend had his F800GS along today and he came down in the mud - ABS and all  ;D.
If you're still uncertain about getting one - just go and do it. You won't regret it. Btw, the black one looks fantastic.

 :useless:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: J-dog on March 21, 2016, 09:19:54 am
I've secured a Tri color from Bloemfontein .....arriving on the 1st :biggrin:

That bike doesn't seem like you  ???
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on March 22, 2016, 11:39:34 pm
I've secured a Tri color from Bloemfontein .....arriving on the 1st :biggrin:

That bike doesn't seem like you  ???

Hes not adventurous, good looking, or tri colour? Wait hes not a twin!! Got it  :imaposer:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on March 23, 2016, 08:34:25 am
I've secured a Tri color from Bloemfontein .....arriving on the 1st :biggrin:

That bike doesn't seem like you  ???

Hes not adventurous, good looking, or tri colour? Wait hes not a twin!! Got it  :imaposer:

Im good looking, adventurous and sometimes even tri colored! :lol8:but no not one of twins...although I was adopted anyhing is possible! :laughing4:
James I have the XRL650 which I really enjoy and still surprisingly own it after a good few years! :thumleft: Im lusting after a big touring mile eater that appears at least that it can handle the rough as well to travel long distances
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: J-dog on March 23, 2016, 09:45:45 am
I've secured a Tri color from Bloemfontein .....arriving on the 1st :biggrin:

That bike doesn't seem like you  ???

Hes not adventurous, good looking, or tri colour? Wait hes not a twin!! Got it  :imaposer:

Im good looking, adventurous and sometimes even tri colored! :lol8:but no not one of twins...although I was adopted anyhing is possible! :laughing4:
James I have the XRL650 which I really enjoy and still surprisingly own it after a good few years! :thumleft: Im lusting after a big touring mile eater that appears at least that it can handle the rough as well to travel long distances

 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on March 24, 2016, 10:22:08 pm
...although I was adopted anyhing is possible!

Err I was also adopted.. that would be so weird!!!! Born in 1969 just in case its relevant.....

On a more prominent note Tygerberg Honda received my bike and will do the PDI next week and I can take delivery. So its long weekend and my new bike is very close. Tri color ABS version they getting one which is reserved for me.
Title: Re: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Exploratio on March 25, 2016, 09:17:13 am
...although I was adopted anyhing is possible!

Err I was also adopted.. that would be so weird!!!! Born in 1969 just in case its relevant.....

On a more prominent note Tygerberg Honda received my bike and will do the PDI next week and I can take delivery. So its long weekend and my new bike is very close. Tri color ABS version they getting one which is reserved for me.
Ooooo. So jealous. Hearing samething here. Nothing for certain till keys are in my sweaty paws::)

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 25, 2016, 05:06:12 pm
Y'all just lucky Blixsems!

Enjoy!

 8)
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Post by: Exploratio on March 26, 2016, 12:41:29 pm
Bump

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 26, 2016, 07:18:39 pm
My Tri Colour has already been PDI'd, centre stand and 12v socket fitted and ready for collection Tuesday mornning. Needless to say its a very long weekend.  ::)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shonk on March 26, 2016, 07:56:25 pm
No 19 on the waiting list at Honda Menlyn, going to be a long wait
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zacapa on March 26, 2016, 08:53:09 pm
My XR650L has been seconded into a placeholder position I guess for the long run...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LuckyStriker on March 28, 2016, 10:04:05 pm
My Tri Colour has already been PDI'd, centre stand and 12v socket fitted and ready for collection Tuesday mornning. Needless to say its a very long weekend.  ::)

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on March 29, 2016, 11:54:00 am
CTEK South Africa and Flying Brick Motorcycle Accessories sponsored 3 x CTEK XS 0.8 battery chargers at R1250 each, to 1st 3 customers buying Africa Twins from Honda Tygerberg (Cape Town), here is pic of happy customer Number 1 collecting his free CTEK charger: Jeremy Janse van Rensburg!

Enjoy!
Chris & Team
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on March 29, 2016, 12:22:46 pm
Hello Chris - are you getting the sw motech crashbars  for the AT at your shop ??
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on March 29, 2016, 12:25:29 pm
Hello Chris - are you getting the sw motech crashbars  for the AT at your shop ??
yes, as well as RUMBUX, all been ordered, expect at least 3 weeks before stock received, but it is on back-order.
thanks
Chris & Team
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on March 29, 2016, 01:45:09 pm
Hello Chris - are you getting the sw motech crashbars  for the AT at your shop ??
yes, as well as RUMBUX, all been ordered, expect at least 3 weeks before stock received, but it is on back-order.
thanks
Chris & Team

Cheers Chris
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on March 29, 2016, 04:10:31 pm
I collected my tri colour last week ,Thursday .. was worth the wait . Feels way lighter than it looks on paper , and picks up speed with less fuss than I expected . Really happy with it !
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on March 29, 2016, 04:13:54 pm
Pics please!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on March 29, 2016, 04:26:27 pm
Pics please!
yes, pic of the tri-colour, please! :3some:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 30, 2016, 05:43:54 am
Not the best pics, will take some better shots this weekend.   :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on March 30, 2016, 07:09:21 am
And give us some opinions!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on March 30, 2016, 08:34:24 am
Some pics
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: woody1 on March 30, 2016, 08:38:21 am
 :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 30, 2016, 09:38:30 am
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: cloudgazer on March 30, 2016, 09:45:34 am
:thumleft:

Damn!

I want one.

The price is a bit insane though.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scalpel on March 30, 2016, 02:27:16 pm
What is the price for the tri colour?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: punisher on March 30, 2016, 02:48:48 pm
is the tri colour from france ?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 30, 2016, 03:12:58 pm
What is the price for the tri colour?


Base Model ( Silver or Black ) - R159,999.99
ABS/Traction Control Manual ( Tri Colour or Rally Red ) - R169,999.99
DCT with ABS/Traction Control  ( Tri Colour or Rally Red ) R189,999.99
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on March 31, 2016, 09:14:21 am
Factory fresh and might be ready for collection Friday

(http://hotcon.co.za/pics/at1.jpg)
(http://hotcon.co.za/pics/at2.jpg)
(http://hotcon.co.za/pics/at3.jpg)

@rory keen to get feedback from you as I also currently ride a 690 and have no idea what this new bike will mean to me.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Swanniebraai on March 31, 2016, 09:27:04 am
:thumleft:

Baie geluk julle elkeen!
Hy sal eendag n goeie opvolger wees vir die ene wat nie by my kon bly nie......
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on March 31, 2016, 04:38:39 pm
WOW!!! spotless .. cool !!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: cloudgazer on April 01, 2016, 10:21:59 am
What is the price for the tri colour?


Base Model ( Silver or Black ) - R159,999.99
ABS/Traction Control Manual ( Tri Colour or Rally Red ) - R169,999.99
DCT with ABS/Traction Control  ( Tri Colour or Rally Red ) R189,999.99


Is it just me, or are these prices insane?

For R170k I would rather buy a triumph or ducati AND a ktm 640 adventure
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Malibu on April 01, 2016, 12:02:22 pm
Who is all at ADA on Sunday?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: luv2ride on April 01, 2016, 06:22:01 pm
Congrats all, the Tri colour looks great,  except for the rims - but that's just me :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on April 02, 2016, 09:31:26 am
Collected my Tri colour yesterday thanks to Honda Tygerberg and Francois. @luv2ride the rims are a bit bling but the Tri is still definitely my preference, and when the pearl flecks in the white paint catch the sun, looks awesome.

So far am really happy and the bike is incredibly smooth, power delivery, suspension, everything.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Hondsekierie on April 02, 2016, 04:39:35 pm
Who is all at ADA on Sunday?

Me and the Polish patient  :lol8:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SuperDavexlv750r on April 03, 2016, 02:54:09 pm
:thumleft:

Baie geluk julle elkeen!
Hy sal eendag n goeie opvolger wees vir die ene wat nie by my kon bly nie......

Ja neh...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on April 04, 2016, 05:01:13 pm
HI yogidabear, I love my 690 (really puts a smile on my face when used in the dirt , or SHORT TAR STUFF ) .They are such different bikes , the AT is super smooth and you can ride it for long distances and not be donnered by the wind , stiff suspension, gang raping seat . For the technical stuff  I think the 690  has the edge , but I see it as a big dirt bike that has lights and indicators . (the AT will do all that the 690 does , just a bit slower I think because of our fear of dumping a 170 K bike :) ??? )
I got the AT to do touring and tar stuff and light dirt work . You will love it . Are you going to sell the 690 ?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on April 04, 2016, 05:47:38 pm
For the technical stuff  I think the 690  has the edge , but I see it as a big dirt bike that has lights and indicators . (the AT will do all that the 690 does , just a bit slower I think because of our fear of dumping a 170 K bike :) ??? )
I got the AT to do touring and tar stuff and light dirt work . You will love it . Are you going to sell the 690 ?

 Thank you rory for the reply! Got the AT last Friday and agree it is just so smooth and easy. Have done some farm roads yesterday and it was such a different sensation to be floating on the bike opposed to the 690. Originally I thought I would sell the 690 and get a plastic to accompany the AT but now it looks like I will follow your plan and use the AT for anything tar and light dirt with the 690 for the down and dirty.

 Once the bike is run in (was keeping the revs under 6k but read another post that suggested under 4k  :o ) I will likely get some different tyres, bigger footpegs and probably the centrestand for easier maintenance.

 Enjoy your bike and hope to see you out there so we can do a more in depth comparison!!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: katana on April 04, 2016, 07:13:41 pm
For the technical stuff  I think the 690  has the edge , but I see it as a big dirt bike that has lights and indicators . (the AT will do all that the 690 does , just a bit slower I think because of our fear of dumping a 170 K bike :) ??? )
I got the AT to do touring and tar stuff and light dirt work . You will love it . Are you going to sell the 690 ?

 Thank you rory for the reply! Got the AT last Friday and agree it is just so smooth and easy. Have done some farm roads yesterday and it was such a different sensation to be floating on the bike opposed to the 690. Originally I thought I would sell the 690 and get a plastic to accompany the AT but now it looks like I will follow your plan and use the AT for anything tar and light dirt with the 690 for the down and dirty.

 Once the bike is run in (was keeping the revs under 6k but read another post that suggested under 4k  :o ) I will likely get some different tyres, bigger footpegs and probably the centrestand for easier maintenance.

 Enjoy your bike and hope to see you out there so we can do a more in depth comparison!!

When can I see it  :ricky:
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Post by: Exploratio on April 04, 2016, 08:15:34 pm
Has any of the lucky new owners had a pillion yet. Would really luke some feedback on that very sensitive issue. If she is happy, it makes everything sooooÚ much easier.

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on April 04, 2016, 08:38:53 pm
When can I see it  :ricky:

 @katana would love to get your opinion. If you can break away from the bush, then this Sunday, but not on your normal course as I can not even keep up on a 690. Beer at the barrel or maybe you break from the norm and accompany me on something way more tame, like to Darling. Still running in and the standard tyres are a bit dodge on dirt.

 @Exploratio the wife is super impressed and is even contemplating a long distance trip for the first time ever!!! Pillion is leaps and bounds above but in comparison to the 690 so not a surprise. Trust me the smooth operation translates to the rear as well.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: katana on April 04, 2016, 08:48:16 pm
When can I see it  :ricky:

 @katana would love to get your opinion. If you can break away from the bush, then this Sunday, but not on your normal course as I can not even keep up on a 690. Beer at the barrel or maybe you break from the norm and accompany me on something way more tame, like to Darling. Still running in and the standard tyres are a bit dodge on dirt.

 @Exploratio the wife is super impressed and is even contemplating a long distance trip for the first time ever!!! Pillion is leaps and bounds above but in comparison to the 690 so not a surprise. Trust me the smooth operation translates to the rear as well.
To see one in the flesh will be worth it.
You could always join on the 690 as a warm up, then we could fetch the beasts after.   
Either way I will see you at the Barrel after the quarry.  I can fetch the GS from home for a mild ride.  I have just fitted 'road' tires again.   :'(
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Fermoer on April 05, 2016, 06:49:55 am
Ek was gister by Cayenne daar is 3 silwer basemodels wat beskikbaar is vir 159k, ek kon nie wag om op een te gaan sit nie ma genuine ouens, dis nie wat ek gedink het dit gaan wees nie. Die indruk wat ek van die bike gekry het is dat dit 'n groot Adventure bike is, die wat die ouens sÍ dit voel soos 'n "dirtbike".... Wel  ek dink hulle verbeel hulle self of hulle ken net van baie groot swaar bikes.
My lus vir 'n AT is  redelik geblus, maar as 'n ou een gaan ry is dit seker anders....
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on April 05, 2016, 07:32:58 am
"When can I see it  ?"
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: rory on April 05, 2016, 07:37:51 am
Hey Katana, you have been very disciplined about the running in , hehe . I have ridden mine flat cat since the first start up __ONCE WARM !!
Hope you have loads of fun with yours !  Andrew is planning a trip up to Kubu Island , you may be keen ?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: katana on April 05, 2016, 03:44:57 pm
Sorry boet, not me.  I will only buy when the Rand/$ is R8:$1   ;D
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on April 08, 2016, 03:24:22 pm
Damn ... but that sounds great !!

http://www.akrapovic.com/# (http://www.akrapovic.com/#)!/motorcycle/product/road/16669/sound?brandId=30&modelId=784&yearId=4271
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Rider39 on April 09, 2016, 09:09:10 am
Ek was gister by Cayenne daar is 3 silwer basemodels wat beskikbaar is vir 159k, ek kon nie wag om op een te gaan sit nie ma genuine ouens, dis nie wat ek gedink het dit gaan wees nie. Die indruk wat ek van die bike gekry het is dat dit 'n groot Adventure bike is, die wat die ouens sÍ dit voel soos 'n "dirtbike".... Wel  ek dink hulle verbeel hulle self of hulle ken net van baie groot swaar bikes.
My lus vir 'n AT is  redelik geblus, maar as 'n ou een gaan ry is dit seker anders....

Gaan ry hom, jy sal jou opinie verander.

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: teebag on April 10, 2016, 12:07:12 am
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160409/a14cbd4109521a9b4c411d0d65ac7a88.jpg)

Got to ride this today - nice!  More pictures here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1754129824818853

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Losper on April 10, 2016, 12:05:16 pm
What a beauty Teebag, getting mine within a few weeks, can't wait :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on April 11, 2016, 09:34:01 am
Fitted my Trax Box, Wide Pegs and Wings Pipe this weekend.
Bike feels quite a bit more responsive with the new pipe and sounds very similar to a KTM990.  :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on April 11, 2016, 09:38:17 am
Hey Catchy , whats the red tape on the forks for ?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on April 11, 2016, 10:11:33 am
Hey Catchy , whats the red tape on the forks for ?

Stone chips, just happened to have red reflective tape at home that was about the right size,  :thumleft:
Waiting for my fork decals in heavy vinyl from Race Star Graphics that will replace this.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: punisher on April 11, 2016, 10:40:28 am
lovly lookin bike, just dont like the "fools gold rims and forks
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Losper on April 11, 2016, 10:41:13 am
Catchy, is the wide footpegs a Honda product? Price please.
Did you remove the cat or not when you fitted the Wings?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on April 11, 2016, 10:50:42 am
Catchy, is the wide footpegs a Honda product? Price please.
Did you remove the cat or not when you fitted the Wings?

Yes please and what was the price of the Wings and do you have to retune the ECU etc?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on April 11, 2016, 11:08:20 am
Catchy, is the wide footpegs a Honda product? Price please.
Did you remove the cat or not when you fitted the Wings?

Yes please and what was the price of the Wings and do you have to retune the ECU etc?

Wings pipe you can get from Warren at Tornado ( this is a second hand one he advertised about three months ago which came off a Triumph 800, all I had to do to make it fit is fabricate a hanger arm and cut a 2mm shim where it slips on.) and the pegs I got from Offroad Cycles. ( About a R1000.00)
Did not remove the cat, will consider that once the warranty expires, but the pipe is plenty loud with it still in place.
No need for a re-map.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: 1190 on April 11, 2016, 11:19:12 am
Im famous....  :biggrin:  Got an e-mail today....

Dear Grant

Your HONDA Africa Twin Roadshow Booking was successful!

Venue: Eastern Cape (East London)
Date: 2016-04-13
Time: 15pm - 16pm

PROGRAM
Arrival & Registration
Africa Twin Demonstration - Traction Control & ABS demo on ADA skidpan Guided Outrides Refreshments

PLEASE COMPLETE INDEMNITY FORM AND BRING ALONG THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
REQUIRED: PROOF OF MOTORCYCLE LICENSE AND OWN RIDER SAFETY GEAR.

Thank You.

Kind Regards,
True Adventure Africa Team
info@trueadventure.co.za
+27(0)83 226 1494
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Post by: Exploratio on April 11, 2016, 06:19:01 pm
Can someone please confirm that the Tri colour is currently available in ABS TC model. FFS MOTOS in Klerksdorp keep telling me if I want the red blue and white I must take DCT model. What up with this?

They are pushing me to the brink. Got a nice GSA lined up for the same price. Not new but can get it tomorrow.

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on April 11, 2016, 06:54:12 pm
Mines a Tri color with TC and ABS and normal beautiful smooth gearbox! :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Rider39 on April 11, 2016, 08:03:35 pm
+1
Rode the dct today, what a eye opener, dont knock it unless you've ridden it.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: 1190 on April 13, 2016, 04:17:28 pm
Im famous....  :biggrin:  Got an e-mail today....

Dear Grant

Your HONDA Africa Twin Roadshow Booking was successful!

Venue: Eastern Cape (East London)
Date: 2016-04-13
Time: 15pm - 16pm

PROGRAM
Arrival & Registration
Africa Twin Demonstration - Traction Control & ABS demo on ADA skidpan Guided Outrides Refreshments

PLEASE COMPLETE INDEMNITY FORM AND BRING ALONG THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
REQUIRED: PROOF OF MOTORCYCLE LICENSE AND OWN RIDER SAFETY GEAR.

