The 2019 model year version of the Africa Twin and the Africa Twin Adventure Sports has been showcased at the Paris Motor Show. it’s pretty surprising why the Japanese manufacturer did not roll out these models at the Intermot this year besides debuting lined up products at the Paris Motor Show, which is a car show. We can’t say anything about it, it could any of the brand’s strategy, but revealing at Intermot could pull more bike lovers.
The 2019 Africa Twin is not much different from the last year model. You will find minor changes at the skin and mechanicals as well. On the name of update at the cosmetic front, the brand added a host of new colours including new matte black colour or new white, red and dark blue colours. In addition to this, the alloys have also been finished golden. For the higher specs Adventure Sports model, the new colour choices are white and a tri-colour scheme with a new black logo.
The detail cues for the new Africa Twin is all similar to the regular model. It continues to carry the same dual headlamp setup, slightly higher placed handlebar along with semi fairing that helps in deflecting wind during highway rides. While the seat unit has been replaced with a much softer unit to convey a high level of comfort.
At the suspension front, a 45mm USD forks up front and a pro-link monoshock at the rear, continue to serve the Africa Twin. While the Adventure Sports variant has witnessed a sort of alterations in the form of increased travel range via 9.9-inch at front and 9.4-inch at the rear. It helps in enhancing off-roading capabilities of the bike.
Beneath the fuel tank, both the bikes share 998cc parallel twin, eight valve engine. It develops 89 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and 93.1 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The gearbox unit is being offered in two choices, a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
In order to control or stop the bike there are 310 mm dual disc at front and 256 mm single disc at the rear. Altogether, the dual channel ABS aids is also being offered as the standard fitment along with traction control with different modes. There are four riding modes in the electronic package, which are Tour, Urban, Gravel and User. Its emergence in India can be considered by the next year.