Honda Africa Twin is priced at Rs. 13.06 lakh
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) will not launch the manual version of the Honda Africa Twin in India, a senior HMSI official Informed CarandBike. Honda decided to launch only the top-of-the-line Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) version of the CRF1000L Africa Twin, also looking at the response it has generated, the business has decided simply to keep the DCT variant for India. The Africa Twin DCT variant has a double clutch transmission (an automatic transmission, in plainspeak), also has distinct riding modes – Drive, Sport and a Manual. It doesn’t have a clutch lever, and the gears can be changed manually with buttons on the left side, in addition to a attachment gear lever.
“There was lots of disagreement before we entered the market together with all the Africa Twin. We had the option of both – either come with the manual and after that the DCT. But, as there are already existing adventure bikes in the market from the competitive manufacturers, what’s gone in favour of the Africa Twin is the uniqueness of the product; it’s a DCT, an automatic transmission. In the present variant, we do have the option of installing a gear lever too, but primarily, it’s a totally different experience, unlike any other off-roader from the nation, and that is what has clicked for us. Thus, we would like to market only this, give those traditional, manual equipment users such a car, to experience it, and believe the difference,” stated Y S Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India.
Honda has already sold out the first 75 units of the Honda Africa Twin allowed for India. So, if you’re contemplating buying a brand new Honda Africa Twin in India, there is a fantastic waiting interval of nearly three months till deliveries of the next lot commence. HMSI had asked for just 75 first CKD components of the Africa Twin, and the following lot of kits will take a few months to be earned, and assembled for final shipping.
From the Indian version, the Africa Twin includes a seat height of 820 mm at the lowest setting, so it is easily accessible to riders of various heights. The Africa Twin is priced in ₹ ₹ 13.06 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), and resembles the strategy to just introduce the DCT version in India is paying off for HMSI.