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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2014, 01:08:17 pm »
 :blob6: :hello2: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:   AT LAST !!!
Looking awesome - and knowing Honda it will be already sorted when released, as they don't use their first buyers as "crash test dummies" like many other brands does....  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2014, 01:41:28 pm »
My order is in! :3some: :thumleft:
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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2014, 01:44:57 pm »
My order is in! :3some: :thumleft:
To who. . . . . .the Big Man upstairs.  :imaposer:
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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2014, 01:49:14 pm »
My order is in! :3some: :thumleft:
To who. . . . . .the Big Man upstairs.  :imaposer:
Arriving in 3-4 months time!
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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2014, 01:52:49 pm »
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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2014, 01:53:40 pm »
It's basically a BMW F800GS/KTM990 made by Honda though...which will be perfect.
Hopefully it ways less than the F800GS which is 214kg's fueled and ready to ride. So it will be interesting to see Honda's weight.
I BET that that is a 1000cc P.Twin as the engine looks bigger than the BMW's P.Twin by comparing pics.

Front wheel is 21" with ABS as well. I'm sure it will have some sort of traction control system to compete with BMW.
The tank looks like it takes less fuel unless they are also going to put the tank under the seat :)
I'm thinking it will be around 210 fueled bearing in mind it has a smaller capacity tank.

But I really really like the prototype and I'm happily surprised that Honda did not disappoint.
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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2014, 01:56:15 pm »
This will be my next bike.

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2014, 02:01:56 pm »
Just hope Honda learnt their lesson and this has no resemblance to the Crosstourer.  :sip:

To be honest, I think I've seen one on the road since they came out. . . .er. . . .tar road.  :patch:
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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2014, 02:07:03 pm »
Catering for the worldwide Adventure Biking market, I'm sure it will end up being a 1350cc 250kg pig
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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2014, 02:09:12 pm »
This will be my next bike.

Mine too!

Hope they make 2 versions.
1 big heavy one for the ou ballies and another 1 in the 160kg 450-500cc rally class.

Just hope it's classic Honda, think it might kill the sales of the gs800 then
 

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2014, 02:21:38 pm »
My order is in! :3some: :thumleft:
To who. . . . . .the Big Man upstairs.  :imaposer:
Arriving in 3-4 months time!

Not sure about that. A dutch dude on advrider who seems to be well informed said press release March/April (in Moroco) and in shops September 2015.

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2014, 02:25:07 pm »
My order is in! :3some: :thumleft:
To who. . . . . .the Big Man upstairs.  :imaposer:
Arriving in 3-4 months time!

"Timescedule:
March/April 2015: official press release in Northern Africa (most likely Morocco), at the dealer in September 2015."

Who knows we will probably only see it in 2016.
Fantastic.... finally BMW F800GS has some competition. Now Yamaha needs to enter and then we can expect the competition to rive prices down and or innovation up!!
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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2014, 02:30:42 pm »
Ek hoop ook so maar ongelukkig behoort goed net duurder te raak. Met die "hulle charge soveel maar ons bike is beter" mindset.

Eks so fokken excited nou, love n stukkie Honda
 

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2014, 02:31:31 pm »
My order is in! :3some: :thumleft:
To who. . . . . .the Big Man upstairs.  :imaposer:
Arriving in 3-4 months time!

"Timescedule:
March/April 2015: official press release in Northern Africa (most likely Morocco), at the dealer in September 2015."

Who knows we will probably only see it in 2016.
Fantastic.... finally BMW F800GS has some competition. Now Yamaha needs to enter and then we can expect the competition to rive prices down and or innovation up!!


That suits me even better.

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #54 on: November 04, 2014, 02:33:27 pm »
My order is in! :3some: :thumleft:
To who. . . . . .the Big Man upstairs.  :imaposer:
Arriving in 3-4 months time!

"Timescedule:
March/April 2015: official press release in Northern Africa (most likely Morocco), at the dealer in September 2015."

Who knows we will probably only see it in 2016.
Fantastic.... finally BMW F800GS has some competition. Now Yamaha needs to enter and then we can expect the competition to rive prices down and or innovation up!!


That suits me even better.

So we will be able to buy it in SA before Grrrr.... gets his Post Office bike back  :thumleft:
 

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2014, 02:34:00 pm »
My order is in! :3some: :thumleft:
To who. . . . . .the Big Man upstairs.  :imaposer:
Arriving in 3-4 months time!

"Timescedule:
March/April 2015: official press release in Northern Africa (most likely Morocco), at the dealer in September 2015."

Who knows we will probably only see it in 2016.
Fantastic.... finally BMW F800GS has some competition. Now Yamaha needs to enter and then we can expect the competition to rive prices down and or innovation up!!


That suits me even better.

Agreed. I just bought a new bike so... 2 or 3 years later is just about right :)  
I don't know why but but somehow I feel...it's going to be a heavier 1000CC with less range...  I'm hoping for the opposite, like 185kg's fully fueled ready to go. Hell I'll be more than happy with 85-90HP.

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #56 on: November 04, 2014, 02:38:02 pm »
Getting delivery on my bike this week too so 2years can't hurt. Also hope its light
 

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2014, 02:38:50 pm »
Hopefully by the time my TransAlp is 10 years old I can get her a new play mate for the garage then :)
 

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #58 on: November 04, 2014, 02:41:53 pm »
My order is in! :3some: :thumleft:
To who. . . . . .the Big Man upstairs.  :imaposer:
Arriving in 3-4 months time!

"Timescedule:
March/April 2015: official press release in Northern Africa (most likely Morocco), at the dealer in September 2015."

Who knows we will probably only see it in 2016.
Fantastic.... finally BMW F800GS has some competition. Now Yamaha needs to enter and then we can expect the competition to rive prices down and or innovation up!!


That suits me even better.

So we will be able to buy it in SA before Grrrr.... gets his Post Office bike back  :thumleft:

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Re: New Africa Twin ITS REAL!!!!!!!
« Reply #59 on: November 04, 2014, 02:42:14 pm »
How tall do you guys reckon the seat height looks?
Imho it looks at least as tall as the F800 and thats 880mm.



....wonder if that screen will fit on my bike  :biggrin:
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