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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?
 

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So what is Honda Adventure Sports bike ?

Regular AT + Termignoni exhaust, proper bash plate and off-road tires (e.g. TKC 80).

Anybody can add those to his/her new AT and have a Honda concept bike. Wow :grin2::wink2:
 

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What on earth are Honda up to? Have the accountants been unleashed in the design dept? Where are the tubeless rims, uprated suspension, power sockets and cruise control? By the time this comes out 90% of standard AT's are going to be better equipped, so no I would not be willing to pay for one.
 

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So what is Honda Adventure Sports bike ?

Regular AT + Termignoni exhaust, proper bash plate and off-road tires (e.g. TKC 80).
And the seat... that ugly motocross-style seat is included.

The exhaust looks out of place; I think I'm use to looking at the larger size can on the stock bike. Bet it sounds good though!
 

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Think it looks fantastic. One source says it has a larger tank.. Sceptic, doesn´t look like it, and only one source.. Can´t remember wich just now though... Hmmm
 

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Thats the Concept Bike built by Honda Italy and presented at EICMA last November for the CRF1000 Africa Twin launch - they built this using the pre-production black 'camo' bike that was shown at EICMA in 2014 as the 'True Adventure' :grin2:

Changes over the standard bike are:

  • One Piece Seat
  • Steel Rear Rack (design taken from the RD03)
  • Full Termignoni Exhaust System
  • Larger Rear Side Panels
  • Heel Guards trimmed and painted silver
  • Frame Painted white
  • 3D Printed Bashplate (plastic) and painted silver
  • Larger fuel tank (its wider and deeper, although I'm not sure if it is just cosmetic for the show bike or not)
  • 3D Printed Tank Protector
  • Larger Footpegs
  • Pillion Hangers and pegs removed
  • Swingarm in silver
  • Ohlins spring on stock shock
  • Carbon Fibre (or hydro dipped) Engine Guards, Tank Trim and rear section of Front Mudguard
  • Indicators removed
  • Trimmed Rear Mudguard/Tailpiece
 

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...Changes over the standard bike are:

  • One Piece Seat
  • Steel Rear Rack (design taken from the RD03)
  • Full Termignoni Exhaust System
  • Larger Rear Side Panels
  • Heel Guards trimmed and painted silver
  • Frame Painted white
  • 3D Printed Bashplate (plastic) and painted silver
  • Larger fuel tank (its wider and deeper, although I'm not sure if it is just cosmetic for the show bike or not)
  • 3D Printed Tank Protector
  • Larger Footpegs
  • Pillion Hangers and pegs removed
  • Swingarm in silver
  • Ohlins spring on stock shock
  • Carbon Fibre (or hydro dipped) Engine Guards, Tank Trim and rear section of Front Mudguard
  • Indicators removed
  • Trimmed Rear Mudguard/Tailpiece
Impressive R&D effort. :grin2:

A load of bollocks.....the bike press making a story out of nothing.
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Is this an early April Fools joke? I feel like it is but the Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports has been showing up on other news sites before it was posted here.

I really don't see the point of this, may as well add those parts yourself.
 

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Wouldn't it be cool if this was a new CRF650L single?? That would justify knobbies and the exhaust a lot more than the 1000.
 

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Wouldn't it be cool if this was a new CRF650L single?? That would justify knobbies and the exhaust a lot more than the 1000.
Just out of curiosity - why would a 650cc bike be more "worthy" of knobbies and aftermarket exhaust than a larger displacement bike:confused::confused:

I have decided that my Tricolor DCT is deserving both a full race system Termignoni and Motoz knobbies:grin2:
 

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Just out of curiosity - why would a 650cc bike be more "worthy" of knobbies and aftermarket exhaust than a larger displacement bike:confused::confused:

I have decided that my Tricolor DCT is deserving both a full race system Termignoni and Motoz knobbies:grin2:
Most experienced dirt riders consider weight to be "the enemy" and the Africa Twin is carrying at least 165 more pounds more than the current XR650L dual sport model (346 lbs. curb weight). So on that count, it would benefit more (as in being "more dirt worthy") from knobbies and a high performance exhaust than the AT. That's all. I don't think there's anything personal intended. Go ahead and load your deserving Tricolor DCT (536 lbs?) up with knobbies and exhaust and see if you can keep up with the XR or CRF :laugh:
 

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