Thank You.

Kind Regards,
True Adventure Africa Team
info@trueadventure.co.za
+27(0)83 226 1494


Got there 10 min. early...what a balls up computer broke....so nobody knew I was coming, was told I was in the next group but by the time they came back I had to go back to work.... :eek7: they should have, instead of spending money on the road show have taken that money and discounted the bikes or given some trade assistance  ??? Its like nobody gives a shit any more..... :xxbah: If I was the organiser and I knew that the person who was attending the road show had bought 3 new bikes in the past 4 years, I would blown some much smoke up he's arse he would floated around the showroom floor....
Title: Re:
Post by: Exploratio on April 13, 2016, 06:20:52 pm
Ok, got to test ride the AT today. And confirmed the mid range model is indeed available in red blue and white. What a lekker ride. So.........I wait. Never compromise.

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Archer on April 18, 2016, 08:22:04 am
I tested the non-ABS version on Saturday (the only demo bike) and I'm very impressed. Gearbox was smooth, nice seated riding position. I would change foot pegs and get bar raisers though. Otherwise I like it a lot. I think red would be my choice and probably the ABS version. I'd like to take the auto box for a ride too though.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zacapa on April 18, 2016, 07:24:08 pm
Finally got to ride the Africa Twin this last Saturday and Sunday. It was a cool turn of events, Honda Umhlanga had their open day on Saturday so I was able to test the AT on a quick highway run to Sibaya and back. This bike is quick and plenty fast enough for me. Think I will be happy with only 95HP. Plenty go left to pass traffic if you accelerate from 160 upwards and the bike can get past traffic quickly and safely. ergonomics are pretty spot on in all departments for me 178m and 95 kg. Ever so smooth motor and delivery of torque.

Sunday the Honda Roadshow got to Gwahumbe spa lodge, a lovely place in the Natal midlands. There we had the opportunity to try the AT out on easy gravel and some tar twisties. The bike feels great on any surface. To me all my boxes are ticked. I need a reliable bike that will cruise effortlessly at speed and eat miles fast in comfort. It needs to be good on gravel and do the heavier offroad stuff on occasion. I'm definitely getting one but need to sell some of my other bikes first. By good fortune one of my bikes sold on Saturday so we are 25% of the way there. Keeping the XR650L for Valley donkey work though just in case. The tricolor ABS would be my choice.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on April 18, 2016, 10:09:48 pm
Finally got to ride the Africa Twin this last Saturday and Sunday. It was a cool turn of events, Honda Umhlanga had their open day on Saturday so I was able to test the AT on a quick highway run to Sibaya and back. This bike is quick and plenty fast enough for me. Think I will be happy with only 95HP. Plenty go left to pass traffic if you accelerate from 160 upwards and the bike can get past traffic quickly and safely. ergonomics are pretty spot on in all departments for me 178m and 95 kg. Ever so smooth motor and delivery of torque.

Sunday the Honda Roadshow got to Gwahumbe spa lodge, a lovely place in the Natal midlands. There we had the opportunity to try the AT out on easy gravel and some tar twisties. The bike feels great on any surface. To me all my boxes are ticked. I need a reliable bike that will cruise effortlessly at speed and eat miles fast in comfort. It needs to be good on gravel and do the heavier offroad stuff on occasion. I'm definitely getting one but need to sell some of my other bikes first. By good fortune one of my bikes sold on Saturday so we are 25% of the way there. Keeping the XR650L for Valley donkey work though just in case. The tricolor ABS would be my choice.

Great report, thanks for the feedback.

 8)

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on April 19, 2016, 04:10:00 pm
CTEK South Africa and Flying Brick Motorcycle Accessories sponsored 3 x CTEK XS 0.8 battery chargers at R1250 each, to 1st 3 customers buying Africa Twins from Honda Tygerberg (Cape Town), here is pic of happy customer Number 2 collecting his free CTEK charger: William Stewart!

Enjoy!
Chris & Team
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Exploratio on April 22, 2016, 04:48:58 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160422/589f6f759442551ef5f376b534ff7d68.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160422/6bdb458e5ee6d8e39c89f84fd1ebde92.jpg)

Soon, very soon:P


Right, I am officially out of the buying process.

A sad day, as these bikes are going to become more expensive by the time I will be buying.

Those who bought and those still buying, enjoy
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 22, 2016, 10:47:30 pm
 :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on April 23, 2016, 02:34:45 pm
Great feedback and thanks to everyone who has posted pics and thoughts!

So of the 18 who will buy and the 22 who may buy it's time to see what has been bought colour and option wise.

Please see new pole options.

Enjoy  8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on April 23, 2016, 06:34:06 pm
Tri -colour DCT , wow ! It aint no KLR !
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zacapa on April 23, 2016, 08:13:53 pm
But how is the voting my china? There is no option to change your vote, don't know if that is a WD forum limitation. I'd personally go for the Tri-Colour manual base model if it was available but it isn't - so the Tri Colour ABS TC will do. Wish they had a sub middle of the road model with switchable ABS only. Taking the longer term view on this and am ready to commit when my other bikes are sold. My 650L is not for sale though - the new AT cannot replace that.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on April 23, 2016, 08:53:48 pm
But how is the voting my china? There is no option to change your vote, don't know if that is a WD forum limitation. I'd personally go for the Tri-Colour manual base model if it was available but it isn't - so the Tri Colour ABS TC will do. Wish they had a sub middle of the road model with switchable ABS only. Taking the longer term view on this and am ready to commit when my other bikes are sold. My 650L is not for sale though - the new AT cannot replace that.

...ah, yes rather important point that is ... so have to make a new thread just for this...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 24, 2016, 03:18:42 pm
There is no option to change your vote

You can now change your vote by clicking on 'Remove Vote' and then re-casting your vote
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Fermoer on April 25, 2016, 08:07:56 pm
Ek was gister by Cayenne daar is 3 silwer basemodels wat beskikbaar is vir 159k, ek kon nie wag om op een te gaan sit nie ma genuine ouens, dis nie wat ek gedink het dit gaan wees nie. Die indruk wat ek van die bike gekry het is dat dit 'n groot Adventure bike is, die wat die ouens sÍ dit voel soos 'n "dirtbike".... Wel  ek dink hulle verbeel hulle self of hulle ken net van baie groot swaar bikes.
My lus vir 'n AT is  redelik geblus, maar as 'n ou een gaan ry is dit seker anders....

Gaan ry hom, jy sal jou opinie verander.


Ek het gister oggend in die bad gelÍ en die Roadshow application op my foon gedoen vir woensdag oggend 9:00 by Harties en wragtag vanoggend het ek die e-mail gekry wat sÍ dat die aansoek goedgekeur is!
⚡️ Ek was verras wie van julle gaan nog??
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: WimC on May 05, 2016, 08:10:35 am
Sales figures in Australia for January to March 2016:

BMW R1200 GS - 88
Kawasaki KLR 650 - 79
Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin - 270
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Rider39 on May 05, 2016, 08:18:12 am
 :laughing4: :peepwall: :lol8:
Great news, early days yet but I had a feeling that the AT was going to be a success from the word go.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: arrowfeather on May 16, 2016, 03:53:39 pm
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zacapa on May 16, 2016, 09:06:45 pm
When I can get the money together one day  :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Bwana on June 01, 2016, 01:14:38 pm
Africa Twin now the best selling ADV bike in the world according to Honda and the States have only just got them.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Losper on June 02, 2016, 12:31:18 pm
I'm getting mine tommorrow,  yihaaa
Title: Re:
Post by: Tom van Brits on June 02, 2016, 02:03:21 pm
I have also read that they outsell all advebture bikes currently. Hope Kawa and Suz wake up and join the party but seems Kawa is road focussed with another 900 supercharged bike to hit the market. Well done Honda, very well done. I never thought they will launch a proper ds bike since the TA got more road biased and then that x dresser range....i would not mind a red one with black rims. Man i dont get the golden rim thing.....

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LuckyStriker on June 02, 2016, 02:48:03 pm
i would not mind a red one with black rims. Man i dont get the golden rim thing.....

I don't understand it either. I dislike gold jewelry, I think the gold rims on a Subaru WRX looks dumb, I was never tickled by the John Player Special decals on Team Lotus cars and I don't even like gold Ohlins shocks.

But man o man, a gold motorcycle rim just does it for me
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on June 03, 2016, 12:14:18 am
i would not mind a red one with black rims. Man i dont get the golden rim thing.....

I don't understand it either. I dislike gold jewelry, I think the gold rims on a Subaru WRX looks dumb, I was never tickled by the John Player Special decals on Team Lotus cars and I don't even like gold Ohlins shocks.

But man o man, a gold motorcycle rim just does it for me

I think it works because the forks are gold too ... imagine it with black forks ... nope ...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on August 01, 2016, 08:34:45 pm
Somehow it turns me on too - but not as much as the ride ....  :peepwall: O0
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: KTM2013 on August 02, 2016, 09:19:44 pm
So I rode the new Twin the other day and compared to the KTm 1190 Adv. Both on dirt, same conditions, same day. The Africa T feels very light but underpowered compared to KTM 1190, which is miles apart.
My personal opinion, if you looking for a big adv bike to start on and get the skills up on, then the Honda Twin is a definite. If you looking for a big duellie for serious off-road, gravel, twee spoor,etc and adrenalin then the 1190 is the way to go.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: plabusch on August 03, 2016, 06:32:01 am
Got my new Manual Tri Colour 4 weeks ago!
Its standing in my garage with 0km on the clock as I'm in the USA until next week.
Also ordered a set of Pirelli Scorpion Rally's that will go on with the 1000km service.

Cannot wait!

And for the KTM guys that says it needs more power.......bull!
I had a BMW HP2 before this and you cannot use all the power offroad unless you are a pro or have a deathwish.

But to each his own....not bashing KTM, just not for me.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on August 03, 2016, 08:40:30 am
So I rode the new Twin the other day and compared to the KTm 1190 Adv. Both on dirt, same conditions, same day. The Africa T feels very light but underpowered compared to KTM 1190, which is miles apart.
My personal opinion, if you looking for a big adv bike to start on and get the skills up on, then the Honda Twin is a definite. If you looking for a big duellie for serious off-road, gravel, twee spoor,etc and adrenalin then the 1190 is the way to go.
Let me get this right....so you reckon the 1190 is the better "serious" off roader??
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Losper on August 03, 2016, 09:22:13 am
So I rode the new Twin the other day and compared to the KTm 1190 Adv. Both on dirt, same conditions, same day. The Africa T feels very light but underpowered compared to KTM 1190, which is miles apart.
My personal opinion, if you looking for a big adv bike to start on and get the skills up on, then the Honda Twin is a definite. If you looking for a big duellie for serious off-road, gravel, twee spoor,etc and adrenalin then the 1190 is the way to go.
Yes sure the 1190 has way more power, the question is "How much power do you really need?"
We do serious technical stuff in Lesotho and although the 1190 is extremely capable I will much rather be on the AT than on the 1190 in those conditions.
Personal choice offcaurse, not bashing KTM at all. (I 've got 2x KTM's in the garage as well) :thumleft:
Honda has a serious winner here.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on August 03, 2016, 05:00:09 pm
So I rode the new Twin the other day and compared to the KTm 1190 Adv. Both on dirt, same conditions, same day. The Africa T feels very light but underpowered compared to KTM 1190, which is miles apart.
My personal opinion, if you looking for a big adv bike to start on and get the skills up on, then the Honda Twin is a definite. If you looking for a big duellie for serious off-road, gravel, twee spoor,etc and adrenalin then the 1190 is the way to go.

 :imaposer:  :imaposer:
OK, so at least we have the best entry level DS then here .... :lol8:

If the AT's "traction control needing" - acceleration and 200+ top speed isn't enough for you - you are maybe NOT a real adventure biker, in which case I suggest you stop fooling around and rather go for this - yeah baby yeah!!!! :
 

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: yogidabear on August 03, 2016, 09:23:26 pm
So do you get crash bars and Mitas tyres for the Kawasaki? This is where "different strokes for different folks" comes in literally...

My 690 kicked my ass and threw me sideways. The AT is like churning butter. You decide but my garage has one bike now.

Will buy a plastic for the rest and looking at the new KTM Enduros
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Bwana on August 06, 2016, 10:47:02 am
6 Hella Rally Race results for all comers, professionals and Adventure bikes. I dont see any 1190s here.

1 8 FARRES Gerard ES EL 1 KTM KT450 19:01:31 19:01:31
42:09 (2) 4:50:34 (1) 5:08:18 (2) 4:05:00 (2) 2:09:18 (1) 2:06:12 (7)
2 209 ZITZEWITZ Dirk Von DE M5 1 Honda CRF1000RR 20:42:34 20:42:34 +1:41:03 +1:41:03
49:17 (13) 5:34:55 (7) 5:22:16 (6) 4:26:11 (5) 2:25:41 (4) 2:04:14 (5)
3 107 SELLA Gev IL M1 1 KTM EXC300 20:44:08 1:00 20:45:08 +1:43:37 +2:34
46:13 (6) 5:47:44 (13) 5:22:33 (7) 4:27:44 (6) 2:18:04 (2) 2:01:50 (2)
4 7 PASTORI Christian IT EL 2 Honda CRF500RR 20:40:09 16:00 3:00 20:59:09 +1:57:38 +14:01
45:41 (5) 5:29:35 (4) 5:19:22 (3) 4:29:19 (7) 2:28:02 (5) 2:08:10 (9)
5 100 PRAZZOLI Massimo IT M1 2 KTM EXC250 21:08:30 4:00 21:12:30 +2:10:59 +13:21
48:35 (10) 5:33:00 (6) 5:25:35 (8) 4:38:09 (12) 2:34:19 (10) 2:08:52 (10)
6 179 BARBIERI Roberto IT M3 1 Honda CRF500 20:52:52 25:00 21:17:52 +2:16:21 +5:22
47:33 (7) 5:30:14 (5) 5:21:10 (5) 4:35:24 (8) 2:30:47 (7) 2:07:44 (8)
7 199 FILOSA Ugo IT M5 2 Honda CRF1000 21:28:01 16:00 21:44:01 +2:42:30 +26:09
48:44 (11) 5:37:54 (12) 5:20:06 (4) 4:37:22 (10) 2:29:08 (6) 2:34:47 (63)
8 301 SOUDAY Sebastien FR QU 1 Raptor 700 21:52:54 13:00 1:00 22:06:54 +3:05:23 +22:53
48:08 (8) 5:37:07 (10) 5:43:49 (11) 4:24:26 (4) 2:42:50 (23) 2:36:34 (65)
9 115 OFRI Strauss IL M2 1 Yamaha WRF450 22:18:30 16:00 1:00 22:35:30 +3:33:59 +28:36
58:32 (72) 5:37:03 (9) 6:16:34 (50) 4:37:34 (11) 2:31:42 (8) 2:17:05 (18)
10 218 VIGNOLA Fausto IT M2 2 Honda 450R 22:07:46 33:00 22:40:46 +3:39:15 +5:16
43:51 (3) 5:49:03 (14) 6:11:06 (45) 4:49:23 (20) 2:32:15 (9) 2:02:08 (3)
11 144 VOJKUVKA Lubomir CZ M2 3 Beta RR450 22:45:02 6:00 22:51:02 +3:49:31 +10:16
49:34 (16) 5:54:16 (17) 6:09:37 (42) 4:40:35 (16) 2:42:26 (21) 2:28:34 (46)
12 148 RIVA Mattia IT M2 4 KTM EXC450 22:50:14 2:00 22:52:14 +3:50:43 +1:12
1:06:44 (94) 5:59:03 (23) 6:06:03 (31) 4:48:10 (19) 2:40:56 (20) 2:09:18 (11)
13 128 LUNDBERG Michael SE M2 5 KTM EXC450 22:21:06 36:00 2:00 22:59:06 +3:57:35 +6:52
53:23 (35) 5:51:25 (16) 6:09:28 (41) 4:38:27 (13) 2:42:39 (22) 2:05:44 (6)
14 203 FELIU Isaac ES M4 1 KTM 690R 22:40:40 21:00 23:01:40 +4:00:09 +2:34
50:36 (20) 6:10:59 (36) 5:42:41 (10) 4:45:21 (18) 2:49:24 (35) 2:21:39 (29)
15 311 BRUSSELERS Alex NL QU 2 KTM 990 22:24:09 39:00 23:03:09 +4:01:38 +1:29
54:40 (46) 5:57:44 (19) 5:51:12 (16) 4:39:25 (15) 2:38:11 (13) 2:22:57 (34)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on August 08, 2016, 07:59:10 am
Went through to Ponta from Kozi bay ont the AT , there was another guy on a ktm 990 .
A few observations - the ktm's power came in much higher on the rev counter so he was digging in quite a bit - with the AT the power came in lower so getting going was easier .
The ktm overheated a few times , my temp gauge never went past three bars of the five .
I am not trying to brand bash but if you could go faster than 40kmph on those deep sand roads between kosi and ponta then you have serious skills , the ktm with it's high revving power didn't respond well to the lower speeds whereas the AT with its low down tractor ability was perfectly suited to the task .
Both bikes where loaded with cooking camping long travel kit .
More power would have been a disaster unless unloaded and ridden by a riding god .
To keep it in perspective the ktm had eo9 tyres the AT eo7
this is just a personal observation based on two guys riding a difficult track with similar skills .
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Grondpaaie on August 08, 2016, 02:55:59 pm
6 Hella Rally Race results for all comers, professionals and Adventure bikes. I dont see any 1190s here.

