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First 50 Units of Honda Africa Twin Sold in India

Priced at Rs 13.06 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Honda Africa Twin DCT is available only in Victory Red shade.

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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 finally commenced deliveries of the CRF 1000L Africa Twin in the country. The company has sold the first 50 units of the motorcycle to their respective buyers. The next batch of the all-new Honda Africa Twin is likely to be delivered in coming months. One can place a pre-order for the bike at Honda Wing World dealerships across the nation. Similar to the Honda CBR650F, this new tourer is being imported to India as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, and assembled locally. Interestingly, the Africa Twin is Honda’s first one-litre engine capacity bike manufactured in India.

Commenting on the same, Minoru Kato, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India said, “I would like to congratulate the first lucky customers on the delivery of their amazing machines. My own experience of riding the Africa Twin, during the development of one of its variant on my official assignment in Europe, was exhilarating. The motorcycle with its unique features, allows it to be very adaptable for varied riding conditions. I wish all the Africa Twin customers a memorable and adventurous experience.” Read More About – Honda CBR150R | Honda CBR250R

Priced at Rs 13.06 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi), the Honda Africa Twin is available only with automatic dual clutch transmission and in a single shade – Victory Red. Power for the bike comes from a 998cc, parallel-twin engine that’s good for 87bhp and 91.9Nm. The DCT autobox offers three modes – D, S and a full manual with up and down shift buttons on the switchgear. The bike also features Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and switchable rear ABS and G-button. The bike has fully adjustable front forks with a 230mm stroke and offers a class leading ground clearance of 250mm. Read: Honda CBR250RR Details & Images Revealed

Honda Africa Twin India specs

Honda Africa Twin India Price

DelhiRs 13.06 lakh
MumbaiRs 13.14 lakh

Similar to the Honda CBR650F, the new Honda adventure tourer comes to India via CKD route and is assembled at the bikemaker’s Manesar plant. This has helped the company price the model aggressively. Available with DCT option only, the Africa Twin is priced at Rs 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). Read About: Honda CB Shine SP | Honda CB Hornet 160R

Honda Africa Twin India Specifications

Engine 998cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin
Maximum Power87bhp @ 7,500rpm
Maximum Torque 92Nm @ 6,000rpm
Transmission6-speed DCT

The new Honda Adventure motorcycle derives its power from a 998cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled Parallel Twin engine with a Unicam and 270-degree crankshaft. This powertrain is capable of making a top power of 87bhp at 7,500rpm against 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 gearbox unit offers a choice of Manual and Automatic gear shifting to suit tarmax, dirt tracks and steep mountain passes. It also features new off-road functionality, switchable rear ABS and HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) and a G-button that provides half-clutch operation with a ‘hill-hold’ control. Read About – Honda Lead 125cc |Honda PCX150

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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

While the global spec model is available in four paint jobs, the India-spec version of the bike is available only Victory Red paint scheme.

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

Proportionally, this adventure tourer measures 2,335mm in length, 875mm in width and 1,475mm in height. 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 get buttons on the left handlebar switchgear. The bike also features 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.

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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 takes on the likes of Triumph Tiger and the Ducati Multistrada.


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