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Author: Rob Slade

A new video has emerged revealing the finished 2016 Honda Africa Twin. It features clips of the bike in action as well as Honda Motorcycle Europe’s head of planning, Dave Hancock, discussing the new machine with a group of engineers and test riders.

It is unclear whether or not the video has been leaked or released by Honda, but it does give a fascinating insight to the much anticipated release in 2016. Scroll down to see the video and find out the latest on the 2016 Africa Twin.

So, what can we expect from the 1000cc Africa Twin? To start with, it is said to be available in three colour schemes; the traditional red, white and blue, a Dakar colour scheme and also Germanic colours such as grey and black.

In terms of weight, Honda say the Africa Twin is going to be coming in at slightly over the 200kg mark making it one of the lighter adventure bikes on the market.

A large part of the Africa Twin will be the accessories on offer. There will be plenty of options for buyers to add on including a sump guard and hand guards.

Us Brits will be able to get our hands on two models while Europe and further afield may see more. The two models the UK will see will include ABS and TCS as standard while the second model will also feature DCT which has been specially developed for off-road use. The news coming out of Honda is that the ABS and TCS will alter depending on the terrain that you’re riding.

Along with the new machines, Honda will also be releasing a new Africa Twin clothing range, panniers and box panniers so that riders can get fully kitted out.

Now let’s get down to business. When can I get it and how much will it cost? We’re told that the African Twin won’t come in under £10,000 but Honda is looking to market it as close to that mark as possible. The DCT version is expected to be on offer for an extra £800.

It should be available as early as quarter one of 2016 and may even be on display at Motorcycle Live later this year.

Excited to get your hands on the new Africa Twin? What do you think about the DCT feature? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below.