Cool little video. What does the AT mean to the future of the ADV segment...
I agree... IMO a company like Honda would likely see little value in forum enthusiasm, and certainly not in terms of product development. When a forum (like this one) has members who actually own and are riding the bike, then Honda will likely be reading posts in order to glean some valuable input from end users.The answer to that question depends on how accurately Honda judged market demand and whether they depended heavily on forum input to guide product development. "Enthusiasm" on forums does not always equal "purchase" at the dealership. And forum members are not the same as "ordinary" motorcycle buyers (who are riding, not pontificating)...
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Honda: smaller capacity Africa Twin “is a very real possibility”
I'm not sure what their plan for the CRF250 Rally is... I could see (and hope) Honda builds a little hooligan bike like the KTM Duke...Looks like they'll attack the entry level next...
Makes sense as I'm sure there are many new riders now looking for Adv machines instead of the usual mainstream sport/cruiser offerings.
All they need is a 500/650cc machine (Transalp II?) to fill out the stable. The popularity of the CB500x Rally Raid seems to indicate there is demand out there.