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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has announced the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin’s prices, and that the bookings are now open, for the first 50 customers. The adventure tourer not only has a huge legacy, but with a sticker price of just Rs 12.9 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi, it’s also quite a lot of bike for the price.

The lowish price is because of Honda’s decision to make the bike in India. Availability is widened to 22 cities, but there will just be one colour option: Victory Red. The Africa Twin uses a parallel twin which makes 88.3 bhp@7,500 rpm and 9.38 kgm@6,000 rpm. A dual-clutch gearbox (with the option to switch gears manually), switchable ABS, and Honda Selectable Torque Control are all standard fitments.

Honda Africa Twin launched

Apart from opening the order books, the company has also announced that lucky customers will get to be a part of Honda’s True Adventure launch event for the bike. Commenting on the development, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Africa Twin- it’s 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. Real adventure is awaiting the lucky customers amongst the first 50 bookings of the legendary Africa Twin in India.”

With 250 mm of ground clearance and the superb pricing, the Africa Twin appears to be ready to go anywhere, including your very own driveway.

If only it was also offered with the Africa Twin Tricolour paint scheme…