Honda has decided not to introduce the manual variant of the Africa Twin in India.
Honda has confirmed that the manual variant of the Africa Twin will not be launched in India. Honda had launched the Africa Twin earlier this year only with an automatic transmission (a dual-clutch automatic). This motorcycle doesn’t have a clutch lever and the gears can be shifted manually via the buttons on the left handlebar as well as an accessory gear lever.
Before the launch of the Africa Twin, Honda had the option of offering the adventure motorcycle either with a manual gearbox and then with a dual-clutch automatic. But, Honda offered the Africa Twin only with the dual-clutch automatic gearbox in India and this strategy seems to have worked in favour of the CBR maker. The earmarked 75 units for the Indian market have already been sold out and if there’s someone out there wanting to get their hands on one, there is a good three month waiting period.
The adventure motorcycle is brought to India via the CKD (completely knocked down) route and assembled here in India. Honda says the next lot of kits will take a few months to arrive in India and assembled for final delivery.
The Honda Africa Twin is powered by a 999cc twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that churns out 87 HP of power and 91.9 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The motorcycle gets features like switchable ABS, traction control, long travel suspension, LED headlamps and 3 riding modes – Normal, Sport and Manual.
The Africa Twin is currently priced at Rs. 13.06 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Honda Africa Twin Manual
– Honda confirms that the Africa Twin manual variant will not be launched in India
– The first 75 Africa Twins earmarked for India have already been sold
– The Africa Twin is brought to India via the CKD route from Honda’s Kumamoto factory in Japan
Source – Auto.NDTV.com