Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycles has taken to its social media handles to tease its new upcoming 2018 Honda Africa Twin and the company will unwrap the new updated version of this adventure tourer on 6th November 2017 at the 2017 EICMA Motorcycle show. The image suggests that the new Honda Africa Twin gets a taller windscreen, a protective bar, aggressive headlamp cluster and few other tweaks. The teaser image has ‘True Adventure’ written along which indicates that Honda might call it as the Africa Twin Adventure as reports suggest. We expect the 2018 Honda Africa Twin to get larger fuel tank for longer range and other some minor tweaks to the rear which might include new side panels.
However, Honda might not make any mechanical changes on the new Africa Twin, it will continue to be powered by Liquid-cooled 998cc parallel-twin engine shedding a power of 87 bhp and 92 Nm of torque. Honda will also continue to sell the Africa Twin with both six-speed manual and dual-clutch transmission globally. HMSI launched the Africa Twin in India in May 2017 at Rs 12.70 lakh (ex-Showroom) and is being assembled in India by the company.
During the launch of Honda Africa Twin in India, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India had said Africa Twin- its name is inseparable from the spirit of Dakar Rally- world's toughest rally raids. Down to its roots, when the going gets tough, Africa Twin gets going. There is nothing to hold back an enthusiast on the Africa Twin, as it's the most reliable, versatile and proven adventure touring motorcycle.
The first ever Honda Africa Twin or XR750 was launched in 1989 for the adventure motorcyclists around the world. The bike tasted success in at the Dakar rally four times in the 1980’s. The bike was discontinued in 2003 and brought back into production in 2015 globally.