The new 2019 Honda Africa Twin Adventure tourer gets new blue paint scheme and updated dual clutch gearbox
The Japanese giant has opened the booking for 2019 Honda Africa Twin Adventure motorcycle in India. Bookings are limited to the first 50 customers only. New Africa Twin can be booked only through 22 Wing World dealerships across 22 cities. Honda has updated with hashtag #TruwAdventure posts on social media for the 2019 Africa Twin Adventure motorcycle.
Speaing about the changes, 2019 Africa Twin will get new color scheme – Glint Wave Blue Metallic and 2nd generation Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The bike’s visual appeal is on par as the handlebars as well as rims are painted in golden color. Africa Twin is the only Adventure motorcycle in the world to get a fully automatic transmission. The bike is priced at Rs 13.5 lakh ex-showroom, pan India.
Speaking on how the true adventurer will revolutionize off-roading in India, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, “Since its Indian debut in 2017, the mighty Africa Twin has always seen high demand. The adventure seekers in India experienced the revolutionary DCT for the first time & were highly impressed with its unmatched performance. The 2019 Africa Twin takes the ‘go anywhere’ spirit one step ahead with its fresh new appearance. The proud Africa Twin tribe is growing and we are ready to welcome enthusiasts to the tribe.”
2019 Honda Africa Twin gets 7 levels of HSTC system
Powering 2019 Honda Africa Twin is a 999.11cc twin cylinder engine. This powerplant pumps out 87.7 bhp at 7500 rpm and 93.1 Nm of twisting force at 6000 rpm. These power figures are more than adequate to haul this 245 kg adventure motorcycle through toughest of terrains. Dual Clutch gearbox is a gem in this bike, it gets two modes in automatic setting – D mode which is for Urban and Highway rides and S mode with 3 dynamic sport settings.
Let’s jump into electronics of the 2019 Honda Africa Twin. There is a Dual Channel ABS with switchable rear ABS. Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with 7 levels for a wide range of terrain conditions. Three power and Engine Braking levels offer additional control over the riding styles. There are 4 different riding mode allowed by Throttle by Wire (TBW) which are – Tour, Urban, Gravel, and User. In the user mode, the rider can select and save the settings for future use.
Rear Wheel ABS can be switched off
Instrument console takes inspiration from Hardcore offroading motorcycles such as the one used in Dakar Rallies. A rectangular vertical negative display shos everything from Speedometer, Tachometer, Gear position, odometer, trip meters, range, fuel efficiency, fuel gauge, engine temperature, traction control level settings, Engine braking settings, ABS setting as well as riding modes.
A 45 mm Showa USD forks with 230 mm travel and Pro-Link Monoshock with 220 mm travel takes care of suspension duties. Twin 310 mm discs with 4-piston radially mounted calipers at the front and single piston caliper at the rear end gripping over a 256 mm disc. Dual LED headlights with Li-ion battery pack does the illumination at night. Moreover, the tails lights are also LED units. 2019 Honda Africa Twin counters Triumph, BMW, and Kawasaki in this range.
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