Priced at Rs 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi), the new Honda Africa Twin DCT is available only in Victory Red colour.
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 today launched the much-awaited adventure tourer – Africa Twin. Priced at Rs 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi), the new adventure tourer is available in New Victory Red color. Bookings for the Honda Africa Twin has commenced for first 50 customers only. Lucky customers will get a chance to attend the grand out-door ‘True Adventure’ Africa Twin India launch event. Similar to the Honda CBR650F, this new tourer is brought to India as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, and have low localisation levels.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Africa Twin- it’s name is inseparable from the spirit of Dakar Rally- world’s toughest rally raids. Down to its roots, when the going gets tough, Africa Twin gets going. There is nothing to hold back an enthusiast on the Africa Twin, as it’s the most reliable, versatile and proven adventure touring motorcycle. Real adventure is awaiting the lucky customers amongst the first 50 bookings of the legendary Africa Twin in India.”
Featuring 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 dual-clutch transmission offers rider a choice of manual and automatic gear shifting to suit tarmax, dirt tracks and steep mountain passes. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has already commenced the trial assembly of this adventure tourer. The bike features fully adjustable front forks with a 230mm stroke and a class leading ground clearance of 250mm. Read: Honda CBR250RR Details & Images Revealed
|Top Model (DCT)||Rs 12.90 lakh|
Similar to the Honda CBR650F, the new Honda adventure tourer comes to India via CKD route and assembled at the bikemaker’s Manesar plant. This helps the company to price this model aggressively. Available with DCT option only, the bike is priced at Rs 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi).
|Engine||998cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin|
|Maximum Power||87bhp @ 7,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||92Nm @ 6,000rpm|
At the heart of the new Honda Adventure motorcycle is a 998cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin engine with a Unicam and 270-degree crankshaft. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 87bhp at 7,500rpm and a peak torque of 92Nm at 6,000rpm. Similar to its US-spec model, the India-spec version is paired to a new DCT (dual-clutch transmission) gearbox with selectable on-and-off modes. This DCT gearbox offers a choice of Manual and Automatic gear shifting to suit varied terrain conditions. It also features new off-road functionality, switchable rear ABS and HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control). Upcoming Honda Scooters – Honda Lead 125cc |Honda PCX150
Honda claims that the Africa Twin returns a mileage of 21.6kmpl (World Motorcycle Test Cycle – WMTC).
While the global spec model is available in four paint jobs, the India-spec model is only available with a New Victory Red color.
– Small windscreen
– A small dash
– Digital tachometer
– Wide handlebars
– Buttons on the left handlebar switchgear
– Start-up system
– High ground clearance
|Seat Height||840mm – 870mm|
|Dry Weight||208kgs – 222kgs|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||23-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.
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 get buttons on the left handlebar switchgear. The bike 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) are available as standard.
Frame Type – Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear sub-frame
Front – 310mm hydraulic disc with 4-piston
Rear – 256mm hydraulic disc with 2-piston
Front – 90/90 R21
Rear – 150/70 R18
In India, the new Honda Adventure bike will face challenge from bikes like Triumph Tiger and the Ducati Multistrada.