1 8 FARRES Gerard ES EL 1 KTM KT450 19:01:31 19:01:31
42:09 (2) 4:50:34 (1) 5:08:18 (2) 4:05:00 (2) 2:09:18 (1) 2:06:12 (7)
2 209 ZITZEWITZ Dirk Von DE M5 1 Honda CRF1000RR 20:42:34 20:42:34 +1:41:03 +1:41:03
49:17 (13) 5:34:55 (7) 5:22:16 (6) 4:26:11 (5) 2:25:41 (4) 2:04:14 (5)
3 107 SELLA Gev IL M1 1 KTM EXC300 20:44:08 1:00 20:45:08 +1:43:37 +2:34
46:13 (6) 5:47:44 (13) 5:22:33 (7) 4:27:44 (6) 2:18:04 (2) 2:01:50 (2)
4 7 PASTORI Christian IT EL 2 Honda CRF500RR 20:40:09 16:00 3:00 20:59:09 +1:57:38 +14:01
45:41 (5) 5:29:35 (4) 5:19:22 (3) 4:29:19 (7) 2:28:02 (5) 2:08:10 (9)
5 100 PRAZZOLI Massimo IT M1 2 KTM EXC250 21:08:30 4:00 21:12:30 +2:10:59 +13:21
48:35 (10) 5:33:00 (6) 5:25:35 (8) 4:38:09 (12) 2:34:19 (10) 2:08:52 (10)
6 179 BARBIERI Roberto IT M3 1 Honda CRF500 20:52:52 25:00 21:17:52 +2:16:21 +5:22
47:33 (7) 5:30:14 (5) 5:21:10 (5) 4:35:24 (8) 2:30:47 (7) 2:07:44 (8)
7 199 FILOSA Ugo IT M5 2 Honda CRF1000 21:28:01 16:00 21:44:01 +2:42:30 +26:09
48:44 (11) 5:37:54 (12) 5:20:06 (4) 4:37:22 (10) 2:29:08 (6) 2:34:47 (63)
8 301 SOUDAY Sebastien FR QU 1 Raptor 700 21:52:54 13:00 1:00 22:06:54 +3:05:23 +22:53
48:08 (8) 5:37:07 (10) 5:43:49 (11) 4:24:26 (4) 2:42:50 (23) 2:36:34 (65)
9 115 OFRI Strauss IL M2 1 Yamaha WRF450 22:18:30 16:00 1:00 22:35:30 +3:33:59 +28:36
58:32 (72) 5:37:03 (9) 6:16:34 (50) 4:37:34 (11) 2:31:42 (8) 2:17:05 (18)
10 218 VIGNOLA Fausto IT M2 2 Honda 450R 22:07:46 33:00 22:40:46 +3:39:15 +5:16
43:51 (3) 5:49:03 (14) 6:11:06 (45) 4:49:23 (20) 2:32:15 (9) 2:02:08 (3)
11 144 VOJKUVKA Lubomir CZ M2 3 Beta RR450 22:45:02 6:00 22:51:02 +3:49:31 +10:16
49:34 (16) 5:54:16 (17) 6:09:37 (42) 4:40:35 (16) 2:42:26 (21) 2:28:34 (46)
12 148 RIVA Mattia IT M2 4 KTM EXC450 22:50:14 2:00 22:52:14 +3:50:43 +1:12
1:06:44 (94) 5:59:03 (23) 6:06:03 (31) 4:48:10 (19) 2:40:56 (20) 2:09:18 (11)
13 128 LUNDBERG Michael SE M2 5 KTM EXC450 22:21:06 36:00 2:00 22:59:06 +3:57:35 +6:52
53:23 (35) 5:51:25 (16) 6:09:28 (41) 4:38:27 (13) 2:42:39 (22) 2:05:44 (6)
14 203 FELIU Isaac ES M4 1 KTM 690R 22:40:40 21:00 23:01:40 +4:00:09 +2:34
50:36 (20) 6:10:59 (36) 5:42:41 (10) 4:45:21 (18) 2:49:24 (35) 2:21:39 (29)
15 311 BRUSSELERS Alex NL QU 2 KTM 990 22:24:09 39:00 23:03:09 +4:01:38 +1:29
54:40 (46) 5:57:44 (19) 5:51:12 (16) 4:39:25 (15) 2:38:11 (13) 2:22:57 (34)


There is some awesome footage on web for this race. Big Balls
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zacapa on August 08, 2016, 06:46:57 pm
https://youtu.be/6FOQvdDnTn0 (https://youtu.be/6FOQvdDnTn0)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6FOQvdDnTn0 (https://www.youtube.com/embed/6FOQvdDnTn0)" frameborder="0"
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Soul Tonic on August 31, 2016, 07:31:46 pm
Loving this bike
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160831/ea98c64db075214dd08cec8a0c44c081.jpg)


Soul Tonic Motorcycle Adventures - Spirit of the open Road
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on August 31, 2016, 09:32:07 pm
Loving this bike
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160831/ea98c64db075214dd08cec8a0c44c081.jpg)


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What tyres do you have on it ? ... is that a E07 and a T63?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 31, 2016, 10:41:06 pm
What tyres do you have on it ?

Looks like a E07 and a TKC.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on September 01, 2016, 10:52:42 am
Picked up my HRC coloured AT on Tuesday. Loving it so far! big upgrade from my 08 KTM supermoto!!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on September 01, 2016, 11:28:39 am
Picked up my HRC coloured AT on Tuesday. Loving it so far! big upgrade from my 08 KTM supermoto!!

Congrats & many miles & smiles!!!  :thumleft:

BUT

 :useless:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on September 02, 2016, 10:32:49 am
since you asked so nicely.....
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on September 02, 2016, 04:28:47 pm
 :biggrin: Beautiful !!!  :thumleft: O0
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 02, 2016, 04:35:53 pm
What kind of fuel consumption numbers are the new twins giving?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Psteyn on September 02, 2016, 05:56:11 pm
What kind of fuel consumption numbers are the new twins giving?
16 km/l
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Captain Cook on September 04, 2016, 09:29:35 am
Signed for mine yesterday.  Cash deal another 21 days to wait for the money to come off 30 day call.  What do you do while you wait.  Count the hours?


Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on September 04, 2016, 12:04:07 pm
Signed for mine yesterday.  Cash deal another 21 days to wait for the money to come off 30 day call.  What do you do while you wait.  Count the hours?




Well congrats so long!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Which colour?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Captain Cook on September 04, 2016, 04:27:44 pm
Bought a silver Demo base model with the following xtra's that were already fitted:

12v socket
Main stand
Hand guards
Rumbux crash bars and bash plate
Heidenau tires
Hard Luggage.

Just done 1000 k's and had its first service. 

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Casting from Turd on September 04, 2016, 05:08:25 pm
Bought a silver Demo base model with the following xtra's that were already fitted:

12v socket
Main stand
Hand guards
Rumbux crash bars and bash plate
Heidenau tires
Hard Luggage.

Just done 1000 k's and had its first service. 



And moolas???
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on September 04, 2016, 08:44:06 pm
Bought a silver Demo base model with the following xtra's that were already fitted:

12v socket
Main stand
Hand guards
Rumbux crash bars and bash plate
Heidenau tires
Hard Luggage.

Just done 1000 k's and had its first service. 



 :thumleft: Great - just ready for an adventure then!!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on September 05, 2016, 07:46:26 am
...l.  What do you do while you wait.  Count the hours?
well, I guess you could visit the various motorycle accessory shops, seeing what accessories you NEED, and what accessories you would LIKE...  :biggrin:

Seriously, well done on the AT  :thumleft:
Cheers
Chris & Team
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on September 05, 2016, 03:28:57 pm
What kind of fuel consumption numbers are the new twins giving?

average is sitting at 4.8 at the moment. probably get it down if i had to drive properly  :P
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Captain Cook on September 05, 2016, 05:44:56 pm
Will definitely make a turn Chris. 

On the current shopping list

1. Orange headlight cover.  (I commute on the N2 every day)
2. Crash bar bags
3. The bag that fits on the handle bars

Although it came with hard luggage I prefer soft luggage on my trips so that will be next.  Will use the hard luggage when I take the wife with.  Had to get her all excited so that she did not ask why I was spending so much ;D
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Soul Tonic on September 05, 2016, 10:23:47 pm
Loving this bike
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160831/ea98c64db075214dd08cec8a0c44c081.jpg)


Soul Tonic Motorcycle Adventures - Spirit of the open Road

What tyres do you have on it ? ... is that a E07 and a T63?
E07 rear and TKC 80 front👍


Soul Tonic Motorcycle Adventures - Spirit of the open Road
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Soul Tonic on September 05, 2016, 10:25:58 pm
What tyres do you have on it ?

Looks like a E07 and a TKC.
E07 rear TKC80 front 👍


Soul Tonic Motorcycle Adventures - Spirit of the open Road
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Soul Tonic on September 05, 2016, 10:34:41 pm
What kind of fuel consumption numbers are the new twins giving?
5.1 liters per 100km. I get about 280-290km on full tank with pillion until I hit reserve(another 4 liters ),  then it counts down another 80km or so. I thought consumption would be better. Still I enjoy the ride but I am more conscious about planning trips around fuel.


Soul Tonic Motorcycle Adventures - Spirit of the open Road
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on September 08, 2016, 08:43:34 am
What kind of fuel consumption numbers are the new twins giving?

average is sitting at 4.8 at the moment. probably get it down if i had to drive properly  :P

I have managed to get 400 km off my tank, got about 1.2 l left according to the computer. Shall check how many litres it shall take when i fill up tomorrow.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scooterbike on September 08, 2016, 10:08:03 am
What kind of fuel consumption numbers are the new twins giving?

average is sitting at 4.8 at the moment. probably get it down if i had to drive properly  :P

I have managed to get 400 km off my tank, got about 1.2 l left according to the computer. Shall check how many litres it shall take when i fill up tomorrow.

You driving miss daisy!??
i get +-7L/100, and that comes with a big smile all the way...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scooterbike on September 08, 2016, 10:09:31 am
Will definitely make a turn Chris. 

On the current shopping list

1. Orange headlight cover.  (I commute on the N2 every day)
2. Crash bar bags
3. The bag that fits on the handle bars

Although it came with hard luggage I prefer soft luggage on my trips so that will be next.  Will use the hard luggage when I take the wife with.  Had to get her all excited so that she did not ask why I was spending so much ;D

Captain, PM me your location. I am also out that way. We can go riding
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: KZN1 on September 08, 2016, 12:38:34 pm
My mileage comes in at around 320km per tank, then some spluttering!! Tank showed it still had 1,2L Filled up and it took 19,2L
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on November 03, 2016, 08:34:52 am
So ... we have just returned from our 2016 Namibia ride ...

For those delinquents here that have nothing better to do with their time, follow this link to my criticism of this useless, terrible motorcycle:

https://youtu.be/QG5buqpoJD4

https://youtu.be/bWPXFdrU-XU



Here's the final part D707 vid:

https://youtu.be/oUbndbVkYY8

You have been warned but persisted ....!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on November 03, 2016, 10:05:35 am
So ... we have just returned from our 2016 Namibia ride ...

For those delinquents here that have nothing better to do with their time, follow this link to my criticism of this useless, terrible motorcycle:

https://youtu.be/QG5buqpoJD4

https://youtu.be/bWPXFdrU-XU

#3: still being worked on ... With D707 world of sand and so forth.

You have been warned but persisted ....!

Great Ian - they are good bikes for long distance meanderings  - um sorry terrible bikes
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Dwerg on November 03, 2016, 10:16:36 am
What kind of fuel consumption numbers are the new twins giving?

average is sitting at 4.8 at the moment. probably get it down if i had to drive properly  :P

I have managed to get 400 km off my tank, got about 1.2 l left according to the computer. Shall check how many litres it shall take when i fill up tomorrow.

You driving miss daisy!??
i get +-7L/100, and that comes with a big smile all the way...

Hoe vergelyk hy met die GS?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Bwana on November 03, 2016, 11:07:17 am
new review interesting 


Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zacapa on November 03, 2016, 07:34:50 pm
I got mine today  :thumleft: A 1994 flavour one and its only 750cc. Vote changed to I can't afford one right now.
The new old bike is sweet...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on November 09, 2016, 09:18:11 am
So ... we have just returned from our 2016 Namibia ride ...

For those delinquents here that have nothing better to do with their time, follow this link to my criticism of this useless, terrible motorcycle:

https://youtu.be/QG5buqpoJD4

https://youtu.be/bWPXFdrU-XU



Here's the final part D707 vid:

https://youtu.be/oUbndbVkYY8

You have been warned but persisted ....!

Thanks Ian - some great video clips!!!  :thumleft: That D707  :o 8)

But you & Allen are not off the hook yet - we are awaiting a proper RR rather impatiently ....  :peepwall: :pot:
BTW - you're terrible useless >:D AT is really well equipped!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on November 30, 2016, 12:12:05 am
AT review -part 4 for those that are still interested.

https://youtu.be/sZS08OurzMU

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on November 30, 2016, 09:41:20 am
AT review -part 4 for those that are still interested.

https://youtu.be/sZS08OurzMU

 8)

 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: J-dog on December 01, 2016, 11:02:47 am
He looks drunk, high or retarded.  :lol8:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on February 14, 2017, 03:02:42 pm
Should be picking up my new (OK 2nd hand) 2016 AT this weekend.

I JUST CAN'T WAIT!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on February 15, 2017, 11:57:49 am
Yesterday the old PIG lady was collected as trade-in and today I payed the difference over to the dealership.

I WANT MY BIKE!   :deal: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 15, 2017, 02:15:30 pm
Yesterday the old PIG lady was collected as trade-in and today I payed the difference over to the dealership.

I WANT MY BIKE!   :deal: :thumleft:

A whole new world awaits, enjoy it's every second!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Sushibar on February 17, 2017, 11:00:32 am
Yesterday the old PIG lady was collected as trade-in and today I payed the difference over to the dealership.

I WANT MY BIKE!   :deal: :thumleft:
Just taken delivery of mine🤙🤙🤙
A whole new world awaits, enjoy it's every second!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on February 17, 2017, 12:15:42 pm
I've just taken delivery of mine too!   :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on February 17, 2017, 12:36:11 pm
I've just taken delivery of mine too!   :ricky: :ricky:

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zacapa on February 17, 2017, 01:04:49 pm
Cool cammo job!       where is the bike?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on February 17, 2017, 01:23:54 pm
 :laughing4: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Humfree on February 17, 2017, 03:17:43 pm
I've just taken delivery of mine too!   :ricky: :ricky:

I am sure I saw those panels being painted at a place I was at the other day - noticed them as I also have an AT... really cool .... happy miles
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on February 17, 2017, 03:42:23 pm
Done just 3 quick short rides around town:  Dealership to home, home to dealership and back (forgot to take my ID with the first time) and now a quick ride to the brother's place.  I love the sound and the smooth engine.  I love the gearbox.  I love the power.  I need to get used to the feel of the 21" front wheel.

Not regretting my decision ONE BIT!  :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Robin Brown on February 17, 2017, 03:50:12 pm
Mine arrived Thursday from Durban dealership. Demo bike, middle model with ABS etc and came with Rumbux crash bars, skid plate and centre stand. Fitted a wings exhaust, Roxfox luggage plate, wide Rockfox offroad pegs and rode it on dirt today still with the road tyres. Even so it handles the gravel like a king.
Cannot wait to fit offroad rubber.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 17, 2017, 04:33:17 pm
Congrats - wow stunning bikes!!  :thumleft:
Gooi more pictures if you okes don't mind - love dreaming a bit  ;D
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 17, 2017, 08:25:55 pm
Here are two of the best shots of our recent Nam trip, this just outside Solitaire at sunset.

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q188/ianlevy/2.jpg) (http://s136.photobucket.com/user/ianlevy/media/2.jpg.html)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q188/ianlevy/1_1.jpg) (http://s136.photobucket.com/user/ianlevy/media/1_1.jpg.html)

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: RobLH on February 20, 2017, 09:32:33 am
Mine arrived Thursday from Durban dealership. Demo bike, middle model with ABS etc and came with Rumbux crash bars, skid plate and centre stand. Fitted a wings exhaust, Roxfox luggage plate, wide Rockfox offroad pegs and rode it on dirt today still with the road tyres. Even so it handles the gravel like a king.
Cannot wait to fit offroad rubber.

You snaffled the one I was looking at, enjoy.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on February 20, 2017, 08:42:38 pm
Mine posing in the Magaliesburg.  O0
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on February 21, 2017, 09:01:32 am
Very nice!

I need to start kitting mine out - where did you get the BarkBusters and how much?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Xpat on February 21, 2017, 09:04:33 am
Mine posing in the Magaliesburg.  O0

Sorry for little hijack - where did you get those Mosko Moto bags from please?

Ta
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Bwana on February 22, 2017, 04:59:48 pm
Thought I would add to the Album.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Bwana on February 22, 2017, 05:13:32 pm
more pics
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: skydiver on February 22, 2017, 08:37:18 pm
I've just taken delivery of mine too!   :ricky: :ricky:
I like the camo look a lot  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on February 23, 2017, 09:22:21 am
I've just taken delivery of mine too!   :ricky: :ricky:
I like the camo look a lot  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Me too!  It makes it even more unique.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: RobLH on March 03, 2017, 02:25:06 pm
Everyone who's bought one still happy? Or maybe I should ask who's unhappy with their AT purchase?

The itch is getting overpowering.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on March 03, 2017, 03:00:20 pm
I'm still very happy!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 03, 2017, 09:40:56 pm
Everyone who's bought one still happy? Or maybe I should ask who's unhappy with their AT purchase?

The itch is getting overpowering.

