Honda had the bright idea to hand over two pre-production 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycles to Dakar Rally racer Joan Barreda and MotoGP champ Marc Marquez.
Watch as the two tear up the new Honda out in the desert terrain of Northern Spain.
For the first time, the Africa Twin looks more like a KLR than a big touring bike (to me at least). Could it in fact be that bike we all want? Essentially a KLR but with the excitement of power and a good suspension? Hopefully, not just another big tourer with little off-road capability, but plenty of off-road PR speak. Either way, Honda has us wanting more as the days slowly click by, closer and closer to the actual release.
To hear their impressions of the new bike from both riders, click here: 2016 Honda Africa Twin Riding Impressions from Marc Marquez and Joan Barreda