We've Got Pics of the Honda Africa Twin in Touring Disguise

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We got our hands on exclusive photos of the new Honda Africa Twin caught on the street testing what looks like a travel-ready accessory pack. From a tourer's point of view, these spy pics reveal that the new Africa Twin will be a very comfortable bike, at least for riders a little taller than the average.
The riding position is upright and comfy, and the wide handlebars look like steering on rocky trails will not be a problem and will require less effort than expected. The risers look like they could accommodate a steering damper such as the ones Scott manufactures, provided they are spaced widely enough.

If anything, we guess it won't take too long until complete kits with the upper triple clamps and special risers will make it on the shelves. If you ask us, adventure bike manufacturers should already offer a steering damper solution as part of the basic accessory list.

Various windshields are easy to install

Judging by the windshield on this mule, Honda is preparing more options. For off-road use, a shorter windscreen provides better visual clearance on the trail ahead. Heading on a trip that involves a lot of high-speed highway miles, the rider could choose a taller one and get rid of the fatigue caused by the wind, and enjoy more weather protection.

Of course, this problem could be solved with an adjustable windscreen, but we just don't get to see this solution implemented in bikes that are intended to be ridden in really hardcore scenarios.

The hand guards are also a neat part we knew Honda will deliver as standard, even though most riders will upgrade to Cycra, Acerbis or other similar products.

Africa Twin might come with plastic sidecases and top case, but it will be interesting to see what will be the OEM offer. Adventure riders tend to dislike plastic panniers because they are much harder, if not downright impossible to repair after flipping the bike on certain types of terrain.

These panniers, however, appear to be quite sturdy and the "knuckles" that reinforce the corners might withstand taking a beating on mountain trails.

We'll be on the lookout for more info on the new Africa Twin, and hopefully bring you new videos, soon.
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