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Honda Africa Twin Might Launch By Mid-2017

The Honda Africa Twin will come in two variants – Base (ABS) and DCT – which are 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.

The Honda Africa Twin adventure tourer is expected to be launched in India by mid 2017. It was speculated to be launched towards the end of this fiscal, that didn’t happen. The launch was postponed due to Japan earthquake that disturbed the component production and parts-study of several projects at the company Hammatsu-based plant. As a reminder, the Honda Africa Twin India had its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016. Read: Honda CBR250RR Details & Images Revealed

The Africa Twin will come to India as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, and then assembled at the company’s Manesar plant. This adventure tourer was features 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 More About – Honda CBR150R | Honda CBR250R

Honda Africa Twin India specs

Here’s everything you need to know about the Honda Africa Twin in 10 quick points – 

1. Honda Africa Twin India Launch

The exact launch date of the all-new Honda Adventure bike is yet to be announced. If media reports are to be believed, the bike could be launched in the Indian market in mid 2017 (April-August).

2. Honda Africa Twin India Price

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

3. 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

Power for the new Honda Adventure motorcycle will come from a 998cc, 4-stoke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin engine with a Unicam and 270-degree crankshaft. This motor belts out a maximum power of 94bhp at 7,500rpm and 98Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. Similar to its US-spec model, the India-bound Africa Twin will have a 6-speed manual and a new DCT (dual-clutch transmission) gearbox with selectable on-and-off modes. This adventure bike is likely to deliver a mileage around 10kmpl – 15kmpl.  Upcoming Honda Scooters – Honda Lead 125cc |Honda PCX150

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4. Honda Africa Twin India Mileage


5. Honda Africa Twin India Colours

The Africa Twin might come in a choice of three colours – Dakar Rally (Red and Blue), Digital Metallic Silver (Grey and Black) and Mat Ballistic Black Metallic.

6. 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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7. Honda Africa Twin India Dimensions

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

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8. Honda Africa Twin India Design

The Africa Twin is based on 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.

In terms of dimensions, the Honda Africa Twin measures 2,335mm in length, 875mm in width and 1,475mm in height with a wheelbase of 1,575mm. There is a reasonably high positioned seat that will come with different height options ranging from 840mm to 900mm. The bike offers a fuel tank capacity of 23-litres. Features like ABS (Anti-lock braking system) with rear ABS on/off and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) will come as standard.

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 9. 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

10. Honda Africa Twin India Competition

In India, the new Honda Adventure bike will gun up straight against the Triumph Tiger and the Ducati Multistrada.


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