So, you ride everything…regardless of distance, terrain or weather -this is the motorcycle that can handle it all…just like you. Meet the 2020 CRF1100 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES. Yes, you’re right, the ES stands for Electronic Suspension and that’s not the only upgrade we’ve got in store… First, let’s start with the most obvious difference, some of you will have noticed that I said this is the 2020 CRF1100… this engine now has 1084 CC’s of displacement, making it the most powerful Adventure Sports to date. That’s a 7% overall power increase with 6% more torque thanks to careful engine refinements like, increasing the piston stroke, installing larger throttle bodies, and updating the cylinder head and ECU settings… This engine has a bore and stroke of 92 mm by 81.5 mm; a 10:1 compression ratio and like all Honda motorcycles, that power-delivery is predictable and smooth. Along with the addition in power you’ll find more refined control. Honda has updated the Adventure Sports ES throttle-by-wire system, making it more responsive. This allows for more accurate management of the engine’s output and gives you the nuanced performance you need for highly technical riding. To help you on those cross-country tours, the 2020 CRF1100 Adventure Sports ES now comes with FOUR drive modes: Tour, Urban, Gravel and the all-new Off-Road mode. Each mode presets your power-delivery, engine braking, ABS settings and traction control to suit whatever style of ride you’re on. But, for times when you want more control, there are now two separate, fully customizable user modes. This is also the most technologically advanced adventure bike Honda has ever made and that’s thanks to a newly updated, and extremely sophisticated Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit. Essentially the IMU is the brain of this bike. It monitors 6-axis of input variables and sends that data to other critical systems like: ABS, HSTC, Electronic Suspension, and wheelie control… these systems then make adjustments in real-time to give you total control. Let’s say you’re taking a corner, on an incline, and the ground is a little soft. This bike will assist -in real time- by delivering the correct amount of torque needed to the rear wheel; while also making micro adjustments to your electronic suspension and ABS -to get you up that hill and through that corner. Furthering this bike’s next generation appeal, is Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth Connectivity. Getting going with Apple CarPlay is as easy as plugging your phone in here and everything becomes accessible via the new, bright and easy to read, 6.5 inch, TFT touch screen display; and it’s all completely weatherproof. And finally, while we’re talking about tech -you asked, so we delivered: the 2020 CRF1100 Adventure Sports ES now has cruise-control. Perfect for when you hit that long straight-away between trails. Up front we can see that the Twin’s trademark dual LED headlights are set a little higher than before, adding greater visibility at night. Also, standard, are self-cancelling turn signals. And check this out, new for 2020, the Adventure Sport ES has cornering headlights, which work with the IMU to increase the spread of your headlights as you turn. For those of you who’ve ridden where its dark, like really really dark – you’re gonna love this feature. The windscreen is now fully adjustable, with five different height settings and for those late season, way up north, or wet rides… the Adventure Sports ES comes standard with heated grips. Now, like I mentioned earlier, front and back, we’ve equipped the 2020 Adventure Sports ES with a Showa electronically controlled suspension that has 9 inches of travel in the front, and 8.7 inches the rear. Now, if you hit the brakes hard, it’ll compensate to prevent excessive pitching; or it’ll help prevent bottoming out on more technical trails by modulating stiffness. This new electronic suspension system works with the IMU to automatically adjust your damping force relative to the ride mode you’re in. In addition, there are four other electronic suspension modes you can choose from SOFT, MID, HARD, and OFF-ROAD; and there’s also a fully customizable USER mode that lets you totally personalize your suspension feel. That’s not all, there are even preload settings, so whether you’re riding two-up, or with luggage, setting your suspension has never been quicker or easier. Okay, let’s talk about something that is super important for long on / off road tours: your riding position. For 2020, Honda has raised the handlebars, giving you a more comfortable, upright riding position. Plus, a slimmer seat, that has two height settings. At the back, you’ve got an LED brake light AND to keep up with this year’s increase in power, there’s a new sport-tuned exhaust, with technology taken from the CBR1000RR. For starters, it has a variable exhaust control valve, what does that do? Well, I could walk you through how it enhances higher RPM performance, but I know what you really want to know: how does it sound? In one word… intense. With an exciting high-end roar and an aggressive low-end rumble, the 2020 CRF1100 Adventure Spots ES really has some new character. Ok, here’s a few facts you might be looking for: -The 2020 Adventure Sports ES is available in two transmissions: a 6-speed manual traditional gearbox, or a 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. -The engine is a SOHC liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 8-Valve parallel twin, with a 270-degree crank and uni-cam design -which creates the engine’s distinctive pulse. -It comes stock with aggressive Adventure Sports fairings giving you extended wind protection; an aluminum panel and carrier; skid plate; and an accessory socket perfect for heated gear. -The Adventure Sports’ fuel tank is larger than the standard Africa Twin, at 24.8 liters. This healthy reserve, and Honda fuel efficiency, means this Adventure Sport is always ready for those longer, more remote rides. -And finally, front and rear, the Adventure Sports now has tubeless tires. For more information about the 2020 CRF1100 Adventure Sports ES, and its accessories, visit your local dealer or honda.ca.

