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Old 10-29-2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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2015 Africa Twin ADV 1000 to be Unveiled at EICMA!

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...how/25797.html

Can't wait to see what it'll look like!

I absolutely love my CB500X, so I have high hopes for the Africa Twin
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:53 PM   #2
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:53 PM   #3
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:10 PM   #4
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Honda will figure out how to make it weigh over 500lbs, I'm convinced of it. No doubt using Honda's cutting edge brick technology.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:15 PM   #5
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It will also have the DCT transmission and ABS which is always on. Other than the CB500X (which is a great deal but not what I am looking for), they need to do something big to grab my attention.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:56 PM   #6
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Honda will figure out how to make it weigh over 500lbs, I'm convinced of it. No doubt using Honda's cutting edge brick technology.

And not for the ADV crowd, we're the wrong demographic . . . .
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:17 PM   #7
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It will compete with the Yamaha Fj-09 and the Triumph Tiger 800.

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Old 10-29-2014, 04:31 PM   #8
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My dealer just called me and told me to watch for the release at EICMA, then make a decision for a deposit.


Seems legit to me.
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:35 PM   #9
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I wonder how Las Vegas is calling this.

The case against a bloated useless POS is that Honda already has approximately 5 or 6 of those in the Pretender segment. CB500x, NC700/750x, C-Tourer, C-Runner, Varadero and probably a couple I forget.

The case for it is.....it's freaking Honda and Honda always takes a great idea and screws it up royally or half-asses it. I mean, why do it right now when they're so exceptionally good at delivering overweight and overbudget.

But it will no doubt get the press, like when the CRF250L came out and the press acted like it was the first 250 DP bike EVER. Even though the KLX250S pretty much crushed it off road with an older design.
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:37 PM   #10
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My dealer just called me and told me to watch for the release at EICMA, then make a decision for a deposit.
Seems legit to me.
Never buy the A-model of anything...
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #11
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Never buy the A-model of anything...
My mantra as well. But, if this thing ever comes out, I may have to make an exception.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:08 PM   #12
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"Honda will also have its new 1000cc, parallel twin powered Africa Twin adventure bike on display"

Crying wolf? Did you read the aforementioned line in that press release?
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:02 PM   #13
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"Honda will also have its new 1000cc, parallel twin powered Africa Twin adventure bike on display"

Crying wolf? Did you read the aforementioned line in that press release?
"Reports in Japan say near-mythical bike is finally real"

"JAPANESE reports are suggesting...."

It's not a press release, it's a rumor-mill. I for one hope they do release it in all it's mythical unicorn glory. At this point though, I wouldn't count on it anytime soon.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:06 PM   #14
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I read it

Says who?? some magazine some reporter, Japanese , young machine who, just another bunch of BS. My dealer called me too a year ago and said he had a order of the 700 tenere coming in, yeah right.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:19 PM   #15
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"Honda will also have its new 1000cc, parallel twin powered Africa Twin adventure bike on display"

Crying wolf? Did you read the aforementioned line in that press release?

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