2014 EICMA: 2015 Honda Africa Twin Video

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

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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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Ferblungen Ferblungen on Nov 07, 2014

    March 2015 US debut.

  • Sambo Sambo on Nov 09, 2014

    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.