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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2015, 08:14:47 am »
But wait a sec - the red/white/blue pic above is a completely different bike - different lights, fairing, exhaust/swingarm......????

 ???

And this would be my choice!!!

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2015, 08:19:04 am »
But wait a sec - the red/white/blue pic above is a completely different bike - different lights, fairing, exhaust/swingarm......????

 ???

And this would be my choice!!!

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2015, 08:22:51 am »
But wait a sec - the red/white/blue pic above is a completely different bike - different lights, fairing, exhaust/swingarm......????

 ???

And this would be my choice!!!

 :thumleft:

Thats a concept/wish artists bike!

Well, I wish it was in my grudge.....  :biggrin:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2015, 04:49:47 pm »
Almost had you there for a second..... :imaposer:

We have a brilliant Honda dealer in Slum Town and if he offers me a good price for my 990 ill definitely get one...
« Last Edit: September 09, 2015, 04:51:40 pm by 1190 »
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2015, 03:07:11 pm »
Almost had you there for a second..... :imaposer:

We have a brilliant Honda dealer in Slum Town and if he offers me a good price for my 990 ill definitely get one...

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2015, 02:04:40 pm »
1. Standard: No ABS or TCS                                  R155000 (Including Vat)
Colours: Silver or Black

2. Full Specs: Manual ABS & TCS & MT                 R168000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

3. Full Specs Auto: TCS & ABS & DCT                   R189000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

Is hulle befok? 
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2015, 11:59:34 am »
1. Standard: No ABS or TCS                                  R155000 (Including Vat)
Colours: Silver or Black

2. Full Specs: Manual ABS & TCS & MT                 R168000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

3. Full Specs Auto: TCS & ABS & DCT                   R189000 (Including Vat)
Colours: White Tri Colour or Dakar Red

Is hulle befok? 
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2015, 07:47:46 pm »
Dont mind the color. But slice  weight in  half, half the engine cc, and  half the price  . Gimme 2 yesterday  :drif:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2015, 07:54:02 pm »
Dont mind the color. But slice  weight in  half, half the engine cc, and  half the price  . Gimme 2 yesterday  :drif:

That would be s CRF450 then.  Available now at your friendly dealer.  Beware of the seat though.
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2015, 04:00:38 pm »
I may have to sell my R80G/S and get one of these! That is the best looking bike I've seen in years!
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2015, 10:55:23 pm »
Well Gents, now that the first impressions have been committed to blogs (thanks LS), posts and reports, I felt it might be interesting to see if the Poll Results on this thread might change somewhat, this based on what we have heard so far. For the record, of the 49 that voted we had;

7 - said they would buy the new AT,
24 - said they might buy the new AT,
8 - said they would not buy the new AT, and
10 - felt they could not buy the new AT now.

.... so the Poll has been re-opened and please feel free to amend your vote if need be, or add to the last option.

PS: I have decided to go for the HRC colours and it's 55/45% for the DCT model ...
« Last Edit: November 29, 2015, 11:13:18 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...

Old bike: '82 Eddie Lawson Replica Replica.
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2015, 10:02:59 am »
Well Gents, now that the first impressions have been committed to blogs (thanks LS), posts and reports, I felt it might be interesting to see if the Poll Results on this thread might change somewhat, this based on what we have heard so far. For the record, of the 49 that voted we had;

7 - said they would buy the new AT,
24 - said they might buy the new AT,
8 - said they would not buy the new AT, and
10 - felt they could not buy the new AT now.

.... so the Poll has been re-opened and please feel free to amend your vote if need be, or add to the last option.

PS: I have decided to go for the HRC colours and it's 55/45% for the DCT model ...


May I be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS !!!  :biggrin: :thumleft:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2015, 04:30:54 pm »
Well Gents, now that the first impressions have been committed to blogs (thanks LS), posts and reports, I felt it might be interesting to see if the Poll Results on this thread might change somewhat, this based on what we have heard so far. For the record, of the 49 that voted we had;

7 - said they would buy the new AT,
24 - said they might buy the new AT,
8 - said they would not buy the new AT, and
10 - felt they could not buy the new AT now.

