There hasn’t been an official announcement yet by Honda of a brand new Africa Twin coming out in 2015, however it’s all but assured. It was pretty much inevitable when Honda showed off their True Adventure prototype at EICMA last month, and now Honda has released two videos in a continuing series which heavily hints at a return by Honda of this iconic model.
The True Adventure prototype was for show only at EICMA. Absolutely no technical details about the machine were released but our sources indicate that the machine displayed was production ready and featured a 1,000cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin with the option of Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission.
The first video posted shows Honda’s history of racing in the Dakar Rally – an arena the motorcycle that the Africa Twin was based on had huge success in during the late 80’s.
The second video which was released only a few days ago looks at long distance riding and exploration by every day people – something a new Africa Twin would be perfectly suited to.
And just in case you had any doubt that these videos are part of a pre-marketing plan for the new Africa Twin, take a look at the True Adventure website Honda has published which features the same logo at shown at EICMA.
We’re hearing that an official announcement on the new machine will happen in the new year with a release in Q2 of 2015.