Honda has launched the 2019 Africa Twin at Rs 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India). As with the earlier years, 50 items might be delivered to India within the first lot, and Honda has opened bookings for the bike, with deliveries anticipated to start out subsequent month.
The 2019 mannequin receives a brand new Glint Wave Blue Metallic color scheme, with gold accents on the handlebar and spoked wheels. The 2019 Africa Twin might be out there at Honda’s Wing World retailers, unfold throughout 22 cities in India.
Other than the brand new color scheme, the bike stays similar to the 2018 Africa Twin which acquired a sizeable replace. The Africa Twin incorporates a throttle-by-wire (TBW) system and a seven-level Honda Selectable Torque Management (HSTC) system, which is Honda’s terminology for traction management. It additionally will get three ranges of energy and engine braking, and 4 using modes – City, Touring, Gravel and Person – every of which might be programmed individually.
The Honda Africa Twin is powered by a 998cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine making 89hp at 7,500rpm and 93.1Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. Whereas it’s out there with two transmission choices internationally– a 6-speed guide and a 6-speed DCT – India receives solely the latter. Additional performance for the DCT comes within the type of Honda’s Incline Detection know-how that spots if the motorbike goes up or down a slope after which selects the suitable gear. You may learn our first journey report of the 2018 Africa Twin here.
Whereas the 2019 mannequin might not have acquired any substantial updates, it’s rumoured that Honda has plans for a larger-capacity Africa Twin that we may anticipate in 2020.
Honda, nonetheless, hasn’t introduced any plan to convey its Africa Twin Journey Sport to India – a motorcycle that comes with elevated suspension journey, a bigger gas tank, wider fairings and a taller windscreen.