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The new Honda Africa Twin - a go-anywhere adventure bike

Norman Mayersohn, left, and a fellow rider in Africa on the Honda XLR 250, single-cylinder off-road bikes. These lithe and slim machines are easy to manoeuvre in chaotic traffic-congested cities.

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