At EICMA 2014, Honda teased those in attendance with a street version of the RC213V MotoGP contender and this, a “True Adventure” model we suspect will be the reincarnation of the popular Africa Twin off-road machine. Propped up on a pedestal, away from spectators to reach, and strategically covered in dirt, it was difficult to learn much about the Africa Twin. Honda kept the mystery alive by releasing virtually no information about the prototype model. In his attempt to glean more info, E-i-C Kevin Duke sums up his thoughts on the bike, based on his visual inspection direct from EICMA.

Discuss this at our Honda Africa Twin Forum.

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  • JMDonald

    Honda needs to get with the US market when it comes to adventure bikes. They have a lot to catch up on.

  • Ferblungen

    March 2015 US debut.

  • sambo

    All these adventure bikes have the same downsides. They are all overweight, with massive engines, and less than stellar suspension. Don’t forget that it’s going to cost you big time if you ever drop it on the trail and break any of the plastics/windscreen (trust me I’ve done it and it’s not pretty).

    I wish Honda or KTM would produce a bike based off of their new rally bikes with say a 550 or 650cc engine, 60-65hp, proper top shelf suspension components and stripped of all the aux fuel tanks,water storage and roadbook/nav tower, weighing in around 300 pounds wet. 70%dirt,30%street. Give me a proper dual sport instead of these bloated street bikes with knobby tires.