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Not sure if this is correct but it would be great if it was included in the base model.

Honda now says that ABS and TC (or HSTC, for Honda Selectable Torque Control) will be standard on both versions of the Africa Twin when it debuts here late this year as a 2016 model. The DCT will add automatic functions including a incline detection system that changes the shift parameters for climbs and descents. All together, the ABS and DCT features were said to add 31 pounds to the machine, and we’re waiting for confirmation that this weight differential will stay the same.
Here it is: http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/2016-honda-africa-twin-configurations-updated-news-to-speed
 

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Good find! Notice also that the MotorCyclist article says the press launch for the CRF-AT is October. Now that "the press" includes web-based moto-journalists as well as print guys, we should be getting hard news on how the bike performs very quickly after those guys get their hands on the test fleet. Seriously looking forward to those reports.
 

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From the looks of it, the STD is going to be anything but standard. Kinda like when people stopped calling manual transmissions 'standards'. Not that I mind, I like ABS on big heavy bikes as long as I can turn it off when I like.
 

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ah opps, I just posted the info about the press launch, didn't see it in this thread before hand...

Not sure if we'll be getting pricing in Ocotber or ahead of time...

ME thinks Honda was going to be too far out on price so they had to include extra kit to up the 'value'
 

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I don't see any mention of it in the article but they probably will have the option to turn off ABS. Where is the estimated price point at right now?
 

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I imagine its the same as traction control. Grab a handful of throttle and if the rear wheel starts to break free, chops it back to control wheel spin. Personally wasn't fond of it on my BMW, but at least you could turn it off. Hopefully we can do the same. It was handy in the rain and on paved roads, but it took the fun out of gravel roads until you turned it off.
 

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Haven't heard anything about that yet but they are having a press launch for the Africa Twin in October so they may have more information then. Unless someone knows the answer?
 
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