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Offline Exploratio

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #200 on: April 22, 2016, 04:48:58 pm »


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
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #201 on: April 22, 2016, 10:47:30 pm »
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #202 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)
« Last Edit: April 23, 2016, 02:36:02 pm by Ian in Great Brak River »
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #203 on: April 23, 2016, 06:34:06 pm »
Tri -colour DCT , wow ! It aint no KLR !

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #204 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.
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #205 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...
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #206 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
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #207 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 s 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 #208 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
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #209 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.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #210 on: May 16, 2016, 03:53:39 pm »
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #211 on: May 16, 2016, 09:06:45 pm »
When I can get the money together one day  :biggrin:
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #212 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.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #213 on: June 02, 2016, 12:31:18 pm »
I'm getting mine tommorrow,  yihaaa
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« Reply #214 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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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #215 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
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #216 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 ...
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #217 on: August 01, 2016, 08:34:45 pm »
Somehow it turns me on too - but not as much as the ride ....  :peepwall: O0
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #218 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.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #219 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.
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