The adventure-bike market has been growing steadily, even as other segments recede. Year after year, the BMW R1200GS has been the best-selling big bike worldwide. But one company has been notably absent from the fray: Honda. The 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin is Big Red’s return to that market segment, and it makes a strong statement.
The project started with a two-word design brief: “Go anywhere.” Those words drove decisions throughout the development process. For example, high ground clearance plus reasonable seat height plus mass centralization added up to a parallel twin, since a V-twin would be too long. Continuing that theme, managing the overall size of the bike meant space was at a premium, so the engine uses compact unicam heads like a CRF motocrosser and integrates oil and water pumps with the balance shafts (there are two) inside the engine side covers. Moreover, using a parallel twin gave the bike a narrow waist that makes it easy for the rider to get his feet flat on the ground.
Honda introduced the Africa Twin at a private game reserve in South Africa, where the world’s motorcycling press got the chance to ride for two days—the first primarily on pavement and the second mostly on dirt. Once underway, the bike was immediately easy to ride. The motor is willing and smooth, although with a claimed 94 horsepower and 503-lb. wet weight, acceleration is not fierce. Two-up riders or those who live at high elevation will use everything the Honda has on tap, but otherwise, if this motor won’t get the job done, it’s probably illegal!
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RENTING SNOWMOBILES FOR BUSINESS OR PLEASURE?
It’s winter again and snowmobiling is upon us. Make sure you have the proper equipment and gear for your snowmobiling adventures. Calgary luckily has some of the best trails right on its doorstep in Kananaskis Country. Take advantage of all these amazing trails by renting from our widest selection of snowmobiles and ATVs with tracks. Whether you are heading out on a freezing February morning or an easy warm March ride, having the correct and essential gear can not only make your snowmobile ride a lot more enjoyable, but it also can save your life if you happen to encounter some problems out on the trail.
All Season Rental Adventures will make sure you get equipped and on those trails as fast as possible! We ensure that our whole fleet is properly serviced and prepared for renting out all winter long. You can make sure the snowmobile(s) you want are/is available for a specific day or getaway through our easy online booking form down below.
With some of the best and versatile snowmobiles to choose from, we will make sure you are never disappointed with your selection this winter. Our fleet of snowmobiles ranges from all different lengths, weight, and load capacities to ensure you find the snowmobile suited for your adventure. Whether you are just beginning to ride or an experience snowmobiler, our experienced staff can recommend the right snowmobile for you if you.
We offer a wide selection of snowmobiles that are either for working, touring, trail, performance, mountain, or youth. Some of our brands include Arctic Cat, Ski doo, Yamaha, Polaris and more.
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A lot of people automatically think snowmobiles when thinking of winter sport vehicles, however, track kits are also a great choice for the winter months. The track kit has evolved greatly in the last few years and become a favorite choice for some. If you haven’t tried a track kit yet, then this is your year! Also, if you really enjoy riding ATVs and UTVs, switching from tires to track kits for the winter will be an appealing option for you.
The track kit is a really good choice for those heavy and extreme winter months to penetrate through that deep harsh snow. You can virtually drive through anything with a winter track kit. Having said that, tracks are not meant for high speeds but rather for staying on top of the terrain and pulling power.
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