If you are looking for a motorcycle that will be fit for all forms of roads- on or off roads, promotes style as well as comfort, then you are actually looking for Honda Africa Twin 2019. But, before you plan to purchase it, you must check and verify these 10 factors, in case you want to escape any false situation.
- Honda Africa Twin 2019 is a game changer
The new Honda Africa Twin of 2019 is an adventure bike offering top-notch quality, which can be considered as all-in-one bike as it can be used for daily commuting, serve as a sport bike, a two-up tourer or a dual sport. Its extreme versatility makes it a game changer. Honda Bikes have never disappointed us in the past as well, but this time Honda has left no loopholes. At the base price of $12,999, Honda is offering the ABS model and for $13,699 ABS/DCT trim is available.
- Honda Africa Twin 2019 design
There are two models launched in 2019, one is Honda Africa Twin and the other is Africa Twin Adventure Sports. Both the motorcycles offer dual headlights, but the Adventure Sports model has a larger windscreen and a fairing. For better comfort and wind protection, both bikes have a semi-fairing design. But obviously, the Adventure Sports model offers better fuel carrying capacity, heated grips, a bigger sump guard, front light bars, and a 12V accessory socket.
- Honda Africa Twin features
The wire-spoke wheel specifications available in both the bikes are 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel. Other Honda Africa Twin features are a tall-set exhaust and a split seat. In case of Adventure Sports model, the ground clearance is 10.6, and in Africa Twin it is 0.8-inch less. Africa Twin Adventure Sports model offers aluminium side cases and an aluminium top box with mounting equipment.
- Honda Africa Twin 2019 suspension
In Honda Africa Twin 2019 variant, the suspension duties are 9.1-inch travel at the front performed by a 45 mm inverted telescopic fork and 8.7-inch travel at the rear with Pro-Link system. However, in Adventure Sports variant, the suspension duties are 9.9-inch travel at the front and 9.4-inch travel at the back.
- Honda Africa Twin engine
Both Africa Twin 2019 and the Africa Twin Adventure Sports have 998cc, SOHC, parallel-twin, eight-valve engine. They offer 270° phased crankshaft and uneven firing interval. The engines of both the variant can be tuned to deliver 89 PS maximum power at 7,500 rpm and 93.1 Nm peak torque at 6,000 rpm. Both the models offer a standard 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission.
- Honda Africa Twin 2019 brakes
The bikes have 310 mm dual disc brakes at the front, which can be grabbed by four-piston hydraulic callipers at the front. And, it offers 256 mm single disc with a one-piston hydraulic calliper at the rear. The dual-clutch transmission (DCT) system can be operated in three gear-change modes – manual mode, automatic drive and automatic sport. The bike also has a standard dual-channel ABS comes, which can be turned off at the back.
- Honda Africa Twin system
The Honda Africa Twin 2019 duo offer Throttle By Wire (TBW) system. The benefit of this system is, it can be ride with 4 individual riding modes – Tour, Urban, Gravel and User. The bikes also offer Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system, which is available in 7 selectable levels and it can be turned completely off when required.
- Honda Africa Twin 2019 accessories
There are 28 different accessories of the duo bikes that need to be focused. Those are quick shifter, heated grip attachment, heated grip set, 12v accessory socket, light bar or skid plate, low seat (CRF1000L2), center stand 1 (CRF1000L), center stand 2 (CRF1000L2), rear carrier, tall windscreen, low seat (rally colour), low seat (black), DCT foot shifter, comfort passenger footpegs, top case, top case lock, 1 key inner cylinder set, 1 key body part, backrest pad, and pannier set.
- Honda Africa Twin 2019 on road price
Honda Africa Twin 2019 price in India starts from Rs. 13.5 lakhs. But this is ex-showroom price, which will be lower than the actual cost that you are supposed to pay to the seller. Honda Africa Twin 2019 on road price will be around Rs. 15.10 lakhs in Delhi NCR region. This is because you need to tax, registration fee, accessory charge, insurance, PDC, etc.
- Honda Africa Twin 2019 track
The new Africa Twin is best for off-road riders or adventure lovers as you will feel more confident on the trail. The bike has a low seat height, yet the suspension travel, ground clearance, and a low centre of gravity are great. These features ease the ride on technical terrain. You will find slipper clutch in duo bikes, which prevents the acute cases of dangerous rear wheel lockup while downshifting on slick surfaces. The electronic aids may be heavy for a bike to climb high terrains, but these will also make your trip a safe one.
Even if you haven’t experienced ever the riding on off-road tracks, the traction control and ABS systems of Africa Twin will help you to make no mistakes. You will full control on power slides and maintain uniform speed through turns. So, you remain confident on each track. With the help of these technologies, it will be possible for you to reach any remote location and cross more technical terrain.
Now that you are aware of all factors, pros and cons and the adventures you can enjoy, you are ready to be the owner of a Honda Twin.