Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India has launched their much-anticipated adventure tourer motorcycle Honda Africa Twin in India at a price tag of Rs.12.9 lakh. The company has also accepting bookings for the same.
First showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in India, the Africa Twin is powered by a 998cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine that delivers 94 horsepower and 98Nm of torque. The variant that makes its way into India comes with a DCT transmission setup. Also called as the CRF1000OL, the Africa Twin was expected to come to India earlier, during the second half of 2016, but the launch was postponed after an earthquake damaged Honda’s plant in Hamamatsu, Japan in June 2016 – this affected Africa Twin production globally. The Honda Africa Twin will compete mainly against the Triumph Tiger’s 800cc range, Suzuki V-Strom and the Kawasaki Versys 1000.