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Touratech have announced "a new relationship with Honda" for the Africa Twin.


For the AT they will have:



  • Crash bars.
  • Tank bags.
  • Headlight guards.
  • Side-stand enlarger.
  • Seat.
  • Spot lights.
  • GPS bracket adaptor.
  • Foot pegs.
  • Rear roll-bag.
  • Wider range to follow.
Details announced at:


http://www.touratech.co.uk/wpdev/index.php/touratech-announces-new-relationship-with-honda-and-ducati/?utm_source=Touratech+UK&utm_campaign=f468e34092-November_2015_mid_month11_17_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc22c2e8c8-f468e34092-225678909


Be interesting to see what else they bring to the table.


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The Touratech guys don't ride at the level of Honda's hired guns so the video gives a better idea of how ordinary riders will fare on different road surfaces. They really should have set their suspensions up a lot better for those big dips in the last dirt road segment :surprise:. Seeing the lead bike nearly bottom the forks out makes electronic adjustable suspension such as offered by Ducati and BMW more appealing if you intend to ride on and off-road a lot.
 

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^ I don't see the point of launching a big 500 lb. ADV bike (one that is also laden with the extra weight of big pannier boxes, etc.) off of terrain features to the point of bottoming out the suspension. If I'm doing that kind of off road riding, I want something that weighs less than 300 lbs.
 

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I don't think they were doing anything hardcore, just motoring along a fairly benign gravel road. A little "jump" like that could happen anytime you're going along an unfamiliar road. It had been noted from the marketing videos that the suspension looked on the soft side and this isn't helping. I can't wait for some real life reviews to come out. Surely that must happen soon.
 

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I don't think they were doing anything hardcore, just motoring along a fairly benign gravel road. A little "jump" like that could happen anytime you're going along an unfamiliar road. It had been noted from the marketing videos that the suspension looked on the soft side and this isn't helping. I can't wait for some real life reviews to come out. Surely that must happen soon.
Exactly right and suspensions were obviously set for paved road and suffered in the dirt. My guess is the panniers were empty (the video being promotional not an evaluation) so they weren't carrying a lot of extra weight. It wouldn't have taken 10 minutes to wind up pre-load a few turns and increase compression damping, front and rear on all three bikes. Maybe not a very sophisticated adjustment, but they would have enjoyed the ride a lot more and looked a lot more proficient.
 
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