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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Africa Twin Adventure Sports Concept

Africa Twin Adventure Sports Concept

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 …

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Touratech Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

Touratech outfits new adventure bikes

German adventure and touring motorcycle accessories company Touratech has always worked closely with countryman BMW to release accessories alongside new models. Now it seems they are also working very closely with the Italians and the Japanese. While the wraps were coming off the new Ducati Multistrada 120 Enduro, Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 and Flat Track Pro …

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Honda City Adventure Concept

Honda off-road scooter concept mystifies

Honda has surprised and mystified with a strange off-road-styled scooter called the City Adventure Concept at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. They say the aggressive-looking scooter with knobby tyres and chain drive ”offers a totally new interpretation of the idea of motorcycling adventure”.  We’re not really sure what that means or where this would …

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