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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #100 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.
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #101 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?? ???
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #102 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.
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #103 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 ?
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #104 on: March 02, 2016, 07:50:27 am »
Surprisingly a decent tourer once a Safari long range tank and screen is installed :thumleft:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #105 on: March 02, 2016, 07:54:01 am »
Surprisingly a decent tourer once a Safari long range tank and screen is installed :thumleft:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #106 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 . 
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #107 on: March 02, 2016, 12:46:44 pm »
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #108 on: March 02, 2016, 02:19:01 pm »
well if I had to chose between these four options ... #3, the Green & White then, thanks.
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #109 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:
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #110 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.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #111 on: March 02, 2016, 07:32:03 pm »
So many comments, but no one has said anything about the Two-Tone engine colour ...?
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #112 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  ;)
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #113 on: March 08, 2016, 07:32:02 am »
African Queens "R"
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #114 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.
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #115 on: March 10, 2016, 09:21:02 am »
African Queens "R"

wow, this looks good!
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #116 on: March 10, 2016, 03:03:05 pm »
Very cool , looks like the rally 450.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #117 on: March 10, 2016, 05:25:21 pm »
Photoshop
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #118 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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« Reply #119 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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