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For me, the words “Africa Twin” have always had an elusive appeal. Honda’s amazing, 750cc, Paris-Dakar-winning adventure bike was offered between 1989 and 2003 but never in the United States. A few made it to these shores under the wings of independent importers but they remain a rare find.

The original 650 variant of the Africa Twin was released in 1988. To mark its 25th birthday Expedition Portal has published a post about the bike.

Rumors are also floating around that Honda plans to reintroduce the Africa Twin, and bring it to the U.S. no less. The blog Asphalt and Rubber reported that Honda registered “Africa Twin” with the U.S. Patent & Trademark office this year. We’ll see…

More Africa Twin pictures and a video after the link.
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I came across this great dirt bike the other day. Within its skinny, custom frame, beats the heart of a 1974 Triumph Bonneville. The rest of the bike is a mutt: Yamaha front end, Husqvarna shocks. But just as mutts can be the best dogs ever… well, just look at it. It’s totally amazing.

This grin-inducing halfbreed, called the RVA Overland, is the work of Atom Bomb Custom of Richmond, VA. Read the rest of this entry »

I just came across this 2006 Harley-Davidson XL1200R custom by a U.K. shop called Shaw Speed & Custom. This great looking, mildly scrambler-style bike can be had for about $13,500. Read about it on

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Here’s a collection of videos about a bike I was excited to see released last year, Yamaha’s Super Tenere XT1200.

In this first video, a pair of Yamaha Teneres (the XT660 and the Super Tenere XT1200) take on the BMW GSs (an F800 GS and an R1200 GS Adventure). The crew from Australian Dirt Bike Magazine gives its impressions, crack jokes, and throw things on the barbie. Read the rest of this entry »