Honda employee says new Honda is good

Marc Marquez rides the Africa Twin

BACK when Valentino Rossi rode for Honda he was famously no fan of having to toe the corporate line and do the promo bit that’s part and parcel of being a works rider.

Mark Marquez certainly manages to look cheery enough in Honda’s latest video, during which he sings the praises of the new Africa Twin.

In case you aren’t in a position to watch the video, or need the sound turned down, here’s what he says:

The first experience with the Africa Twin was great, you can keep high speed for a long time. Ok, in the tight corners you must be careful but for the big roads it was really nice and I enjoy it a lot.

It’s a bike that looks big and heavy but for the jumps it was really stable, and we were able to jump and the reception (?) was good. Even though it’s a bike for long straights and to be fast, on the tight corners and the jumps the handling was good too.

One of the most important things on the bike and where it felt good was the position. It was really comfortable, when I was sitting on the bike the position was really good, but also when I stand on the bike I feel good and that gives me a good confidence.

Made by Honda means quality. Quality and also the experience of Honda, all that technology that they use in the cars, the normal people can use here.

Alternatively, if you prefer to just see Marquez and Joan Barreda hooning a brace of Africa Twins, there’s a video of that just here.

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