Honda Africa Twin First Ride Review

Two of the first riders to truly put the new 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L through some testing were Touratech-USA CEO Paul Guillien and journalist Jonathan Bentman.

The two headed last month to Touratech headquarters in Germany to view the Touratech product line for the Africa Twin. But they didn’t just see the products – they also tested them on Africa Twins in the varied Black Forest terrain.

This allowed the two to get a feel for the performance, handling and features of Honda’s Africa Twin, which arrives with ABS system, traction control and the optional automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

Speaking of the Africa Twin, Guillien says: “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.”

Touratech says 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 the Honda Africa Twin First Ride video attached above.

For additional information on the Honda Africa Twin line of Touratech products that arrive in early 2016, visit

Honda Africa Twin First Ride Video Review with Touratech-USA
Touratech-USA CEO Paul Guillien on Honda Africa Twin