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Honda Africa Twin Specs

Engine 998 cc
Power 93.8 hp
Start Option Electric
Pass Switch Yes
Odometer Digital

Africa Twin Pros & Cons

By Abhishek Katariya on Apr 13, 2021
Things We Like in Africa Twin

Powerful engine

Eye-catchy design

Four ride modes

Disc brake on both sides

Things We Dont Like in Africa Twin

Expensive to maintain

Poor safety features

Recent Updates of Africa Twin

There have been speculations that Honda could be working on a 2021 Africa Twin 250 to debut in the coming year. As for Malaysia, the current-gen Honda Africa Twin comes with a lot of updates that include LED headlights with DRLs that adjust to ambient lighting. At its heart, the Africa Twin is powered by a 1084cc parallel-twin engine that makes 100 hp at 7500 rpm and 105 Nm of torque at 6250 rpm. As for the transmission, there are two choices – manual six-speed gearbox or Honda’s six-speed DCT automatic transmission. Modern features in this adventure bike include full-colour 6.5-inch TFT-LCD touchscreen, cruise control and four riding modes.

Honda Africa Twin Variants

There are 2 variants available of Africa Twin: Standard and DCT.

Honda Africa Twin Power-trains

The Africa Twin is powered by a Liquid Cooled PGM-FI 998 cc 2 Cylinder engine that gives 93.8hp of power at 7500 rpm and 99 Nm Torque at 6000 rpm. It comes with the option of a 6-Speed transmission gearbox. The Africa Twin has a seat height of 870 mm. The Front Tyre size is 90/90 R21 & Rear Tyre size is 150/70 R18.

Honda Africa Twin Features

The feature list of Africa Twin includes Pass Switch, Engine Check Warning and Off Road Riding Modes in terms of safety.

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Pro Link Rear Suspension, Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Dual Disc Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake, Semi Double Cradle Body Frame Material and Side Wings.

Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Tripmeter, Digital Speedometer, Display Screen and Tachometer.

Honda Africa Twin Competitors

The Africa Twin Competitors are: Yamaha Tracer 900 GT.

Honda Africa Twin 2021 Price List

Variant   Specifications  
Honda Africa Twin Standard    998 cc, 93.8 hp, Electric, Petrol
Honda Africa Twin DCT    998 cc, 93.8 hp, Electric, Petrol

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Honda Africa Twin Colors

Africa Twin is available in 2 different colors - Matte Black and Red.

Honda Africa Twin Review

By Abhishek Katariya on Apr 13, 2021
  • Africa Twin Overview
  • Honda Africa Twin Design
  • Africa Twin Ride & Handling
  • Honda Africa Twin Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Africa Twin Braking & Safety
  • Honda Africa Twin Verdict

Africa Twin Overview

After a lot of spy shots released of the new Honda Africa -Twin, the company finally revealed the bike globally. Also, the Japanese multinational bike manufacture has announced that it is the European fans who will get this beauty first.  

The current-gen Honda Africa Twin comes with a new  1,084cc Euro5-compliant parallel-twin engine. Clearly, the difference is spot-on as the previous one had a 998cc engine. The bike is a perfect off-road beauty that has a LED headlights with daytime running lights. The 6.5-inch TFT-LCD touchscreen makes it stand out from the crowd.

This Africa Twin is available in only colour variant as Grand Prix Red.

Honda Africa Twin Design

Honda Africa Twin is a perfectly designed bike for adventure touring. This 998cc is a top-range adventure bike that is perfect for long-distance and off-road riding. The bike is set up on a Semi-Double Cradle.

The flat firm seat with a natural upright sitting position is comfortable. The new LED headlights feature which comes along with Daytime Running Lights (DRL), provides consistent daytime visibility, while also incorporating cornering lights which you lean without bothering about blind spots. The Front Tyre size is 90/90 R21 & 150/70 R18 Rear Tyre which gives it a good road presence and grip. The twin claims to have 226kg body weight with fuel carried in an 18.8-litre tank.

The bike comes with a height of 1435mm, length - 2310 mm, and a width of 930 mm.

Africa Twin Ride & Handling

The Africa Twin uses a 45 mm diameter Showa front fork, fully adjustable with 230 mm of travel, suspension. While the rear end has a fully adjustable mono-shock with 220 mm of travel. The revised, lighter frame, with bolt-on aluminium subframe and lighter, makes it a more rigid CRF450R-style swingarm for improved rear-wheel traction and feel. 

The riding position features a slimmer section seat and higher set handlebars making it a perfectly Tailored bike for complete control. The DCT gearbox is connected to the inertial measurement unit (IMU), which operates in conjunction with the Twin’s traction control, cornering ABS, wheelie control, and rear-wheel lift modules. It gives the Twin four ride modes – Tour, Urban, Gravel, and Offroad – with two more user-customizable modes.

Moreover, the Honda Africa Twin comes with a decent sit height of 870 mm, which is quite good so that the short height people can easily handle it. 

Honda Africa Twin Engine & Fuel Consumption

One of the best parts of the Honda Africa Twin is its impressive engine. The liquid-cooled, Parallel Twin with 270 Crank and Uni-Cam engine is capable of churning out a maximum power of 100 hp, which comes at 7500 rpm. While the peak torque is 105 Nm coming at 6000 rpm. 

The power is channelled to the wheels via a  manual gearbox. It is featured with a variable Exhaust Control Valve (ECV) for improved low-rpm sound and high-rpm performance. There is an Aluminum Cam Wet Multiplate with Coil Springs Assist/Slipper clutch. 

Africa Twin Braking & Safety

The Africa Twin comes with dual disc brakes on the front and single discs on the rear which chomp down with urgency when necessary. Some of the safety features included are Pass Switch, Engine Check Warning. However, the bike lacks some basic safety features. The inclusion of the Anti-Lock Braking System, shutter lock, front, and back wheel locks could have been a useful addition.

Honda Africa Twin Verdict

The Honda Africa Twin is a nice off-roading bike, which is packed with a lot of amazing features. It has a powerful engine, which is good enough to take care of its acceleration needs. The design is also good, the presence of side wings makes it unique. There are four riding modes, so you can adjust the modes at your convenience. Moreover, to take care of your safety the bike comes with disc brakes on both wheels. However, the average safety features and expensive maintenance are some of the flaws.

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    Izuan Mei 19, 2021 for Honda Africa Twin

    I had been looking for a reliable way to commute. Hence, I thought of buying a two-wheeler of my own. While looking for one in the showroom, I came across Honda Africa Twin. Its powerful engine that comes along with the electric start option is what I like the most. At the same time, its sleek design and four different Read More

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    Being a biker, I always love going on adventure trails, long journeys, trekking and other bike activities. There is no point settling down with an ordinary performer. It was then my friends handed me a list of bikes that included the Honda Africa Twin model. By conducting a fair analysis, I knew this was the superbike I was searching for Read More

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    Maymuun Nov 25, 2020 for Honda Africa Twin

    Since I am a biker, I have always wanted to get the best bike that would make me stand out in the crowd. Also, since I recently joined the biker club competitions, I knew I had to get the best bike. As I searched for the one, I came across the Africa Twin model from Honda, and I immediately felt Read More

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    Subrata Nov 28, 2019 for Honda Africa Twin

    I was excited about the launch of this bike since Honda unveiled the African Twin concept bike. After a few months, I finally managed to be a fortunate owner from the first lot of 50 bikes in India. The bike never ceased to amaze me over the journey of completing around 7,000km on it as the company offers a brilliant Read More

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