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100 thoughts on “2020 CRF1100 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES

  • September 27, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    I vote this than GS

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  • September 27, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    How much does it cost ?? Also does it have ABS or brembo brakes. It sure is a beauty!!!

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  • September 27, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    Wonder how the reliability of that engine will be now it has aluminum piston sleeves in comparison to the previous model

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  • September 27, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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    More than 20k and still no electric ajustable windshield..

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  • September 27, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    Yeah, when things break down, you can't fix it your self, off to an expensive mechanic

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  • September 27, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    Veri Veri gut

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  • September 27, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    €19,990.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    OMG!

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  • September 27, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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    Take my money right now!
    I have been on the fence about this bike for months – loved the DCT when I rode it, but desperately wanted the tech bits the 2019 model lacked. Thanks Honda for listening!
    Very well presented, giving all the right info!

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  • September 27, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    I was waiting for the new 2020 Ktm 1290 but now I have to drive them both, but to be honest, I like Honda a bit more than KTM in terms of reliability…

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    I have only one question. DCT or manual?? 🤔

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:52 pm
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    What is the bhp on the new Af the 2019 model was lame compared to its rivals. I wish honda made a 1200 instead of a 1100.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    Beautiful

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  • September 27, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    Are there optional crash bars? Wouldn't want to break anything in a fall!

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  • September 27, 2019 at 9:19 pm
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    👏👏 very good awesome bike

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  • September 27, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    Yes, I want one

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    Awesome bike, strongly believe.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:45 am
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    Ill keep my tiger you can keep that thing…..

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    This bike's design looks like the Gundam Wing 0. Love it.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:27 am
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    Maskrider

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:52 am
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    Dear honda please bring back the analog clocks
    Speedometer and rev counter

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:56 am
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    When is the CBR250 getting phasedout in India ??? Its been 12yrs since we got an update…

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    I Want one……

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:30 am
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    Cool. Can we get an xr600 back now?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:11 am
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    As a professional racer once said- “It’s not about the bike”.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:40 am
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    My dream adventure bike

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    If i can write my opinion as a long distance rider , over 20 years of motorcycling . I say that If it had a shaft final drive instead of chain , the ellimination of known brand of big adventure motorcycles would be certain … Those bikes travel a lot , and it's way much easier to change 200-300 ml of shaft oil at 15000 – 20000 km, than to lubricate -clean dust – mud -etc from a chain every 500 km… A big minus that led many of us to the other manufacturer ! So …now that AT got so many upgrades that make it so much safer and enloyable , we'll be waiting to be sand – water – mud -dust protected ourselves and our back wheel bearings at every long ride , due to lack of an let's say ''encapsulated'' final drive? Or just buy a GS ? Or a Tenere 1200 ? Or even an Triumph 1200 ?All differential final drive … I say again , that if it had a differential ,there will be no competition..Honda and especially Africa Twin is a historically heavy name in these category of bikes. I 'll wait for a couple of years , now that GS got way too heavier for off or on road use due to watercooling… on the other hand….it became way too stable … VFR 1200 Crosstourer has a shaft , but it's not Africa twin… So GS is on its own again … Sales state it .

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:46 am
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    Info galore, except the PRICE ?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    i m dreaming … i m falling in love :s i want you darling

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:33 pm
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    Just a japanese version of the 1200gs…, Surely not suitable for real adventure riding.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    This is how I describe my motorcycle when it lost.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL BIKE!!! JUST NEEEDS OTHER COLORS THAN THIS SINGLE TRICOLOR ONE…

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    명품을 만들었군

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    The competition is dead….

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:39 pm
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    CRF1100 ATAS DCT ES 18,000USD or approx 15,000GBP.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    So bad that I can never see such a great bike here in Chinese market.
    They ban motorcycles on the road so everybody is either buying a car or using public transportation.
    They levy more tax either way.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    Now i can take this bike to the mars. 😍

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    Loads of updates we all wanted, comes at a price of course £17349 dct £16049 manual UK prices

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    Hope the corrosion issues have been fixed. What happened to Honda quality?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    Great bike!
    Don't forget to bring an IT technician as passenger when you travel in the middle of nowhere.
    Seriously? Get a 92 Transalp, a 600xt or a 1100GS and a tool box with duct tape. Who needs Bluetooth on an "Adventure" bike???

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:10 pm
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    I don't think touchscreens are good on motorcycles :/

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:30 pm
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    cool

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    This motercycle degain looks like a gundam

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    I want one! This must be the perfect bike..

