The Africa Twin is kind of gnarly for a Honda, kind of unrefined. But in a good way. The parallel-twin engine has honest-to-goodness character, and the exhaust note snaps and burbles under deceleration, encouraging gratuitous revving at stoplights. More importantly, the power delivery is great off road and is exceptionally usable on the street. With 65 pound-feet of torque available at 5,500 rpm—and not too much less than that delivered at the bottom-end of the rev range—it’s easy to slide the rear end around on the loose stuff. And mated with a peak output of 82.4 hp that hits at 7,500 rpm it’s easy to use every last bit of it all the time.