Find out what we know so far about an upcoming middleweight Honda Africa Twin, expected to be developed from the NC750 platform, here.
I think I found my next bike!
The AT is down on power, another 20 horses would be great, low revving engine would be hopeless in a 790 style bike, they are made to have fun on, not boring, I cant see the point in owning a low rev cruiser when in the dirt is when I want to Braaaap, to be able to break loose the rear at will is whats needed,I'm sure opinions on this will differ, but IMO there is a lot of benefit in a low revving, high torque engine in the dirt. I mean, isn't that one of the things KLR and Himalaya riders love about their tractor-like bikes? But, to be even remotely competitive in the class, I think the new 790 engine will have to be similar in character to the AT 1000 engine. Time will tell. I wouldn't rule it out until you throw a leg over it. As I recall, when the AT was launched, people complained that the engine was down on power when compared to the competition. Just food for thought.