introducing the 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT

 

OVERVIEW: WHAT’S NEW?

CHASSIS: • Longer travel suspension, flatter seat and more upright riding position • Extended fairing protection and taller screen • Heated grips as standard plus charging socket • Rider’s footpegs/pillion footpeg hangers designed for off-road use • Stainless steel spokes offer durability and ease of care • Emergency Stop Signal function for rear indicators

ENGINE: • Throttle By Wire (TBW) brings with it 3 rider modes to tailor engine character and traction • The riding modes are comprised of different levels of Power (P), Engine Braking (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) • HSTC now has 7 levels and OFF • New intake design and exhaust aid mid-range response • New exhaust also designed to improve engine note • New lighter balance shaft weight • New lithium-ion battery saves 2.3 kg and enhances durability • Power is smooth and consistent, with linear torque delivery • Assist/slipper clutch helps upshifts and downshifts

Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT): • Super-fast, seamless gear changes in Manual Transmission (MT) or Automatic D mode • S mode (with 3 levels) revs higher and downshifts sooner, for aggressive riding • G switch improves rear wheel traction when off-road • Incline detection adapts shift pattern depending on road gradient

ENGINE

  • ENGINE TYPE
    998cc liquid-cooled Unicam® four-stroke 22.5º parallel-twin
  • BORE AND STROKE
    92mm x 75mm
  • COMPRESSION RATIO
    10.0:1
  • STARTER
    Electric
  • CARBURATION
    PGM-FI electronic fuel injection (Throttle By Wire)
  • IGNITION
    Full transistorized ignition
  • CLUTCH
    2 multiplate wet
  • TRANSMISSION
    6-speed automatic DCT with on and off-road riding modes
  • FINAL DRIVE
    Chain

FRAME

  • DIMENSIONS (LxWxH)
    2,340 x 930 x 1,570mm
  • WHEELBASE
    1,580mm
  • SEAT HEIGHT
    900/920mm
  • GROUND CLEARANCE
    270mm
  • FUEL CAPACITY
    24.2 litres
  • KERB WEIGHT
    253kg

TYRES

  • FRONT
    90/90-21 tube type, stainless steel spokes with aluminium rim
  • REAR
    150/70-18 tube type, stainless steel spokes with aluminium rim

SUSPENSION

  • FRONT
    Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with hydraulic dial-style preload and damping (compression & rebound) adjuster, 252mm stroke, 224mm axle travel
  • REAR
    Monoblock cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustment, 240 mm rear wheel travel, 101 mm stroke

BRAKES

  • FRONT
    310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads, 2-channel ABS
  • REAR
    256mm wave hydraulic disc with 1-piston caliper and sintered metal pads. Also Lever-Lock Type Parking Brake System on DCT model with additional slide type 1-piston, 2-channel ABS with rear switch off

NOTE

  • COLOUR
    Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT will be available in one 30th anniversary Tri-colour paint scheme.
  • IMAGES
    Images show overseas model – accessories NOT included