You only live once ... don't over think things, just go for it.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Bwana on March 04, 2017, 09:41:18 am
Great Bike. The more I ride mine the more I enjoy.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian Bean on March 04, 2017, 01:32:56 pm
Great bike just very disappointed in Honda SA. In Jan my fork seals went and they had no stock. Dealer did make a plan and they were replaced but I had to take bike back cause shocks were sticking and now the bushes need to be replaced and no stock so I am sitting with no bike. My spokes were replaced under warranty and need replacing again. Spokes don't bother me so much but forks seals ended my trip cause oil was leaking on brake pads. Pity cause it's ans awesome bike.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Losper on March 04, 2017, 04:02:34 pm
I use my AT in extreme technical conditions and no problems at all.
Awesome  handeling, what a joy.
 :thumleft:
BTW,  speak to Honda Central Bloem,  they are the top seller of AT's in the country, they have sold over a 100 units already and they give awesome deals and trade ins. I know they have a special running now.
email: dominique@hondacentral.co.za
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Catchy on March 05, 2017, 07:48:02 pm
Mine posing in the Magaliesburg.  O0

Sorry for little hijack - where did you get those Mosko Moto bags from please?

Ta

Sorry Xpat, missed your question earlier. Picked them up in the US in Jan. 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 14, 2017, 12:20:22 am
Great bike just very disappointed in Honda SA. In Jan my fork seals went and they had no stock. Dealer did make a plan and they were replaced but I had to take bike back cause shocks were sticking and now the bushes need to be replaced and no stock so I am sitting with no bike. My spokes were replaced under warranty and need replacing again. Spokes don't bother me so much but forks seals ended my trip cause oil was leaking on brake pads. Pity cause it's ans awesome bike.

What bushes are you referring to Ian? Spokes x 2 replacement already? Something does not sound right here - did you hit a pothole or something? Only front spokes or rear as well? Would like to hear more please.
What type of riding are you doing - extreme off road trips?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Riaanklr on April 04, 2017, 10:41:26 am
Myne kom vandag ek kan nie wag nie hy word afgelewer van Cayenne World Midrand ,,,,,,,,,,,, kan nie glo hoe ou sukel om 'n drywer vir 'n bakkie te kry nie maar ja dis mos soos hulle sÍ jou storie , sy storie en die waarheid. Ek sal maar geduldig wees dalk dalk as ek gelukig is sal ek hom 17H00 hÍ.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on April 04, 2017, 04:10:07 pm
Myne kom vandag ek kan nie wag nie hy word afgelewer van Cayenne World Midrand ,,,,,,,,,,,, kan nie glo hoe ou sukel om 'n drywer vir 'n bakkie te kry nie maar ja dis mos soos hulle sÍ jou storie , sy storie en die waarheid. Ek sal maar geduldig wees dalk dalk as ek gelukig is sal ek hom 17H00 hÍ.

Mooi Man, Mooi, gooi 'n foto of twee hier ... :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BEN TAP on April 04, 2017, 09:57:02 pm
myne saterdag gekry by central bloem
whoa wat n fiets
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on April 05, 2017, 05:42:06 am
Hey Ben Tap, myne was ook by Bloem Honda gekoop nou al amper n jaar terug :thumleft: Hoe vind jy hom teen die Superten btw?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Humfree on April 05, 2017, 08:18:31 am
Best of both worlds......

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ryno on April 05, 2017, 08:21:30 am
Best of both worlds....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/3d4877192a01343499da5c209eebca15.jpg)

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BEN TAP on April 05, 2017, 09:36:50 am
Hey Ben Tap, myne was ook by Bloem Honda gekoop nou al amper n jaar terug :thumleft: Hoe vind jy hom teen die Superten btw?
baie nice fiets hanteer vir my makliker het meet self vertroue En is baie glad
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on April 07, 2017, 07:30:22 am
Hey Ben Tap, myne was ook by Bloem Honda gekoop nou al amper n jaar terug :thumleft: Hoe vind jy hom teen die Superten btw?
baie nice fiets hanteer vir my makliker het meet self vertroue En is baie glad
Hi Ben - mo@rse geluk man!!! Geniet hom!!!
Bly jy's terug in die "beskawing" !!!  :biggrin:
Watter kleur?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: woody1 on April 07, 2017, 08:12:57 am
Ben is 'n verraaier.... :pot: :peepwall: :imaposer:

Lekker ry Ben en onthou jy moet nou die "kettang" olie anders maak hy KETANG KETANG KETANG.  :laughing4:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: RobLH on April 07, 2017, 02:13:57 pm
Everyone who's bought one still happy? Or maybe I should ask who's unhappy with their AT purchase?

The itch is getting overpowering.

You only live once ... don't over think things, just go for it.

 :thumleft:

I'm welcoming myself to the club, just bought this one, thanks Arries.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=208005.0
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on April 07, 2017, 03:02:32 pm
Everyone who's bought one still happy? Or maybe I should ask who's unhappy with their AT purchase?

The itch is getting overpowering.

You only live once ... don't over think things, just go for it.

 :thumleft:

I'm welcoming myself to the club, just bought this one, thanks Arries.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=208005.0

Congrats - you WILL enjoy it!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Riaanklr on April 07, 2017, 10:11:44 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170407/b8c48e98be842ad9cfeff3073ab6578a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170407/a222a91ee651c4aee9c4ef65a30d5a17.jpg)
Hy het toe gekom die iomblik was baie groot.


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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Striggs on April 08, 2017, 05:40:42 am
Very very very nice indeed... :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Haboob on October 06, 2017, 02:46:59 pm
Got mine yesterday....  :ricky:

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Lourens ツ on October 06, 2017, 03:09:25 pm
Wow! That is beautiful!

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: daveh on October 06, 2017, 03:15:11 pm
Sweet, now get some crash bars fitted!  I have the Rockfox upper and lower bars and very happy with them.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Bwana on October 06, 2017, 03:23:56 pm
Congrats welcome to the educated this is going to give so much joy.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on October 08, 2017, 05:29:11 pm
Got mine yesterday....  :ricky:

Congrats & many Happy and Safe!!!
I love this colour too!!!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 10, 2017, 11:29:37 pm
Got mine yesterday....  :ricky:

Congrats & many Happy and Safe!!!
I love this colour too!!!

+1  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: luv2ride on October 12, 2017, 05:37:20 am
Got mine yesterday....  :ricky:

Congrats & many Happy and Safe!!!
I love this colour too!!!

+1  :thumleft:
+1 :drif: Congrats and enjoy
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Haboob on October 12, 2017, 06:31:17 am
Thanks guys. So far so good. (And the colour is growing on me...)

Came from a 800 Tiger and must say, enjoying the AT much more. Not as fast as Tiger, but much more oomph where (and when) it matters. Also handling the extra weight of pillion much better than the Tiger.

I loved my Tiger; but I have to admit, I like the AT more...


Just two questions; where did you buy your centre stand? I can only find the SW from Bikegear and the OEM one from Honda. Anywhere else?


And then, what the hell are these holes for???
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on October 12, 2017, 07:13:29 am
Holes are for the OEM luggage to clip on....
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: AdventureBoy on October 12, 2017, 07:27:52 am
Thanks guys. So far so good. (And the colour is growing on me...)

Came from a 800 Tiger and must say, enjoying the AT much more. Not as fast as Tiger, but much more oomph where (and when) it matters. Also handling the extra weight of pillion much better than the Tiger.

I loved my Tiger; but I have to admit, I like the AT more...


Just two questions; where did you buy your centre stand? I can only find the SW from Bikegear and the OEM one from Honda. Anywhere else?


And then, what the hell are these holes for???

Interested to see your comments on the Tiger. When I purchased my Africa Twin last year I looked very closely at the Tiger. In the end I though that if I got the Tiger I would always be wondering if the Africa Twin would have been better. By getting the Honda I have no regrets and do not desire a Tiger.

Hope you have may happy miles, both on and off road.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: m0lt3n on October 12, 2017, 07:30:38 am
Gaboob why not get that crutch thingy rather than centre stand? The AT I test rode had the centre stand clacking and clanging, it took a lot away from the experience. Anyhow, cheaper and lighter.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Haboob on October 12, 2017, 07:54:15 am
Gaboob why not get that crutch thingy rather than centre stand? The AT I test rode had the centre stand clacking and clanging, it took a lot away from the experience. Anyhow, cheaper and lighter.

 :thumleft:
Maybe not a bad idea. Never seen anyone use it though. Maybe I should go by Flying Brick lunchtime and let them demonstrate. Had a centre stand on the Tiger and it's a lot of money for something you use only for the occasional flat and to make life easier when you wash your bike and lube your chain. And yes, the cluncking is a bit crappy.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on October 12, 2017, 08:01:16 am
I put an OEM center stand on mine when I purchased it.  Initially it also made a noise and then I noticed that only one spring was installed.  I took it back to the dealer and they added the second spring and now it's 100%.  The OEM one is pricey but in my view well worth it.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Riaanklr on October 12, 2017, 09:01:13 am
Thanks guys. So far so good. (And the colour is growing on me...)

Came from a 800 Tiger and must say, enjoying the AT much more. Not as fast as Tiger, but much more oomph where (and when) it matters. Also handling the extra weight of pillion much better than the Tiger.

I loved my Tiger; but I have to admit, I like the AT more...


Just two questions; where did you buy your centre stand? I can only find the SW from Bikegear and the OEM one from Honda. Anywhere else?


And then, what the hell are these holes for???
Ek het ook van Tiger 800 gekom na AT die Tiger is verseker vinniger great bike maar AT is bevange jy gaan haar geniet

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: daveh on October 12, 2017, 10:01:33 am
I do not have a centre stand on my AT. I have used the " crutchy" thing to change a rear tyre in my garage. Must be honest and say that it was a mission to get the rear wheel back into place as the bike is leaning at an angle and not straight up. Eventually had to call a mate to help and it was only when we got the bike more vertical that we could get the wheel in place. Crutchy thing is small, easy to pack and great for lubing chain etc, but I am now considering a centre stand as I do not want to struggle on the side of the road, especially on a sandy or rough surface. On my Transalp , I luckily only had one puncture in 10 years and it was close enough to home to pump it up and get home.
Do you guys with centre stands use them besides when you need to change a tyre?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on October 12, 2017, 10:38:39 am
I do not have a centre stand on my AT. I have used the " crutchy" thing to change a rear tyre in my garage. Must be honest and say that it was a mission to get the rear wheel back into place as the bike is leaning at an angle and not straight up. Eventually had to call a mate to help and it was only when we got the bike more vertical that we could get the wheel in place. Crutchy thing is small, easy to pack and great for lubing chain etc, but I am now considering a centre stand as I do not want to struggle on the side of the road, especially on a sandy or rough surface. On my Transalp , I luckily only had one puncture in 10 years and it was close enough to home to pump it up and get home.
Do you guys with centre stands use them besides when you need to change a tyre?

I've not had to change a tyre yet, so I mainly use it for chain lubrication.  I spent the money when I bought the bike, so now I don't even think of it anymore. 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: LouisL on October 12, 2017, 02:07:38 pm
Can anyone please post a picture of the "Crutch thingy".
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: daveh on October 12, 2017, 02:14:38 pm
Toes to indicate size!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/18c75255fa12f647c3469a16523d4ac3.jpg)

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 12, 2017, 02:19:54 pm
I buy all my accessories from Chris and Amanda on the forum, the best service: www.dustriders.co.za
When at home I also support Runner especially on tyres - Offroad Cycles.


Cannot speak about the AT (Dream bike) but the center stands I got from Dustriders for the NC750 and Transalp 650 was top quality and never make a clanking sound....think SW Motech but under correction.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Haboob on October 12, 2017, 02:36:00 pm
Another photo of the crutch. Minxy took this along on the Honda Quest.

(Photo stolen from here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=214669.340)

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: RobLH on October 12, 2017, 02:54:47 pm
Happy with my centrestand bought from Bikegear, although it can get klonky over rough terrain. Have used it for a puncture and greasing.

BTW - In the pic above they have not loosened the brake caliper to take the front wheel off - anyone know how to do that, or point me to a video?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on October 12, 2017, 02:58:31 pm
No reason to loosen the brake caliper
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scalpel on October 12, 2017, 03:01:51 pm
No reason to loosen the brake caliper

Yes indeed. No need to remove calliper. We changed multiple front punctures at the Quest without removing callipers. The Africa Twin in Minxy's picture was the only one at the Quest without a centre stand. It caused some issues. The centre stand makes it a no brainer!! One of the essential accessories in my opinion!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Constantinople on October 12, 2017, 03:23:33 pm
Just a note on the crutch use to remove the front without a center sand. It is quite a balancing act, hence I think the counter weight in the form of the dude holding the bike,,, Correct me if I am wrong, AT may be differently balanced. On my CRF 250 Rally I put the crutch on the fork end with a strap to hold the handlebar from twisting away. I could not get it balanced on the crutch any other way when working alone. For the rear wheel it was simply shoved under the frame at the back of the engine.

With a center stand the crutch is still required to remove the front wheel, since most bikes will tip forward on the center stand.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: RobLH on October 12, 2017, 03:25:52 pm
No reason to loosen the brake caliper

I couldn't get mine off without loosening the caliper, what was I doing wrong? It would come forward a couple of cm then stop and from there I was jammed.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Constantinople on October 12, 2017, 03:43:19 pm
No reason to loosen the brake caliper

I couldn't get mine off without loosening the caliper, what was I doing wrong? It would come forward a couple of cm then stop and from there I was jammed.

Handlebar not turned to a side? This causes brake fluid to move about and may cause pads to start clamping.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: NISMARK on October 12, 2017, 05:13:07 pm
No reason to loosen the brake caliper

I couldn't get mine off without loosening the caliper, what was I doing wrong? It would come forward a couple of cm then stop and from there I was jammed.

Just twist the forks a little to rotate the calibres towards the outside. Just realign the forks when refitting the wheel.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: RobLH on October 13, 2017, 07:36:32 am
Thanks guys, clearly more practice is needed.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Escapade on October 14, 2017, 07:58:09 pm
Ok, so I bought one.......AT DCT....Sold me 660 Tenere....

Took some time to fit all the extras, which consist of:

Centre stand,
Larger Footpegs,
Radiator Guards,
front Light cover,
Luggage rack,
Crash Bars,
Luggage / Panniers racks,
Mitas E07 tyres,

Took her for a +- 440km run today with some mates and what a MACHINE!!!!  Most on road, but dabbled in some dusty areas just to make sure she doesn't go all "soft on me" 

Been following Namibia Quest, Ian's trip and a few others and honestly, I have to say, this is probably the ultimate cross over Bike to own....

Been riding bike since 1976, and was very weary over "no clutch" but after a few km's and some getting used to, I don't think I will ever buy a clutch driven bike...Sorry to the hardcores out there...

Here's some pics.

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Oubones on October 14, 2017, 08:20:41 pm
Very nice and may you have many happy and safe miles.
My son has a dct nc750 and what a pleasure to ride.
It is funny at first without a clutch, but I switch between the the nc and my dakkie with ease.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: KarooKid on October 15, 2017, 08:47:16 pm
Congratulations on the new bike.

I can assure you it will only amaze you more the more you ride it.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 15, 2017, 11:20:26 pm
Congrats and may you have many safe happy miles  :thumleft:

I also like the DCT idea a lot and can see why people love it so much!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Escapade on October 16, 2017, 05:42:55 pm
Very nice and may you have many happy and safe miles.
My son has a dct nc750 and what a pleasure to ride.
It is funny at first without a clutch, but I switch between the the nc and my dakkie with ease.

I honestly thought it would take me forever to get used to the "no clutch" had nightmares of me pulling the brake lever (which now sits on left and acts as a hand brake) and crashing.......

However, the mind is just amazing, the moment I felt comfortable and secure, it was and remains all smooth riding from then on....

I'm very chuffed.....If we didn't have stairs to the main bedroom, she'd be sleeping in my room every night...My wife has now finally accepted that there is another "one" in my life.......

On top of that, Im blessed and grateful that I could go choose a new bike... :thumleft: :) :biggrin: ;D :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on October 16, 2017, 06:14:28 pm
Very nice and may you have many happy and safe miles.
My son has a dct nc750 and what a pleasure to ride.
It is funny at first without a clutch, but I switch between the the nc and my dakkie with ease.

I honestly thought it would take me forever to get used to the "no clutch" had nightmares of me pulling the brake lever (which now sits on left and acts as a hand brake) and crashing.......

However, the mind is just amazing, the moment I felt comfortable and secure, it was and remains all smooth riding from then on....

I'm very chuffed.....If we didn't have stairs to the main bedroom, she'd be sleeping in my room every night...My wife has now finally accepted that there is another "one" in my life.......

On top of that, Im blessed and grateful that I could go choose a new bike... :thumleft: :) :biggrin: ;D :biggrin:

 :lol8: :lol8:
Congrats and many happy and safe km's !!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
One day hopefully ...  ;)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on October 17, 2017, 01:33:08 pm
Very nice and may you have many happy and safe miles.
My son has a dct nc750 and what a pleasure to ride.
It is funny at first without a clutch, but I switch between the the nc and my dakkie with ease.

I honestly thought it would take me forever to get used to the "no clutch" had nightmares of me pulling the brake lever (which now sits on left and acts as a hand brake) and crashing.......

However, the mind is just amazing, the moment I felt comfortable and secure, it was and remains all smooth riding from then on....

I'm very chuffed.....If we didn't have stairs to the main bedroom, she'd be sleeping in my room every night...My wife has now finally accepted that there is another "one" in my life.......

On top of that, Im blessed and grateful that I could go choose a new bike... :thumleft: :) :biggrin: ;D :biggrin:

Congrats Escapade, good decision you have made ... I now believe that I should have gotten the DCT model too.

Safe travels!

 8)

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Escapade on October 17, 2017, 08:22:46 pm
Very nice and may you have many happy and safe miles.
My son has a dct nc750 and what a pleasure to ride.
It is funny at first without a clutch, but I switch between the the nc and my dakkie with ease.

I honestly thought it would take me forever to get used to the "no clutch" had nightmares of me pulling the brake lever (which now sits on left and acts as a hand brake) and crashing.......

However, the mind is just amazing, the moment I felt comfortable and secure, it was and remains all smooth riding from then on....

I'm very chuffed.....If we didn't have stairs to the main bedroom, she'd be sleeping in my room every night...My wife has now finally accepted that there is another "one" in my life.......

