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    Honda Atlas
    on: Mar 08, 2022, 11.47 am
    Mar 08, 2022, 11.47 am
    Hi,
    I have been watching "Pedro mota" on youtube recently and he is riding a Honda, it appears to be a Africa Twin RDO3, or the early type ( I am quite familiar with the RD07 model) but he calls it an Atlas? Can anyone shed any light on this please. Was it renamed for a different market?

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    Re: Honda Atlas
    Reply #1 on: Mar 09, 2022, 09.34 am
    Mar 09, 2022, 09.34 am
    There's a company called Atlas that made throttle locks (Cruise Control) for the Africa Twin.

    https://www.atlasthrottlelock.com/

    They were quite popular on early bikes so maybe it was them ?

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    Re: Honda Atlas
    Reply #2 on: Mar 09, 2022, 09.58 am
    Mar 09, 2022, 09.58 am
    The largest motorcycle manufacturer in Pakistan is Atlas Honda, being a merger of Honda and Atlas Group. However it doesn't look like they make models greater than 150cc, just commuters, so I don't think that solves your mystery either.

    https://www.pakistangulfeconomist.com/2017/09/18/atlas-honda-takes-leading-role-pakistans-motorcycle-market/

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    Re: Honda Atlas
    Reply #3 on: Mar 09, 2022, 10.41 am
    Mar 09, 2022, 10.41 am
    I suspect the bike that Pedro mota was riding was equiped with an Atlas throttle lock and in conversation he referred to it as the "Atlas"...

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    Re: Honda Atlas
    Reply #4 on: Mar 09, 2022, 12.14 pm
    Mar 09, 2022, 12.14 pm
    Thanks,
    I think I figured it out, it is a bike made up of different parts, the frame is a transalp 650 and he has grafted on a top fairing from a early Africa Twin, headlights from a Kawasaki etc, and called it a "TransAtlas". The decals on the side are really professional and that is what confused me. The rest of the bike fits together very well too.

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    Re: Honda Atlas
    Reply #5 on: Mar 10, 2022, 07.14 am
    Mar 10, 2022, 07.14 am
    Atlas belongs to, and was built by Bob. It's a Transalp with mods. Pedro has had more mods done by himself and Mago, a Dakar mechanic bash guard, suspension exhaust...


    Pedro's own bike "Alp" a Pd06 Transalp with a RD03/4 tank and Boano Africa twin rally fairing was stuck in a bike shop Wikanders Motors in Buenos Aires, due to lock down.

    Watching Pedro's Make Alp Great Again series of videos where he rebuilt Alp with the Boano front end and RD03/04 tank inspired me to rebuild my own RD03 I bought as a bike that had been stripped to be rebuilt and abandoned for about 20 years. It needed the gearbox output shaft, shift fork shaft, wheels and exhaust replaced as was going to be broken up for parts until I bought and rebuilt it.

    Last Edit: Mar 10, 2022, 07.23 am by AnotherHonda