While the 2020 Honda Africa Twin lineup consists of two variations of the bike, India will get solely the higher-spec Adventure Sports variant for now.
- Last Updated: March 5, 2020, 1:41 PM IST
- Edited by: Anirudh SK
Honda has launched the brand new 2020 Africa Twin journey bike in India at Rs 15.35 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the handbook transmission and Rs 16.10 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the DCT. The 2020 Honda Africa Twin lineup now consists of two variations of the bike that you would be able to purchase, however India will get solely the Adventure Sports variant for now.
The key change driving all the different adjustments is that the Twin is now Euro-V emission norm compliant. Interestingly, Honda has managed to squeeze out extra energy and torque than earlier than and in an effort to extract that, they’ve bumped up the engine capability to 1084cc which now makes about 100 hp and 105 Nm of torque. But the perfect half is that even with the brand new heavier elements that assist it meet the brand new emission norms, the brand new Africa Twin has really managed to cut back the burden as in comparison with the older mannequin by 5 kilos, which is spectacular. The bodywork has been restyled and it additionally will get a brand new driving place, each of which at the moment are extra reminiscent to a rally bike. What stays the identical is that the brand new Africa Twin continues to be supplied with two transmission choices which is a 6-speed handbook gearbox or a 6-speed DCT unit.
In phrases of the electronics that it presents, it now will get the addition of a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit or IMU, in brief, which now works in tandem with the digital rider aids, that are aplenty on this bike. The bundle contains the likes of a 7-stage adjustable traction management system, cornering ABS, wheelie management, rear elevate management and a brand new cornering detection performance on the DCT model. There’s additionally the off-road mode which has three driving modes of its personal to select from.
And all of which is accessed by the model new and big 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen system that additionally helps Bluetooth connectivity and Apple Carplay. This system, merely put, among the finest ones on the market proper now.
And the Adventure Sports model, which will get all this stuff and a bit extra is aimed toward those that desire to not have an all-out off-road expertise however are on the lookout for an journey bike that may be taken for lengthy journeys with ease and in addition sort out the tough terrains as and when wanted. All in all, the brand new Honda Africa Twin has not solely grown in measurement, but additionally in its capabilities. This is predicted to launch in India subsequent 12 months, in 2020.