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Author: Naomi Dunbar

Here at the ABR office, we’ve all been sat drooling at photos of the new Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports for 2018 as Bryn, our editor, has just returned home from the launch just outside an unusually snowy Malaga, in Spain. The rest of us, who weren’t so lucky to ride the beast in the flesh, were poised and ready to see a slideshow of the photos taken on the trip and, oh boy, they did not let us down.

Our full review of the Honda Africa Twin adventure Sports will be available to read in the next issue (March/April edition) of Adventure Bike Rider magazine. So, make sure you get your hands on a copy to read our thoughts on this meaty machine. For now, here’s the best pictures from the trip to give you a quick fix…

The tri-colour colour scheme is beautiful…

Honda Africa Twin 2018

With a 24.2-litre tank and a high screen, it’s set to much up the miles with ease…

Honda Africa Twin on road

Despite its 243kg weight, it’s at home on the gravel trails…

Off-road trail on the Honda Africa Twin

It’s a lot meatier than the standard Africa Twin, but that means there’s more weather protection…

Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports from above

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Damn, it’s a good looking bike…
Brand new 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports motorcycle

Improved suspension, more travel and higher ground clearance allow it to soak up the bumps with ease – though it’s a lofty perch with a seat height of 920mm…

The new Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports in action

Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports specs

Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Price: Manual; £12,599 OTR. DCT; £13,549 OTR
Engine: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Power: 998cc
Torque: 99Nm/6,000rpm
Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes
Suspension: Front; Showa 45mm inverted telescopic fork with hydraulic dial-style preload and damping adjuster, 252mm stroke, 224mm travel. Rear; Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 240mm travel, 101mm stroke
Brakes: Front; twin 310mm floating hydraulic disc, 4-piston calipers, sintered metal pads. Rear; single 256mm hydraulic disc 1-piston caliper, lever-lock brake system on DCT models
Wheels: Front; Wire spoke with aluminium rim, tubed 90/90 21”. Rear; Wire spoke with aluminium rim, tubed 150/70 18”
Seat height: 900/920mm (low position/standard)
Weight: 243kg (manual transmission), 253kg (DCT)
Tank capacity: 24.2 litres
Fuel consumption: 21.7 km/l (claimed)

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