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    Default 2018 Honda Africa Twin priced at Rs. 13.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi): Bookings open

    Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced commencement of bookings for 2018 Africa Twin in India. Launched in India in July 2017, Africa Twin took the country by a storm. The unprecedented demand for Africa Twin saw 80 units sold in less than 100 days. The 2018 Africa Twin is priced at Rs. 13.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

    The bookings are open for first 50 lucky customers as the bike 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. Customers can also log on to Honda2WheelersIndia.com for more details. Lucky customers will also get a chance to witness their favourite riders live at MotoGP.

    Speaking on how 2018 Africa Twin revolutionises adventure motorcycling in India, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The eagerly awaited 2018 Africa Twin is now ready to delight adventure enthusiasts in India. Offering new additional value, it offers several comprehensive updates. There is nothing to hold back an enthusiast on the Africa Twin, as it’s the most reliable, versatile and proven adventure touring motorcycle. Lucky few customers will get a chance to witness their favourite riders live at MotoGP.”

    About the Honda Africa Twin


    Electronics

    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.

    Enhanced control


    The engine is Parallel Twin – 999.11cc with Max Power of 89 Ps @7500rpm and 93.1 Nm Torque@6000rpm. The Africa Twin retains Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission technology. An automated clutch and shift operation system that retains the direct acceleration feel of a manual transmission.

    Riding Modes


    In Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), three modes of operation are available. Automatic D mode is ideal for city and highway riding, and achieves optimum fuel efficiency. 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: Tour, Urban, Gravel.

    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.

    Manual Shift Selector

    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.

    Increased functionality

    Rally style negative LCD instrument display including: Riding Modes, Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, Gear position, HSTC, Odometer, Trip Meter, Clock and ABS Indicator.

    Suspension

    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.

    Brakes

    The brakes (ABS) feature 310mm ‘wave’ style, twin floating front discs with Nissin 4-pot radial calipers for plenty of feel and strong stopping power. Rear disc is a 256mm ‘wave’ style with a 1-pot caliper. With ABS off on the rear brake.
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    Default Re: 2018 Honda Africa Twin priced at Rs. 13.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi): Bookings open

    Shame they only released the automatic version, the manual would have kiled the triumph.

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    Default Re: 2018 Honda Africa Twin priced at Rs. 13.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi): Bookings open

    Killed which Triumph? With all the different versions of the Tiger out there (eight of the 1200 version, four of the 800, and all of them are triples rather than the Honda's parallel-twin), you get a lot more flexibility (for admittedly a bigger chunk of money). For me, the new AT tries to bridge too many gaps. It doesn't have the capacity for world-spanning adventure that the S10 and big GS do (not as much room, less oomph from the motor), and lacks the pure off-road capability of the KTM machines. The autoshifter transmission is really the only remarkable thing about it.
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