Leaked Video of the Honda Africa Twin Out Testing

05/13/2015 @ 12:18 pm, by Jensen Beeler13 COMMENTS

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It looks like some video of the new Africa Twin has leaked out of Honda HQ, showing the adventure-touring bike going through its paces.

From the few glimpses we see from the video, the Honda Africa Twin looks very similar to the True Adventure prototype that Honda unveiled at EICMA.

Designated as the Honda CRF1000L, the Africa Twin is shaping up to be a very interesting motorcycle from Big Red.

The 1,000cc parallel-twin engine is certainly nothing exciting, but Honda has mated it to an optional dual-clutch transmission, which might be a master-stroke from the Japanese company.

Drawing from the Africa Twin’s history in the Dakar Rally, the CRF1000L is being billed as a true off-roader, which is a breath of fresh air for a segment that continually pushes itself back onto the tarmac.

Pricing will be key, of course, but judging from the temperature of the motorcycling press, Honda already has a winner with the Africa Twin.

Source: Insella.it

  • Alex

    “no honey, you don’t need another bike!”
    “GODDAMN IT YES I DO! YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND!”
    so yeah. i’m saving my pennies now

  • C’mon Man

    “You don’t have room in the garage for ANOTHER bike!”
    “I will clean sh*t up, build shelves, throw sh*t away. I WILL MAKE ROOM!!!”

  • Emptybee

    I’m sure that’s “leaked” with quote marks around it.

  • Adrian

    This is not a leak, it is a promotional video.

  • Bruce Steever

    “Leaked”

  • Piglet2010

    Honda bikes do not leak.

    British bikes on the other hand…

  • Alex

    I suppose this is the last year of the XR650L.

  • AHA

    Hmmm. Actual off road ability ‘to be determined’ at this stage, of course. Likely weight, tyres, engine size etc suggest it will do well to even match the abilities of the 1190R and that ain’t saying that much (unless you’re Chris Birch, right?) That said, Rekluse are selling an awful lot of aftermarket auto-clutches to the dirt fraternity right now so that transmission could be exactly the master stroke you’re suggesting.

  • Keith Schiffner

    British bikes mark their territory…Harleys leak, that’s why they have a oil tank.

  • Keith Schiffner

    yeah ‘leaked’ he, sure…

  • Piglet2010

    My Modern Classics Bonnie seeps oil onto the floor. My 2004 Ninjette does not leak anything.

  • Piglet2010

    Would be nice to see an update of that bike to have more reasonable power and ergonomics.

  • JW

    I’m thinking this bike will be around 14k out da door