New Honda Africa Twin Rendering Looks both Credible and Smashing

We’ve spotted a new rendering of the upcoming Honda Africa Twin, and so far we are inclined to say that this is one of the best we came across so far. After watching the photo for some time, we realized why we like this rendering: it’s because of its resemblance to the old Africa and for seemingly being a more realistic interpretation of the previous generation’s philosophy. This nifty rendering comes courtesy of Behance member Jakusa Design (thanks user Supra) and we can only hope Honda had the same vision, or at least a similar one for the new AT.
Africa Twin Rendering 2 photos
Africa Twin Rendering
Now, truth be told, industry voices say that the new Africa Twin will be a CRF-derived beast, yet it would somehow try to stand up against the BMW R1200GS. Aside the exceedingly difficult task of coming up with an R1200GS killer, most AT fans we talked to were in favor of a bike looking as close as possible to the old one.

With the v-twin engine dropped and replaced by a parallel twin mill, the last thing Honda could do to seduce the fans of the old Africana is styling. The present rendering shows a compact and muscular bike, with robust shapes and a very good riding stance. The position is upright, providing both excellent knee control and ground contact, while the high, ample bars are also a good choice for easier steering on rough ground.

Upside down forks are most likely to be used in the new Africa Twin, while the wire spoke wheels are definitely up for some hard riding. We also heard that Honda plans two versions of the bike, much like BMW has the GS and the GS Adventure, and KTM rolls with the Adventure and Adventure R. For the sake of off-road riding, we can hope that even the standard Africa Twin will have wire spokes.

Just because cast rims are simply crap and no good on anything than perfect or almost perfect asphalt. Follow this link for a sad and unnerving story with a 6-day-old 2014 R1200GS.


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