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Re: The CRF1000L corner
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2015, 09:46:53 am »
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Re: The CRF1000L corner
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2016, 03:50:44 pm »
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new CRF Africa Twin impressions
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2016, 10:00:28 pm »
A weekend in heaven

Was fortunate to be afforded  CRF 1000 Africa Twin for the weekend. And I simply cannot get enough of it

Perfect fit..(I'm 1.74).. Superb handling ..more than adequate power.. Easy to see the CRF heritage.. Its  8/10ths scale of the super behemoths.. But for a bloke of my stature that is the magic recipe. It just fits..

I chose the DCT version.. And it works. From the "drive" setting which is perfect for about town, to the sport settings. It all just integrates into seamless perfection.. Especially when you discover that the manual paddle switches still function in these auto modes. So one can cane it away from the lights..and then flick into top.. Of course the box shifts down on its own too.. With a slight hesitant neutral as it goes back to first.

The paddle shift is superb. Almost instant response. No clunking. Just butter smooth,whatever the throttle position
Traction control can be switched off, which I did. Makes for a better 'dirt bike' experience in my opinion. You can still tempt the back end out with a crack of the throttle when the system is on. But in a flash the system comes into play. Reactive. Not dictating.

Do I want one



 you betcha.
 and yes it would be the DCT.. No question

Anyone want to but  Tramsalp?,a 600RR? A CR 500 ? Ktm 250,and 450?. And a few running VMX race bikes ?

If I could only ever have ONE bike.. This would be it..

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 need to be riding at dawn..Honda want her back on Monday morning

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Re: new CRF Africa Twin impressions
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2016, 06:46:46 am »
Peekcha's please!

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Re: new CRF Africa Twin impressions
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2016, 06:34:04 pm »
Damnit, twice a day now I'm changing my mind about which 'box to get ... it's driving me nuts!
« Last Edit: May 23, 2016, 04:46:25 am by Ian in Great Brak River »
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Re: new CRF Africa Twin impressions
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2016, 05:21:32 pm »
Ian I took the auto simply because it was something new

to be honest I was a little apprehensive as i thought it was just a glorifies scooter , but boy was i in for a surprise

Initially I left it in D (drive ) with less that a quarter throttle opening she shifts seamlessly through the box , all the way up.
no hesitation , just butter

I did try manual as well , usuing the paddles , but to be honest it was just so much work heheheh
I founf the best compromise was D with a bit of throttle , and then to click the + paddle a few times once cruising speed had been reached if you were not in top gear already

in town , or stop start - its a no brainer ,  auto all the way ..
offroad , hmmm  tech i would probably run manual , in case you need to hoik the front , but the package is so good you could probably keep it in s3 and whack it ..


but the DCT wins the contest by a country mile in my book   .. and I had a CRF with a Rekluse so I am probably biased

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Re: new CRF Africa Twin impressions
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2016, 09:34:38 pm »
Ian I took the auto simply because it was something new

to be honest I was a little apprehensive as i thought it was just a glorifies scooter , but boy was i in for a surprise

Initially I left it in D (drive ) with less that a quarter throttle opening she shifts seamlessly through the box , all the way up.
no hesitation , just butter

I did try manual as well , usuing the paddles , but to be honest it was just so much work heheheh
I founf the best compromise was D with a bit of throttle , and then to click the + paddle a few times once cruising speed had been reached if you were not in top gear already

in town , or stop start - its a no brainer ,  auto all the way ..
offroad , hmmm  tech i would probably run manual , in case you need to hoik the front , but the package is so good you could probably keep it in s3 and whack it ..


but the DCT wins the contest by a country mile in my book   .. and I had a CRF with a Rekluse so I am probably biased



Thanks dadrob

Very helpful indeed.
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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #47 on: August 06, 2016, 09:09:53 am »
Hi Guys
I have just heard Honda SA has run out of ATs. The only units left are the ones currently on the Dealers Floors. The next shipment due to high demand worldwide and earthquake blah blah only arrive end of January. As a guess probably with a price increase.
 

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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2016, 10:18:08 am »
Hi Guys
I have just heard Honda SA has run out of ATs. The only units left are the ones currently on the Dealers Floors. The next shipment due to high demand worldwide and earthquake blah blah only arrive end of January. As a guess probably with a price increase.

Yes, it's true that Honda SA is out of stock!
Don't know about the end of Jan rumour, but there will most probably be a price increase whenever the next shipment arrives ...
 

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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2016, 01:12:02 pm »
Yes , my dealer has confirmed a price increase on the next shipment, which is probably September. He also mentioned that there might be a problem with stock availability.
Honda Central Bloemfontein has sold around 40 units already ( most in SA ) and they have around 6 on the floor.
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Re: Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #50 on: August 06, 2016, 01:38:21 pm »
Yes , my dealer has confirmed a price increase on the next shipment, which is probably September. He also mentioned that there might be a problem with stock availability.
Honda Central Bloemfontein has sold around 40 units already ( most in SA ) and they have around 6 on the floor.
I have been at Zambezi Honda just the other day and counted 7 on their floor. Rand/usd is actually better....can't understand the need for a price increase other than bigger profit margins

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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2016, 08:16:23 pm »
Eventually have mine, absolutely awesome ride

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« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2016, 09:35:50 pm »
Congrats, safe miles!!

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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2016, 07:49:33 am »
Grondpaaie the gold rims looks great on the red. Its not standard though??
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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2016, 08:54:41 am »
...can't understand the need for a price increase other than bigger profit margins

Exactly. They sold the first shipments at very low profit. If Honda SA want's to come out on top they will have to start making money on these bikes.
 

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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2016, 09:33:13 am »
3 days old, and now its raining in CT...  :dousing:
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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2016, 09:35:20 am »
Don't worry, she can ride in the rain.   >:D
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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2016, 12:05:50 pm »
 :thumleft: Congrats Grondpaaie &Scooterbike - damn niiice!!!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2016, 12:32:25 pm »
Grondpaaie the gold rims looks great on the red. Its not standard though??

Nope, another guy bought a white one and he wanted black wheels, so we swopped, must say the white with black wheels looks really nice as well.

Different angle of mine



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Re: The Africa twin CRF1000L corner
« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2016, 12:49:43 pm »
The gold rims on the red looks fantastic :thumleft: