2018 Big-Bore Adventure Touring Shootout – Part 2: We Do It In The Dirt

With the Africa Twin’s off-road pedigree, riding it more aggressively than most of the other bikes was inevitable. Also inevitable, sooner or later, will be a crash or tip over, and we wish the Honda had better protection. The skid plate is big, but it could be bigger, and a little thicker, too. Honda calls the upper crash bars light bars, because, in fact, they’re not as sturdy as you’d think, and they’re more intended to be used to mount accessory lights to.