I recently got an opportunity to attend the 2017 Progressive International Motorcycle show in Long Beach, CA today and saw some really fun and neat motorcycles. For the purpose of the forum, I'd like to express my general impressions and thoughts about the new 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports. Wow... what an incredible machine! The overall fit and finish of the bike is exceptional. Have to give credit where credit is due and Honda did an outstanding job with the upgrades. The Adventure Sports model has a larger fuel tank (additional 1.4 gallons) compared to the base model and when I swung my legs over it and propped her up correctly, I didn't even notice it and felt completely natural. Although, that feeling may change when the tank is topped off. I'm 5'10" and with the upgraded extended suspension and the additional 1.2" increased in seat height, I was on my toes and wasn't sure if I was able to properly balance the bike. The seat was set on it's highest position and if it was lowered to it's lowest position, it would of been more comfortable for me. Notice anything about the blinkers? You're right! Honda is getting rid of the "pumpkin" blinkers and replacing the 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports and base model with these beautiful LED blinkers. This information is confirmed from the Honda rep. You read it here first on africatwin.org! Beautiful 30th anniversary paint scheme commemorating the first Honda Africa Twin XRV 650 released in 1988. I know a lot of the riders here (@Corki, @Cuchulainn, @belrix, etc) had questions about retrofitting and the ability to swap parts from the Adventure Sports model to earlier Africa Twin models. The Honda rep mentioned there are completely different electrical components that is inherent with throttle by wire, emergency flashers and auto cancelling turn signals that would make it a nightmare to try to retrofit these features in to the older models. He did drop a hint and said with the implementation of throttle by wire, they have opened up conversations for cruise control. He also couldn't confirm nor deny retrofitting the fuel tank and fairings. "It would be interesting" he said... Below are some photos of plastic covers that go over the fuel tank to give you a general idea of how big or small the retrofitting project may go: New heated grips from Honda... Supposedly they have also fixed the issue of the grips not being warm enough. Thanks for checking out this brief report on the Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports. Honda didn't give a price. Expect the first shipment to arrive around Spring/Summer of 2018 for us folks in the U.S. Let me know your thoughts!