Few details are mentioned in Honda’s press release announcing the Africa Twin’s return, with the only technical tidbit mentioned referencing “the option of a new evolution of Honda’s Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission.” Photos don’t reveal much either: a set of handguards, a radiator, inverted forks, a snub-nosed front fairing underneath dual headlights and adjustable windscreen. The engine platform appears to be a Parallel Twin.
The release stresses that the “new Africa Twin remains true to all the attributes and abilities of the XRV650 and its successor, the XRV750, while adding the benefits of everything Honda has learned on and off-road over the last decade, including Team HRC’s return to the Dakar in 2013.”
Does this suggests the new Africa Twin will sport the larger, 21-inch off-road front wheel, long-travel suspension and dual-front disc brakes found on the old XRV750? Is Honda bringing an adventure bike to market that will challenge the Super Tenere or V-Strom?
Check out the photos below to see what Honda’s willing to reveal of the new Africa Twin at this point and stay tuned for a full First Look when complete details are available.