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Buyer's Guide > Africa Twin DCT
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Honda re-enters the adventure touring segment with a serious off-roader. The Africa Twin uses a 998 cc parallel twin and features Dakar-esque styling. But its off-road capability is enhanced by long-travel suspension, and a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel, the only bike in the segment using this combination, which offers a wider selection of serious off-road tires than conventional ADV bike wheels. Off-road ABS and traction control are standard and can be switched off. The DCT model adds automatic transmission for an additional $1000, which is an odd choice for an adventure bike but seems to works well according to all the reviews.
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Brand
Honda
Model
Africa Twin DCT
Categories
Adventure - Gravel
New/Returning
New for 2016
Price (base)
$ 14,999
Capacity
998 cc
Engine Type
Inline twin, SOHC with 4 valves/cyl, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke
Transmission
6-speed/automatic (DCT), chain
Clutch
Wet multi-plate
Fueling
Fuel Injection
Max Power
Max Torque
Seat Height, std
870 mm (34.3 in.)
Seat Height, options
900 mm and 840 mm seats
Wheelbase
1575 mm (62 in.)
Fuel Capacity
18.8 L (4.97 USG)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight
242 kg (534 lbs.)
Brakes, front
Twin 310 mm disc with 4-piston caliper
Brakes, rear
Single 256 mm disc with 2-piston caliper
Antilock Brakes (ABS)
Switchable ABS Standard
Suspension, front
Inverted/USD forks, fully adjustable with 204 mm of travel
Suspension, rear
Single shock, fully adjustable with 220 mm of travel
Tires, front
90/90-R21
Tires, rear
150/70-R18
Paint/Colours
Silver Metallic
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage

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