Africa Twin Night at Scona Cycle

1988 Honda Africa Twin, imported from Germany to Canada

1988 Honda Africa Twin, imported from Germany to Canada

Edmonton’s oldest Honda motorcycle dealership, Scona Cycle, hosted an Africa Twin party Thursday evening, February 18, 2016 in Edmonton.

The event celebrated the all new Africa Twin 1000, which is scheduled to arrive in Canada later this year.

While the new Africa Twin was not on hand, the get together was a chance for customers to see a rare collection of Honda adventure bikes that led up to the newest member of the A-T family.  The quartet of mouth-watering Honda adventure bikes from the past are rare beasts, and its likely the rarest collection of adventure Hondas ever assembled in North America.

1987 Honda Transalp, 650cc V-twin was one of the first mid-size adventure-tourers

1987 Honda Transalp, 600cc V-twin was one of the first mid-size adventure-tourers

The four rare Honda adventure bikes included:

  • 1985 XLV 750, a shaft-driven V-twin never imported to Canada or the United States; this example was imported from Germany
  • 1988 Africa Twin, the granddaddy adventure Honda, 750cc V-twin inspired by the Paris-Dakar rally raid bikes, never imported to Canada or the United States.  This example was imported from Germany.
  • 1987 Transalp, a 600cc liquid-cooled twin sold for only a few years in North America
  • 2009 XLV1000 Varadero, a 1000cc liquid-cooled V-twin imported to Canada for a few years, but never sold in the United States
1985 XLV750, ultra rare shaft-drive liquid-cooled V-twin, imported from Germany

1985 XLV750, ultra rare shaft-drive liquid-cooled V-twin, imported from Germany

2009 XLV 1000 Varadero, big, comfortable, 1000cc V-twin adventure-tourer, sold in Canada for a few years but not in the United States

2009 XLV 1000 Varadero, big, comfortable, 1000cc V-twin adventure-tourer, sold in Canada for a few years but not in the United States

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