Raves, rants and reviews
Raves, Rants & Reviews

Honda X-ADV adventure scooter launch set for EICMA 2016

15/09/2016. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

One of the most important vehicles in the modern motorcycle world is to be launched at EICMA in November 2016.

Honda first showed the X-ADV as the “City Adventure concept” alongside the new CRF1000L Africa Twin at EICMA 2015 as a foreshadow of “a new development direction for adventure-focused machines.”

The teaser videos are titled “Your horizons are going to change forever” and “Every road is my road.” And that seems like a promise the world has eagerly been waiting for. Read more…

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Specs

24/07/2015. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

“Survivor, champion, icon. The Africa Twin was designed to withstand thousands of miles of desert and dirt – now it’s returning to do it all over again.”

“It’s been a long wait. But—trust us—it’s worth it. The all-new Honda Africa Twin is the machine that will let you wander wherever your adventures take you. The 998cc parallel twin uses Honda’s exclusive four-valve Unicam® cylinder-head design for smooth, tractable power. Offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a new DCT transmission with selectable on- and off-road modes.” Read more…

New Honda Africa Twin in action

23/07/2015. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

A replacement for the legendary XRV750 Africa Twin, which was based on the Dakar-winning NXR750 and was produced from 1989 until 2003, always was going to be a big call.

That call finally came when Honda announced the new 1000cc Africa Twin in May 2014, creating quite a stir. Early pictures showed promise but it was more than a year later that the new Africa Twin in action was released in “leaked” videos. Read more…

New Honda 250 Dual Sport

06/12/2011. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

Even while Kawasaki’s KLX250S has enjoyed run-away success in the light Dual-Sport class the Honda XR250R and XR250L is not forgotten in the mind – and memories – of experienced adventure riders. Second-hand XR250Rs and XR250Ls remained sought-after long after production ceased. These tough little machines introduced many riders into the world of adventure bike riding.

So it is with great anticipation that the world awaits the introduction of a new Honda 250 dual-sport bike. Read more…

Honda NX650 Dominator

11/11/2011. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

The Honda NX650 Dominator was produced between 1988 and 2000. It became a legendary dual-purpose motorcycle and, with its “low weight, relaxed torque, fine handling” the choice of many RTW (Round-the-World) motorcycle adventurers.

The Dommie – as it became known – basically is a XR650L with a fairing, slightly different frame and some refinements. The dual exhaust pipes added some low and mid range torque and some extra horsepower.

The dual pipes look stunning and make the NX650 sound like a lion purring. Even when you open the throttle aggressively the Dommie does not growl; instead, it just purrs louder, running ahead of the pack. Read more…

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