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Honda Returns to SEMA with Rugged Overland Vehicles and Africa Twin Overland

Honda will demonstrate its diverse paths to fun and performance at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas 2021 with vehicles developed by the Honda Performance Development (HPD) division. Specific to the overland segment, Honda will be showcasing three vehicles, including a pair of rugged Honda light trucks custom-built for overlanding adventures.

Fully equipped for overlanding, the Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project 2.0 and the Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project highlight the rugged capability and spirit of Honda’s light trucks. The Africa Twin Overland demonstrates the go-anywhere capabilities of Honda’s potent ADV bike when outfitted with the latest custom adventure gear.

Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project Vehicle

Custom-built by Honda and fully equipped for overlanding, the Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project is based on the popular and well-reviewed production 2021 Honda Ridgeline 4WD with the HPD Option Package. The pickup project is rugged and adventure-ready with bed and rooftop accessories from Thule and a custom spare tire carrier from Jsport. The Ridgeline HPD Trail Tour Project’s off-road capability is further improved with recovery points, stainless-steel underbody skid plates custom designed and fabricated by Honda R&D engineers, a Jsport suspension lift kit, and Firestone Destination A/T2 all-terrain tires.

Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project 2.0

For overlanding enthusiasts looking for rugged adventure, the Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project 2.0 features off-road components that further advance the off-pavement capability of the new 2022 Passport TrailSport, without sacrificing the Passport’s excellent road manners. Based on the Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project, the trail-ready SUV is ready to go off the grid with Honda Genuine Accessories, a Jsport suspension lift kit for more ground clearance, and rugged Firestone Destination A/T2 all-terrain tires for improved off-road traction.

Africa Twin Overland

The Overland Expo, the world’s premier event series for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts, partnered with the Honda Powersports team to transform the 2021 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT into the ultimate overland motorcycle. The Overland model demonstrates the capabilities of the Africa Twin when outfitted with the latest adventure gear.

The Honda Africa Twin is already ideally suited for overland adventures, thanks to its crisp-shifting and easy-to-use dual-clutch transmission that simplifies the riding experience, allowing riders to focus on the trail ahead. The Overland is finished in Darkness Black Metallic, a new color for the 2021 model year.

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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking enlightenment and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries, circumnavigated South America, driven from Argentina to Alaska followed by exploration of Europe and Western Asia. Currently the family are planning a journey from Western Europe to the Russian Far East. Graeme is a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six critically acclaimed books and an Overland Journal/Expedition Portal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell