2019 Honda Africa Twin revealed: Everything you need to know

12/10/2018 - 08:56 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

The 2019 Honda Africa Twin and the Africa Twin Adventure Sports have been revealed. While the CRF1000L Africa Twin is already sold in India, Honda is yet to bring the Adventure Sports to the sub-continent.

2019 Honda Africa Twin Right Side
For 2019, the Honda Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports come with new colour options. The motorcycles retain their styling and equipment.

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2019 Honda Africa Twin Design

The 2019 Honda Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports are built around a steel semi-double-cradle frame. There aren’t major changes to the way the Honda Africa Twin looks. The CRF1000L Africa Twin made its debut in 2016. The Africa Twin Adventure Sports, which was unveiled in 2018, is less minimalist than the Africa Twin in terms of styling.

Both motorcycles feature dual headlights, but the Adventure Sports has a larger fairing and a taller windscreen. The bikes have a semi-fairing design that is aimed to offer better comfort by providing wind protection. The Adventure Sports badge brings a bigger sump guard, more fuel carrying capacity, front light bars, heated grips and a 12V accessory socket as standard.

Other features include wire-spoke wheels in 21-inch front and 18-inch rear combination, a tall-set exhaust and a split seat. The Adventure Sports offers 10.6 of ground clearance, which is 0.8-inch more than the Africa Twin's ground clearance. Luggage solutions include aluminium side cases and an aluminium top box with mounting equipment specific to the Africa Twin Adventure Sports.

Suspension duties on the standard model are performed by a 45 mm inverted telescopic fork with 9.1-inch travel at the front and Pro-Link system monoshock with 8.7-inch travel at the rear. The Adventure Sports variant, on the other hand, gets 9.9-inch and 9.4-inch travel at the front and back respectively.

2019 Honda Africa Twin Engine and Brakes

The Africa Twin and the Africa Twin Adventure Sports use a 998cc, parallel-twin, SOHC, eight-valve engine that features 270° phased crankshaft and uneven firing interval. The engine is tuned to deliver 89 PS of maximum power at 7,500 rpm and 93.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. It is mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission.

Stopping power is provided by 310 mm dual disc brakes at the front that are grabbed by four-piston hydraulic callipers at the front and 256 mm single disc with a one-piston hydraulic calliper at the rear. Dual-channel ABS comes as standard and can be turned off at the back. The DCT system can be operated in three modes of gear-change – Manual mode, Automatic Drive and Automatic Sport.

The 2019 Honda Africa Twin duo comes with Throttle By Wire (TBW) system with four individual riding modes – Tour, Urban, Gravel and User – and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system. The HSTC system has seven selectable levels and can be turned completely off.

2019 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports Black Right
The Adventure Sports version features a bigger sump guard, more fuel carrying capacity, front light bars, heated grips and a 12V accessory socket as standard.

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2019 Honda Africa Twin genuine accessories:

  • Quick shifter
  • Heated grip attachment
  • Heated grip set
  • 12v accessory socket
  • Light bar/skid plate
  • Low seat (CRF1000L2)
  • Center stand (CRF1000L)
  • Center stand (CRF1000L2)
  • Rear carrier
  • Tall windscreen
  • Low seat (Rally colour)
  • Low seat (Black)
  • DCT foot shifter
  • Comfort passenger footpegs
  • Top case
  • Top case lock
  • 1 key inner cylinder set
  • 1 key body part
  • Backrest Pad
  • Pannier set

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