- 2019 Honda Africa Twin gets gold highlights on the spoke wheels and the handlebar
- The high-end adventure tourer is powered by a parallel twin - 998 cc motor
- It is equipped with Honda's 7-step traction control system
- Honda has allotted only 50 units of the 2019 Honda Africa Twin
Honda - the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has launched the 2019 Honda Africa Twin at Rs. 13.5 lakh. The brand has commenced the booking process and deliveries are expected to begin from May 2019. If people want to get a hold of the 2019 Honda Africa Twin, they will have to hurry as Honda has allotted just 50 units of this machine to India.
The high-end adventure tourer has only got a new colour scheme as the 2019 update and the rest of the mechanicals and cosmetics remain the same as the previous model. The adventure tourer will be made available at Honda's premium outlets - 'Honda Wing World' which also sells the Japanese brand's other superbikes. The 2019 Honda Africa Twin will now sport a new Glint Wave Blue Metallic colour scheme on the body and gold highlights on the spoke wheels and handlebar.
For those not in the know, Honda gave the 2018 edition of the Africa Twin a slew of updates and this could be a reason for the brand to just introduce a new colour scheme on the 2019 edition of the motorcycle. The propulsion duties on the 2019 Honda Africa Twin is carried by a parallel twin, 998 cc, liquid-cooled motor that churns out 89 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 93.1 Nm of max torque at 6,000 rpm.
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India will get the 6-speed DCT transmission set-up equipped Honda Africa Twin and the brand has no plans to introduce the 6-speed manual transmission equipped Africa Twin in the Indian market. The Honda Africa Twin is loaded with rider aides like - throttle-by-wire technology, seven-level traction control - Honda calls it the HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control), four riding modes - touring, urban, gravel and user. These modes can also be customized as per the rider's style and comfort. One of the key rivals of the 2019 Honda Africa Twin is the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx.