Because the current Africa Twin isn’t adventurous enough for them, Honda decided to reveal their Africa Twin Adventure Sports at the Osaka Motorcycle Show. It’s not the first time a manufacturer came out with a bike that was supposed to do the job it claims to and then later release an R or Adventure model. BMW has done it with the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure model and Honda won’t be the last.
As cool as Adventure Sports sounds, the actual changes made to it are quite minimal. Honda has kept the body similar to the style we’ve all come to love but added the high-performance Termignoni exhaust for a dirt bike like sound. The AT Adventure Sports also received a huge bash plate, MX-style seat, and a smaller luggage rack with a tubular metal structure. Or course, rounding out the changes is a set of knobbies. As for the basics, the engine and chassis are the same and so is most of the bodywork.
If Honda does come out with the AT Adventure Sports, we could be waiting 12 months or more for one to hit showrooms floors. Would you be willing to pay for one?