The next-gen Honda Africa Twin is going to be launched sometime next year. Speculations say that it might be larger than the outgoing version.
Honda is going to launch the updated Africa Twin in India next year. It is likely to be a new generation update, seeing refreshed styling and some electronic upgrades as well.
However, that’s not all. Fresh reports suggest that it will get a power bump with a more powerful engine. The 2020 Africa Twin will be bigger than its current dimensions.
Currently, the adventure motorcycle uses a 999cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder OHC engine, that delivers 88 BHP at 7500 RPM and 93.1 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM, mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a dual-clutch transmission.
The new 1080cc engine that is rumoured to come onboard will deliver around 100 BHP. Further, it will come with the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology, for better performance as well as to fit in the Euro 5 Emission regulations.
The 2020 Honda Africa Twin is likely to get an updated Dual-Clutch Transmission offered as an accessory. It will be smoother and more precise than the current one.
A new TFT-colour display unit replacing the Rally Style LCD unit, Bluetooth connectivity, Multimedia support and GPS navigation are expected to be equipped on the new version.
It is also getting a bigger fuel tank of 20 litres, replacing the current one of 18.8 litres. Lastly, the design is speculated to get more aggressive seeing some considerable styling upgrades.
2020 Honda Africa Twin is expected to be unveiled at the EICMA 2019, following a global launch in early 2020. Currently, it is priced at Rs 13.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom), might go up by a Lakh.