Honda Africa Twin is a well-balanced adventure bike that’s perfect for two-up travelling and the new Adventure Sports model has opened it up to even more hardcore endeavours. It does have its drawbacks, however: it’s big, it’s heavy, it’s too powerful for riders with A2 licences and it’s also expensive. All of this is off-putting for younger riders and Honda know this, which is why they’re looking at something new.
If one wants to ride an on-road/off-road Honda that’s A2-friendly you can choose from the CRF250L (and Rally), CB500X, NC750X, and NC800X but none of them are really an Africa Twin alternative. Honda has spotted this gap and intend to fill it. The middlweight adventure segment is extremely hot right now, especially with a tonne of new launches announced at EICMA last month. BMW Motorrad debuted the F850 GS, while Triumph revealed the new Tiger 800 range at the annual event. There is also the upcoming 790 Aventure from KTM that is expected to offer stellar equipment at a competitive price tag.
The smaller Honda Africa Twins is likely to be one of the many models that are expected to debut in 2020. This is when the Euro 5 emission norms will kick-in across Europe, and will have manufacturers introduce new and upgraded versions of its existing motorcycles. Do expect Honda to give a sneak peak of the bike sometime in 2019, possibly at the Tokyo Motor Show.
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