Africa Twin Crf1000l - How Many Members Have Placed Orders?

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by FaraGit, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. FaraGit

    FaraGit Ol'Timer

    So, still no news on a delivery date. I am now wondering whether to hold off for the 2107 model. Not sure of colors other than the upgrades to wheels etc that have been made. Does anyone know roughly when the 2017 model would be expected here. Is it possible my delivery, and i'm sure others has been delayed because of the 2017 model. I did ring Rama3 but they couldn't give an answer.

    ^Don't like that color btw.
     
  2. FaraGit

    FaraGit Ol'Timer

    Yippee, it's arrived!
    Spending Christmas in Austrai, Salzburg and Vienna but was informed my bike will arrive on the 25th. Thanks Jesus!
    Well, it's waiting for me when I get back!

    Have a great NY all!
     
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  3. Varadero

    Varadero Ol'Timer

    Gratulations ! Honda can't deliver a main stand since 2 months (SW-Motech alternative is available now). I guess other spare parts won't be on stock if needed. Of course also no green book and no number. So it needs time until everything is completed.
     
  4. Peeto

    Peeto Active Member

    Why no green book and number?
    Here in Pattaya the people who drive a Africa twin have it.

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  5. scotty007

    scotty007 Ol'Timer

    Takes a couple of months to sort out in Chiang Mai!
     
  6. Varadero

    Varadero Ol'Timer

    They said that the documents for the bike haven't arrived yet, which i didn't believe. So I don't know whether that is a general problem in Chiang Mai or whether they try to challenge BMW Barcelona in the 'Worst-Service-Contest'. (actually Barcelona has improved).
     
  7. Varadero

    Varadero Ol'Timer

    Ashes on my head ... Number should be ready for pick-up tomorrow !
     
  8. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Do you have an Africa Twin then?
     
  9. Peeto

    Peeto Active Member

    No, still on my versys.
    But some friends of mine.
     
  10. FaraGit

    FaraGit Ol'Timer

    Damn....The wife said "In exchange for the Africa Twin I must accept celibacy!"

    Collecting the bike this Sunday. Wife's eh!
     
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  11. FaraGit

    FaraGit Ol'Timer

    Only in Thailand!

    Arrived back from Austria on the 31st. Rang Honda on the 4th to say we'll collect the bike on Sunday the 7th as agreed. All of which was arranged after they confirmed 25th December delivery. Wife and I head out to Honda and phone to mention we are on our way. Bike has been sold!
    Guy calls back an says the bike has been recalled due to a scratched bearing. I assume the wife misheard and means fairing. I asked if they could confirm the fault so I can mentioned on our site as well as this. They then say they scratched the bike themselves and no recall. I mention I will take the bike and wait for new fairing. Bike has been sent back. Yeah right! One salesperson blames it on the other.

    Cheeky numpties obviously gambled while I was away and sold to someone to not turn a new sale away.

    I have to wait until the 18th now. Buggers!
     
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  12. FaraGit

    FaraGit Ol'Timer

    IMG_6291.JPG At last, picked my bike up today!
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  13. Varadero

    Varadero Ol'Timer

    Finally you made it ! Congratulations and have fun !
     
  14. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

  15. FaraGit

    FaraGit Ol'Timer

    IMG_6325.JPG From the short time I have had it, I am very impressed. It is like riding a BMX and feels so light in comparison to my moded Versys. Very well balanced bike.
    Dunlops coming off. Mitas e07 Dakar going on.
     
  16. ozziedave007

    ozziedave007 Member

    Ordered a Black Manual from BigWing CM 10 days ago, stipulating had to be 2017 build, was told 2 months......waiting
     
  17. Varadero

    Varadero Ol'Timer

    I don't know about the Versys, but a BMW F800GS - from my point of view - handles much better and actually it is much lighter. For me, the weight is the biggest disadvantage of the AT. However it is a really very very good bike.
     
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  18. FaraGit

    FaraGit Ol'Timer

    Guess its horses for courses as I did a test review for the F 800 GS for an auto site in Thailand. Great bike but I wasn't upset jumping back onto my Versys. As for the 800 and AT, different kettle of fish off road. Weight, when balanced correctly is neither here or there.

    Just to add: Should anyone consider buying an Africa Twin, for the love of God do not buy it from the same dealer as me. I won't mention the name here but by all means PM if you need to know where to avoid.
     
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  19. Varadero

    Varadero Ol'Timer

    Yes, that's the nature of a forum to discuss different opinions.
    I had both bikes at the same time for nearly 4 months and so I
    was able to jump from AT to GS ... and that's how my comment
    came out. But as I said, it's a really good bike and if it had 20kg
    less it would be even better.
     
  20. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Riders speaking from experience is what i like + makes GTR valued.
     
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