Honda Africa Twin

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,084 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)97.89 bhp
  • Kerb Weight245 kg

Avg. Ex-showroom price

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Honda Africa Twin Summary

Africa Twin key highlights
Displacement 1,084 cc
Kerb Weight 245 kg
Colours
  • Darkness Black Metallic
  • Pearl Glare White Tricolour
Max Power 97.89 bhp

About Africa Twin

Honda Africa Twin is a commuter bike available in 2 variants in india. Its lowest version starts from a price of ₹15,35,000 (ex-showroom) and the top version from a price of ₹16,10,000 (ex-showroom). Honda Africa Twin generates 97.89 bhp of power and 103 nm of torque from its 1084cc engine. Double cylinder engine of Africa Twin has a 6 speed manual gearbox. With both rear and front disk brakes, the top variant of Honda Africa Twin also has an anti-locking braking system. This 245 kg bike is available in 2 colours.

The 2020 Africa Twin CRF1100L is Honda's flagship adventure-tourer that is available in two variants – Manual and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The manual transmission version is available at Rs 15.35 lakh while the DCT variant is priced at Rs 16.10 lakh (both ex-showroom India prices).

The premium variant of the 2020 Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L range features a larger fuel tank, taller (adjustable) windscreen and a wider sump guard than the standard model. The feature list also comprises of a 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen display that is compatible with Apple CarPlay, full-LED lighting, cornering lights and heated grips. Electronic rider aids, which work with a six-axis inertial measurement unit, include cornering ABS, rear-lift control, Honda Selectable Torque Control, cruise control, wheelie control and DCT cornering detection.

Mechanical specifications have undergone a major upgrade, and the 2020 Africa Twin CRF1100L features a higher displacement than its predecessor. The 2020 model features a 1,084cc, parallel-twin cylinder motor that churns out 102bhp at 7,500rpm and 105Nm at 6,250rpm. In comparison, the BS4 motorcycle produced 86.04bhp at 7,500rpm and 93.1Nm at 6,000 rpm.

Hardware on the motorcycle comprises of 21-inch front wheel, 18-inch rear wheel, 43mm fully-adjustable Showa upside-down front forks, Pro-link rear mono-shock, dual disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the back.
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Honda Africa Twin Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Extremely easy to ride on the trails
    • 1100cc engine is quite torquey
    • Equipped with touch screen instrument cluster
  • Could be Better

    • Bike has become pricey
    • Not available at all Honda showrooms
    • Expensive to maintain

BikeWale's Take

The new Africa Twin 1100cc gets a bigger engine, more features and is now far safer than the older model. The bike is equipped with touch screen display, making it one of the few bikes in the world to get one. It also gets electronic rider aids, which work with a six-axis inertial measurement unit, include cornering ABS, rear-lift control, Honda Selectable Torque Control, cruise control, wheelie control and DCT cornering detection. But with all these additions, the bike has become quite expensive. 

Africa Twin Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 97.89 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 103 Nm @ 6,000 rpm

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 1,084 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore --

    Stroke --

    Valves Per Cylinder 8

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs --

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Dual Clutch Automatic

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 24.8 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank & an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported --

    Top Speed --

  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 310 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 256 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4-Piston , Rear-2 Piston Calliper

    Front Wheel Size 21 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Front Tyre Size 90/90-R21 tube type

    Rear Tyre Size 150/70-R18 tube type

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Suspension Inverted Showa fork

    Rear Suspension Fully Adjustable Pro-Link

  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 245 kg

    Overall Length 2,334 mm

    Overall Width 932 mm

    Overall Height 1,478 mm

    Wheelbase 1,574 mm

    Ground Clearance 250 mm

    Seat Height 840 mm

    Chassis Type Semi Double Cradle

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

GPS & Navigation Yes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Switchable ABS

USB charging port Yes

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm --

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V 11.2A-h

Headlight TypeDual LED Head Lamp

Headlight Bulb TypeHi 17W X 1, Low 18W X1

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

Honda Africa Twin Price

VariantPriceSpecs
Africa Twin Adventure Sports - Manual 15,35,000 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels
Africa Twin Adventure Sports - DCT 16,10,000 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Spoke Wheels

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