Ooh la la! Africa Twin 1200 on the way??

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by DavidFL, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Too good to be true??? A late April Fools joke?

    http://www.infomotori.com/honda_africa_ ... 691_1.html

    http://motorcyclespecs.co.za/pic%20of%2 ... n_1200.htm


    Translation: Italian ยป English

    Honda Africa Twin 1200 for the moment is little more than a voice still never confirmed by the Japanese House. What is certain is that if they miss in a segment - that of enduro road - which today represents a good part of the motorcycle sold, but Africa Twin, as it was conceived at the still missing: capable of addressing travel even in pairs, low operating costs, maintenance and easy to fit any type of terrain. We expect to infomotori.com the forward, certain that many of you await your return. In the meantime we asked Oberdan Bezzi to trace the lines of future Africa Twin and have it described as follows.


    It was not in Cologne and perhaps Honda will not even all'EICMA, but is ready and has the potential to be the worthy heir of the legendary Africa Twin born in late 80s.
    The V-twin has been an increase of up to 1200cc engine capacity (compared to her cousin Varadero), but in addition the whole motion was designed to return the lighthouse to be covered by category.
    First, the extent of the front wheels with 21 "rear and 18", as if to say that wanting and having the capacity, some puntatina in a route that is not only a "white road" you can also do.
    Then the weight that despite the tonnage of the motion is vocifera as surprisingly low compared to competition. However, the saddle is higher because of the nature and sporting a long suspension travel. The frame is steel with parts alloy.


    One way, the new Africa Twin, which is exactly half way between the big enduro travel and more markedly sports such as R1200GS and HP2, to stay at home BMW.
    The design is based on not appear too heavy albeit with an image of strength definitely perceptible. Finally, the livery is a tribute to Africa Twin original 1988 blue and red blue and white logo with the HRC (which has contributed to the development) in beautiful exhibition.

    Comment: Arh, too good to be true.. a 1200 Africa Twin.
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  3. gobs

    gobs Ol'Timer


    I want the red one!
    Where to order right now?

    Hurry up Mr Honda!

    And thanks for the "info", David!

  4. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Wow, that would be a real nice one !! Colour wouldn't be a topic as I would try to get any one of these once imported.............most probably pay up cash 100% to get the first one in LOS............ :lol:
  5. KZ

    KZ Ol'Timer

    JUICY!! This bike would be in direct competition to the GS 1200, but lighter, cheaper and better looking, and probably as dependable. Bring it on!
    At the same time it would take away buyers from Honda's own Varadero 1000, they may as well discontinue that model if the big AT is available. But not so fast, maybe the most important sentence in the article is this one:
    "Honda Africa Twin 1200 for the moment is little more than a voice still never confirmed by the Japanese House."

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