The Honda Africa Twin has been launched in India at Rs 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bookings for the new Honda motorcycle has started and only 50 units have been allotted in the first batch. The Honda Africa Twin is on sale in 22 cities and 24 Honda dealerships across India. The adventure bike has been brought to India via the CKD route and is the most expensive motorcycle from Honda to be assembled in India. The bike was first showcased to the Indian audience at the 2016 Auto Expo. Only the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) will be on sale in India and the above decision was taken by Honda after conducting a survey with prospective buyers.
The 6-speed DCT gearbox gives the rider option of manual and automatic gear shifting based on the varying conditions. The bike features dual LED head lights and ground clearance stands at an enormous 250mm. Powering the Honda adventure bike is a 998cc parallel-twin motor that produces 95PS and 98Nm of peak torque. Talking about electronic goodies, the Africa Twin has been equipped with ABS and three-stage traction control. The bike is equipped with 45mm dia USD forks at the front that are fully adjustable with massive 230mm of travel while the monoshock unit is also fully adjustable. Saddle height is tall at 870mm but the seat is adjustable and it can be reduced to 850mm. The new Honda Africa Twin will compete against the Triumph Tiger XCx range, Suzuki V-Strom and the upcoming Ducati Multistrada 950.
With the recent launch of Honda’s Africa Twin, enthusiasts have certainly gone gung ho about its killer pricing. But, is there more to the bike than meets the eye? Let’s find out.
The Honda Africa Twin is the highest displacement bike from the Japanese two-wheeler giant to be assembled in India and has been priced at Rs 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
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