All the Euro magazines are talking about the rebirth of Honda’ s famous Africa Twin model. The idea being that Honda is on the verge of announcing an all new class leader in offroad performance, perhaps to be named the CRF1000 and styled after the new Rally Raid CRF450. As you can see the artist concept comes from Motorrad.de and the text we have is from Moto.it.
Here are a couple of quotes. The Google translation is entertaining as always.
“If you’re in love with the line of the Honda CRF450 Rally, but you do not have the necessary budget and will not affect the performance race, armed with a little ‘patience, not too much: l ‘Africa Twin might come back with a design inspired by their Rally to (look at the last year’s version, on the left).
But that’s another story. ”
There have also accused of having thrown the cat among the pigeons, except hide the hand. You are right, but could not say more so as not to burn our sources. And already we told you a lot, telling you about the aesthetics of the new bike! Now our gossip, ill-concealed in the part of the Honda Rally450, is an authoritative confirmation, which comes from the German magazine Motorrad outgoing April 25th (here’s his cover ) . colleagues from Stuttgart also announce the next presentation of the Honda Africa Twin with a garment that – looks a bit ‘- follows closely that of the Honda 450 Rally of the last edition. unlikely to be presented at the next EICMA, we believe the most likely debut in the course of , 2015. The new Honda Africa Twin does not deny any of his history and will retain a lively attitude to off-road. This is demonstrated by several details: the general compactness (with a curb weight of about 200 kg ), the maximum displacement between 900 and 1,000 cc, the front wheel 21 inches , the chain final drive and suspension with suitable offroad excursion. There will also be spoked wheels. capacity and price(respectively around 100 horsepower and less than € 12,000) will place under the current, big 1200, but will respond to the request of many European riders who in fact are demanding a new Africa Twin as close as possible the legendary Africona we all know. motor will obviously be a twin electronic fuel injection , but it is said will keep the narrow V-shaped configuration of 52 °, the new version may use a pattern parallel frontemarcia . Growing waiting!