We had two very reliable sources tell us the reincarnation of the Africa Twin was going to be a reality. Our sources tell us they were due to unveil at Intermot but test riders weren't quite happy with the prototype saying it was too heavy.
The new big bore Honda Adventure bike now seems closer to a reality with what looks like a very off-road capable big bore ADV machine.
True Adventure Prototype
This is the True Adventure Prototype. Inspired by both Honda’s fantastic heritage in adventure motorcycling and our recent Dakar programme, the True Adventure Prototype captures the product direction as Honda seeks to expand its presence in the Adventure segment. This prototype has been developed to deliver outstanding off-road capability, and could provide the basis of a true round-the-world motorcycle. It’s flanked by the current Team HRC CRF450 Rally and, paying respect to Honda’s competition legacy, the 1989 Paris-Dakar winning NXR Africa Twin ridden by Gilles Lalay.
No further technical details or information on the True Adventure prototype are available at this time.
Images are from Motorrad Online.