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Honda Africa Twin Trial Assembly Begins; Launch Next Month

Honda Africa Twin will come in two variants – Base (ABS) and DCT – expected to be priced around Rs 14 lakh and Rs 16 lakh respectively.

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The Honda Africa Twin will be powered by a 998cc, 4-stoke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin engine with a Unicam and 270-degree crankshaft.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has commenced the trial assembly of its upcoming adventure tourer – Africa Twin. This hints at its imminent launch in India. First previewed at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Honda Africa Twin will be the company’s second 1000cc motorcycle to be assembled in the country. Similar to the Honda CBR650F, this new tourer will be brought as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, and have low localisation levels.

Loaded with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and switchable rear ABS, the Africa Twin derives its power from a 998cc engine coupled to a DCT gearbox. This adventure tourer was featured in a National Geographic program named – “Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar”. The program stared veteran rally rider Christophe Barriere-Varju and Australian fashion model Laura Csortan travelling in Morocco on the all-new Honda Africa Twin. Read: Honda CBR250RR Details & Images Revealed

Honda Africa Twin India specs

Honda Africa Twin India Launch

The Japanese two-wheeler maker has announced its plan to launch four motorcycles in India including Africa Twin. Though the company hasn’t yet revealed the launch details of the tourer, it is reported to hit showrooms next month (May, 2017).  Read More About – Honda CBR150R | Honda CBR250R

Honda Africa Twin India Price

Variant Expected Price
Base ModelRs 14 lakh
Top Model (DCT)Rs 16 lakh

Similar to the Honda CBR650F, the new Honda adventure tourer will come to India via CKD route and assembled at the bikemaker’s Manesar plant. This could be a reason it might come with a premium price tag. We expect it to be priced between Rs 14 lakh – Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).

Honda Africa Twin India Specifications

Engine 998cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin
Maximum Power94bhp @ 7,500rpm
Maximum Torque 98Nm @ 6,000rpm
Transmission6-speed Manual

At the heart of the new Honda Adventure motorcycle will be a 998cc, 4-stoke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin engine with a Unicam and 270-degree crankshaft. This motor makes a top power of 94bhp at 7,500rpm and 98Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. Similar to its US-spec model, the India-spec version will be paired to a new DCT (dual-clutch transmission) gearbox with selectable on-and-off modes.  Upcoming Honda Scooters – Honda Lead 125cc |Honda PCX150

Honda Africa Twin

Honda Africa Twin India Mileage

CityAround 20kmpl

Honda claims that the Africa Twin returns a mileage of 21.6kmpl (World Motorcycle Test Cycle – WMTC).

Honda Africa Twin India Colours

The Africa Twin could be offered in four paint schemes – Candy Prominence Red, Dakar Rally (Red and Blue), Digital Metallic Silver (Grey and Black) and Mat Ballistic Black Metallic.

Honda Africa Twin India Features

– Small windscreen
– A small dash
– Digital tachometer
– Wide handlebars
– Hand-guards
– Buttons on the left handlebar switchgear
– Start-up system
– High ground clearance

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Honda Africa Twin India Dimensions

Length 2,335mm
Seat Height840mm – 870mm
Dry Weight208kgs – 222kgs
Fuel Tank Capacity23-litre

The overall length, width and height of the new Honda motorcycle measure 2,335mm, 875mm and 1,475mm respectively. Sitting on a 1,575mm of wheelbase, the bike offers a seat height of 840mm – 870mm. It carries a kerb weight of 208kg – 222kg, and has fuel tank capacity of 23-litre.

Honda Africa Twin India Design

The African twin sits on the steel semi-double cradle type chassis with high-tensile strength steel rear sub-frame. The bike’s design head, Italian Maurizio Carbonara, said that the motorcycle’s styling has a combination of CRF Rally bikes and the original Africa Twin inspired lines. The DCT automatic variant will get buttons on the left handlebar switchgear. The bike will also feature a small dash and windscreen, a digital tachometer, wide handlebars, hand-guards, start-up system and a high ground clearance. Features like ABS (Anti-lock braking system) with rear ABS on/off and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) will come as standard.

Honda Africa Twin India price

Honda Africa Twin India Other Details

Frame Type – Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear sub-frame

Braking System

Front – 310mm hydraulic disc with 4-piston
Rear – 256mm hydraulic disc with 2-piston

Tyre Size

Front – 90/90 R21
Rear – 150/70 R18

Honda Africa Twin India Competition

In India, the new Honda Adventure bike will face challenge from bikes like Triumph Tiger and the Ducati Multistrada.


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