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Thread: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Bookings Open in India!

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    Default Honda Africa Twin India launch within 6 months!


    Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) confirmed the launch of Africa Twin Motorcycle (Off-road / dual purpose) in the end of first quarter of 2017-18 FY. Africa Twin was showcased in Delhi during the Auto Expo in 2016 and had planned to launch in the same year in India but due to earthquake in Japan the production process got delayed and finally the expected time period has been announced as a bit later this year in 2017.

    As per the Economic Times news update,*Africa Twin will be assembled in*India (Manesar Unit)*as it comes as completely knocked down (CKD) to India. Adding Africa Twin, HMSI has two premium products getting assembled in India. CBR 650 R & Africa Twin. Africa Twin is powered by a 998cc engine which produces*92 PS of power and 95 Nm of torque.

    Specifications: CRF1000L Africa Twin

    ENGINE
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    Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4 valve-per-cylinder parallel twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
    Displacement - 998 cm3
    Bore & Stroke - 92.0 x 75.1mm
    Max. Power Output - 68kW[92PS]/7,500rpm
    Max. Torque - 95Nm[9.7kgf・m]/6,000rpm

    FUEL SYSTEM
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    Fuel Capacity - 18 liter

    DRIVETRAIN
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    Clutch - MT: Wet, multiplate with coil springs, Aluminium Cam Assist and Slipper clutch, DCT: 2 Wet multiple clutches with coil springs
    Gearbox / Transmission Type - Constant mesh 6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT

    FRAME
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    Type - Steel semi-double cradle type with steel rear subframe

    CHASSIS
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    Dimensions (L x W x H)- 2,335 x 930 x 1,475 mm
    Wheelbase - 1,575 mm
    Seat Height(STD position / Low position) - 870/850 mm
    Ground Clearance - 250 mm
    Kerb Weight - 232 kg (ABS), 242 kg (DCT)
    Turning Radius - 2.6 m
    Caster Angle / Trail - 27°30' / 113 mm

    SUSPENSION
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    Suspension (front)- Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustment, 230mm stroke.
    Suspension (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.

    WHEELS
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    Tyres Front - 90/90-21M/C 54H tube type
    Tyres Rear - 150/70-18M/C 70H tube type

    BRAKES
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    Type Front - 310mm dual wave floating disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
    Type Rear - 256mm wave disc with 1-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model with additional slide type 1-piston caliper



    Source: EconomicTimes
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    Default Re: Honda Africa Twin India launch within 6 months!

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    Let's hope the price is reasonable, and at least lesser than CBR 650F for obvious reasons.
    Sir, not sure if you really meant it or used it as a mataphor but I don't think Africa Twin would be even close to CBR650F in terms of pricing.
    I would expect it to be in the range of tiger 1200 which is like 15-17 lakhs.

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    Default Re: Honda Africa Twin India launch within 6 months!

    Price should be on par with the Tiger 800 somewhere between 12-13 lakhs ex showroom.
    The AT sits just above the F800GS/Tiger 800(insert confusing variant names) in terms of performance despite the additional cubic capacity.

    As for the 90/90 tyres, its a limitation of the front wheel being a 21" as compared to the less offroad focussed 110/80 19" on many other ADVs including the titanic aka R1200GSA.

    BMW also uses the 90/90 21" front on the 1170cc HP2 Enduro bike:
    http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/08/13...ression-photos
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    Default Re: Honda Africa Twin India launch within 6 months!

    I thought this was already released.... price will not be less than 15 Lakhs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachitkdogra View Post
    Sir, not sure if you really meant it or used it as a mataphor but I don't think Africa Twin would be even close to CBR650F in terms of pricing.
    I would expect it to be in the range of tiger 1200 which is like 15-17 lakhs.

    Rachit
    Sorry, I got massively confused, missed this Africa's global launch and I went by that Twin vs Four analogy, plus this being a CKD... Will edit my post now.

    They have a difference of about $3500 in price, and yes by that is reasonable to expect an exshowroom of around 11-13 Lacs...
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    Default Re: Honda Africa Twin India launch within 6 months!

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    Sorry, I got massively confused, missed this Africa's global launch and I went by that Twin vs Four analogy, plus this being a CKD... Will edit my post now.

