Honda’s first adventure motorcycle for India has arrived. The Japanese brand has launched the Africa Twin in the Indian market at prices starting from Rs. 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Honda had first showcased the Africa Twin at the 2016 Auto Expo. Honda locally assembles the Africa Twin via CKD kits to keep the cost under check.
Powering the Africa Twin is a 998cc, parallel twin motor which churns out 94 BHP and 98 Nm. The engine is matched to a first-in-segment DCT gearbox, which is the only variant on offer.
The long road to adventure is varied and the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) machine gives you a choice of Manual and Automatic gear shifting to suit tarmac, dirt tracks and steep mountain passes. Experience a more enjoyable ride by focusing on the sensations of accelerating, turning, and braking your motorcycle. Control your bike to your heart’s content. DCT – A technology that brings the fundamentals of motorcycles – the joy of riding and control – to a whole new level. It also features new off-road functionality, switchable rear ABS and HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control).
The Africa Twin rivals the likes of Triumph Tiger, Ducati Multistrada, Suzuki V-Strom & Kawasaki Versys 1000. It is available in 3 colours Dakar Rally, Silver & Matte Black.
Engine Type: 998cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke Unicam 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270º crank
Bore And Stroke: 92mm x 75mm
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate with coil springs, aluminum cam assist and slipper clutch
Transmission: 6-speed Manual
Final Drive: O-ring sealed chain
Torque Control System (HSTC): HSTC 3-levels + switch-off
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame Type: Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear sub-frame
ABS System: ABS 2-channel with rear ABS off switch
Front Brakes: 310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminum hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Rear Brake: 256mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Front Tire: 90/90-R21 tube type
Rear Tire: 150/70-R18 tube type
Wheelbase: 62.0 inches
Seat Height: Standard position 34.3/Low position 33.5 inches
Curb Weight: 511 lbs—Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Fuel Capacity: 4.97 gallons
Model ID: CRF1000L
Emissions: Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors: Red/Black/White, White/Blue/Red
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year: Transferable, Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.