.... so the Poll has been re-opened and please feel free to amend your vote if need be, or add to the last option.

PS: I have decided to go for the HRC colours and it's 55/45% for the DCT model ...


May I be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS !!!  :biggrin: :thumleft:


Yebo, me like dat one!
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New bike: '16 Honda Africa Twin.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2015, 05:14:25 pm »
Waiting for my ship to come in but the fokken thing turned out to be the Titanic   :patch:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2015, 09:05:26 pm »
Sold my 2014 F800 GSA two weeks ago to get the manual Tri Colour with ABS.
Its only being two weeks and the suspense is killing me.
My dealer says March only.  :BangHead:
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2015, 10:12:17 pm »
Sold my 2014 F800 GSA two weeks ago to get the manual Tri Colour with ABS.
Its only being two weeks and the suspense is killing me.
My deales says March only.  :BangHead: :BangHead:

Congrats. Keen to hear your comments once you've got it.
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 #56 on: January 17, 2016, 02:59:06 pm »
Anyone know what Honda SA offering on price for various models,

or are they "Subject to exchange rate? They have paid for them already so should be beneficial to take off the first batch?  8)

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2016, 07:33:19 pm »
I put 45K down in August 2015 for a white ABS bike , have been putting 3k , 5k , whatever K I have to my local Honda dealer to pay the bike off - I am 110k in and in Dec changed my mind to a red DCT version - if I sell my existing bikes I will have paid the bike off otherwise the last bit is on the access bond - I keep phone-ing the Honda dealer to check if there has been a price fluctuation , his words are that there is always an allowance to this factored in by Honda - but by how much ? I can take the 189 000 hit but any further up is not doable  - down to the ABS model if the prices start to reflect real rand value - my hope is Honda sticks to their word this first round and adjusts after - holding thumbs 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #58 on: January 18, 2016, 11:06:42 pm »
I put 45K down in August 2015 for a white ABS bike , have been putting 3k , 5k , whatever K I have to my local Honda dealer to pay the bike off - I am 110k in and in Dec changed my mind to a red DCT version - if I sell my existing bikes I will have paid the bike off otherwise the last bit is on the access bond - I keep phone-ing the Honda dealer to check if there has been a price fluctuation , his words are that there is always an allowance to this factored in by Honda - but by how much ? I can take the 189 000 hit but any further up is not doable  - down to the ABS model if the prices start to reflect real rand value - my hope is Honda sticks to their word this first round and adjusts after - holding thumbs 

Agreed. That will be the next big gripe from potential new owners. If arrival dates are only in March/April a whole lot is still up in the air price wise. We can only hope the price stays at what they projected.
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 #59 on: January 19, 2016, 07:17:02 am »
I put 45K down in August 2015 for a white ABS bike , have been putting 3k , 5k , whatever K I have to my local Honda dealer to pay the bike off - I am 110k in and in Dec changed my mind to a red DCT version - if I sell my existing bikes I will have paid the bike off otherwise the last bit is on the access bond - I keep phone-ing the Honda dealer to check if there has been a price fluctuation , his words are that there is always an allowance to this factored in by Honda - but by how much ? I can take the 189 000 hit but any further up is not doable  - down to the ABS model if the prices start to reflect real rand value - my hope is Honda sticks to their word this first round and adjusts after - holding thumbs 

Agreed. That will be the next big gripe from potential new owners. If arrival dates are only in March/April a whole lot is still up in the air price wise. We can only hope the price stays at what they projected.

Potentially Honda SA should have bought the forward cover on the shipment - that's what just about every importer of anything does these days, so potentially the prices for the first shipments will be fixed already. Potentially......

I am seriously considering trading the Lump in on a white ABS model..... Hmm.....  :eek7:
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