Honda has begun taking bookings for the all new Honda Africa Twin motorcycle in India. The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is the flagship adventure-tourer motorcycle from Honda’s global lineup. It will be brought in via the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route and is the first 1000 cc model to be assembled by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India.
The bookings are open for first 50 customers only and lucky customers among them will get an opportunity to attend the grand outdoor True Adventure Africa Twin India launch event. The motorcycle can be booked via Honda’s exclusive sales & service Wing World outlets and is available in a new Victory Red colour.
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. The real adventure is awaiting the lucky customers amongst the first 50 bookings of the legendary Africa Twin in India.”
The Honda Africa Twin is powered by a 999 cc Parallel Twin engine that generates 87 bhp of power and 92 Nm of torque. It is equipped with Dual Clutch Transmission technology, a world first in motorcycles. The DCT system provides the rider a choice between a manual or automatic gear shifting operation based on the road condition.
The adventure touring motorcycle also comes with different riding modes such as Neutral (N), Drive (D) or Sport (S). These can be selected via the right-side thumb switch. The Manual (MT) mode allows changing gears manually using the left-side controls, enabling one to shift up (+) or down (–) with ease. The Africa Twin DCT is also provided with a convenient parking brake lever.
The Africa Twin is also equipped with the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) which works in unison with the Anti-lock Braking system (ABS). These can be set independently to give almost 80 different possible combinations. There is also the “G” Switch which when engaged improves the traction throughout all the modes. The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle also gets a unique incline detection feature to tackle a loose, steep track or dune.
Braking power comes from a 310mm wave-style, twin floating front discs with Nissin 4-pot radial callipers at the front and a 256 mm disc in the rear. The suspension duty at the front is carried out by the Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustment while the rear gets a monoblock cast aluminium swingarm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment.
Other features of the Honda Africa Twin include LED Headlamps which ensures brighter and richer vision while also reducing the power consumption by 90%. It also complies with the global norm of AHO (Always Headlight On). The indicators and the tail light of the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin also use LED lights. The Rally style, highly informative LCD display provides a whole lot of information to the rider including the Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, Gear position, Odometer, ABS, HSTC, Trip and Clock.
Honda Africa Twin Price:
The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is priced at INR 13,62,922/- (ex-showroom Mumbai)
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Honda Africa Twin Specifications:
Type: Liquid Cooled, 4 stroke, SI Engine
No. of cylinder: Two
Displacement: 999.11 cc
Max net power: 65.0 kW @ 7500 rpm
Max net torque: 91.9 N-m @ 6000 rpm
Bore x Stroke (mm): 92.000 x 75.148
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Valve system: Overhead Camshaft (OHC) Type
Fuel system: Fuel Injection
Transmission: Constant mesh 6-speed DCT with on and off-road riding modes
Clutch Type: Dual Clutch Transmission
Max Speed: 190 kmph
Length: 2334 mm
Width: 932 mm
Height: 1478 mm
Wheel base: 1574 mm
Ground clearance: 250 mm
Seat Height: 840mm-820mm (Adjustable)
Kerb weight: 245 Kg
Fuel tank capacity: 18.8 Litres
FRAME & SUSPENSION:
Frame type: Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe
Front: Show 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustment, 230mm stroke.
Rear: Monoblock cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 220 mm rear wheel travel
Front: 310 mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston callipers and sintered metal pads
Rear: 256 mm wave hydraulic disc with 2-piston calliper and sintered metal pads. 2-Channel with rear ABS off switch.