Honda announced the start of bookings for the 2019 Honda Africa Twin motorcycle in India. The new adventure motorcycle comes with a price tag of Rs 13.5 lakh. It is also available in a new paint scheme.
The 2019 Honda Africa Twin runs on a parallel twin 999.11cc engine. It has a max power of 87.7 Bhp at 7500rpm and 93.1Nm of torque at 6000rpm. With this, the Africa Twin has the muscle to take on extreme off-road environments, offering the rider comfort both for long distance touring and agility for everyday riding.
The 2019 iteration also gets a new paint job – Glint Wave Blue Metallic with golden handlebar and wheel rims. The motorcycle also features Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). This technology marvel offers thrilling automatic shifting. When in automatic mode, the rider can choose between D mode for comfortable cruising and 3 dynamic sport settings in S mode. The second generation DCT technology is exclusively engineered to stretch boundaries of off-roading, all thanks to its G switch.
It accelerates aggressive gear shifting to give rider increased control in sweeping dirt, gravel corners and even during lofting the front wheel over any obstacle.
It also features an Incline Detection technology. This keeps the rider in control on unruly terrains like loose dunes or steep track. It detects whether the motorcycle is going up or down the slope. The ECU then makes appropriate gear selection.
Additionally, Honda also includes 3 levels of power and engine braking, throttle by wire (TBW), 4 riding modes (Tour, Urban, Gravel, and User), and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). It also gets Showa cartridge-type inverted front fork with pre-load adjuster on both wheels.