Sometime in the late '80s in Britain, I had an opportunity to ride one of the first DS V-twin Hondas. It wasn't called an Africa Twin at the time, and I remember the engine as being painted red. A dealer friend there had it on loan from Honda for a week so the press could play around and try to break it, but I got first crack. It was on the heavy side, but pulled like a tractor. I only was able to run it on the street, but I thought it was a great urban assault vehicle at the time.
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