2017 Honda Africa Twin Launch in India in the next Six Months is the Honda’s next big bike that could be price well as it will be a CKD
Honda Africa twin is a name whose legend is carved in the harsh terrains of the Dakar rally. When finally after years of speculations the Honda Africa Twin arrived globally as a 2016 Model, the world got the big ADV bike from Honda it had waited for. Now, this brilliant bike is set for its Indian journey and is scheduled for the launch in mid 2017 or end of Q1 of FI 2017-18 as per Economic Times. The bike was showcased at the 2016 AutoExpo and those twin LED headlights and the segment first DCT mechanism of gear operation.
Honda Africa Twin Design and Dimensions:
The Honda CRF1000L or the Africa Twin is inspired by the legendary Dakar Rally championship winner motorcycle from the 80’s by the same name. Honda has carried forward the legendary twin headlight stubby face of the bike. However, here the headlights are full LED. The bike is tall with wide handlebars and a high seating height. As a full grown ADV should be, the Africa Twin has a long travel suspension and an upswept exhaust that enables the riders to venture far and wide into the uncharted territories.
Honda Africa Twin Chassis, Suspension and Brakes:
The Honda Africa Twin has a Honda tried and tested perimeter frame with a lon travel suspension. The front suspension is a standard telescopic one while the rear is a monoshock. The front wheel of the Africa twin is a 90/90-R21 with tube while the rear one is a fat 150/70-R18 tube type. The braking is taken care by Two 310 mm floating discs, radial calipers hub and 4 pistons (ABS) and sintered pads while the rear unit is a floating disc 256 mm a 2-piston calipers (ABS) and sintered pads. DCT version also includes parking brake system. The bike with its kerb weight with DCT of 242kg is also among the lighter full size ADV motorcycles in the global market.
Honda Africa Twin Price and Launch:
The bike is expected to launch in June 2017 with a price tag of around Rs. 12-13 lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi.
2017 Africa Twin Engine And Specification:
It is powered by a 998cc parallel twin that makes 94bhp and 98Nm. This engine will either be mated to a 6-speed transmission or the revolutionary Honda DCT automatic gearbox.
2017 Africa Twin Safety and Features:
The Africa Twin has LED headlights and DRL’s while ABS will be on offer. Also on offer will be different riding modes that will enable the rider to choose the best mode as per the conditions.
2017 Africa Twin Competition:
The Honda Africa Twin will compete against the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 1000, Triumph Tiger 800 Series, BMW R1200GS, and Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 etc in the Indian Market.
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