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    Default Africa Twin reviews

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyIwO_w3FfM



    Honda invited journalists to ride the new Africa Twin on roads and trails near Moab, UT. No, not Hell's Revenge and other iconic metal-mashing 4x4 trails, just the miles and miles of gravel roads that abound in the area. This video is the first I've seen from the event. Many more will follow, I'm sure.

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    http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2016/...md-first-ride/

    Motorcycle Daily has a lengthy article describing their experience with the Africa Twin in Moab.


    http://dirtbikemagazine.com/home-fea...win-first-ride

    After riding the Africa Twin, Dirt Bike Magazine says, "Some days, work doesn't suck."

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    The National Geographic channel will air a program featuring the new Africa Twin. The show, "Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar," will follow a veteran rally rider and an Australian fashion model as they trace the route of the old Paris-Dakar race through parts of Morocco. The female host will ride a bike with the Africa Twin's optional dual clutch transmission. The program will air Friday, June 17 at 6pm.

    Here's a clip from the show
    http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/videos/adventure-riding-through-todra-gorge/


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    Just saw one of these in the wild last night for the first time. Looked like he'd just rode it off the lot. Very nice looking bikes for sure. My wife's first comment was "See, now I'd ride something like that before I ever even looked at a Harley" ...and that's why I married her.
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    Man, I love these. I want one big time. I'd sell my beloved DRZ400s for a down payment.

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    Scott Brady's review, based on riding around Moab
    http://expeditionportal.com/trail-te...a-africa-twin/

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    Quote Originally Posted by haven View Post
    Scott Brady's review, based on riding around Moab
    http://expeditionportal.com/trail-te...a-africa-twin/
    HE sure talked about its amazing ability to bound around off ledges and over boulders, but every pic of it was with pavement under it
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    Quote Originally Posted by zidaro View Post
    HE sure talked about its amazing ability to bound around off ledges and over boulders, but every pic of it was with pavement under it
    As I see it, only two of seven images are on tarmac. But....
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    I will probably never be in the market for one of these big adventure bikes. Even so, as a fan of motorcycles I was a bit disappointed when the specs finally came out - certainly not revolutionary, especially when people were saying it would be in the 440 pound range and ended up at 500 pounds. But it sure looks like Honda hit it out of the park with the AT. It's hard to rationalize buying a GS800 or Tiger 800 when the AT is an option. And even those in the market for a liter+ adventure bike will certainly be looking at the Honda.
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    Cycle World has posted its initial review of the Africa Twin
    http://www.cycleworld.com/2016-honda...orcycle-review

    The author promises an article comparing the Africa Twin with other large displacement ADV bikes soon.

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