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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #180 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 sę 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.

 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #181 on: April 10, 2016, 12:07:12 am »


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

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #182 on: April 10, 2016, 12:05:16 pm »
What a beauty Teebag, getting mine within a few weeks, can't wait :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #183 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:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #184 on: April 11, 2016, 09:38:17 am »
Hey Catchy , whats the red tape on the forks for ?

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #185 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:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #186 on: April 11, 2016, 10:40:28 am »
lovly lookin bike, just dont like the "fools gold rims and forks
just wanna have fun , and ride ... and ....... ride
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #187 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?
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #188 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?
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #189 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.
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #190 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.

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« Reply #191 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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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #192 on: April 11, 2016, 06:54:12 pm »
Mines a Tri color with TC and ABS and normal beautiful smooth gearbox! :biggrin:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #193 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.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #194 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
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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....
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« Reply #195 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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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #196 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.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #197 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.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #198 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.

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #199 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!

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