Honda Africa Twin Featured in National Geographic Program

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Honda Africa Twin Featured in National Geographic Program

Honda’s already legendary CRF1000L Africa Twin will be featured in a new National Geographic Channel-produced program called: "Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar."

The program features Australian fashion model Laura Csortan, joined by veteran rally rider Christophe Barriere-Varju travelling in Morocco, which was once part of the world's most grueling race, the Paris-Dakar Rally.

These days, due in part to security concerns, the Dakar Rally –– as it is now known –– is staged in South America.

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Africa Twin to Appear on National Geographic Channel Program

National Geographic says that Csortan and Barriere-Varju “will experience breathtakingly beautiful valleys and expansive vistas,” on their journey, whilst “making new friends along the way.”

“The duo will introduce to the viewer the bike ride of a lifetime,” proclaims a media release about the program.

Barriere-Varju will offer technical guidance along the way, making use of a manual-transmission Africa Twin. Whereas Csortan will be riding a model equipped Honda’s DCT “automatic” transmission.

16YM HONDA CRF1000L Africa Twin

Honda has adopted something of a full-court press in promoting its DCT-equipped motorcycles, insisting the bikes maintain the same direct feel as manual-transmission models, yet “unburden the rider from clutch and gear-changing operations, providing a superior dimension of sports riding and convenience.”

In the United States, "Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar" will air on the National Geographic Channel on Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. EST. For more information, visit National Geographic Channel's website.

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