The 2018 Africa Twin is priced at Rs 13.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and bookings have commenced. Only 50 units are available for India and Honda has stated that a few customers will win a chance to go watch a MotoGP race. You can only get it in the GP Red colour scheme and is available across 22 Wing World outlets.
The updated bike comes with a Throttle-By-Wire (TBW) system and an expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system, which features seven levels – where Level 1 is for aggressive off-road riding and Level 7 is for more control on slippery, wet tarmac.
There are three levels of power and engine braking available as well. There’s a new air box and exhaust internals for improved midrange response and sound quality. The bike is fitted with a lighter lithium-ion battery and auto-cancelling turn indicators as well.
The bike is powered by a 998cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that puts out 89hp and 93.1Nm and is mated to a six-speed DCT gearbox.