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EICMA 2017 – Honda reveals ‘Africa Twin Adventure’

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

The EICMA 2017 is giving all us bikers something to look forward to. Honda has now revealed the Africa Twin Adventure which will make its way to the global markets in the coming months. Based on the standard Africa Twin, the ‘Adventure’ promises a little more.

Changes include additional 5.4L tank capacity, flattened seat for more upright riding, heated grips, larger windscreen, power socket, 22mm more suspension travel, larger sump guard & wider foot pegs. All this makes the Africa Twin Adventure a better rounded product.

Changes to the engine includes a new airbox, new exhaust with better mid range, new ride-by-wire with 3 riding modes & 7 stage traction control and optional quickshifter.

The new Africa Twin Adventure comes in a new tricolour paint scheme similar to the 1988 XRV650.

Powering the bike is the same 998cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor producing 94 BHP of power @ 7500 RPM matched to a DCT as well as manual gearbox. The seat height is at 900mm. Honda has also managed to reduce the weight by 2.3 kg with a new lithium battery.

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Parichay Malvankar

Parichay Malvankar

Founder, owner and editor-in-chief of www.Shifting-Gears.com; a born gearhead, nothing apart from a set of wheels gets his pulse racing.