“~Breathless trough the night, until a new day dawns~”… Oh, camera is on already! Servus and hello, dear 1000PS viewers. I welcome you to my 2nd vlog. It’s not about caressing bulls, but… a vlog with my new companion the Honda Africa Twin, as you see. Uhm, I must excuse the long wait for the vlog. But I have to admit it’s my 4th try already. 2 times it didn’t work out because of my stupidity. 1 time the wind noises were to extreme. Dad is passing by with the tractor – I hope this doesn’t disturb audio. The Africa Twin – with her we will compete in a Rallye in May as 1000PS team consisting of “Nasty” Nils Müller and Patrick “Arlo” Auer. Until now we already modified the Africa Twin a little bit. As you can see we have fitted the Metzeler KAROO 3, it’s a lugged tyre. I’ve already done some miles on it and you feel that the edes are rounded a bit. This is because the Twin has 240 kg and 95 hp. Doesn’t sound to impressive on papers but it really pushes forward nicely. Second mod is here, the beautiful Remus Okami. I just favour it so much over the stock flue and it also sounds a lot better. So…uhm. It’s quarter past 7. So we’re going to start. Yupp, camera is recording. Let’s go! I have the big advantage that I am a farmer and also have some forrest. In which I can riot with my enduro. Now… I don’t know if you can hear the sound. But it’s a lot cooler than the original. And you hear it already – it’s not because of the cold bike, but because of the turned on TCS, which is in it’s keenest level, 3. If I go full throttle, let’s see… you could think the bike has problems. It doesn’t, it’s all intentional. If we engage level 1…. Great! The back slides… Staggering! I have… completely changed the mic setup and hope the wind noises aren’t too loud. Still I’ll shut up at higher speed. What also could be the case at this time of day is, the huntsman, the friend and helper of any enduro rider, might do his turns. And I rather not run into his hood at 140 kph. Honestly, motocross goggles would’ve been a nice idea, but in the heat of battle I just forgot them. Nevertheless, it is… FUCK, THIS IS CRAZY!!! 150 kph, forrest road, totally normal, glorious. What did I want to say? I don’t know, fuck it. I’m honestly completely blown away from the Africa Twin’s technology. I tell you, I never was a friend of all the electronic helpers, starting with ABS, I massively opposed it. Because back then when I first made contact with ABS, this was about 15 years ago, it worked like shit. It controlled very rough. It just was – I’m not 100% sure but I believe an experienced rider did a better job braking without ABS. Just a little ride on the streets, hope you still understand me. BUT, with the Africa Twin it works so well I don’t even turn it off in the fields. You can even slide lightly into corners. And for folks who want to drift even more, there is a little button you hold pressed- I think you must stand for it, or maybe you can engage it while riding – and the rear wheel will lock. What I like most is the traction control. You saw it regulates quite a lot in stage 3 and there isn’t much drifting. But in stage 1, ooooh, I’m not to sure if it isn’t a little too defensive. Now you can turn of TCS by holding down the button. Let’s try it out. Yupp, it’s off. Might be possible while riding. Well… FUCK! A bit too much. Gives advice for wheelying last video, then completely forgets everything like an idiot in the next video. Great… Now, I turn on TCS again, on stage 1, I liked it much.I already mentioned it, 95 hp doesn’t look much on paper. Especially if you compare her to her competition, BMW GS has 125 hp, the KTM Adventure has between 140 and 160 hp, the Honda quite loses it. Philosophically speaking. But… I have to tell ya’ I don’t know what I would need more power on this bike for. It just works perfect. Fuck 160 hp, 95 are more than enough. Let’s ride the funny style. You might not see it, but the tail really wiggles. It’s tremendous fun! Well yes… I just entangled my plump shoe into the braking lever. Was a little precarious. Well, can happen. I already let some friends ride the Africa Twin, and no shit, not a single one got off without a big grin. It pushes so brutal, mind-bugging fun. Most notably… I think it has 240 kg – but it’s so optimally distributed. So nicely balanced, you don’t feel the weight. I actually have a little respect for big enduros. But with the Twin I did maybe an hour now and confidence is quite high. Now, down there – attention – should be safe. Ah, shit! Something got in my eye! Bullshit Like always in vids you don’t see that the meadow is stupidly steep. And if I can’t make it up again, the Africa Twin stays down there naturally, in the delve. We have to get her out with a chopper. Let’s see if there is a need for a chopper. We try it with ABS I got the feeling the back wheel slides all the time. I don’t like it. Wow, that track is… well, if I crash her there, there is much damage done. Nils is gonna kill me. Well, let’s go… DUDE! IMPOSSIBLE! I’LL MAKE IT – I MADE IT! UNBELIEVABLE! 200 fucking heavy kilos up THAT slope! I had my problems with a hard enduro there! Fuck, this is mad! She just goes up! Mighty bike, very very mighty So, let’s go up to the radio tower and that shall be it. That was a jump btw. This as well, with a slight whip. Damn this is great! Short info: The Twin is available in 3 variants. One, without ABS. But 2017 this will be past. Then this variant, with ABS. Aaaand one version with ABS and DCT. To all the guys who – like me in the past – had their doubts on automatic gearboxes for bikes, I highly suggest you try the DCT. It shifts so perfectly and is rideable in 3 different stages. In just a few miles you got addicted to it and you don’t want to change gears by your own anymore, it works perfect. So, dear viewers… Nasty Nils mentioned, this week we’ll try it – it might get a little cramped in my day planner – maybe we’ll ride in the enduro park of Nagycenk this week. Of course you’ll be live with us. And we will have the bike converted by then. Because I have some nice parts in my boot. I’ve met Niki Krutak from Touratech Austria at BMW Bierbaum in Baden. He supplied me fairing and engine crash bars. In case I face plant into the dirt these parts will prevent higher repairing costs. Now, we might fit them… today? No, today I have something else to do. But tomorrow will fit them. And… you’ll be hearing from us. Good… Thanks for watching and bye!