Africa Twin of­fers nar­row- waisted rid­ing plea­sure

The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING -

Marc Mar­quez, two- time world Moto GP cham­pion and off- road mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­ast, likes the new Honda Africa Twin a lot, as in­deed do all other rid­ers who have been lucky enough to get a leg over the sad­dle. For those who have been liv­ing un­der a rock, the Africa Twin is Honda’s long awaited re­turn to ad­ven­ture bik­ing. In the words of the pro­ject leader of the Africa Twin, en­gi­neer Y. Hasegawa: “We wanted to cre­ate a fullscale true ad­ven­ture mo­tor­cy­cle that was equally en­joy­able and ca­pa­ble in cross­ing vast con­ti­nents as it was on the high­way and in ev­ery­day use … our CRF1000L [ Africa Twin] has off- road abil­ity that makes dirt roads a joy to tackle, with the com­fort of a tourer and agility of a com­muter. In other words, a model truly wor­thy of in­her­it­ing the Africa Twin name.” The Big Red’s out­let in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg, Fury Honda and Suzuki on Boom Street, is al­ready plan­ning ad­ven­ture out­rides for as­pir­ing Twin Africa buy­ers when the first demo unit ar­rives. To en­list, call 033 345 6287 and ask for Gary Stokes. PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

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