The Honda Africa Twin vs the Honda NT1100, two motorbikes that share much of the same DNA but serve two different purposes: The Africa Twin is for adventure, while the NT1100 is for touring. But which would be the right choice for you? Watch as Bryn and James give both motorbikes the ABR Verdict on a road trip through the Cotswolds in this video, supported by the good folks at SENA.
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Watch the review below to find out the winner
So, back to the bikes. Having ridden the Africa Twin as far afield as Thailand, James reckons the CRF1100L Africa Twin has what it takes to topple the NT100 in this head to head. But after a year riding of the NT1100 the length and breadth of UK, Bryn has fallen under the spell of the big Honda.
Find out which bike wins out as the boys give both motorbikes the Adventure Bike Rider Verdict, breaking down they perform as commuters, weekend tourers, off roaders, continental road tourers, and pillion carriers.
But why did we choose to compare these two bikes in particular? Well, both machines share the same engine, chassis, many components, electronics, and more, with the NT1100 at its heart being an Africa Twin with 17″ wheels.
So, are you better off buying the road touring machine if you don’t intend on leaving the blacktop? Or does the Africa Twin’s versatility on and off the road make it the superior choice? Let’s find out….
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