    They have a difference of about $3500 in price, and yes by that is reasonable to expect an exshowroom of around 11-13 Lacs...
    No Problems sir.
    From what I have heard from Honda guys is that they received more interest in the DCT version. So they might bring the DCT only version in India which will make it costlier.
    Although, considering that it is CKD, I feel they should bring the Manual as well, keeping the price as competitive as they can.

    From what I have felt till now about Honda's strategy is that they are not bothered about being competitive in pricing or selling a certain number of units every year. They just know that they have good products and they expect their loyal followers will buy these at any cost and Honda seems happy with it. Now, what I do like about Honda is that they do offer complete ownership experience atleast in the cities where the Wing dealerships are. I am no way saying that other's aren't, but Honda does feel solidly built, reliable, cheaper to maintain with extended warranties and stuff.

    This with the brand faith does go a long way in pulling customers to their showrooms.

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    Default Re: Honda Africa Twin India launch within 6 months!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nithesh View Post
    Price should be on par with the Tiger 800 somewhere between 12-13 lakhs ex showroom.
    The AT sits just above the F800GS/Tiger 800(insert confusing variant names) in terms of performance despite the additional cubic capacity.

    As for the 90/90 tyres, its a limitation of the front wheel being a 21" as compared to the less offroad focussed 110/80 19" on many other ADVs including the titanic aka R1200GSA.

    BMW also uses the 90/90 21" front on the 1170cc HP2 Enduro bike:
    BMW HP2 Enduro Bike Motorcycle Review | Cycle World
    Called it right on the money :

    AT launched for 12.9 lakhs ex showroom. Motoroids says that the booking has opened for first 50 customers and that a few of them will be selected randomly at the actual launch of the bike at an outdoor dirt event somewhere in India.

    https://www.rushlane.com/honda-afric...-12200053.html
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    Default Re: Honda Africa Twin India launch within 6 months!

    Holy crapalot a Rs 13-lakh scooter. Honda tried earlier with that megascooter VFR1200 and did not learn, with the result that they've launched another scooter, this time in adventure guise.

    This can compete with the Emporio Armani scooter purely on price I guess.
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    Default Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Bookings Open in India!

    Honda India has announced the commencement of bookings for the all new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle in India. Africa Twin, the flagship adventure-tourer motorcycle from Honda’s global lineup is the first 1000cc ‘Make in India’ model by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India.

    CRF1000L Africa Twin is the parallel twin-cylinder engine which produces 65Kw peak power @ 7,500rpm, and 92Nm torque @ 6,000rpm. Lightweight and agile chassis makes it ready for adventure both on and off road, whether crossing continents or commuting. The inverted cartridge type fully adjustable front forks come with a 230mm stroke- the longest in its class- with a good range of rebound and compression settings. With a class-leading 250mm ground clearance and Dual LED head lights.

    CRF1000L Africa Twin is also equipped with the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) which gives you a choice of Manual and Automatic gear shifting to suit tarmac, dirt tracks, and steep mountain passes. It also features new off-road functionality, switchable rear ABS, and HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control).

    The bookings are open for first 50 customers only. Lucky customers will get a chance to attend the grand outdoor ‘True Adventure’ Africa Twin India launch event. For booking enquiries, customers can contact or visit Honda’s exclusive sales & service Wing World outlets located across 22 cities in India. Customers can also log on to Honda2WheelersIndia.com for more details.

    Commenting on the development, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Africa Twin- it’s name is inseparable from the spirit of Dakar Rally- world’s toughest rally raids. Down to its roots, when the going gets tough, Africa Twin gets going. There is nothing to hold back an enthusiast on the Africa Twin, as it’s the most reliable, versatile and proven adventure touring motorcycle. Real adventure is awaiting the lucky customers amongst the first 50 bookings of the legendary Africa Twin in India.”

    Attractively priced at Rs. 12.90 lacs (ex-showroom New Delhi) the DCT Africa Twin will be available in New Victory Red color.




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    Default Re: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Bookings Open in India!

    Quote Originally Posted by NewsReaper View Post
    Honda India has announced the commencement of bookings for the all new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin motorcycle in India. Africa Twin, the flagship adventure-tourer motorcycle from Honda’s global lineup is the first 1000cc ‘Make in India’ model by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India.
    "Make in India" but out of reach for most Indian's These guys either want to sell scooters/commuters bikes or top end expensive stuff.. the middle class is out of their books . The current market is seeing a good growth/demand for the 200~400cc category and these guys look the other way.

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