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Old 11-05-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
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Honda Africa Twin

Call me crazy but I'm super excited to learn more about this bike! I have been coveting an F800GS for quite some time...and the Honda looks to be along the same vein...with 200 more cc, and I bet 1/2 the price....

BMW kicks Ducati in the nuts with the new S1000XR

Honda kicks BMW in the nuts with the new Africa Twin.

Around and around we go!
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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What does your post have anything to do with a BMW parallel. It makes no sense, "what is this shake and bake, it makes no sense".
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:12 AM   #3
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:12 AM   #4
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I will take your 1/2 the price bet.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:16 AM   #5
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What does your post have anything to do with a BMW parallel. It makes no sense, "what is this shake and bake, it makes no sense".
It is a dirt twin....and it looks to be a copy of the F800GS. I'm a BMW fan...have one in the garage....I was under the impression that this site is for discussion about motorcycles..no?
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:32 AM   #6
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Ah, I see a thread for this bike in "Beasts"...my apologies..I never visit that forum as I spend most of my time in the BMW sections.

Feel free to nuke it...no need for another thread.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #7
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I'm all for every manufacturer coming up with their own version of an Adventure Bike. Triumph just announced the 2015 Tiger. With more pressure on the manufacturers to compete, more exciting products will roll off assembly lines. I like the fact that the new Tiger comes with "cruise control". I rode my F8GSA over to Morman Lake, AZ earlier this year and I would have loved having cruise control for the I-10 portion of that ride.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:00 PM   #8
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BMW kicks Ducati in the nuts with the new S1000XR

Honda kicks BMW in the nuts with the new Africa Twin.
lol..my thoughts exactly..

S1000XR = more reliable multistrada
Africa Twin = more reliable GS

Now I just need Yamaha to build a WR450R so I can sell my 690 and my tools can gather dust.

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Old 11-05-2014, 04:51 PM   #9
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lol..my thoughts exactly..

S1000XR = more reliable multistrada
Africa Twin = more reliable GS

Now I just need Yamaha to build a WR450R so I can sell my 690 and my tools can gather dust.

:)
Might not jump so soon on the Africa Twin. Word is, Honda is only offering it with a DCT, which means I personally would never touch it with a 10 foot pole....
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:19 PM   #10
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Might not jump so soon on the Africa Twin. Word is, Honda is only offering it with a DCT, which means I personally would never touch it with a 10 foot pole....
Say it isn't so! :(
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:23 PM   #11
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Say it isn't so! :(
I wouldn't say it's gospel, but there is a motorcycle journalist who supposedly has a somewhat exclusive "first reveal" status on the Africa Twin (for credibility sake, he has pretty much been a day or two earlier than anyone else with information that is correct). He said, when the most recent pictures popped up (which he broke first) that Honda is planning on moving as exclusively to the DCT as they can in the coming years, and that this will be a model that is offered with it and no alternative.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #12
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So how different than the old ct90 which operated the clutch with the shift lever? It was ok on a little bike but there was no feathering the clutch in a tight place, I wouldn't want it on my F8.
I wouldn't bet on Honda being that much cheaper either, parts don't seem to be
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:43 PM   #13
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So how different than the old ct90 which operated the clutch with the shift lever? It was ok on a little bike but there was no feathering the clutch in a tight place, I wouldn't want it on my F8.
I wouldn't bet on Honda being that much cheaper either, parts don't seem to be
It's the same as the current DCT they offer as a $1000 upgrade on several models. No clutch, no shift lever, just a + and - button on the left controls where the turn signal is.
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:29 PM   #14
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Thumbs down Dct

Yeah, I have the DCT on my VFR, which works on a road bike. I wouldn't buy a DCT on an adventure bike.

Honda needs to think of a direct competitor to the 690. Good adjustable suspension, 21" front wheel, heavy subframe for folks to mount bags on, 350-400 lbs, 500-700cc parallel twin, ~70HP, 200 mile fuel range, no frills, KISS.
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:46 PM   #15
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new twin

except for the weight didnt u just describe a f800gs?
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