The 2018 Africa Twin

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Re: The 2018 Africa Twin

Post by Helicoptermanr22 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:47 pm

Lovely bike but really do we need any more 1/4 ton bikes?

What we do need however is a 500 AT with adjustable seat height from 32 to 34 inchies with a 3 gallon fuel tank with a wet weight of 150 max.

Oh and air con:)

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Re: The 2018 Africa Twin

Post by RandG » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:55 pm

I suggest you guys go test ride things before commenting on how heavy they are, didn't feel any heavier than my GS.

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Re: The 2018 Africa Twin

Post by smudger272 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:15 pm

dibbs wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:11 am
Well Honda seems to have at least listened to the buying public and fixed all the niggly bits that people have highlighted as being bad! well done Honda. I hope the new bash plate fits my 2016 model as I want one... :D
No it does not Dibbs it has different brackets

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Re: The 2018 Africa Twin

Post by dibbs » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:04 am

smudger272 wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:15 pm
dibbs wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:11 am
Well Honda seems to have at least listened to the buying public and fixed all the niggly bits that people have highlighted as being bad! well done Honda. I hope the new bash plate fits my 2016 model as I want one... :D
No it does not Dibbs it has different brackets
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Re: The 2018 Africa Twin

Post by WIBO » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:43 am

Andi_Archer wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:52 pm
https://expeditionportal.com/2018-crf10 ... adventure/

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KEY FEATURES
•Africa Twin Adventure Sports has a larger fairing matched with an 80-millimeter taller screen to offer greater wind protection, and comes standard with heated grips and a 12-volt accessory socket, facilitating longer tours in wide-ranging conditions.

•The Adventure Sports model comes standard with larger sump guard and front light bars, as well as brushed aluminum cowling panels, rear mudguard, and easily removable steel rack.

•The Adventure Sports model has a larger, 6.37-gallon fuel tank (compared to 4.97 gallons on the standard model), extending range.

•Both the CRF1000L Africa Twin models now have auto-canceling turn indicators.

•The seat in the Adventure Sports model features a flatter profile and a 1.2-inch-taller height than the standard model. The seat adjusts .8 inches, for a seat height of either 35.4 inches or 36.2 inches (compared to 33.5 inches and 34.3 inches). Handlebar position is 1.3 inches higher and .2 inches rearward compared to the standard version.

•Adventure Sports model has a storage pocket on rear right.

•On both models, the rider’s foot pegs are now wider and affixed via stouter steel mounting plates, whereas the passenger foot-peg hangers have been redesigned to allow more room for the rider’s feet when standing.

•On both models, instruments are positioned at a shallower angle to allow the rider to see them more easily from a standing position.

•Adventure Sports model has an updated, longer-travel Showa suspension, resulting in 10.6 inches of ground clearance (compared to 9.8 inches). On both models, shock preload, rebound damping, and compression damping are fully adjustable.

•Both models have compact two-piece, radial-mount, four-piston front-brake calipers and “wave” floating rotors front and rear. The lightweight two-channel ABS can be turned off at the rear.

•Both models feature front and rear wheels in size 21 and 18 inches, respectively, with stainless-steel spokes for improved durability.

•On both models, the 998cc SOHC eight-valve parallel-twin engine is updated with a new airbox, now featuring a 20-millimeter longer funnel length and matched to redesigned exhaust internals that significantly improve midrange response and sound quality.

•On both models, the engine’s balancer-shaft weights have been lightened by 10.6 ounces for added character and feel in power delivery.

•The water pump is housed within the clutch casing, with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head, while water and oil pumps are driven by the engine’s balancer shafts, contributing to a compact engine and optimum ground clearance.

•New for 2018, a lithium-ion battery is 5.1 pounds lighter than the previous lead-acid unit.


•Both versions available with Honda’s advanced automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), delivering consistent, quick, seamless gear changes on-
road or off. Rider can select from three different shifting modes, and a G switch enhances off-road functionality by reducing the amount of clutch slip during gear changes.

•New for 2018, both Africa Twin models have a Throttle-By-Wire system (TBW), opening the door to four individual riding modes and an expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system.

•HSTC now features seven levels (up from three), to adapt to a wide variety of conditions. HSTC can also be completely switched off, and three levels of power and engine braking are available.





Nice looking bike!!



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Re: The 2018 Africa Twin

Post by Andi_Archer » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:50 am

A nice looking bike they have one in the window at Chester Honda I was in there the other day getting repalcement rims[spoke corrosion] ,left controller [ sticking set button caused by swelling seal] and heat grip controller [poor heat control] under warrenty on my 2016 model .

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Re: The 2018 Africa Twin

Post by PaulinBont » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:46 am

1/4 tonne weight.
Might not feel like it weighs that much when riding, but when you're off the road and you are on your own, try picking it up in sand or mud when on a slope.

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Re: The 2018 Africa Twin

Post by bowber » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:57 am

PaulinBont wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:46 am
1/4 tonne weight.
Might not feel like it weighs that much when riding, but when you're off the road and you are on your own, try picking it up in sand or mud when on a slope.
Try getting a bike into and out of my workshop, you soon appreciate how heavy a bike is then, riding it is the easy bit!

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Re: The 2018 Africa Twin

Post by deksawyer » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:33 am

My KTM 1190 ADV feels like it weighs half of my 990 ADV, but there's only 3 or 4 kg in it....and that's just a non riding/pushing it around comparison...both feel light as a feather when riding.

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