I’d say it’s been a good week for fans of interesting motorcycles. First Yamaha announces their Ducati Scrambler-fighting XSR700, and now Honda reveals their new Africa Twin adventure bike in an unusual way — a video starring the team that built it.

In addition to being the modern successor the famous adventure bikes that did the Paris-Dakar Rallies in the 1980s, the new CRF1000L Africa Twin features the first dual-clutch transmission suited for off-road duty. Expect other goodies like ABS and traction control too.

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The video, which apparently leaked early, features a conversation between Africa Twin engineers, riders and other people involved in its development. Take a look below.

Hat tip to 450X_FTW!


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