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Jan 28th 2016, 12:56 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

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Africa Twin 2016!

So, I finally sat on the ADV bike Honda is hyping for 2016. Is it comfortable? I felt ready to ride with a similar seating position as my CRF and I was instantly at home in the saddle. Honda claims it's built off the CRF platform... It's got a DCT automatic transmission optional, but I think I'd pass. Here's a few pics from the Vancouver Show 2016.









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Jan 28th 2016, 04:51 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Arlington

There going to sell Many of these things.
Jan 28th 2016, 06:20 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Washington

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The reviews on this bike have been interesting to read, in particular gearing seems to have been an big issue with the test riders finding the gears to tall and not comfortable for rough slow going terrain. I am looking forward (if it ever happens) to get a test ride and compare it to my TransAlp which I dearly love. I am glad to see that Honda is re-entering the adventure riding market in the US again. Maybe as the market for their AT matures they will bring the TA back as well.

Great pictures BTW!
Jan 28th 2016, 09:01 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Good thing there is another tall 500 lb 'off road' bike on the market!
Jan 28th 2016, 09:16 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
I've got a friend who will be buying one of these when they come into showrooms. I really enjoy looking at engine cutaways at these shows! Great pics.
Jan 28th 2016, 10:03 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Olympia

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Very Interesting, these are the first out of the box photos that I can actually tell whats what. Thanks for sharing. Just too bad Honda went parallel twin over the V-twin version of the past. that and I'm seeing trouble with the DCT hasn't been all that cool on the 1200 IMO.
Jan 28th 2016, 11:51 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Arlington

Drop a tooth easy fix. Any fixed $$ yet on it ?
Jan 28th 2016, 12:36 PM   #8
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fixed money?

There was a tag on the bars. Although in Canadian loonies, it still would have been a good idea for this photographer to take a picture of it!
Jan 28th 2016, 12:55 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Arlington

You good

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Jan 28th 2016, 12:56 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Pasco, WA

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Canadian loonies
I'm crackin up over here

Thanks for the pics!
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Jan 28th 2016, 01:08 PM   #11
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Jan 28th 2016, 01:29 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Redmond, WA

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Pricing comes in at $12,999 for the manual and $13,699 for the DCT model.
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Jan 28th 2016, 05:55 PM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  BFE PNW

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I'm tempted, but they built it for normal human sized riders so I'm not sure that it will be tall enough.
Jan 28th 2016, 06:04 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Arlington

Super Tenere

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Jan 28th 2016, 06:52 PM   #15
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I'm seeing some real reviews! Not that canned Honda press day stuff.http://youtu.be/KexKW7gP0ow
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