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    Awsome

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    Okay It can handle it all but I'm 5'7. Will I able to handle it ?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    $20 000 ….. that’s a lot of maple syrup

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    Super nice,however, when the first Africa twin come out I tried to do a test ride and was impossible, and I will never again buy a bike without driving it first, all other manufacturers do test rides,but not honda,even at one of the biggest events like Daytona, so I bought a bmw. This new model is almost perfect, if is such a thing. Cruise control commands on the wrong side and still has a chain, it will be way better with a cardan,after all with new material and technology there is almost no weight penalty.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    The only song that should be played on that radio. Africa by Toto

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    Cruise Control 👍
    September 2019

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    I had a 2018 CRF1000 Adv Sport…. this thing is night and day! Beautiful bike Honda well done!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    A big wow and thank god i waited

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:42 am
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    Cute motorcycle

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:53 am
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    If only honda had made the front look like the X-ADV it would be the best bike adventure bike

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    They could have said the actual hp. And is it shaft drive? I can’t stand chain maintenance

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:56 am
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    Great presentation honda.. well presented #goodjobhonda

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:56 am
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    I know money cant buy hapiness. But damn,i wish im rich. Hahaha

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    Good presentation, way too much electronics for my taste.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 6:04 am
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    Humanity is not ready yet for that alien technology. Also alien size bike.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:37 am
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    YES YES THANK YOU HONDA I'LL BUY ONE

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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    overweight for 1100 ..why why?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:08 pm
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    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    This is exactly what I've been waiting for my new adv. bike. Thanks Honda!!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:04 pm
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    Amazing motorcycle! But I imagine it'll be very expensive over the base model.

    If you made the CRF250 rally with the 500cc motor instead and better suspension I would buy that in a heartbeat. Need a Japanese Tenere 700 competitor.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    All those features for just 2 kidneys and one eyeball… 😁 Happy riding ✌🏻

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    What is the name music 0:17 ?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    13k bike just turned into a 16k bike lol

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    Nice job introducing the new model! Honda has listened to the crowd. New dashboard, corner lights, more adjustable & taller windscreen, electronic suspension, cruise control, option of lower seat, new engines and transmissions. Now I wonder if the lower seat will solve the problem for shorter enthusiasts (5.8 – 5.10 ft tall). Great job Honda!

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:41 pm
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    I’m in, those were the upgrades I’ve been waiting for

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  • September 29, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    That paint scheme is beautiful.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    Touch screen display….waiting for its launch and to buy this model….thank you honda

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  • September 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    What about the majority of people who use Android on their smart phone?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:18 pm
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    Voltron

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Unreal 🙂 wish I could afford one! 🙁

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:40 pm
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    thank you European MCs for pushing the envelope and forcing Japan's hand.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    If i ever cheated on KTM, I’d consider this bike.
    Well done Honda!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    gundam color

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  • September 30, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    This thing is amazing. Honda is moving the needle.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    Sad thing is that most of these will never leave asphalt.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 4:46 am
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    Watch: "Itchy Boots"

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  • September 30, 2019 at 7:48 am
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    Ага , понял только Хонда

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  • September 30, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    apple-car-play
    more like
    apple-bike-play

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  • September 30, 2019 at 11:37 am
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    I would live on that thing!!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    I have owned 32 bikes in 64 yrs and my 2017 AT is by far the most satisfying bike I've ever owned. The bike has been 100% reliable, everything works as designed. It is also a low maintenance machine.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    It's really nice, but why does it have to be so big? There's no way you can pick that up if you drop it in the mud/ if your hurt.
    Can we please! Please get a 650? Or even make the cb500 more adventurous

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    gundam face

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:43 pm
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    im…. actually impressed. the AT was always great but this… wow…

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    will the "normal" africa twin also get some of the upgrades like the screen / suspension ect?

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  • September 30, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    FINALLY! A manual transmission

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  • September 30, 2019 at 3:44 pm
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    Honda is a great marketing machine. You hit all the required talking points… Required so Honda allows you to review future models…. Now, the real questions:

    Does the ES address the prior models low speed front suspension hop? Also, I've heard there were some paint corrosion issues… address in this update? Wind buffeting? Addressed for Western riders. After height of a Western is several inches taller than Japan riders. (Sorry, its just a fact). Finally, why only 100 HP? Is that all the parallel will produce? Beemers put out over 130. Can't Honda close that gap?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    Essa porra vem para o Brasil talvez seja o primeiro comentando idiotice kkkkk

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    but i could get a ktm 790 for that money and do dank wheelies…

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    Deben mejorar algo básico la iluminación es pésima.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    But 200000 Euro, Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    hmmm yea

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    What an absolute beast!!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    I am not an apple guy and I just want a round dial speedometer… None of that tech can be fixed in the field in away out foreign country. No center stand? Why a block under the kickstand? OK there are a lot of great things here that will put it up against the BMW 1200's but it's really just for touring in developed countries. I want to see the local guy in a town of 500 people in the middle of Bolivia fix the computer stuff…… Ya'll need to make a throw back bike. Let's go back to the past.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    This bike and update are so awesome. I cannot wait to get into this bike!!

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  • October 1, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    take my money!

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  • October 2, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    Meanwhile "Diario de Motochileiro" is doing a world tour on a Honda 110cc.
    Rider > bike

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