The 2019 Honda Africa Twin has been launched in India at a price of ₹ 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has begun taking bookings for the motorcycle at its 22 Honda Wing World dealerships across India. HMSI will only accept bookings for first 50 customers. Honda will also offer a new 'Glint Wave Blue Metallic' colour wherein the motorcycle gets a golden-coloured handlebar and golden wheel rims. The ADV features second generation dual-clutch gearbox which has four riding modes along with a 'G switch' which is useful for half-clutch operation, especially for aggressive riding, to tackle mountain roads and a variety of off-road terrain.
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Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, "Since its Indian debut in 2017, the mighty Africa Twin has always seen high demand. The adventure seekers in India experienced the revolutionary DCT for the first time & were highly impressed with its unmatched performance. The 2019 Africa Twin takes the 'go anywhere' spirit one step ahead with its fresh new appearance. The proud Africa Twin tribe is growing and we are ready to welcome enthusiasts to the tribe."
The 2019 Africa Twin also features incline detection technology that helps detect whether the motorcycle is going up or down on a slope and accordingly, the system's ECU selects the right gear. It continues to get the same 999 cc parallel twin engine which churns out 87.7 bhp at 7,500rpm and the peak torque pumped out is 93.1 Nm at 6,000rpm. Other continued feature is the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), which offers seven engine settings for different terrains. In India, the Honda Africa Twin will be going up against the likes of Triumph Tiger 800, Ducati Multistrada 950 and the BMW F 850 GS.