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Honda Adventure Quest
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:28:30 AM »
This is going to be cool. It's not a GS trophy thing where only a few can go ride and if you are a Dakar racer that will qualify. This is more in the type of the old Camel Trophy events.


http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/bikes/adventure-quest-will-challenge-you-to-the-limit-9183468
Somewhere in Namibia – So you think you’ve got what it takes to be a true motorcycle adventurer? Now Honda is challenging you to put your riding skills, adaptability and psychological mettle to the test.What Honda is calling the Quest-True Adventure motorcycling challenge will involve 20 carefully selected riders on specially prepared Africa Twin adventure tourers, culminating in a seriously challenging 12 day event in an as-yet-undisclosed part of Namibia.

And you could be one of those riders.You can submit an entry application at any Honda dealership in South Africa or Namibian; entries will close on 17 July, after which 40 candidates will be chosen to attend a Boot Camp selection phase at the end of July, run by extreme competition organiser Specialised Adventures.“We’re not looking for enduro racers or the next Dakar winner,” said Specialised Adventures managing director Hardy de Kock. “The top 20 will be chosen on their appetite for adventure, their willing to learn and adapt, their ability to function in a team environment and and their mental toughness under pressure.”The 10 teams of two finalists each will be announced at the end of the Boot Camp, and they’ll be flown to a secret destination in northern Namibia at the beginning of September to take part in the all-expenses-paid Quest-True Adventure on specially prepared Honda Africa Twins.During the 2800km ride they’ll be evaluated on machine maintenance and recovery, navigation, observation skills and long days in the saddle over challenging terrain, as well as challenges designed to test their ability to improvise and adapt when things go pear-shaped.And the winning team will each get to keep one of the bikes for a year, with fuel sponsored by Honda.“Playtime is over,” said De Kock. “Almost two weeks of non-stop challenges is going to stretch the finalists to the limits; it’s going to be the adventure of a lifetime!”More information from your Honda dealership; are you up for it?


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Re: Honda Adventure Quest
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 07:01:37 AM »
Sounds like a great idea this.
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Re: Honda Adventure Quest
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 05:28:51 AM »

"Quest News.


Honda Motor Corp Southern Africa and Specialised Adventures has collectively decided to change the winning team's prize from 1 year's usage to full ownership of the bikes that the team competed with.
Even more reason to get your entry in as soon as possible, wouldn't you say?"

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Re: Honda Adventure Quest
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 06:38:38 AM »
Wow
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Re: Honda Adventure Quest
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 07:48:24 AM »
Damn. Wont mind one of those  :grin:


Entries are not open yet..
They're supposed to do the bootcamp end July.


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Re: Honda Adventure Quest
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 08:21:25 PM »
Ok I take that back  :tongue:
Entries are open http://quest-trueadventure.com/

Mine's in -  :grin:
Hopefully there wont be a horrible clash of dates 'if' I'm chosen for the bootcamp.
#betterstartdoingpushups 
#optimistic
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Re: Honda Adventure Quest
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 07:34:49 AM »
Ok I take that back  :tongue:
Entries are open http://quest-trueadventure.com/

Mine's in -  :grin:
Hopefully there wont be a horrible clash of dates 'if' I'm chosen for the bootcamp.
#betterstartdoingpushups 
#optimistic
:tongue:

Good luck!
"No bike does everything perfectly. In fact, no bike does anything until someone gets on it to ride"

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Re: Honda Adventure Quest
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2017, 11:08:29 AM »
Ok I take that back  :tongue:
Entries are open http://quest-trueadventure.com/

Mine's in -  :grin:
Hopefully there wont be a horrible clash of dates 'if' I'm chosen for the bootcamp.
#betterstartdoingpushups 
#optimistic
:tongue:

Good luck!

Thanks  :cheesy: But I'm probably not photogenic enough to be chosen for this type of event  :tongue:

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Re: Honda Adventure Quest
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2017, 03:02:04 PM »
hmm, Looks very interesting.

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Re: Honda Adventure Quest
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2017, 03:37:24 PM »
Ok I take that back  :tongue:
Entries are open http://quest-trueadventure.com/

Mine's in -  :grin:
Hopefully there wont be a horrible clash of dates 'if' I'm chosen for the bootcamp.
#betterstartdoingpushups 
#optimistic
:tongue:

Good luck!

Thanks  :cheesy: But I'm probably not photogenic enough to be chosen for this type of event  :tongue:

Go Stig then you are sure to make it  :ricky:
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