2018 Honda Africa Twin gets electronic and feature upgrades while retaining the liter-class engine and automatic transmission
2018 Honda Africa Twin turned out to be a highly valued version once the motorcycle manufacturer introduced it into India this past year, and today Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is gearing up to present the 2018 model shortly. The automated experience motorcycle was able to impress quite a few and similar to the 2017 variant, the upgraded Africa Twin will probably be locally constructed in an attempt to keep costs competitive.
For the 2018 variant, the Honda Africa Twin gets updates such as throttle-by-wire, an enlarged Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) program, and upgraded driving styles, specifically – Tour, Urban, Gravel, and User. The experience tourer will even arrive with a seven-point traction control system, while Honda has relocated the instrument cluster on the Africa Twin which allows better perspective once the rider is standing on the feet. Furthermore, the 2018 Africa Twin gets updated rubber with Bridgestone tires, compared to Dunlops on the 2017 version. Other modifications include a bi-axial balancer shaft to the motor for optimal refinement, while a milder ion battery is regular.
The modifications are expected to create the 2018 Honda Africa Twin a marginally spirited performer. While its off-road skills stay unquestionable, it had been deemed somewhat bit stricter on the tarmac. The upgraded electronic equipment must result in a somewhat peppier ride.
Nevertheless, the 2018 Honda Africa Twin has been draw electricity from the exact same 998 cc parallel-twin motor that’s now tuned to make 87 bhp and 92 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a DCT (Double Clutch Transmission) and is the sole automated ADV in its section. Honda is very likely to keep on selling just the DCT edition of the Africa Twin in India and has not announced plans to get a guide yet.
The Honda Africa Twin is priced at $ 13.06 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and you will anticipate the 2018 variant to get a little price increase once it arrives in June.