2018 Africa Twin India launch has been done as bookings are open and it will be limited once again
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced the commencement of bookings for 2018 Africa Twin in India. Lucky customers will get a chance to witness their favourite riders live at MotoGP. The bookings are open for first 50 lucky customers as it will be available in limited number of units. For booking enquiries, customers can contact or visit Honda’s exclusive sales & service Wing World outlets located across 22 cities in India.
2018 Africa Twin India specific details are here. Let’s look at them.
The introduction of Throttle by Wire (TBW) greatly expands the choices available to the rider to manage engine output, feel and rear wheel traction. The new Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system features 7 Levels – from Level 1, for aggressive riding off-road to Level 7 for maximum sense of security on slippery, wet tarmac. It remains possible to turn HSTC completely OFF.
The addition of a lithium-ion battery contributes to a 2.3kg overall weight saving, while several detail changes further improve the machine’s off-road ability and durability The engine is Parallel Twin – 999.11cc with Max Power of 65.4 kW (89PS) @7500rpm and 93.1 Nm [email protected] The Africa Twin retains Honda’s unique Dual Clutch Transmission technology.
In Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), three modes of operation are available. Automatic D mode is ideal for city and highway riding. Automatic S mode offers three levels of sportier riding as the ECU lets the engine rev a little higher before shifting up, and shifts down sooner when decelerating for extra engine braking. The MT mode gives full manual control, allowing the rider to shift gear with the left handlebar trigger control buttons. The riding modes are comprised of different levels of Power (P) and Engine Braking (EB). There are also 3 levels of Power and Engine Braking available which offer pre-set combinations of each parameter, suitable to different riding environments and scenarios:
A fourth mode – USER – allows the rider to set and save his or her preferred combination of Power, EB and HSTC levels. Both riding mode and level of HSTC can be changed at any time using the controls on the left hand switchgear. In either D or S mode, DCT offers immediate manual intervention if required – the rider simply selects the required gear using the up and down shift triggers on the left handlebar. At an appropriate time DCT seamlessly reverts back to automatic mode, depending on throttle angle, vehicle speed and gear position. Rally style negative LCD instrument display including: Riding Modes, Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, Gear position, HSTC, Odometer, Trip Meter, Clock and ABS Indicator
Front Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted (Upside Down) telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustment, 230mm stroke. Rear: Monoblock cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 220 mm rear wheel travel. The brakes (ABS) feature 310mm ‘wave’ style, twin floating front discs with Nissin 4-pot radial calipers. The rear disc is a 256mm ‘wave’ style with a 1-pot caliper. With ABS off on the rear brake. 2018 Africa Twin is priced at Rs. 13.23 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi) in GP Red colour scheme.