MEDIA RELEASE - UPGRADE TO AN AFRICA TWIN DCT FOR FREE

13/06/2017 – For a limited time Honda is offering Africa Twin ABS cusomers a FREE upgrade to the auto DCT model.

With unmatched rugged durability and on/off road riding suitability, the Africa Twin has quickly become the number one Adventure Touring bike* in the short time it has been on the market.

MotoGP legend Daryl Beattie can tell a story or two about his experiences with the Africa Twin; pushing it to its limits when riding some of the most remote and harsh landscapes in Australia, including the famed Canning Stock Route from Wiluna to Halls Creek – covering over 2,000 kms of tough Aussie terrain.

Daryl chooses the DCT model for his adventure tours because of its ease of use in all conditions and for its reliability to get him from start to finish, hassel free.

“I love the DCT; it’s got everything I need for all of the different types of riding I do; prefect for commute riding and then when I’m in the bush the DCT just does all you need it to do.” Daryl said.

“You get the best of both worlds from the DCT as you gain the ease of having the auto but you can still switch to manual if you feel like it,” Daryl added.

The Africa Twin with Honda’s innovative Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology features the standard manual mode, allowing the rider to shift gears through a handlebar trigger, as well as two automatic modes. ‘D’ mode offers a fantastic balance of fuel economy and comfort cruising. ‘S’ mode has been revised to give extra levels of sports performance, with three different shift patterns to choose from: S1, S2 and S3.

In the spirit of adventure; the DCT technology has also been customised for the Africa Twin, with a ‘G’ switch on the right side of the instrument panel improving traction and machine control by reducing clutch slip.

This system also features incline detection, which adapts the gear shift pattern to match to the grade of incline, aiding overall control and allowing you to put more trust into your adventure machine when riding on those ‘roads’ less travelled.

The Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system offers three levels of control, while the rider is also able to turn off the ABS system for the rear wheel.

The compact and lightweight chassis ticks all the boxes with outstanding off-road performance, touring comfort plus agile handling for everyday use. The steel semi-double cradle frame provides the perfect balance of high-speed stability, off-road agility and sheer strength.

The 1000cc parallel twin engine delivers impressive power and torque, with an ability to take riders through some of the roughest terrains in Australia with ease.

The Africa Twin is the best excuse you will ever have to get out and see the beautiful Australian countryside and with the added bonus of a free DCT upgrade, what’s holding you back?

Hurry, adventure awaits!

For more information on the entire Honda range visit your nearest Honda Dealer, ring 1 300 1 HONDA or go to www.hondamotorcycles.com.au

For more information on Daryl Beattie’s Adventure rides, head over to http://darylbeattieadventures.com.au/

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MEDIA RELEASE - 15 MONTHS COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE FOR THE PRICE OF 12 ON THE NEW CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN

The look of the new Africa Twin says true adventure. From the moment you grip the handlebars you just want ride, and keep on going.
At Honda MPE, we understand your passion and how much you want to protect it. Honda Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance provides coverage to suit you, your Honda and your riding style with benefits including:

• New Motorcycle replacement if your motorcycle is less than 24 months old and is a total loss following an accident or theft. Statutory insurance, registration, dealer delivery fees and government charges will be included.
• Agreed value coverage with no surprise in the event of a claim.
• No excess, if the accident was not your fault.
• Personal items cover up to $500.
• Additional items cover of up to $3,000 for clothing, protective safety items, and fabric gear bags if damaged as a result of an accident.
• Trailer cover up to $1,000, for trailers specifically designed for motorcycles if accidentally damaged, stolen or burnt whilst attached to your motorcycle.
• Keys and locks replacement up to $2,000, if your motorcycle keys have been illegally copied, lost or damaged.
• Emergency repairs up to $500.
• Emergency accommodation, travelling expenses or rental car expenses up to $500.
• Towing and clean up costs after an accident.
• Hire car for up to 15 days if your motorcycle is stolen (up to $100 per day).
• Up to $1,000 helmet cover if your helmet is damaged in an accident.
• Easy monthly repayments – at no additional cost.

When you purchase 12 months Honda Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance on the new CRF1000L Africa Twin you will receive a 15 month policy for the price of 12 months.

Now that’s Protection for True Adventure.

Offer is available up until 31st May, 2016 so ask your nearest Honda dealer for a Comprehensive Insurance quote on the new CRF1000L Africa Twin today.

*Terms and conditions apply. Offer only available to CRF1000L Africa Twin customers who purchase Honda Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance from participating Honda dealers up to and including 31 May, 2016. Offer available only to customers who pay their insurance premium by cash or who use the pay by the month facility; Finance customers are excluded. 15 months Honda Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance will be issued for the applicable 12 month premium. Honda Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance is issued by Swann Insurance (Aust) Pty Ltd ABN 80 000 886 680 AFSL no. 238292 (Swann). You can obtain a PDS for this product from Swann or your Honda dealer. Customers must be eligible for Honda Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash.

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MEDIA RELEASE - Honda Africa Twin details unveiled

24/07/2015 – Details of Honda Motorcycle’s highly anticipated CRF1000L Africa Twin have been released.

The 1000cc adventure motorcycle is tipped to set a new benchmark in the adventure market when it goes on sale in Australia in 3 models – Standard,ABS and ABS-DCT.

Honda’s newest dual-purpose motorcycle is based on its hugely successful predecessors, which helped set the performance standard for large capacity adventure motorcycles, both on and off road.

At the heart of the new thrill-seeking model, the 1000cc parallel twin engine delivers impressive power and torque. The strong power output promises instant response right throughout the rev range, accompanied by a satisfying, throaty growl. A 270-degree crank shaft provides a distinct character to the power delivery and excellent feel for rear wheel traction.

The lightweight and robust six-speed manual gearbox utilises the shift-cam design from the CRF250R/450R models, with the option of Honda’s innovative Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology for adventure.

The DCT features the standard manual mode, allowing the rider to shift gears through a handlebar trigger, as well as two automatic modes. ‘D’ mode offers a fantastic balance of fuel economy and comfort cruising. ‘S’ mode has been revised to give extra levels of sports performance, with three different shift patterns to choose from: S1, S2 and S3.

In the spirit of adventure, the DCT technology has also been customised for the Africa Twin, with a ‘G’ switch on the right side of the instrument panel improving traction and machine control by reducing clutch slip. The new system also features incline detection, which adapts the gear shift pattern to match to the grade of incline, aiding overall control.

Ready to tackle any conditions on or off-road, the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system offers three levels of control, while the rider is also able to turn off the ABS system for the rear wheel.

The compact and lightweight chassis ticks all the boxes with outstanding off-road performance,touring comfort plus agile handling for everyday use. The steel semi-double cradle frame
provides the perfect balance of high-speed stability, off-road agility and sheer strength.

The CRF1000L Africa Twin offers practical bodywork design available in three colour options. The standard model is available in Sliver and the ABS models come in CRF Rally
or Tricolour.

Honda’s all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin remains true to the go-anywhere ability, rugged durability, easy-handling and all-day riding comfort that its predecessors used to define the adventure motorcycling segment, plus adds the expertise and learnings from Honda’s exploits on and off the road over the last decade.

One of motorcycling’s most celebrated and evocative names, the Honda Africa Twin, perfectly encapsulates the adventure motorcycle ethos and will no doubt prove an ideal and versatile option for Australia’s rugged environment.

For more information about the new Africa Twin visit your local Honda Dealer, call 1 300 1 HONDA or visit www.hondamotorcycles.com.au.

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