Thursday, January 26, 2017

Super Enduro Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 Sports Concept

If the Africa Twin Honda is is refined and 'gentlemanly' the new Enduro Sport Africa Twin is its Bad Ass brother with a nasty disposition.

File the Honda Africa Twin Enduro Sports concept under things we like, as the adventure-bike concept takes perhaps the most off-road competent ADV bike on the market, and raises its dirt credit by another factor of ten.

Built off the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, the Enduro Sports concept is intended to expand the Africa Twin family, and to help the new adventure bike attract more riders into its Cult of Brap.
To do this, Honda’s R&D department came up with several lighter weight chassis components (Honda does say what specifically, of course), which were initially developed for the Honda CRF450 Rally race bike, which competes in the Dakar Rally.

The styling is aggressive, especially with the revised headlight assembly. The windscreen and fairings have been re-styled for a sportier look as well, and of course the Termignoni exhaust system is eye-catching, in utilitarian sort of way. Overall, the effect is quite stark.

Honda concept bikes have a funny way of becoming production models in a year or two’s time. As such, we wouldn’t mind have one in our garage. Would you?

Someone took a KTM 1290 Super Duke and turned it into a ultra enduro bike a while back... Looks like Honda took that idea and ran with it.


The New Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 2017