2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports more rugged rush

Honda leads January sales rush

Honda Australia has started the expected January sales rush after the motorcycle market recorded a dismal sales result in 2017. Total national sales of motorcycles, scooters and ATVs were down 9.3%. Click here to read full results. While Honda remained the market leader and sales were down 8%, which was less than across the industry, …

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2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports more rugged

2018 Honda Africa Twin more rugged

Honda is taking on the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure with a more rugged Africa Twin CRF100L Adventure Sports boasting a bigger 30-litre tank. The bike was shown ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan today. Other Honda models on display include restyled CB1000R, CB300R and CB125R naked bikes, the GL1800 Goldwing which debuted …

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Ducati Multistrada carabinieri police patrols

Honda and Ducati support police patrols

Police have used a variety of motorcycles for patrols over the years, but there may be a new trend toward riding big-bore adventure motorcycles. The Italian Carabinieri has chosen the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S and Multistrada 1200 Enduro as their official bikes. Meanwhile, American Honda has just donated two Africa Twin adventure motorcycles to the …

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Honda Africa Twin claims altitude record discount war

Honda Red Sale continues discount war

Honda has embarked on a discount war over the past year in an effort to return to the top of the road bike sales after Harley-Davidson has repeatedly topped the list. We suspect with the motorcycle industry first-quarter results due in the next couple of days that the news isn’t great for Honda. That’s why they are …

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Honda Africa Twin claims altitude record

Honda Africa Twin claims altitude record

A Honda Africa Twin in almost standard trim has claimed the world altitude record for a twin-cylinder motorcycle by climbing the world’s highest volcano. The bike with the DCT automatic transmission reached 5965m on Ojos del Salado in the Atacama Region, on the Argentina-Chile border. Honda says they did not change the fuelling. Only a …

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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Honda factory resumes after quake

Supplies of Honda Africa Twin, Fireblade, VFR1200F, NC750X and Goldwing will start flowing again as production has resumed at the Kumamoto factory damaged in the April earthquake. While there were no fatalities of Honda workers, the factory sustained damage in the quake and the majority of production being prepared for shipping was also damaged. Production was suspended from April 14, but has …

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Laura Csortan and Christophe Barriere-Varju in "Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar” on TV

Dakar racer reviews Honda Africa Twin

Four-time Dakar racer Christophe Barriere-Varju has road tested the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin in the toughest of conditions in Morocco and declared “anyone car ride that bike, cruising or fast”. Christophe rode the bike with off-road novice and Australian fashion model Laura Csortan for a National Geographic Channel show, “Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar”, which …

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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Honda motorcycles delayed by earthquake

Delays in Africa Twin and Goldwing deliveries are expected after the Honda factory in Kumamoto was damaged in the recent earthquake and won’t begin re-opening until Friday, May 6, 2016. In a letter to all Australian Honda dealers, Honda Australia motorcycle GM Peter Singleton says “it may be weeks before the full effects of the …

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