On top of that, Im blessed and grateful that I could go choose a new bike... :thumleft: :) :biggrin: ;D :biggrin:

Congrats Escapade, good decision you have made ... I now believe that I should have gotten the DCT model too.

Safe travels!

 8)


Ian, you are partly to blame for my buying the DCT. Reading and watching your video I just knew I had to get an AT... once there, I thought what the hell, a change is as good as a holiday.... in for a penny, in for a pound... :) ;) :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on October 17, 2017, 09:18:10 pm
Very nice and may you have many happy and safe miles.
My son has a dct nc750 and what a pleasure to ride.
It is funny at first without a clutch, but I switch between the the nc and my dakkie with ease.

I honestly thought it would take me forever to get used to the "no clutch" had nightmares of me pulling the brake lever (which now sits on left and acts as a hand brake) and crashing.......

However, the mind is just amazing, the moment I felt comfortable and secure, it was and remains all smooth riding from then on....

I'm very chuffed.....If we didn't have stairs to the main bedroom, she'd be sleeping in my room every night...My wife has now finally accepted that there is another "one" in my life.......

On top of that, Im blessed and grateful that I could go choose a new bike... :thumleft: :) :biggrin: ;D :biggrin:

Congrats Escapade, good decision you have made ... I now believe that I should have gotten the DCT model too.

Safe travels!

 8)


Ian, you are partly to blame for my buying the DCT. Reading and watching your video I just knew I had to get an AT... once there, I thought what the hell, a change is as good as a holiday.... in for a penny, in for a pound... :) ;) :ricky:

Hentie @ Riders is to blame for my bike as he has five ATís on display when they arenít out on hire
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Wilhelm_7 on October 20, 2017, 07:16:47 pm
Honda Tygerberg het vanmiddag myne kom aflewer op die plaas. Ry soos n droom. Manual model en ek het reeds n paar planne vir veranderinge.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171020/c69598d8b3c58ec5fcadcc8949d32e1a.jpg)

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Oubones on October 20, 2017, 07:25:11 pm
Mooi kleur en hulle bly maar mooi.
Geniet hom en veilige myle.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Wilhelm_7 on October 20, 2017, 08:25:20 pm
Mooi kleur en hulle bly maar mooi.
Geniet hom en veilige myle.
Baie dankie. Ek weet sommer ek gaan hom geniet!

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on October 21, 2017, 08:04:46 pm
Baie geluk Wilhelm!!!
 :thumleft: :drif: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Pistonpete on October 21, 2017, 08:39:10 pm
 :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: woody1 on October 22, 2017, 07:57:11 am
Lyk nes my S-10 van voor.  :peepwall: :pot: :imaposer:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on October 22, 2017, 08:13:51 am
Honda Tygerberg het vanmiddag myne kom aflewer op die plaas. Ry soos n droom. Manual model en ek het reeds n paar planne vir veranderinge.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171020/c69598d8b3c58ec5fcadcc8949d32e1a.jpg)

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Very cool bike, mate.  Many happy miles to ya!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on October 22, 2017, 11:24:25 am
:drif:

 :eek7: :eek7:
 :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:
https://rubberdust.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/africa-twin-crf-1000l-repsol-web-side.jpg?w=840
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: punisher on October 22, 2017, 05:14:27 pm
lovely looking bike
if i may ................  i just hate the gold colored shocks
really "cheapens" a bike , no matter what bike 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Wilhelm_7 on October 22, 2017, 06:16:45 pm
lovely looking bike
if i may ................  i just hate the gold colored shocks
really "cheapens" a bike , no matter what bike
Agreed, but one can always add some stickers or whatever to cover it. Im going to keep mine as is for now, but I do want to add some red to the bike. Found people in Bloem that did this. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171022/3351320f190bc8d55c73eb3852bb3615.jpg)

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 22, 2017, 09:58:13 pm
Congrats Wilhelm_7  :thumleft: Great bike!! Red goes nce with the colour.

Must say that Repsol looks wow!!  :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on October 23, 2017, 11:21:44 am
Liking that Arrow pipe
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2017, 08:55:00 pm
lovely looking bike
if i may ................  i just hate the gold colored shocks
really "cheapens" a bike , no matter what bike

My theory on why MFG's install gold forks, you fellas call them shocks on the front:  since Ohlins is considered the finest suspension manufacturer in the biz, MFG's replicate Ohlins gold color as close as possible to make a buyer think they're buying a bike with a front fork of similar quality.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2017, 08:56:25 pm
Honda Tygerberg het vanmiddag myne kom aflewer op die plaas. Ry soos n droom. Manual model en ek het reeds n paar planne vir veranderinge.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171020/c69598d8b3c58ec5fcadcc8949d32e1a.jpg)

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What is the round white colored piece above the pillion foot peg???
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BMWPE on October 23, 2017, 09:11:02 pm
Licence disk and holder
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2017, 09:38:03 pm
Licence disk and holder

Not following- in RSA, you have to have a separate license other than the rear license plate?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 23, 2017, 10:31:56 pm
Licence disk and holder

Not following- in RSA, you have to have a separate license other than the rear license plate?
BO in SA you have a disk that bolts onto your bike that states that the license for that vehicle is paid for the following year. Numberplate is also fixed on the bike.
In our cars we have the license disk stuck on the in side of the front window left so the cops can inspect it.
The disk on my bike will say it is for motorcycle CCC 7835 and the license expires Augst of 2018
You copy?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 23, 2017, 10:43:43 pm
Licence disk and holder

Not following- in RSA, you have to have a separate license other than the rear license plate?

Yes buddy the 'plate' you guys are refering to as the 'tag' is what you get once the bike is registered in your name and the 'licence disc' is a yearly renewal of the licence fees in the category of the said vehicle. So you have a yearly licence fee of around R300 (Around 21 Usd) and when the traffic cops stop you they will first check your drivers licence and then your numberplate (tag) and also if your licence disc then is not expired and correspond with the information on your tag. It can also be scanned although the bikes licence discs are sometimes a bit damage by water. I keep mine under the seat and although it is not legal to keep it under the seat no traffic cop in SA will give you trouble because they know it gets stolen. You do however not need to put the bike through roadworthy every year, the licence disc is just to show that all the licence fees are up to date and that apparently contribute towards road maintenance. A vehicle only needs to go through roadworthy once you sell it secondhand to someone.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 23, 2017, 10:46:48 pm
and that apparently contribute towards road maintenance.

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :lol8: :lol8: :'(

More like big weddings at Sun City would be correct. ;) >:D
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 23, 2017, 10:54:16 pm
and that apparently contribute towards road maintenance.

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :lol8: :lol8: :'(

More like big weddings at Sun City would be correct. ;) >:D

 :spitcoffee: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2017, 11:01:06 pm
Okay, I copy!! 

Thanks for clarifying fellas.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on October 24, 2017, 09:27:32 am
So a year ago, I bought a AT....

here she is now.

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: RobLH on October 24, 2017, 11:46:48 am
CAT removed?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on October 24, 2017, 01:19:21 pm
Yup cat removed. Purchased the arrow racing collectors. so cleans up the pipes nicely. No real change to performance, maybe a bit loader, bonus is that the cat cover no longer gets in the way of my boot heel.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: punisher on October 24, 2017, 09:09:01 pm
lovely looking bike
if i may ................  i just hate the gold colored shocks
really "cheapens" a bike , no matter what bike
Agreed, but one can always add some stickers or whatever to cover it. Im going to keep mine as is for now, but I do want to add some red to the bike. Found people in Bloem that did this. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171022/3351320f190bc8d55c73eb3852bb3615.jpg)

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 verrrrry naaaaice
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SchalkL on October 24, 2017, 10:30:52 pm
Nou ja, at last made up my mind. Bought the DCT with some extras and Quest sticker kit.
Hope the next pics are in the middle of nowhere and not a workshop  :snorting:
(Watching that NamibiŽ Quest Ride got to me  :lol8: )

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/37920766141_83f4139ea3_c.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4455/37920770111_e2eaeae0d3_c.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4470/37889944222_1971921c29_c.jpg)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on October 24, 2017, 10:45:07 pm
So a year ago, I bought a AT....

here she is now.

The short Remus looks cool.

The white/red/blue bikes look  :drif: with the gold wheels.

Very nice :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on October 24, 2017, 10:49:09 pm
Nou ja, at last made up my mind. Bought the DCT with some extras and Quest sticker kit.
Hope the next pics are in the middle of nowhere and not a workshop  :snorting:
(Watching that NamibiŽ Quest Ride got to me  :lol8: )

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zJHkuocByM7-ZRFdaAEMA6DSd3tviCbrc-Hiv-5z6KhRNP5He7xSQ9BZAhzi3rw8mmsIX5-8g8Y5RwPjapZli4-RH_YeStPDpda75omsdDkE6FrmjhgIh6VaJ1KZwq12FAtaBFu7yQBe2LFjBfONiS2rWXB7cLofWTftLeE68rn9B9OSQCCYnwFfpECUKh_56rEZ3FWn0H6jPsBUPbT6kWfwK6Chj8CGaNomBxJXGQ7G-dLjzE-FSXUPZmW3ldN7wpI6rIWR442ACAUCNADvwxE_x3QDL3B_AsA5aS1ajkB-VynS45mqdUGpqK03jTWOqnEdngxuKNp1V-oPrMzhvHXmAYbCl17GtOOR5dfmZ4bp5tgmJSC-7gfPJ70rdxW91TkrA9pXch5yfQ7OhEkLYsshkTCPf536jjmXSgpynTcYVfXTKz_6NOcq8Z56-DjnaI2mudPfNlNc-XuaR1hXCM3pSYuucIfKlX7JIQ_tYcBMck9pdDq4VzZilAZOIunZQmOCr4jHXa1q61_AH8m2xfweg_FwX1BK5a-mrBZIYC5j5JFpmIuYgOoz9-eSLLqQiuy5rFEuxbrEctP6LwHt4CFlfuapyI6NnBG4_Q1vtw=w1322-h992-no)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gPEOOAFeaFUPsHEtzKjCxVs__vIapv6Z4jlAQGph-iYG38aICdvMDfaLQIzq0gntCfjcZNLBL_HbHgcLeWju7xTBDJ4Spce1SO3XNxsbSuHZGOxfroc7eVEPzsNCBol_7-b63gstAJqTGa263Q2BMo8xay9a2dYfI6T-F_Koxl1viBaZIN9X8pPNjMziL5uyP44vp4TUvmpIC0Tf-CEMUqrympTOih4GrTWPUrA_AWfOqxsi95LvPFzUMJq0K9j11ih4oNxUdp2E9lhyRR0QsHm6etiU3IlASLqoR3-QSPrwH6fmEIcv1eE0-sJweKT4PJvTegzBWPXUoM3tnHiiSvpO4wGgMW1w-2-LhM4AfxOjIsCRVDAasNe9YqApH-s_CtV_CESLDL_iKgD26_2LTmQGkjZ82SzOnK9WUDzstku4tB1Si9yU6jj-FEl2Uzuizd4Wlh6HXhipREQMQKzdr5Hd_9Kw3j3lPfyetmQ0PMQ25I2JSeeimKngVbjLPKsU4UpxANLZS2Xf39x0GPxC9WV-GnlOKbevwS2BduifyeMrLB-pXiCVI3bxrj1MBQlRDE86DUw8IPdUHY4owzy5t9Xdxe4810NAQ14uoDK9hg=w1322-h992-no)

Very cool SchalkL, she looks ready for an adventure.

Everything I've read, fellas love their DCT's.

Curious though if Honda's system relies on electronic solenoids to do the shifting like on Honda's Electric Shift ATV's of the early 2000's or is the system more mechanical.  The reason I'm asking, I have a friend who's Honda ATV w/ES would not shift with a low voltage battery.  Does one have to have a fully charged battery to make the DCT system work properly?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SchalkL on October 24, 2017, 10:54:53 pm
Nou ja, at last made up my mind. Bought the DCT with some extras and Quest sticker kit.
Hope the next pics are in the middle of nowhere and not a workshop  :snorting:
(Watching that NamibiŽ Quest Ride got to me  :lol8: )

Very cool SchalkL, she looks ready for an adventure.

Everything I've read, fellas love their DCT's.

Curious though if Honda's system relies on electronic solenoids to do the shifting like on Honda's Electric Shift ATV's of the early 2000's or is the system more mechanical.  The reason I'm asking, I have a friend who's Honda ATV w/ES would not shift with a low voltage battery.  Does one have to have a fully charged battery to make the DCT system work properly?
I have absolutely no idea  :lol8: but... will ask the dealer when i get there and post here  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 24, 2017, 10:55:27 pm
Wow....Cobgrats SchalkL  :laughing4: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scalpel on October 25, 2017, 07:19:52 am
Cant see the pictures but congratulations SchalkL.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on October 25, 2017, 07:51:01 am
Yes - congrats Schalk and many many happy & safe!!!! :ricky:

@ big oil: Nope - electric shift and DCT is worlds apart!!!
es only used an electric motor to do shifting on a standard manual transmission. DCT is a completely high tech hydraulic auto transmission... like on many cars today...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: skydiver on October 25, 2017, 07:51:34 am
Cant see the pictures but congratulations SchalkL.
Same here....congratulations anyway.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on October 25, 2017, 08:16:02 am
Cant see the pictures but congratulations SchalkL.

Yip, same here.  Congrats!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on October 25, 2017, 08:22:35 am
Yes - congrats Schalk and many many happy & safe!!!! :ricky:

@ big oil: Nope - electric shift and DCT is worlds apart!!!
es only used an electric motor to do shifting on a standard manual transmission. DCT is a completely high tech hydraulic auto transmission... like on many cars today...

Thanks for clarifying and good to know the DCT's will shift with a low battery.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 25, 2017, 09:55:17 am
What happens if one blips the throttle on the DCT model?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on October 25, 2017, 10:08:12 am
What happens if one blips the throttle on the DCT model?

Jy trek weg teen die spoed van wit lig.  ;)

Jy kan egter neutral select.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 25, 2017, 10:11:28 am
What happens if one blips the throttle on the DCT model?

Jy trek weg teen die spoed van wit lig.  ;)

Jy kan egter neutral select.
So as ek n BMW regterhand het gat ek probleme hÍ? ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SchalkL on October 25, 2017, 11:46:33 am
Hope you can see it now .....
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: RobLH on October 25, 2017, 11:49:54 am
Can see it, very lekker - congratulations.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on October 25, 2017, 12:01:54 pm
Hope you can see it now .....

Nope, I still can't.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Wilhelm_7 on October 25, 2017, 07:10:38 pm
Nou ja, at last made up my mind. Bought the DCT with some extras and Quest sticker kit.
Hope the next pics are in the middle of nowhere and not a workshop  :snorting:
(Watching that NamibiŽ Quest Ride got to me  8: )

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Jis daai Honda Quest sticker kit lyk awesome op die fiets. Baie geluk met die fiets. Mag sy eindelose plesier en veilige myle vir jou bring.

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Oubones on October 26, 2017, 05:43:15 am
Geluk en lekker,veilig ry.
Mag jy baie mooi plekke besoek.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on October 26, 2017, 11:20:49 am
Very very nice!!!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on October 26, 2017, 12:51:50 pm
Nice bike, enjoy.

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Hardy de Kock on November 06, 2017, 09:57:38 pm
Nou ja, at last made up my mind. Bought the DCT with some extras and Quest sticker kit.
Hope the next pics are in the middle of nowhere and not a workshop  :snorting:
(Watching that NamibiŽ Quest Ride got to me  :lol8: )

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Schalk - Jy kan die "name and blood group stickers" bestel wat bo op die "rider name and blood group deca"l plak.
Laat my weet as jy belang stel.
Cheers
Hardy
0827840729
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zetman on November 06, 2017, 10:47:44 pm
 :ricky:
2018
https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2018-honda-africa-twin-adventure-sports/#more-144634

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on November 07, 2017, 02:03:26 am
:ricky:
2018
https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2018-honda-africa-twin-adventure-sports/#more-144634


I like it, I like it a lot  :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: katana on November 07, 2017, 08:12:11 am
:ricky:
2018
https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2018-honda-africa-twin-adventure-sports/#more-144634


I like it, I like it a lot  :drif:
It seems perfect.  24l tank  :thumleft: :thumleft:  I hope to see the next revision tubeless though.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 07, 2017, 09:51:42 am
 I hope to see the next revision tubeless though.


That would be nice. :thumleft:
I have been wondering. Which one of the two gearboxes if they break would be the cheaper to fix? manual or auto?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: katana on November 07, 2017, 10:35:32 am
I hope to see the next revision tubeless though.


That would be nice. :thumleft:
I have been wondering. Which one of the two gearboxes if they break would be the cheaper to fix? manual or auto?
For you and me - neither  :lol8:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Boerbok on November 07, 2017, 11:08:16 am
New version seems ok, but I still prefer the lower weight of the standard model. New dash looks good, but I donít really need any of the other ďupgradesĒ to be honest.

The upgrade I need is to fit knobblies to handle the muddy roads better !

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on November 07, 2017, 01:02:28 pm
:ricky:
2018
https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2018-honda-africa-twin-adventure-sports/#more-144634


I like it, I like it a lot  :drif:
It seems perfect.  24l tank  :thumleft: :thumleft:  I hope to see the next revision tubeless though.

Yes, seems like a hell of a bike.  I wish I could have at least test ridden an AT.

Agree, I don't want to fool with tubes on a hot day when I can plug a tubeless, air up and go.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: zacapa on November 07, 2017, 01:54:09 pm
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_crf%201000l%20africa%20twin_adventure_sports.htm
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on November 11, 2017, 05:37:43 pm
Couldn't resist any longer.

