Honda 850cc parallel twin

Honda plans 850cc parallel twin

Honda has filed a patent in Japan for a new 850cc parallel-twin engine to replace the current NC750 range and possibly also go into a smaller Africa Twin. In Australia, there is only the NC750X, but there are several other 70cc models overseas. The new model will not only have a new engine to meet the …

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2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L unveiled

The worst-kept secret in motorcycling has been confirmed with Honda unveiling the full tech specs for the bigger, narrower and higher-tech Africa Twin CRF1100L at the AIMExpo motorcycle show in Ohio, USA. Of course, the biggest news is that the engine has gone from 998cc to a longer-stroke 1084cc with power up from 70kW to 75kW. All details that …

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Honda patents direct injection in Africa Twin 2

Honda patents direct injection, active aero

Honda has been busy this past year filing several interesting patents including the most recent for active aero and direct injection, possibly in the Africa Twin (above). Active aero is like those cars that deploy a rear spoiler at certain speeds, only this deploys MotoGP-style winglets. Direct injection is widely used in diesel and some …

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2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports shows

Updated Honda Africa Twin price hike

Honda Motorcycles Australia says it is “pleased to announce the pricing for the anticipated 2018 Africa Twin variants”, however there is nothing pleasing about the price hike on the big adventure motorcycles. The Africa Twin CRF100L has been updated with Throttle By Wire engine management with four riding modes, expanded seven-stage Honda Selectable Torque Control …

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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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