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A spec for spec comparison of the Africa Twin against the other big name ADV bikes from KTM, BMW, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Triumph.

Honda finds themselves in an interesting position as they seem to be attempting to position the Africa Twin firmly in the middle of full blown dual sports and bulkier ADV specific bikes.

Price will likely be a major factor. We know its going to be reliable and we know there will be support globally, but how much to join the club?
 

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I think Honda is trying to reach a broader customer base by placing themselves right in the middle. As for the price, all we can do is guess as Honda has left everyone in the dark about it.
 

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Thanks for the Great Info!!!

I have moderate arthritis in both knees. I've been trying to figure out the distance between the foot pegs and the seat of the Africa Twin and compare that to bikes I am familiar with. The Super Tenere and the V-strom 1000 are very comfortable and the GS800 is not. The KTM 1190 Adventure isn't bad either. It appears that the Honda will be a bit cramped for me. I'm sure someone will produce a peg-lowering kit at some point. I still look forward to giving the Honda a try whenever I finally find one on a showroom floor.
 

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I have moderate arthritis in both knees. I've been trying to figure out the distance between the foot pegs and the seat of the Africa Twin and compare that to bikes I am familiar with. The Super Tenere and the V-strom 1000 are very comfortable and the GS800 is not. The KTM 1190 Adventure isn't bad either. It appears that the Honda will be a bit cramped for me. I'm sure someone will produce a peg-lowering kit at some point. I still look forward to giving the Honda a try whenever I finally find one on a showroom floor.
rough estimate of 24.5, I responded in your original thread as well! :D http://www.africatwinforum.com/forum/9474-post2.html

instead of peg lowering, would you consider seat heightening?
 

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I think Honda is trying to reach a broader customer base by placing themselves right in the middle. As for the price, all we can do is guess as Honda has left everyone in the dark about it.
"American Honda announced the 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin will be available for $12,999 for the manual transmission model, and $13,699 for the dual clutch transmission version."

Not bad.
 

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I have a small leaflet (in Estonian), that has weight distribution written on it:

49,6% Front and 50,4% Rear.
Interesting, does anyone know what the GS and other rivals balance is? going to be more like 40/60 once the mad boys are done adding their cases/boxes and gear ahah
 

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It must be pretty normal to have an uneven distribution on a bike like this that is expecting to have plenty of stuff added onto the back. Does it feel a ton different to ride? I don't want to feel like I'm dragging too much. Less is more in my opinion with the rear add ons.
 

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It must be pretty normal to have an uneven distribution on a bike like this that is expecting to have plenty of stuff added onto the back. Does it feel a ton different to ride? I don't want to feel like I'm dragging too much. Less is more in my opinion with the rear add ons.
ok yea if you're going to the supermarket, but its hard to adopt that mantra when you're packing up for 2 weeks...
 
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