Honda Africa Twin Trial Assembly Starts in India

As per the latest details available, Honda has started the trial assembly of Africa Twin 1000cc adventure motorcycle in India. Honda is one of those few manufacturers that are creating all new segments in the Indian market. They are placing their high end products closer to the lower segment by bringing them as CKDs for the country. After CBR650F, the second product to enter the same league is Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin and it would make its entry into India around the mid of 2017. The motorcycle is made at Kumamoto facility of Honda in Japan while recent earthquakes resulted in production halt for the Africa Twin. This led to some delay for its international delivery.


Honda Africa Twin Trial Assembly Starts in India

Even when bringing the same via CKD route, Africa Twin CRF1000L will carry minimum amount of localization but would get relief from the high taxation that comes through the CBU route. Honda did the same with CBR650F and launched it in August 2015, nearly one and a half year after the Auto Expo 2016. Honda Africa Twin is powered by a 998cc engine, producing 92.61 BHP at 7500 rpm and 98 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm.


The motorcycle offers 250 mm of ground clearance and comes with relatively high 850/870 mm of adjustable seat height. It is best suited for riders who prefer off-road riding and need a bike that can move over any terrain. The motorcycle uses 21 inch front while its rear wheel is 18 inch in diameter. It would be priced around INR 13 lakh, making it a strict rival to the Triumph Tiger series. It even offers ABS and DCT as an option.

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Key Specs of Honda Africa Twin:

  • Displacement – 998 cc
  • Maximum Power – 92.61 BHP @ 7500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque – 98 NM @ 6000 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders – 2
  • No. of Gears – 6
  • Seat Height – 870 / 850 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 250 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – STD – 228 kg, ABS – 232 kg, DCT – 242 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 18.8 litres

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