VIDEO: Touratech’s 1st Ride on the Africa Twin

Seattle, WA – (Dec. 2, 2015) In November, Touratech-USA CEO, Paul Guillien and journalist Jonathan Bentman visited Touratech’s headquarters in Germany to see the product line for the new Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin. As luck would have it, they found the keys to the Touratech-modified test bike and took it for a ride.

Guillien and Bentman put the Touratech-equipped bike through its paces over varied Black Forest terrain and got a feel for the performance, handling, and features of the Africa Twin – including the ABS system, traction control and automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
“We all hoped that Honda would return to the adventure segment with a properly configured adventure bike. I am happy to say, the day has come and Honda got a lot of things right on this bike.” said Guillien.

For nostalgia’s sake, the pair grabbed an original 750cc Africa Twin and played time bandit, jumping back and forth from the 1990s to present. While both riders are looking forward to spending more time on the new bike, their first impressions are made quite clear in this video.

The complete range of accessories for the CRF 1000L Africa Twin appear in the new Touratech catalogue, which comes out early 2016 and will be available on the Touratech website at


2 Comments Add yours

  1. mugwump58 says:

    Not my cup of tea anymore, but if I had knees again I’d look hard.


  2. david says:

    how about a 2nd ride? it has only been 6 month !!!


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