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Oct 27th 2016, 10:40 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
AFRICA TWIN for everyone! New CBF190X unveiled...

Looking every bit a copy of the CRF1000, Honda has emerged with a Chinese AFRICA TWIN for the masses. And probably for less than a tenth the price of the real bike. Though I must say, this is pretty cool in an, "At least it's not a scooter," kind of way. I rather have taken to it in the short time I've been looking at it here. Here's my quick review on the bike:
There are two readily apparent bonuses to this bike.
1) It's not a pig in the weight catagory as people have tended to bag on the CRF1000. Rather, I think one person could pick the back end up quite easily.
2) It seems to have ticked all the right boxes. Open layout, disk brakes, USD forks, windscreen and room for a passenger. Now, I'm not saying that passenger can be 150 lbs. I'd guess it's rated for maybe 100 at best... Maybe 250-300lbs max rider weight.
Would this be a welcome addition in the US or is it best slated for Asian countries only?


BONUS ARTICLE:Honda CBF190X unveiled in China | MCN
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Edited by Thumperpilot on Oct 28th 2016 at 12:31 AM
Oct 27th 2016, 11:42 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016

I would go for a 500cc Africa twin if it was 70lbs lighter than the cb500
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Oct 28th 2016, 12:45 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
I'd buy it for shit and giggles if it was cheap enough.
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Oct 28th 2016, 07:38 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016

  2015 Yamaha FZ-07
Way too small. If it can't really go on the highway and it is not a "dual sport" no one will buy it.
Oct 28th 2016, 08:35 AM   #5
  Apr 2016

There they go putting the awesome gold wheels on the bikes for every other market but the US. Jerks. Also just got a second recall notice on the Grom fuel pump to go along with the crankshaft recall on the CB300. WTF Honda, get your shit together.
Oct 28th 2016, 11:45 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S, Yamaha Radian, MZ 125SM
If I'm going to buy a Chinese bike, I'll buy the CSC 250 adventure bike for a lot less money than Honda will sell this for.
Oct 28th 2016, 12:43 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
I think I'll keep my XR650R, it's 20lbs lighter and makes 52HP at the rear wheel!

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