Bike Magazine's Bike of The Year 2016 - Honda Africa Twin - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-31-2016, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Bike Magazine's Bike of The Year 2016 - Honda Africa Twin

Was it ever in doubt? Can't post in Africa Twin News so chucking this here

2nd place was Triumph's Thruxton R (really?), 3rd place their Street Twin, 4th was Yam's Tracer 700 and 5th was Ducati's Multistrada Enduro

Here's the Africa's write up (DCT model). I disagree that you can't wheelie the model. Of course you can't clutch up the front wheel, but with HSTC off, manual mode engaged, roll along in 1st - close throttle - crack it in 1st and it comes up a treat, trigger 2nd and she stays up beautifully. These testers don't know what they're doing :-)













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Good article and I am off to the very same place on my AT in October with Austin. The point about wheelie's is a valid one, the bike has enough power to loft the front at the right revs, you need a clutch when you need to pop the front at low speed over obstacles.
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Yes - point taken, you can't just induce a pop of the front at will with the clutch

Enjoy your trip!
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Good article and I am off to the very same place on my AT in October with Austin. The point about wheelie's is a valid one, the bike has enough power to loft the front at the right revs, you need a clutch when you need to pop the front at low speed over obstacles.
Err.. you can actually wheelie it!

TC off.. manual mode... rear brake on.. throttle



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Nice story, thanks for sharing it! I got my AT 3 weeks ago and absolutely love it so far! Had it on fine Florida sugar sand with stock tires and it still handles great, incredible for 500 pounds worth!

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