HONDA AFRICA TWIN

£10,499

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

FUEL 18.8 litres @ 49.4mpg = 204 miles WEIGHT 232kg SEAT 870mm POWER 93bhp TORQUE 72ftlb THE RIDER Michael Guy. For­mer short cir­cuit racer with a love of ad­ven­ture rid­ing HEIGHT 5ft 10in WEIGHT 72kg michael.guy@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com

In prepa­ra­tion for off-road ad­ven­tures an area of im­me­di­ate fo­cus are the Africa Twin’s sur­pris­ingly small footrests. Re­place­ments have come from Tourat­ech (£122, www.shop.tourat­ech.co.uk) and they are the real deal. Made from stain­less steel they are sig­nif­i­cantly big­ger to im­prove com­fort when stood up, while of­fer­ing more grip in muddy con­di­tions due to the ag­gres­sive styling. The down­side is that in road con­di­tions you feel some vi­bra­tion through the pegs as they have no rub­ber in­serts. The ex­tra length over the stan­dard pegs also means they ground out when cor­ner­ing hard.

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Hard­core pegs for dirt ad­ven­tures

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