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    Honda Africa Twin 2016 v 2017

    Is there a difference between the 2016 and 2017 models?

    There are a few 2016 models with zero or low miles for £9,995 - even for the Double Clutch, (DCT), model
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    Not that I'm aware....apart from the new red colour scheme. Although it's possible that they've sorted out the switchs on both sides, the heated grips now heat reasonably well ( buy a set of Oxfords, better and much cheaper) but don't expect stainless spokes.
    Why so serious ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy F View Post
    Not that I'm aware....apart from the new red colour scheme.
    Thanks Davy - some of the dealer images seem to have a skid plate, (with no mention that it is an extra) - and I think that I saw mention of slight improvements to the DCT
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    Euro 4 ???

    And what year did they sort out the spokes was that 2016 or 2017 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow-walker View Post
    Euro 4 ???

    And what year did they sort out the spokes was that 2016 or 2017 ?
    Spokes - Haven't Honda been swopping wheels or having them rebuilt under warranty if wanted by the owner?
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    Yes, but they changed from 2017 to be resistant I believe. Although that means you also get a mid range whole courtesy of euro 4.

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    My dealers '17 demo doesn't seem to have corrosion resistant spokes.

    Forgot about Euro 4..... but I haven't heard of anyone complaining about it either.
    Why so serious ?

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    I replaced my spokes in April time with stainless. Best mod I've done

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodooo View Post
    I replaced my spokes in April time with stainless. Best mod I've done
    Who did that for you, rodooo ?
    Not that I need mine done as they're sitting in the roofspace.
    Why so serious ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy F View Post
    Who did that for you, rodooo ?
    Not that I need mine done as they're sitting in the roofspace.
    A good friend of mine rebuilds wheels. I got the spokes from central wheel components.
    That was near 8000 miles ago and spokes perfect.
    £135 for spokes and nipples.
    Best mod.

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    A good talent and friend to have.....
    Why so serious ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    Is there a difference between the 2016 and 2017 models?

    There are a few 2016 models with zero or low miles for £9,995 - even for the Double Clutch, (DCT), model
    There is, the first ones where shit and the 2017 is a little better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byronavitch View Post
    There is, the first ones where shit and the 2017 is a little better
    I'm a owner but you are correct.
    Some pile of niggles from a flag ship bike from Honda.
    Spokes
    Switches
    Paint falling off engines
    Cutting out.
    Starting issues
    Chocolate wheel bearings.
    Honda dealers and back up useless. But it's a good riding bike if blank out the niggles
    I've all my issues sorted since April and bike is doing well

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodooo View Post
    I'm a owner but you are correct.
    Some pile of niggles from a flag ship bike from Honda.
    Spokes .... Alpina wheelset
    Switches ... Both now replaced, no problems since
    Paint falling off engines ... Nope, 8500 miles and totally fine
    Cutting out... No probs
    Starting issues ... Solved with the starter switch cluster being replaced
    Chocolate wheel bearings ... No probs
    Everything to date.
    Why so serious ?

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    My engine cases are good in my 16thou miles but know of 2 bikes that have got replacement engines as paint falling off the crank cases
    Another bike was cutting out and never was fixed.
    Guy got a full refund

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    Apart from a new set of wheels, no problems apart from a stone chip on front mudguard (can't blame Honda for that) early 2016 DCT

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