Motorcycle & Scooter India has launched its first BS-VI compliant big bike
– the 2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports. The price for this new 2020 Africa
Twin Adventure Sports starts at Rs. 15.35 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India).
Deliveries will commence from May 2020
manual model will be available in pearl glare white colour while the Dual
Clutch Transmission (DCT) variant will be available in Darkness Black Metallic
brand new 2020 Africa Twin was launched in both Manual (for the first time) and
DCT transmission variants by Ricky Brabec (Reigning 2020 Dakar Rally World
Champion from Monster Energy Honda Team).
It was also the maiden India visit of the 28-year-old Honda champion,
who created history earlier this January as the first American rider ever to
conquer the Dakar challenge.
slimmer and 5 kg lighter, Honda’s off-roader gets a new bigger engine, new
lightweight chassis, new electronics, new suspension, and is power-packed with
loads of new features for total control on all terrain. Variant
motorcycle was launched in the presence of Minoru Kato, President, CEO &
Managing Director and Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales
and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, besides Ricky Brabec
2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports is brand new from ground up. It gets bigger
1,084 cc parallel twin engine, up from the previous 998cc. The new engine produces 12% more peak power,
11% more peak torque and is much stronger everywhere in the rev range.
new Africa Twin has shed a lot of weight; it is 5kg lighter yet powerful
offering 10% more power to weight ratio. The new Lithium Ion battery offers 1.6
times longer shelf life and 4 times longer durability.
2020 Africa Twin brings forth the Technology from the “Dakar” machine CRF450R
moto-crosser. The frame has been completely revised and now features a bolt-on
aluminium subframe. The swingarm, too, is aluminium.
IMU – the secret behind Total Control
the centre of the Africa Twin is the new six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit
(IMU). The IMU controls the Throttle by Wire (TBW) and expanded 7-level Honda
Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).
Additionally, the IMU also controls 4 new technologies introduced in
2020 model for the first time – Wheelie Control, Cornering ABS with off-road
setting, Rear Lift Control and Cornering Detection.
This new feature of Wheelie Control allows rider to choose between 3 levels of
Input. Level 1 allows for intended wheel lift but suppresses any sudden
movement, level 3 stops any front wheel elevation and level 2 is mid-way
between the two.
Cornering ABS with off-road setting distributes the maximum brake force to each
wheel based on the riding situation, ensuring the best braking performance
under cornering conditions. Off-Road setting also joins the default riding
modes of Urban, Tour and Gravel plus two customizable user settings to cover
most riding conditions.
Rear Lift Control allows the rear wheel from lifting off the ground under heavy
Cornering Detection feature in the DCT variant recognizes when the bike is
cornering and adjusts for the most natural gear changes.
new Africa Twin’s bodywork gets more aggressive and compact designed to work
for complete control, the riding position features a slimmer-section seat and
2020, Africa Twin gets a new Adjustable 5-stage windscreen adjustable up to
60mm and new Heated grips.
new features include a Dual LED headlight with Daytime Running Lights (DRL),
Cornering Lights and Tubeless tyres.
bike also gets ACC charging socket keeps your electronic devices charged on the
go. Cruise Control too is now fitted as standard to ease long distance highway
travel. Adding to the long distance off touring capabilities is a larger
capacity fuel tank of 24.8 liters.
first for Honda is the full colour new Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch
TFT touch screen display with the Apple CarPlay & connectivity feature. The
MID can also be customised to show various levels of information relative to
the riding mode chosen, and is easy to use even when wearing gloves.
full range of genuine Honda accessories is available for both versions of the
Africa Twin, including top box, visor, quick shifter, main stand, rally step,
engine guard, front fog light, wind screen (smoke) and more.