The 2018 Honda Africa Twin will be feature rich and more off-road biased in comparison to the outgoing model; India launch expected next year
A few days back, we had reported that Honda is working on a bigger and touring friendly version of the Africa Twin. Confirming this, the company has recently teased the next iteration of the bike. Not much details have been revealed with the teaser image, but we expect that the 2018 Honda Africa Twin will mark its presence with better off-roading capabilities and some newly added features. The motorcycle will draw its inspiration from the Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports concept that was showcased last year.
As far as the changes are concerned, the 2018 Honda Africa Twin will receive LED headlamps with some revisions that should offer good illumination in the dark. The motorcycle will now come fitted with a bigger 22-litre fuel tank in favour of long distance touring. The seating on the new Africa Twin has also been revised and there are minor changes to the body as well. For this reason, the 2018 Africa Twin is expected to look a bit brawnier in comparison to the outgoing model.
The 2018 Honda Africa Twin has been bestowed with a taller windscreen to protect the rider from wind blasts at high speeds along with mud and water splashes during serious off-roading. The bike gets new wired wheels along with knobby tyres that offer more convenience on the broken surfaces. The new Africa Twin has also been assisted with a new crash guard fitted around the body panels. Knuckle guards, skid plate and luggage panniers are other additions that will come with the new edition of the motorcycle.
Due to all these changes, the 2018 Honda Africa Twin will be 13 kgs heavier than the outgoing model. As far as powertrain is concerned, the new Africa Twin will employ the same 999cc, twin cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that runs the existing model. The mill is good for churning out respective power and torque figures of 86 bhp and 91 Nm.
The 2018 Honda Africa Twin will be unveiled at the 2017 EICMA that is all set to kick start in Milan, Italy in the coming days. Stay tuned with us to get more information on the same.