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« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 12:39:01 by Two Plugs »
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 12:08:27 »
to be tested when released , can be the next one ...

some more information on this Japanese blog (google can help for translation... )


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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 04:52:38 »
I'd like to see a lighter 700cc version myself.
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 10:48:26 »
I'd like to see a lighter 700cc version myself.

Inside information: The Africa Twin receives this 'upgrade' to make room for a lighter version which could compete with the new Teneré T7.
It will be a twin too, rumors are speaking about a Transalp successor.
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 22:20:35 »
Isn't the new CB500X supposed to be "Africa Twin" styled?? Launched later this month.
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 01:35:43 »
What ever they do, I will not be buying one. I am sticking with my AT, the only thing I need to swap out at some point are the front forks for premature internal wear. Cheaper to swap these out than trade in on a new bike and begin the customization all over again!
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 09:21:28 »
Damn I just hate Yamaha and Honda, since years instead of making distinct and lasting models they keep changing stuff every 1 or 2 years, I would also love something
lighter but damn I don't want to shove money in it every 2 years !!!

But I still prefer my 2017 AT style overall, it's just seeing this T700 or the KTM 790 ADV and their low weight, makes me envious !

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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 12:18:57 »
damn I don't want to shove money in it every 2 years !!!

Depending how much kils you put on it each year; think after our "Arctic Baltic tour" and rides during the summer, mine approach or exceed 60 000, certainly time to change ...  8)
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 22:34:33 »

I love my AT but I'd be tempted to get one if it were smaller - 500/650/750/800 and lighter with similar characteristics to the current AT. An under 400 pound bike (180 kg) would be more versatile, still a good tourer, and much more manageable offroad.

Inside information: The Africa Twin receives this 'upgrade' to make room for a lighter version which could compete with the new Teneré T7.
It will be a twin too, rumors are speaking about a Transalp successor.
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2019, 16:04:25 »
damn I don't want to shove money in it every 2 years !!!

Depending how much kils you put on it each year; think after our "Arctic Baltic tour" and rides during the summer, mine approach or exceed 60 000, certainly time to change ...  8)

Soon doing the 24'000km service and this years I'll be going to work with my 2 bikes, about 2100km per month so total with road trips I should be around 23K more and since it's
a 2017 I guess it's allready no worth much more, it's just annoying to think because of this you loose money or change model and pray they don't again change within 2 years...

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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 13:03:18 »
damn I don't want to shove money in it every 2 years !!!

Depending how much kils you put on it each year; think after our "Arctic Baltic tour" and rides during the summer, mine approach or exceed 60 000, certainly time to change ...  8)
Gilles, 60k is just a good break in period for Honda :)
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 13:25:35 »
damn I don't want to shove money in it every 2 years !!!

Depending how much kils you put on it each year; think after our "Arctic Baltic tour" and rides during the summer, mine approach or exceed 60 000, certainly time to change ...  8)
Gilles, 60k is just a good break in period for Honda :)

Quite agree, Sunday I was attending Swissmoto the motorcycle brands and manufacturers yearly presentation in switzerland and
I have to say I'm still in love with my AT.
Saw new V-strom still ugly and horrible saddle, new Tenere 700 omg it's not up to Yamaha standards of details and finish in my book,
new multistrada look weird and so huge horrendous beige, Triumph are morphing into BMuus it's all strange modern design with tablets
they lost their English roots to me and of course BMuu still costing 2 testicles and not reliable.

Was only impressed by 2, KTM 790 adventure but yeah KTM prices and issues with so much orange I'll pass, but the Guzzi V85 looks
and feels very nice it's perfect mix of retro design and italian taste with current tech, I might try that as my Honda dealership is also
endorsing Guzzi.
Though lighter it's said to only do 80Nm and 80Hp, but interesting one.

So my trusty AT as still all the boxes ticking, I think I can live with it quite a while !
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2019, 14:18:48 »
Looking forward to your experiences with the Guzzi. Very appealing bike. Unfortunately if you are tall and 'long legged', there is simply no room for your knees due to the engine layout...  :-[
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2019, 21:50:13 »
Looking forward to your experiences with the Guzzi. Very appealing bike. Unfortunately if you are tall and 'long legged', there is simply no room for your knees due to the engine layout...  :-[
Weird I didn't notice that, I'm 1m83 and even with the AT saddle high I can flat foot fine, but I'm not sure I'd switch to the Guzzi, it's barely lighter and makes 15nm less, I'll try but I think I'll miss the Honda's pull.

Also I love my AT don't want to crash it, but I don't know there's something about this bike even when you offroad, I'm never really aprehensive or scared to scratch it.
When I saw the Guzzi, first thing I thought is nice Ducati like finish and design it's magnificent and so, God I think I'd cry if it would get scratched or fall  ??? So might not be the adventure bike in this sense, or that's just me.
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Re: New and more powerfull Africa Twin 1080 announced for 2020?
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2019, 13:46:18 »
Weird I didn't notice that, I'm 1m83 and even with the AT saddle high I can flat foot fine, but I'm not sure I'd switch to the Guzzi, it's barely lighter and makes 15nm less, I'll try but I think I'll miss the Honda's pull.

Also I love my AT don't want to crash it, but I don't know there's something about this bike even when you offroad, I'm never really aprehensive or scared to scratch it.
When I saw the Guzzi, first thing I thought is nice Ducati like finish and design it's magnificent and so, God I think I'd cry if it would get scratched or fall  ??? So might not be the adventure bike in this sense, or that's just me.

1m83 isn't tall.  ;D
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