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Offline plabusch

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More Adventure-Worthy Honda Africa Twin On the Way
« on: October 28, 2017, 06:06:30 am »
Found some interesting info on a upcoming added model.....
New larger tank and new larger rear side panels.
The tank and side panels look exactly like the Honda Adventure Sports Concept.

See the link at the bottom for the whole story.

A new, more adventure-focused version of the Honda Africa Twin may be on its way, offering more off-road capability and a larger fuel tank. The new model may make its debut in a couple of weeks at EICMA as a 2018 model. It will likely be based on the Africa Twin Adventure Sports Concept (pictured above) that was shown off in early 2016.

Evidence of this new variant comes to us via design patents filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for a new fuel tank and tail side cover. While the patents don’t mention what motorcycle they will below to, the designs show a clear similarity with the current Africa Twin. Maurizio Carbonara, the designer of the Africa Twin, is listed as one of the designers of these two new patents, further establishing the connection to the AT.

The new fuel tank design looks very much like the current CRF1000L Africa Twin’s tank, having the same sloping angle and the bulges on either side where it would meet the AT’s fairing.
The new tail panels would suggest other changes to the tail and/or seat, perhaps a flatter one-piece seat design like the one on the concept instead of the two-piece seat on the current Africa Twin. Other changes we expect include crash bars, a stronger bash plate, a higher exhaust and knobbier tires.

As for the name, Japanese publication Young Machine has floated the name “CRF1000LB” for a potential”Big Tank” version of the Africa Twin. Young Machine reports the CRF1000LB will be unveiled at EICMA, and the timing of the patent designs lead us to the same conclusion.

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/honda/more-adventure-worthy-honda-africa-twin-on-the-way.html
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Re: More Adventure-Worthy Honda Africa Twin On the Way
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 05:32:43 pm »
When will this go on sale?
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Re: More Adventure-Worthy Honda Africa Twin On the Way
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 04:47:18 am »
With all the improvements I made to my 2016 AT I cannot see me changing for the new version soon, BUT, I wonder if the tank will be 'transferable'.
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Re: More Adventure-Worthy Honda Africa Twin On the Way
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 06:24:01 am »
With all the improvements I made to my 2016 AT I cannot see me changing for the new version soon, BUT, I wonder if the tank will be 'transferable'.

I don’t know for sure but there looks to me more than just a tank swap involved?
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Offline volroom

Re: More Adventure-Worthy Honda Africa Twin On the Way
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 09:05:17 pm »
seems the AR sports is available in Europe. when will it be available in SA, amd what will it cost (and weigh)?
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