India-Bound 2019 Honda Africa Twin Unveiled


The changes on 2019 Africa Twin are focused on aesthetics along with minor mechanical updates to make it more potent during off-roading

Honda unveiled 2019 Africa Twin and the Africa Twin Adventure Sports at the Paris Motor Show. The Japanese manufacturer didn’t showcase the updated models at Intermot this year as they are giving more importance for PMS, which is a car show and the company might have got more reach if they revealed the updated Africa Twin at Intermot.

The 2019 Africa Twins comes with minor aesthetic changes and they are available with new matte black colour or new white, red and dark blue colours. Honda has also given a golden colour for the rims but the Adventure Sports model gets a white colour and the tri-colour model comes with a new black logo.

The overall design has been carried over from predecessor with dual headlamps and handlebar is positioned slightly higher on the body. The semi-fairing design helps the rider during highway rides as it deflects the wind. Honda has also made the seats slightly softer, which will help during long rides.

The Africa Twin comes with 45 mm inverted forks at the front and pro-link monoshock at the rear. But the company has made some changes to the suspension of the Adventure Sports model as it gets more travel compared to the regular model as 9.9-inch at front and 9.4-inch at the rear. This will improve the off-road riding of the Africa Twin Adventure.


Honda Africa Twin is powered by 998 cc parallel twin cylinder, eight valve engine producing 89 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and 93.1 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The company is offering two engine options – 6-speed manual and 6-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox, which is tuned for both on-road and off-road.

The braking duties are handled by 310 mm dual disc at front and 256 mm single disc at the rear. The Africa Twin gets dual channel ABS and traction control system with different modes. The automatic model also comes with four different drive modes – Tour, Urban, Gravel and User. We can expect Honda to introduce the updated model next year in India.

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