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 11, 2017, 06:01:31 pm
When truck driving in Nam our trucks were numbered. No 19 was my first truck. Still have fond memories till today of it.
Hope your No 19 will be the same for you. :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SinisterSmiley on November 11, 2017, 06:21:46 pm
I voted no because every Honda I have ever owned has been rubbish.
" 0\10 Terrible Suspension" hahaha

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2017, 06:30:15 pm
Wow, #19 is one cool looking AT.
Title: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on November 11, 2017, 06:42:25 pm
When truck driving in Nam our trucks were numbered. No 19 was my first truck. Still have fond memories till today of it.
Hope your No 19 will be the same for you. :thumleft:


Ek glo hy sal, dankie Chris.  Ook besef dat my voorletters verteenwoordig ook my oudste seun sin, so hy het klaar sy fiets as hy 18 is.

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Title: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on November 11, 2017, 06:45:45 pm
Wow, #19 is one cool looking AT.

Thanks big oil.  #19 has a special place in my heart.  Scrat on the forum was my partner on the Quest and made a significant impact on my life.

His name will be on the bike for as long as I own it.

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2017, 06:59:28 pm
Nice, I hope I'm not insensitive by asking is he not with us anymore?

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on November 11, 2017, 07:13:31 pm
Nice, I hope I'm not insensitive by asking is he not with us anymore?

Not at all.  The Quest was only just over a month ago.  We spent 11 days as a team together and he is just a great human being to be around with.
And no, I am also a very happily married man with kids.   :lol8:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2017, 07:24:21 pm
Cool, glad he's still with us!

Lol, no worries!!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: katana on November 11, 2017, 07:24:21 pm
Geluk!!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SchalkL on November 11, 2017, 07:33:19 pm
Couldn't resist any longer.

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NICE Kobus,
Nou kan ek uitendelik kom kuier en tuis voel  :lol8:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on November 11, 2017, 07:37:28 pm
Dankie katana.

Ek wag vir jou Schalk.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on November 12, 2017, 08:04:58 pm
Well, well. Mr. Honda must have seen the many AT reports and changed just about all that was complained about; like tank capacity for one, etc.

So the new poll option above has been added for those intending to trade-in, sell or otherwise dispose of the First Edition AT for the 2018 model.

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on November 30, 2017, 09:09:49 pm
So finally took the DCT for a test ride for 20 minutes .... and I admit that it is the option I should have taken before buying, it really is that good.

Also the fact that all the DCTís on the Quest were sold to competitors on returning to SA seems to prove that point ... now to see what the Rally retails for ... eish!

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: McSack on December 01, 2017, 12:40:54 pm
Collected mine earlier this week
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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on December 01, 2017, 12:48:31 pm
Nice!

You want to collect what's left of your wood?   :deal: :imaposer:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on December 01, 2017, 01:46:40 pm
Collected mine earlier this week
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 O0 O0

Congrats McSack !!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on December 01, 2017, 01:48:20 pm
So finally took the DCT for a test ride for 20 minutes .... and I admit that it is the option I should have taken before buying, it really is that good.

Also the fact that all the DCTís on the Quest were sold to competitors on returning to SA seems to prove that point ... now to see what the Rally retails for ... eish!

 8)

 :peepwall: :thumleft: :thumleft:
I'll run it in again for you ...  >:D :peepwall: :pot:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: woody1 on December 01, 2017, 01:55:34 pm
Lekker man. Moet hom nou nie stukkend val nie asseblief. :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: McSack on December 01, 2017, 01:58:44 pm
Nice!

You want to collect what's left of your wood?   :deal: :imaposer:
Holy schidt! thanks for the reminder tjom... I completely forgot.  Will drop you a mail to organise for whenever is convenient
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: McSack on December 01, 2017, 01:59:58 pm
Lekker man. Moet hom nou nie stukkend val nie asseblief. :ricky:
  :laughing4: 
Kannie eintlik harder val as wat ek alrees geval het ... bike is nog OK  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: woody1 on December 01, 2017, 02:03:00 pm
Is dit jou Quest bike.?.. ok dan ken julle mekaar.  :laughing4:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on December 01, 2017, 07:23:41 pm
Congrats McSack , enjoy  :laughing4: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ri on December 01, 2017, 07:42:36 pm
Hey hey congratulations!!  Hopefully no more spills, because every time you fall you break something :o
Either you have bad luck, bad flying/landing skillz or brittle bones. Maybe add some calcium to your diet?

May you have many unbroken miles of smiles  :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on December 01, 2017, 09:07:52 pm
I think I need to get one of those sticker kits as it does look good
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: soviarc on December 22, 2017, 09:00:55 pm
Got mine today...DCT, absolutely loving it even though I've only done about 30km...can't wait to get past the break in period.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/9f7721a150ae9e6c675d2d7d75e0ac08.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/1463b197173f1ae7f2bd900c8ab5ddc6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/72f06ef354dca260b3afca8cd2a46e01.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/62bc9276dc109ac904606ed0ff960e51.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/24cbaa2a95f69fa3f528bcc34981a442.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/da3b0fc3f228eb30884cb618b2b470f9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/70e720fae2163abc9d4c1a5fa9a9bf1a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/1d6da44b422e92b2fa1c00acc7495fc0.jpg)

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Bwana on December 23, 2017, 08:55:50 am
Congrats you will love this bike and it just gets better the more you ride it.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on December 23, 2017, 10:29:14 pm
That's the one I should have bought.

Congrats!   8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 23, 2017, 10:35:52 pm
That's the one I should have bought.

Congrats!   8)
Sell your bike to that guy that carefully(or not) rode it in and buy a DCT :deal: ;)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on December 24, 2017, 02:35:08 pm
That's the one I should have bought.

Congrats!   8)
Sell your bike to that guy that carefully(or not) rode it in and buy a DCT :deal: ;)

Agreed  ;), working on it ... just need to get some beers into him first ...

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on December 24, 2017, 06:40:38 pm
Got mine today...DCT, absolutely loving it even though I've only done about 30km...can't wait to get past the break in period.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/9f7721a150ae9e6c675d2d7d75e0ac08.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/1463b197173f1ae7f2bd900c8ab5ddc6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/72f06ef354dca260b3afca8cd2a46e01.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/62bc9276dc109ac904606ed0ff960e51.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/24cbaa2a95f69fa3f528bcc34981a442.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/da3b0fc3f228eb30884cb618b2b470f9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/70e720fae2163abc9d4c1a5fa9a9bf1a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171222/1d6da44b422e92b2fa1c00acc7495fc0.jpg)

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Congrats and many many happy and safe km's!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on December 24, 2017, 06:43:35 pm
That's the one I should have bought.

Congrats!   8)
Sell your bike to that guy that carefully(or not) rode it in and buy a DCT :deal: ;)

Agreed  ;), working on it ... just need to get some beers into him first ...

 8)

 :o :peepwall: :patch:

You two are evil !!!  :eek7:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on January 14, 2018, 04:08:10 am
Does anyone have any news on when the 2018 AT will be available in SA?

I hope it will be available in another colour scheme too.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on January 14, 2018, 08:43:05 pm
 :laughing4:  That's a sweet looking AT.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on January 17, 2018, 11:49:13 am
I just bought the DCT version. Took the bike for a test ride last week Saturday and was very impressed with the manual and the DCT. At this stage of my life I think the DCT just makes so much more sense for me!

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 17, 2018, 11:56:19 am
Geluk Jan, het jy tyrelevers bygekry? ;) :thumleft:
Hoop hulle kom gou uit met tubeliss rims. Vir baie kopers is dit n dealbreaker. :deal:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scalpel on January 17, 2018, 12:01:03 pm
Geluk Jan, het jy tyrelevers bygekry? ;) :thumleft:
Hoop hulle kom gou uit met tubeliss rims. Vir baie kopers is dit n dealbreaker. :deal:

Decent tyres with decent heavy duty tubes goes a long way!! The standard tubes are paper thin.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on January 17, 2018, 12:47:26 pm
Geluk Jan, het jy tyrelevers bygekry? ;) :thumleft:
Hoop hulle kom gou uit met tubeliss rims. Vir baie kopers is dit n dealbreaker. :deal:

Decent tyres with decent heavy duty tubes goes a long way!! The standard tubes are paper thin.

Chris, dit bekommer my ook baie, sal vroeg volgende week die bande ruil vir TKC 80's met heavy duty tubes. Het gelukkig tyre levers ens vir my 2 seuns se bikes, wat gewoonlik in elk geval saam met my ry
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Dux on January 17, 2018, 01:41:10 pm
I just bought the DCT version. Took the bike for a test ride last week Saturday and was very impressed with the manual and the DCT. At this stage of my life I think the DCT just makes so much more sense for me!

Congratulations , you have made a good choice
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on January 17, 2018, 01:46:09 pm
I just bought the DCT version. Took the bike for a test ride last week Saturday and was very impressed with the manual and the DCT. At this stage of my life I think the DCT just makes so much more sense for me!

Congratulations , you have made a good choice

Thanks Dux, I also need to say that Kobus Myburg played a big role in my decision, as well as the very special service I received from Honda SA, as well as the way the dealer, Fanie Scholtz, the New Vehicle Sales Manager form BBZambesi treated me. It was this far only a pleasure dealing with Honda.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 17, 2018, 01:52:03 pm
I just bought the DCT version. Took the bike for a test ride last week Saturday and was very impressed with the manual and the DCT. At this stage of my life I think the DCT just makes so much more sense for me!

Congratulations , you have made a good choice

Thanks Dux, I also need to say that Kobus Myburg played a big role in my decision, as well as the very special service I received from Honda SA, as well as the way the dealer, Fanie Scholtz, the New Vehicle Sales Manager form BBZambesi treated me. It was this far only a pleasure dealing with Honda.
Hy was vrydag by ons, hy het nie eens probeer om n AT aan my te smous..........................................................reken hy ken armoede as hy dit sien!!! :deal: :lol8: :'(
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Swanniebraai on January 17, 2018, 02:50:07 pm
Sooo, manne is die DCT beter opsie as die manual ene?
Ek is bang om een te gaan testdrive.... :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Dux on January 17, 2018, 03:42:04 pm
Swannie , I have ridden both , and if finances allowed I would have one of each , the DCT makes an excellent commuter , mind you it is excellent everywhere , but for offroad I preferred the manual , so I would have a DCT as a commuter and a manual model for touring . But I do not see anyone being upset with either of them  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on January 17, 2018, 04:13:45 pm
Sooo, manne is die DCT beter opsie as die manual ene?
Ek is bang om een te gaan testdrive.... :drif:

Gebasseer op die test drive wat ek gedoen het met die DCT en Manual, het ek gedink die DCT is beter vir my op grond ook. Natuurlik het die feit dat al die Quest riders wat hul bikes gekoop het blykbaar almal die DCT model gekoop het my ook beinvloed.

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Swanniebraai on January 17, 2018, 04:21:45 pm
Dankie Dux en Jan, I will maar go for a drive whenever I am ready  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on January 17, 2018, 04:22:41 pm
Dankie Dux en Jan, I will maar go for a drive whenever I am ready  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Pak jou kredietkaart in, jy gaan hom nodig kry  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on January 17, 2018, 10:28:57 pm
Sooo, manne is die DCT beter opsie as die manual ene?
Ek is bang om een te gaan testdrive.... :drif:

Gebasseer op die test drive wat ek gedoen het met die DCT en Manual, het ek gedink die DCT is beter vir my op grond ook. Natuurlik het die feit dat al die Quest riders wat hul bikes gekoop het blykbaar almal die DCT model gekoop het my ook beinvloed.

Yes, stem saam, die DCT is regtig goed en dis die volgende een vir my ... as hulle ooit hier te koop is.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on January 18, 2018, 09:47:20 am
Received my new bike this morning from Honda Zambesi. Signed the OTP on Tuesday morning, and bike ready for me at 08:00 this morning, registered and licensed, with all the farkles fitted!!!

Thanks Fanie, this was really an exceptional pleasant buying experience. All the farkles were either in stock in the shop, or was delivered to Honda the next day!

After riding from the shop to my office, about 25 odd k's, I can report this far that I am extremely happy with the bike.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Battlestar on January 18, 2018, 09:54:35 am
I see one in my future

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on January 18, 2018, 03:06:13 pm
Received my new bike this morning from Honda Zambesi. Signed the OTP on Tuesday morning, and bike ready for me at 08:00 this morning, registered and licensed, with all the farkles fitted!!!

Thanks Fanie, this was really an exceptional pleasant buying experience. All the farkles were either in stock in the shop, or was delivered to Honda the next day!

After riding from the shop to my office, about 25 odd k's, I can report this far that I am extremely happy with the bike.  :thumleft:

Congrats - fantastic bikes!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

I see one in my future too...  :peepwall:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on January 18, 2018, 03:40:10 pm
XR, just get it by September for the next Nam ride ...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Swanniebraai on January 18, 2018, 03:49:28 pm
Baie geluk Jan, geniet hom!
laat weet hoe hy vergelyk met die 1200gs.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: soviarc on January 18, 2018, 06:31:20 pm
Congrats, enjoy it. Got my DCT in Dec and can't get enough of it.

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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Advrider on February 01, 2018, 07:02:32 am
So a year ago, I bought a AT....

here she is now.


Your remus were did you fit it and is that the std Honda remus?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Anton W on February 01, 2018, 03:06:47 pm
Middag ouens.
Ek het 'n Triumph Tiger XC maar ek begin ook maar loer na ander goed, die AT lyk baie tempting.
Ek sal graag 'n draai met een wil ry, watse dealer in die oosrand of in Gauteng is goed en kan mens mee praat?
Die nuwe model met groter tenk lyk nogal baie na die tipe bike wat ek myself op kan sien.
En by the way, ek is redelik kort, hoe is hy vir korter ouens? (Ek het goed gecope met my Triumph)

Groete
Anton
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on February 01, 2018, 03:24:37 pm
So a year ago, I bought a AT....

here she is now.


Your remus were did you fit it and is that the std Honda remus?

The end can is a Remus, i ordered it from Flying Brick. The headers are arrow aluminium headers. I purchased this from RacerZone. You can fit the headers / collectors to any aftermarket silencer / end can, including the original, as the end cans / silencers connecting diameter is the same across the board,

The fitment was pretty straight forward. unbolt the old, fit the new and apply the lube and bolt together. I think it took me about an hour, this included removing the crash bars.

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: edgy on February 01, 2018, 03:38:13 pm
So you therefor have no CAT?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on February 01, 2018, 03:38:34 pm
Looks like a nice setup, may I ask, what was the cost?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scalpel on February 01, 2018, 03:55:04 pm
Middag ouens.
Ek het 'n Triumph Tiger XC maar ek begin ook maar loer na ander goed, die AT lyk baie tempting.
Ek sal graag 'n draai met een wil ry, watse dealer in die oosrand of in Gauteng is goed en kan mens mee praat?
Die nuwe model met groter tenk lyk nogal baie na die tipe bike wat ek myself op kan sien.
En by the way, ek is redelik kort, hoe is hy vir korter ouens? (Ek het goed gecope met my Triumph)

Groete
Anton

Anton ek sal Zambezi Honda in Pretoria aanbeveel. Praat met Fanie Scholtz. 0828888605
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: genie on February 01, 2018, 08:33:24 pm
According to Honda Bloemfontein the Adventure will only be available early 2019 costing about R200K plus. Not good news-was hoping to have one before middle of this year
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: uaedesertfox on February 01, 2018, 08:55:01 pm
I am disappointed,...

Is it just me or does the new AT Adventure Sports look a bit heavy, like a whale and very overweight, just like the previous generation AT?

Maybe it is just the shown colour scheme, but to me it looks like a Beluga ....

This is what I am aiming for ,..See pic.... lighter and more agile...

and yes, I have a 2017 AT .... trimmed and ready...

 :thumleft: 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on February 01, 2018, 09:08:01 pm
Looks like the front dash/road book setup could be heavier than the plastic original fairing , I guess raising the fender makes it lighter ;)   
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 02, 2018, 12:10:07 am
According to Honda Bloemfontein the Adventure will only be available early 2019 costing about R200K plus. Not good news-was hoping to have one before middle of this year
Whaaat?? Ag nee man ...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: soviarc on February 02, 2018, 08:49:41 am
I am disappointed,...

Is it just me or does the new AT Adventure Sports look a bit heavy, like a whale and very overweight, just like the previous generation AT?

Maybe it is just the shown colour scheme, but to me it looks like a Beluga ....

This is what I am aiming for ,..See pic.... lighter and more agile...

and yes, I have a 2017 AT .... trimmed and ready...

 :thumleft: 8)
This look absolutely badass, wonder how much a conversion would cost...

Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on February 02, 2018, 09:45:41 am
So you therefor have no CAT?

Thats correct, the Arrow collectors have no CAT. you can purchase one which fits between the collectors and the Exhaust. I fits inside the pipe. I was not going to spend a extra grand on it, so i left it out.

I think the headers cost me in the region of about 8k and the Remus Okami slip on cost me about 6k. not cheap, but it cleans the bike up nicely.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 02, 2018, 10:30:33 am
According to Honda Bloemfontein the Adventure will only be available early 2019 costing about R200K plus. Not good news-was hoping to have one before middle of this year
Whaaat?? Ag nee man ...
Ag shame jy sal nog n trip moet doen met die oue vanjaar ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 02, 2018, 01:49:32 pm
According to Honda Bloemfontein the Adventure will only be available early 2019 costing about R200K plus. Not good news-was hoping to have one before middle of this year
Whaaat?? Ag nee man ...
Ag shame jy sal nog n trip moet doen met die oue vanjaar ;) :lol8:

Ja nee, dit verander Ďn paar dinge vir hierdie jaar.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: genie on February 02, 2018, 02:04:15 pm
Our local Honda dealer has a different spin on it- says it may be available from September this year. Determining factor according to him is when the current stock has been exhausted- he says Honda SA has overstocked on the current model- hence the special prices. Some merit in his rationale, but Adventure and current bike market segments are not exactly the same.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 10, 2018, 10:40:06 pm
I like the new dash layout and the heated grips.

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 10, 2018, 10:42:53 pm
Anyone fitted one of these...?

