The off-road oriented Africa Twin has just landed in Australia in three models and already it looks like a fourth, even more adventurous model will be coming after Honda unveiled its Adventure Sports Concept.
The standard Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin starts at $15,499. Add another $1000 for ABS and another $100 for ABS and dual clutch semi-automatic transmission.
If you thought the Africa Twin was one of the more dirt-oriented of the big-bore all-roaders, the Adventure Sports Concept is even more so with a massive aluminium bash plate, highset Dakar-style Termignoni exhaust, motocross-style flat seat, rugged luggage rack with grab rails, aggressive knobby tyres and Honda’s Dakar race tricolour scheme.
You could make all those changes yourself with aftermarket accessories and a good spray painter, but it seems likely Honda will offer a limited edition model atsome stage this year to give the model another kick along.
With the adventure market growing at a rapid rate and these models competitively priced and much lighter and more dirt oriented, the Africa Twin could finally topple the R 1200 GS and GSA from their big-bore adventure throne.