Honda Motorcycle & Scooter
India Pvt. Ltd has announced commencement of bookings for 2018 Africa Twin in
India. Lucky customers will get a chance to witness their favourite riders live
at MotoGP. The motorcycle has been priced at Rs. 13.23 lakh (ex-showroom,
The bookings are open for
first 50 lucky customers as it will be available in limited number of units.
For booking enquiries, customers can contact or visit Honda’s exclusive sales
& service Wing World outlets located across 22 cities in India. Customers
can also log on to Honda2WheelersIndia.com for more details.
Showcased first at Auto Expo
2018, the motorcycle carries forward the three-decade old legacy of the iconic
Africa Twin. T
Key Features -
2018 Africa Twin
The introduction of Throttle
by Wire (TBW) greatly expands the choices available to the rider to manage
engine output, feel and rear wheel traction. The new Honda Selectable Torque
Control (HSTC) system features 7 Levels – from Level 1, for aggressive riding
off-road to Level 7 for maximum sense of security on slippery, wet tarmac. It
remains possible to turn HSTC completely OFF. The addition of a lithium-ion
battery contributes to a 2.3kg overall weight saving, while several detail
changes further improve the machine’s off-road ability and durability
The engine is Parallel Twin –
999.11cc with Max Power of 89PS@7500rpm and 93.1 Nm Torque@6000rpm The Africa
Twin retains Honda’s unique Dual Clutch Transmission technology. An automated
clutch and shift operation system that retains the direct acceleration feel of
a manual transmission.
In Dual Clutch Transmission
(DCT), three modes of operation are available. Automatic D mode is ideal for
city and highway riding, and achieves optimum fuel efficiency. Automatic S mode
offers three levels of sportier riding as the ECU lets the engine rev a little
higher before shifting up, and shifts down sooner when decelerating for extra
engine braking. The MT mode gives full manual control, allowing the rider to
shift gear with the left handlebar trigger control buttons. The riding modes
are comprised of different levels of Power (P) and Engine Braking (EB).
There are also 3 levels of
Power and Engine Braking available which offer pre-set combinations of each
parameter, suitable to different riding environments and scenarios: TOUR,
URBAN, GRAVEL. A fourth mode – USER – allows the rider to set and save his or
her preferred combination of Power, EB and HSTC levels. Both riding mode and
level of HSTC can be changed at any time using the controls on the left hand
In either D or S mode, DCT
offers immediate manual intervention if required – the rider simply selects the
required gear using the up and down shift triggers on the left handlebar. At an
appropriate time DCT seamlessly reverts back to automatic mode, depending on throttle
angle, vehicle speed and gear position.
Rally style negative LCD
instrument display including: Riding Modes, Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, Gear
position, HSTC, Odometer, Trip Meter, Clock and ABS Indicator
Front Showa 45mm cartridge-type
inverted (Upside Down) 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.
The brakes (ABS) feature 310mm
‘wave’ style, twin floating front discs with Nissin 4-pot radial calipers for
plenty of feel and strong stopping power. Rear disc is a 256mm ‘wave’ style
with a 1-pot caliper.
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