- May 1, 2019
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I’d believe I would like an NC model of the Africa Twin. I just hope Honda would keep the seat at the 32 inch range. The 34” height has me tippy toeing. The 700cc range would suit me. The 1000’s are too much bike for me. I’ve never been a true off road rider, but an NC on a dirt fire road just doesn’t appear to be feasible. And even on gravel roads I like less torque. I grew up riding gravel roads and I do fine on my GL1800, because I am careful and watch how the gravel lays well ahead of me. I bought the NC for a similar purpose, and so far it is good for that, but when the gravel turns to a muddy road I stop and turn around. I’d like to have something that I would be confident in just plowing through it. I like the frunk on the NC, the DCT is pretty cool, although I could take it or leave it. The ABS hasn’t ever kicked in on me yet, so I really don’t know if I need it or not. I was looking at a used Africa Twin when I saw the NC on the showroom floor. I thought it would be a good compromise. And it has, but I think if they modified it some I might show up at a dealer for a test ride.