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on February 11, 2018, 09:42:06 am
Is it an accessory bracket?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Losper on February 11, 2018, 11:12:02 am
Is it an accessory bracket?
Yes,  it stops the top bar from vibrating when something is mounted.
I have made my own and it looks beter and works perfectly.
I have fitted 2x alu angles and my Montana gps is rock solid.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Hardy de Kock on February 11, 2018, 06:13:52 pm
Is it an accessory bracket?
Yes,  it stops the top bar from vibrating when something is mounted.
I have made my own and it looks beter and works perfectly.
I have fitted 2x alu angles and my Montana gps is rock solid.

Cool mod.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Jaco1985 on February 22, 2018, 09:43:42 am
Anyone fitted one of these...?

That one from Camel adv is $99 but, nobody can import it.

I guess I will also have to make one myself...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on February 22, 2018, 10:04:12 am
Anyone fitted one of these...?

That one from Camel adv is $99 but, nobody can import it.
  - WHY?
I guess I will also have to make one myself...

Why can nobody import one?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Battlestar on March 03, 2018, 03:49:03 pm
I think I may have just bought one  :peepwall:

Honda have got a killer deal on at the moment R142k abs/traction control model

Just waiting for the stars to align
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on March 03, 2018, 04:08:40 pm
I think I may have just bought one  :peepwall:

Honda have got a killer deal on at the moment R142k abs/traction control model

Just waiting for the stars to align

Yep, that is why I couldn't trade mine in as Honda are selling at such discounted prices, think it may be the last time I buy a Honda
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: funky_munky on March 05, 2018, 07:27:48 am
Now is definitely a good time to buy a AT.

I saw a year old one for 124k,  you can pick up a brand new one for 20k more. I would not break even with all the time and money spent on farkles. It does not make sense to trade in now.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SchalkL on March 05, 2018, 07:59:51 am
Reading between the lines on the reviews it think the new 2018 model will be top heavy, not suitable for shorter riders and VERY expensive compared to what you can buy current model for. The things i like about the new one, suspension upgrade, fuel capacity etc can be done to the current model for little money compared to the upgraded one.

My 2 c......
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on March 05, 2018, 10:26:39 am
Reading between the lines on the reviews it think the new 2018 model will be top heavy, not suitable for shorter riders and VERY expensive compared to what you can buy current model for. The things i like about the new one, suspension upgrade, fuel capacity etc can be done to the current model for little money compared to the upgraded one.

My 2 c......

Some hope, thanks
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Jaco1985 on March 05, 2018, 04:21:24 pm
Anyone fitted one of these...?

That one from Camel adv is $99 but, nobody can import it.
  - WHY?
I guess I will also have to make one myself...

Why can nobody import one?

Camel ADV does not ship to South Africa and it seems the official importers are charging about 300% mark-up... then it becomes too expensive..
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on March 05, 2018, 04:43:50 pm
Anyone fitted one of these...?

That one from Camel adv is $99 but, nobody can import it.
  - WHY?
I guess I will also have to make one myself...

Why can nobody import one?

Camel ADV does not ship to South Africa and it seems the official importers are charging about 300% mark-up... then it becomes too expensive..

Ah ok, I thought there was another reason other than agency agreements.

It maybe that one of the agents is a member here, start a separate thread asking who is the agent and maybe chat with him and he can assist you with a Wild Dog discount.

The freight on fuel tanks will be expensive as it is bulky but light and this will be a contributing factor
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scalpel on March 05, 2018, 05:06:10 pm
GPS4Africa imports Camel products as far as I know.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 06, 2018, 02:11:33 am
Is the current 2017 model selling new for R142K ? If yes it is one huge bargain sure thing!

I thought that there is just another new model - Adventure sport (what is the sport for?) with the upgraded longer suspension travel and the new tft dash display. The 20mm longer suspension travel lifts the seat and then more fuel capacity.

Is this 'upgrades' or rather are there any upgrades to the standard model as well and what will that be?....heated grips and new dash only since the Adv sport will get the long-range fuel tank and suspension or do I have it wrong?

Pok man I love this bikes!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on March 19, 2018, 08:15:42 am
Is the current 2017 model selling new for R142K ? If yes it is one huge bargain sure thing!

Waaat? Where? Honda.co.za has it listed for R186500.


I thought that there is just another new model - Adventure sport (what is the sport for?) with the upgraded longer suspension travel and the new tft dash display. The 20mm longer suspension travel lifts the seat and then more fuel capacity.
,Is this 'upgrades' or rather are there any upgrades to the standard model as well and what will that be?....heated grips and new dash only since the Adv sport will get the long-range fuel tank and suspension or do I have it wrong?

Ok so here's a useful article (https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcycles/media/pressreleases/118570/2018-honda-crf1000l-africa-twin-adventure-sports), however it's a bit vague as to what 2018 updates are specific to the Sports model.

As I understand it:

2018 changes for both bikes
 - TFT dash
 - Modified air box
 - Proper auto-cancelling LED indicators
 - Emergency stop indicator flashing
 - Heated grips
 - Electronic throttle
 - Cruise control Not yet.
 - A few more modes with TC and adjustable engine baking
 - Wider footpegs mounted to stronger plates
 - Redesigned passenger footpeg hangers
 - Shallower instrument panel angle

Specific to the Sports model:
 - Taller suspension with a remote reservoir
 - Flatter seat profile with a tucked-away pocket.
 - Bars 32.5mm higher and pulled back 5mm
 - Taller screen
 - Bigger tank
 - Beefier bash plate
 - Lithium ion battery
 - Removable rear luggage racks
 - A more brraaap exhaust
 - "AC charging socket" (AC, really?)

Also, what I found interesting is the say height is quoted as being 50mm higher on the Sport, but the suspension only has 20mm extra travel...so does that mean a "thicker" seat with more leg room?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 19, 2018, 12:47:38 pm
I believe both also have throttle ride by wire and the right rear cubby hole that canít take an iPhone ... are you sure about cruise control?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scalpel on March 19, 2018, 01:02:42 pm
No cruise control on the new AT's.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on March 19, 2018, 02:25:34 pm
I believe both also have throttle ride by wire and the right rear cubby hole that canít take an iPhone ... are you sure about cruise control?

Looks like I mis-read:

Quote
Throttle-by-wire can also enable electronic cruise control, but Honda hasnít yet added this feature, which will be a deal-breaker for some riders.

I also found this:
Quote
Both CRF1000L Africa Twins now have auto-canceling turn signals, wider rider footpegs mounted to stronger steel plates, redesigned passenger footpeg hangers that allow more room for stand-up riding. Furthermore, the instrument panel is positioned at a shallower angle to allow the rider to see it more easily from a standing position.

I'll update my post.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 19, 2018, 02:36:28 pm

I thought that there is just another new model - Adventure sport (what is the sport for?) with the upgraded longer suspension travel and the new tft dash display. The 20mm longer suspension travel lifts the seat and then more fuel capacity.
,Is this 'upgrades' or rather are there any upgrades to the standard model as well and what will that be?....heated grips and new dash only since the Adv sport will get the long-range fuel tank and suspension or do I have it wrong?

Ok so here's a useful article (https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcycles/media/pressreleases/118570/2018-honda-crf1000l-africa-twin-adventure-sports), however it's a bit vague as to what 2018 updates are specific to the Sports model.

As I understand it:

2018 changes for both bikes
 - TFT dash
 - Modified air box
 - Proper auto-cancelling LED indicators
 - Emergency stop indicator flashing
 - Heated grips
 - Electronic throttle
 - Cruise control Not yet.
 - A few more modes with TC and adjustable engine baking
 - Wider footpegs mounted to stronger plates
 - Redesigned passenger footpeg hangers
 - Shallower instrument panel angle

Specific to the Sports model:
 - Taller suspension with a remote reservoir
 - Flatter seat profile with a tucked-away pocket.
 - Bars 32.5mm higher and pulled back 5mm
 - Taller screen
 - Bigger tank
 - Beefier bash plate
 - Lithium ion battery
 - Removable rear luggage racks
 - A more brraaap exhaust
 - "AC charging socket" (AC, really?)

Also, what I found interesting is the say height is quoted as being 50mm higher on the Sport, but the suspension only has 20mm extra travel...so does that mean a "thicker" seat with more leg room?
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Thanks Mate  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: genie on March 26, 2018, 02:59:32 pm
Is R160K VAT included for a DCT with no extras a good price or are there better deals out there?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scalpel on March 26, 2018, 06:15:07 pm
Is R160K VAT included for a DCT with no extras a good price or are there better deals out there?
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Its agood price.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Battlestar on March 27, 2018, 05:57:52 am
That special that was on is now finished. DCT was going for 150k with "delivery" mileage
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on March 27, 2018, 06:34:44 am
That special that was on is now finished. DCT was going for 150k with "delivery" mileage

As an owner of the AT I am not at all happy with these special prices and the effect it has had on the value of my 2017 model

I considered  trading mine and was told R110k because of the specials reducing the trade price
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BEN TAP on March 27, 2018, 07:20:24 am
That special that was on is now finished. DCT was going for 150k with "delivery" mileage

As an owner of the AT I am not at all happy with these special prices and the effect it has had on the value of my 2017 model

I considered  trading mine and was told R110k because of the specials reducing the trade price
I toally agree
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 27, 2018, 12:45:50 pm
That special that was on is now finished. DCT was going for 150k with "delivery" mileage

As an owner of the AT I am not at all happy with these special prices and the effect it has had on the value of my 2017 model

I considered  trading mine and was told R110k because of the specials reducing the trade price
I toally agree

Also happened to a friend that got the new NC for something like R110K and a month down the line the bike sold at the very same dealer now for R89K

Pissed off a lot of customers sure thing.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on March 27, 2018, 01:02:39 pm
That special that was on is now finished. DCT was going for 150k with "delivery" mileage

As an owner of the AT I am not at all happy with these special prices and the effect it has had on the value of my 2017 model

I considered  trading mine and was told R110k because of the specials reducing the trade price
I toally agree

Also happened to a friend that got the new NC for something like R110K and a month down the line the bike sold at the very same dealer now for R89K

Pissed off a lot of customers sure thing.

Well I took a R20k trade assist on my deal but then the list price was R189k

But to reduce a bike by R50k is clearly hurting resale values
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian Bean on March 27, 2018, 03:32:48 pm
That special that was on is now finished. DCT was going for 150k with "delivery" mileage

As an owner of the AT I am not at all happy with these special prices and the effect it has had on the value of my 2017 model

I considered  trading mine and was told R110k because of the specials reducing the trade price
I toally agree
[/quote
In 2016 I paid 165 for AT now same dealer advertising on gumtree for 140 so I canít give mine away. Puts me off Honda a pity cause itís a really good bike.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: big oil on March 27, 2018, 03:45:34 pm
It's not exclusive to just Honda.  Every brand has this issue.

The global motorcycle market is saturated, most likely the main reason for the global nosedive last year for all powersports dealers.

Countryside BMW near Chicago is one of the biggest volume sellers of BMW bikes in our country.  They still have 2016 GS Adventures in stock that they're trying to blow out for $1,000 usd below dealer cost and giving a free GPS ($700 value) away with the bike and still can't sell them.

I've purchased a few BMW's there over the years and know the sales manager fairly well.  Last year he knew I was in the market for an Adventure touring bike.  He texted me that he'd sell me a brand new 16' GS Adventure that retailed for $23,500 usd for $18,000 usd plus give me the GPS.  That completely fucks the guy who paid $23,500 plus fees plus GPS.  Makes his used 16' GS ADV worth about $13k-$14k in only 2 years of use, or a loss of over $10k. 
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on March 27, 2018, 03:46:22 pm
I don't understand why everyone is so grumpy about the special deals on 2017 ATs. Yes, it hurts the resale value, but it's how the industry has worked for at least as long as I've been in the vehicle market, probably longer.

The new 2018 model is coming (is here already?) so dealers are selling the "old" 2017 models for cheap. Pretty much all bikes/cars/phones/TVs/lawn-mowers/tennis rackets get an upgrade/refresh every two years or thereabouts and the price of the updated model is usually the same as the old model, so dealers sell the old stock for cheap.  :dousing:

Edit - Big Oil basically said it.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian Bean on March 27, 2018, 03:57:02 pm
I don't understand why everyone is so grumpy about the special deals on 2017 ATs. Yes, it hurts the resale value, but it's how the industry has worked for at least as long as I've been in the vehicle market, probably longer.

The new 2018 model is coming (is here already?) so dealers are selling the "old" 2017 models for cheap. Pretty much all bikes/cars/phones/TVs/lawn-mowers/tennis rackets get an upgrade/refresh every two years or thereabouts and the price of the updated model is usually the same as the old model, so dealers sell the old stock for cheap.  :dousing:

Edit - Big Oil basically said it.
My mate bought a AT for 150 last year long before we knew about the new models.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: iamgigglz on March 27, 2018, 04:03:50 pm
My mate bought a AT for 150 last year long before we knew about the new models.

Regardless, stuff gets put on special all the time. If you buy something for the full, normal price, you can't start bitching at the seller when they post specials. That's their prerogative and they probably have a multitude of reasons for doing so.
We as consumers can either buy at full price when we feel like it or take advantage of specials when they pop up. You make your choice. Don't blame Honda for getting your timing wrong.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: volroom on April 07, 2018, 07:14:08 pm
Is the current 2017 model selling new for R142K ? If yes it is one huge bargain sure thing!

Waaat? Where? Honda.co.za has it listed for R186500.


I thought that there is just another new model - Adventure sport (what is the sport for?) with the upgraded longer suspension travel and the new tft dash display. The 20mm longer suspension travel lifts the seat and then more fuel capacity.
,Is this 'upgrades' or rather are there any upgrades to the standard model as well and what will that be?....heated grips and new dash only since the Adv sport will get the long-range fuel tank and suspension or do I have it wrong?

Ok so here's a useful article (https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcycles/media/pressreleases/118570/2018-honda-crf1000l-africa-twin-adventure-sports), however it's a bit vague as to what 2018 updates are specific to the Sports model.

As I understand it:

2018 changes for both bikes
 - TFT dash
 - Modified air box
 - Proper auto-cancelling LED indicators
 - Emergency stop indicator flashing
 - Heated grips
 - Electronic throttle
 - Cruise control Not yet.
 - A few more modes with TC and adjustable engine baking
 - Wider footpegs mounted to stronger plates
 - Redesigned passenger footpeg hangers
 - Shallower instrument panel angle

Specific to the Sports model:
 - Taller suspension with a remote reservoir
 - Flatter seat profile with a tucked-away pocket.
 - Bars 32.5mm higher and pulled back 5mm
 - Taller screen
 - Bigger tank
 - Beefier bash plate
 - Lithium ion battery
 - Removable rear luggage racks
 - A more brraaap exhaust
 - "AC charging socket" (AC, really?)

Also, what I found interesting is the say height is quoted as being 50mm higher on the Sport, but the suspension only has 20mm extra travel...so does that mean a "thicker" seat with more leg room?
Ok, so when is this available in SA? what would price be?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: volroom on April 18, 2018, 11:40:24 am
Is the current 2017 model selling new for R142K ? If yes it is one huge bargain sure thing!

Waaat? Where? Honda.co.za has it listed for R186500.


I thought that there is just another new model - Adventure sport (what is the sport for?) with the upgraded longer suspension travel and the new tft dash display. The 20mm longer suspension travel lifts the seat and then more fuel capacity.
,Is this 'upgrades' or rather are there any upgrades to the standard model as well and what will that be?....heated grips and new dash only since the Adv sport will get the long-range fuel tank and suspension or do I have it wrong?

Ok so here's a useful article (https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcycles/media/pressreleases/118570/2018-honda-crf1000l-africa-twin-adventure-sports), however it's a bit vague as to what 2018 updates are specific to the Sports model.

As I understand it:

2018 changes for both bikes
 - TFT dash
 - Modified air box
 - Proper auto-cancelling LED indicators
 - Emergency stop indicator flashing
 - Heated grips
 - Electronic throttle
 - Cruise control Not yet.
 - A few more modes with TC and adjustable engine baking
 - Wider footpegs mounted to stronger plates
 - Redesigned passenger footpeg hangers
 - Shallower instrument panel angle

Specific to the Sports model:
 - Taller suspension with a remote reservoir
 - Flatter seat profile with a tucked-away pocket.
 - Bars 32.5mm higher and pulled back 5mm
 - Taller screen
 - Bigger tank
 - Beefier bash plate
 - Lithium ion battery
 - Removable rear luggage racks
 - A more brraaap exhaust
 - "AC charging socket" (AC, really?)

Also, what I found interesting is the say height is quoted as being 50mm higher on the Sport, but the suspension only has 20mm extra travel...so does that mean a "thicker" seat with more leg room?
Ok, so when is this available in SA? what would price be?

Seems estimation is Novermber, says Honda SA,  not sure about pricing
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on April 19, 2018, 01:47:55 pm
Is the current 2017 model selling new for R142K ? If yes it is one huge bargain sure thing!

Waaat? Where? Honda.co.za has it listed for R186500.


I thought that there is just another new model - Adventure sport (what is the sport for?) with the upgraded longer suspension travel and the new tft dash display. The 20mm longer suspension travel lifts the seat and then more fuel capacity.
,Is this 'upgrades' or rather are there any upgrades to the standard model as well and what will that be?....heated grips and new dash only since the Adv sport will get the long-range fuel tank and suspension or do I have it wrong?

Ok so here's a useful article (https://hondanews.eu/eu/en/motorcycles/media/pressreleases/118570/2018-honda-crf1000l-africa-twin-adventure-sports), however it's a bit vague as to what 2018 updates are specific to the Sports model.

As I understand it:

2018 changes for both bikes
 - TFT dash
 - Modified air box
 - Proper auto-cancelling LED indicators
 - Emergency stop indicator flashing
 - Heated grips
 - Electronic throttle
 - Cruise control Not yet.
 - A few more modes with TC and adjustable engine baking
 - Wider footpegs mounted to stronger plates
 - Redesigned passenger footpeg hangers
 - Shallower instrument panel angle

Specific to the Sports model:
 - Taller suspension with a remote reservoir
 - Flatter seat profile with a tucked-away pocket.
 - Bars 32.5mm higher and pulled back 5mm
 - Taller screen
 - Bigger tank
 - Beefier bash plate
 - Lithium ion battery
 - Removable rear luggage racks
 - A more brraaap exhaust
 - "AC charging socket" (AC, really?)

Also, what I found interesting is the say height is quoted as being 50mm higher on the Sport, but the suspension only has 20mm extra travel...so does that mean a "thicker" seat with more leg room?
Ok, so when is this available in SA? what would price be?

Seems estimation is Novermber, says Honda SA,  not sure about pricing

Looks like you are right, this was confirmed to me yesterday by Hans at Honda Wing - George.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 05, 2018, 10:58:00 pm
Just back from a 6604km trip ...

Here's my 5th review of the AT.

https://youtu.be/LFG3Zv3ysOY

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: SchalkL on September 06, 2018, 07:12:56 am
Tx Ian, as before GREAT video and very informative..........untill the next one  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: McSack on September 06, 2018, 02:48:23 pm
Lekker Ian. What pannier racks are those on the bike?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 06, 2018, 04:54:23 pm
Lekker Ian. What pannier racks are those on the bike?

H&B, good stuff.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 06, 2018, 04:56:17 pm
Just back from a 6604km trip ...

Here's my 5th review of the AT.

https://youtu.be/LFG3Zv3ysOY

 8)
Great go post the RR in R&P, most readers there these days :deal: :( :lol8:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Jacobsroodt on September 06, 2018, 05:06:43 pm
Some product news: I landed these sexy sport screens for the Africa Twin. Thought it might be of interest :ricky:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on September 06, 2018, 08:07:46 pm
It is a sext fairing and pretty soon I will order one
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: XRRX on September 07, 2018, 12:20:45 pm
Just back from a 6604km trip ...

Here's my 5th review of the AT.

https://youtu.be/LFG3Zv3ysOY

 8)

Thx Ian - great review!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: genie on September 07, 2018, 12:44:02 pm
Thanks Ian- good review. How much was the wheel conversion? Could you use your old tyres?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 07, 2018, 02:56:16 pm
Thanks Ian- good review. How much was the wheel conversion? Could you use your old tyres?

Alpine rims were R24k ..I think. Plug 'n Play, bearings included. I did not use the old tyres I had on from the last trip but experimented with the Tractionators and very good they are but noisy up front ...very. The disc's fit but I got new bolts front and rear and an aftermarket rear disc ... I wanted the ability to swap from one to the other ... still not quite sure why though ...
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on September 08, 2018, 03:41:41 pm
Thanks Ian- good review. How much was the wheel conversion? Could you use your old tyres?

Alpine rims were R24k ..I think. Plug 'n Play, bearings included. I did not use the old tyres I had on from the last trip but experimented with the Tractionators and very good they are but noisy up front ...very. The disc's fit but I got new bolts front and rear and an aftermarket rear disc ... I wanted the ability to swap from one to the other ... still not quite sure why though ...

Motard rims next?  :ricky:
Title: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on September 08, 2018, 06:30:18 pm
Thanks for a nice review @Ian in Great Brak River .  Love those rims.  :thumleft:

On the fuel issue:

Safari does a 30l replacement tank, but theyíre certainly not aesthetically complimentary to the AT.  A nice sticker kit might sort that out.  Iím however not too fond of the idea of front loading the bike with an additional +-12kg.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/efbf8fe329bd43b79442e34c8a49ac3e.jpg)

The Camel ADV tank is more to my liking.  6.5 liters additional, relatively hidden when you put on luggage. Not cheap, but probably just enough additional fuel to provide the peace of mind oneís looking for.  Iím contemplating pushing the button on one and maybe even bring a couple across border.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/afb434bd69f08f46f49984cbe503f82d.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/60c82651121a0227fab53637715d2c87.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/6cd0edb925fc08a9701c256752796b64.jpg)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scalpel on September 08, 2018, 07:28:21 pm
Kobus word die Camel produkte nie alreeds ingevoer in SA nie?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on September 08, 2018, 07:35:16 pm
Kobus word die Camel produkte nie alreeds ingevoer in SA nie?

Nie seker nie Francois.  Ek het nog nie die nodige huiswerk gedoen nie.  As jy hoor van iemand wat dit invoer, skree asb.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Fransw on September 08, 2018, 08:13:59 pm
Kobus word die Camel produkte nie alreeds ingevoer in SA nie?

Nie seker nie Francois.  Ek het nog nie die nodige huiswerk gedoen nie.  As jy hoor van iemand wat dit invoer, skree asb.

Gps4Africa..Pauli Massyn :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on September 08, 2018, 08:30:42 pm
Kobus word die Camel produkte nie alreeds ingevoer in SA nie?

Nie seker nie Francois.  Ek het nog nie die nodige huiswerk gedoen nie.  As jy hoor van iemand wat dit invoer, skree asb.

Gps4Africa..Pauli Massyn :thumleft:

So gesien ja, dankie Fransw.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 09, 2018, 12:16:52 am
Thanks Kobus, agreed yes, the Camel Tank is probably the best option ... one hell of a fuel tank the first pic is but damn, itís ugly.

The following link is a good example of an overloaded subframe ... I need to stress, repeat STRESS it is NOT about the make of bike but the result of too much weight. FF to 1.55 and watch to the end please.

https://youtu.be/fRh9PdvEbfk

 8)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on September 09, 2018, 06:53:58 am
Hi Ian, I certainly take note of your concern. 

In my opinion the video is however a typical example of ignorance.  The rear rack, extended from the subframe, has a typical load restriction of about 10kg.  In this instance, the minimum weight I calculate, is about 12.2kg, excluding the container weights.

This is based on the assumption that itís the 1 gallon/3.6l fuel containers and further assuming that the bottom container is used as a tool box.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180909/771f4b252b976996da4dc88c9c6a8cb9.jpg)

This weight is applied at the most extreme end of the subframe, creating the biggest cantilever moment possible.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180909/fd962892a25b383c473dca24d20bcae6.jpg)

Add to this the type of terrain theyíre riding and the additional weight of luggage, of which the weight is unknown, but certainly conventionally distributed, and metal fatigue is bound to set in.

Whilst I agree that itís in no way intended as a reflection on the brand, one has to take into account the different design of frame and subframe of different bikes in order to evaluate load carrying ability.

The Camel tank has a completely different weight distribution design to what we see in the video.  The weight is certainly more uniformly distributed through multiple mounting points, of which the main point is very close to the main frame.  The weight is further placed over the rear axle, opposed to behind the rear wheel as in the example video.

This result in very different bending moments on the subframe, which is at least a third closer to the main frame in the case of the Camel tank.

The pictures below hopefully illustrates what Iím getting at.

Picture below indicates the imposed moment and resultant failure points as a result of exerting the subframe by overloading the most extreme end.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180909/438186817b2c2907480abd18d5f47d95.jpg)

Typical (more uniform) weight distribution and resultant moment expected from the Camel tank on the AT.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180909/b4b11e197dd53313f7ae9db45266639f.jpg)


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Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on September 09, 2018, 07:02:41 am
looks like the 2 gallon rotopax 7.5l x 2 = 15l - 15kg plus whatever is in the black one plus the weight of the rotopax and frame
plus the panniers with whatever kak is inside them
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on September 09, 2018, 07:14:15 am
looks like the 2 gallon rotopax 7.5l x 2 = 15l - 15kg plus whatever is in the black one plus the weight of the rotopax and frame
plus the panniers with whatever kak is inside them

Looks like the 2 gallon one to me as well, just wanted to err on the conservative side.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 09, 2018, 02:42:03 pm
looks like the 2 gallon rotopax 7.5l x 2 = 15l - 15kg plus whatever is in the black one plus the weight of the rotopax and frame
plus the panniers with whatever kak is inside them

Looks like the 2 gallon one to me as well, just wanted to err on the conservative side.  :thumleft:

Yep, I fully agree, and great illustrations too, thanks.

I came sooo close to getting one of these tanks from Chris at Flying Brick in early August ... I might have to move the tool tube but thatís not much of a muchness. Itís just a sukkle with the bladder and again this year I did not close the bloody cap properly and it leaked for about 20 second which is more than enough to smell it for the next 3 days!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: shanti on September 09, 2018, 07:27:42 pm
I did this , had some leather bags made that fit a 5L in exactly - standard plastic container found all over Africa .
When I needed to have more range I found one of those plastic containers and filled it with fuel ( only three times in 16 000km around Southern Africa ) , otherwise I used the bags for my daily hunter gathering of supplies for the nights food, booze etc
Best things I have on my bike , still have them to use to go to Knysna and back for small shopping
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 09, 2018, 11:07:33 pm
Very good and practical solution Shanti, like it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Mike Adendorff on September 10, 2018, 02:56:28 pm
Hi Guys,

On the issue of extra Fuel, we have just designed our own external fuel tank system. Some specs.

Dry Weight - 1.3KG (Will double checkas we made some changes but its around there.
Material - 1.6mm Aluminium
Capacity - 6L
Mode of Operation - Attached to the Main tanks Breather hose (No decanting and you don't have to fill it if you don't want, the main tank still works 100%)
Fitment - Designed to fit on the inside of our Rockfox Pannier Racks but with some modifications and if space allows it should be able to fit any pannier rack system out there.
COST- R2800-00 (Jip you read that right)

Below are some photos of the first generation tank on my 800GS. the rear piece where the cap sits has seen some changes since then and also on the 800 tank there is a cut away because of the fuel tank. But you should be able to get the idea.

I have 10 tanks currently inbound from laser cutting and we will be assembling them this week. Ready for sale next week.

We will also be running a dual Special (If you don't have our racks and buy the racks and the tank there will be a discount) Still need to crunch the numbers on that though.

Lets hear what you think.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Mikie on November 08, 2018, 08:14:46 am
Not sure if this has been mentioned but I hope they upgrade the Speedo display, it currently sux, very difficult to read while riding

Not sure if I am the only one who has that opinion
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Mpandla on November 08, 2018, 08:21:24 am
Not sure if this has been mentioned but I hope they upgrade the Speedo display, it currently sux, very difficult to read while riding

Not sure if I am the only one who has that opinion

I had more of a problem reading the GPS, speedo was okish.
But sprayed my screen now, and so far it made a huge difference
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Mikie on November 08, 2018, 08:25:50 am
Not sure if this has been mentioned but I hope they upgrade the Speedo display, it currently sux, very difficult to read while riding

Not sure if I am the only one who has that opinion

I had more of a problem reading the GPS, speedo was okish.
But sprayed my screen now, and so far it made a huge difference

That might be worth trying  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 08, 2018, 08:31:07 am
Instead of spraying you can do a vinyl sticker.

If you ever don't like it you can remove
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Mpandla on November 08, 2018, 08:37:04 am
Instead of spraying you can do a vinyl sticker.

If you ever don't like it you can remove

Agreed.. I used the spray on removable vinyl.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on November 08, 2018, 01:48:09 pm
Not sure if this has been mentioned but I hope they upgrade the Speedo display, it currently sux, very difficult to read while riding

Not sure if I am the only one who has that opinion

Agreed, the speedo display is at the wrong angle too, banking it up slightly more would help, and the contrast is dull, itís also prone to collecting dust real quick due to the aerodynamics from below.

I believe the Adv. Sp is not that much of an improvement either but looks better.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Mpandla on November 08, 2018, 01:49:59 pm

Agreed, the speedo display is at the wrong angle too, banking it up slightly more would help, and the contrast is dull, itís also prone to collecting dust real quick due to the aerodynamics from below.

I believe the Adv. Sp is not that much of an improvement either but looks better.

Once that first coating of dust settles its over.. no more looking at the speedo
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Mpandla on November 12, 2018, 08:31:52 am
After the weekends ride to Sutherland I must confess.. I should have bought the DCT. It just makes life so much more comfortable
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on November 12, 2018, 06:27:22 pm
After the weekends ride to Sutherland I must confess.. I should have bought the DCT. It just makes life so much more comfortable

Did the same, should have done it from the get go.  1000km service booked this week
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on December 11, 2018, 09:36:33 am
Super opgewonde, ek behoort my Alpina tubeless rims vandag uiteindelik te kry!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 11, 2018, 09:39:16 am
Super opgewonde, ek behoort my Alpina tubeless rims vandag uiteindelik te kry!
Is dit helemal nuwe rims Jan of jou ou rims wat tubeless convert is?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on December 11, 2018, 09:48:27 am
Super opgewonde, ek behoort my Alpina tubeless rims vandag uiteindelik te kry!
Is dit helemal nuwe rims Jan of jou ou rims wat tubeless convert is?

Hallo Chris, splinternuwe tubeless rims, met blou hubs en stainless speke
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 11, 2018, 09:49:29 am
Super opgewonde, ek behoort my Alpina tubeless rims vandag uiteindelik te kry!
Is dit helemal nuwe rims Jan of jou ou rims wat tubeless convert is?

Hallo Chris, splinternuwe tubeless rims, met blou hubs en stainless speke
:drif: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on December 11, 2018, 10:28:49 am
Ek dink dit gaan baie goed lyk!
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 11, 2018, 12:04:46 pm
Oh donner ek dink ek het nounet n lekkasietjie oorgekom!! :drif: :drif: :drif: :lol8:
Maggies dis stunning!! :drif:
Ek weier om te vra wat dit kos............... :peepwall: :o
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BikerJan on December 11, 2018, 12:11:52 pm
Oh donner ek dink ek het nounet n lekkasietjie oorgekom!! :drif: :drif: :drif: :lol8:
Maggies dis stunning!! :drif:
Ek weier om te vra wat dit kos............... :peepwall: :o

Aangesien hierdie 'n oop forum is, waar my vrou dalk toegang tot kan he, sal ek nie kan antwoord nie
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on December 11, 2018, 12:14:27 pm
Oh donner ek dink ek het nounet n lekkasietjie oorgekom!! :drif: :drif: :drif: :lol8:
Maggies dis stunning!! :drif:
Ek weier om te vra wat dit kos............... :peepwall: :o

Aangesien hierdie 'n oop forum is, waar my vrou dalk toegang tot kan he, sal ek nie kan antwoord nie
:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :lol8:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Captain Cook on December 16, 2018, 03:41:09 pm
Took the Adventure Sport for a test ride yesterday and here are my thoughts.

1. Very very nice
2. If I were buying an AT now would I buy one rather than the standard model.  - Yes
3. By the time you bought the standard model and fitted crash bars, bash plate and center stand you are going to pay the same anyhow
4.  Height - not a problem for me but could feel it when you push it backwards sitting on the bike
5. Luggage Rack.  Know the standard one is plastic but I prefer it
6. Bigger Tank - nice
7.  Dash - I found it a bit busy and prefer the old one.  Will be interesting to see if it attracts as much dust.
8. Bigger foot pegs - not that much bigger but nice
9. Color Scheme- The best
10. Upgraded electronics - Don't care much for electronics.  Give me a clutch, brake and accelerator and I'm happy.

Would I trade my 2016 model in on a new one.  No very happy with what I have
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scooterbike on February 18, 2019, 09:50:39 am
Thinking of selling my 2016 AT soon, 15000km.
will post an add soon, but if any interest pls pm me.

 :peepwall:
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on February 22, 2019, 04:53:51 pm
Thinking of selling my 2016 AT soon, 15000km.
will post an add soon, but if any interest pls pm me.

 :peepwall:

Just run in it is.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Scooterbike on February 25, 2019, 08:22:46 am
Selling....
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=234534.0
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on August 06, 2019, 03:37:07 pm
Last years Nam trip saw me try the Motoz Tractionator Adventure's front and back. Very good traction and wear on the rear and the front too, but man alive, that front tyre is noisy!

This year I will try the Motoz Tractionator GPS on the rear only ... has anyone here had any experience with that?
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: RobLH on August 06, 2019, 05:22:14 pm
Ian, I have the GPS front and rear. The front is terrible on anything but the best gravel, it washes out around corners with very little grip. The rear I asked to be set up in the off-road direction and it is perfectly acceptable for the type of tyre it is (think Mitas E07).  As a general tourer the rear is a good tyre.

As a positive road noise is very limited.

My experiences donít relate to Namib sand, rather KZN and Eastern Cape gravel, mud and rocks. Watch your pressures, the GPS can slide around a bit if pumped too hard on gravel, 2 bar and below was fine.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: BLK on August 06, 2019, 05:57:43 pm
Last years Nam trip saw me try the Motoz Tractionator Adventure's front and back. Very good traction and wear on the rear and the front too, but man alive, that front tyre is noisy!

This year I will try the Motoz Tractionator GPS on the rear only ... has anyone here had any experience with that?

Maybe consider the Karoo Street on the front as it is silent on my 850?(The 850 is tubliss)
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Mpandla on August 07, 2019, 06:59:58 am
Last years Nam trip saw me try the Motoz Tractionator Adventure's front and back. Very good traction and wear on the rear and the front too, but man alive, that front tyre is noisy!

This year I will try the Motoz Tractionator GPS on the rear only ... has anyone here had any experience with that?

Dont try the Desert at the front then. Its even worse in terms of noise and has a strange grip behaviour
The GPS as far as I have heard is an excellent tyre, with good grip and good mileage as well
To me it would be like an upgrade of the old shape E07
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Koet on August 07, 2019, 07:36:04 am
I'm replacing my tyres this weekend and will go with the Anakee Wilds.   From what I've read they're really grippy on-road and do well off-road as well.  I'm no riding god so I think they'll work well for me.
Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on August 08, 2019, 07:53:05 pm
Anyone got one of these on their bike ..?

Title: Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
Post by: HAMSTER on August 09, 2019, 08:36:33 am
Ian,

Got the Nemo and working very well.