Africa Twin has a deeper ‘voice’
HONDA’S much anticipated new Africa Twin went on sale at dealers this month, with recommended retail prices of R99 999 for the NC750X and R109 999 for the NC750X DCT.
The pricing includes a twoyear unlimited mileage warranty and one-year roadside assistance.
Honda described the 705X engine as its “ultimate commuting motorcycle”, and added in a statement the latest model gets more adventurous with a tough new look, revised front fork damping, expanded storage compartment plus LCD instruments with personalised colour options.
The Dual Clutch Transmission machine receives 3-level S mode, plus further software upgrades in both MT and AT riding modes. The frugal 750 cc parallel twin gains a revised exhaust muffler which adds a deeper tone. The updated NC750X commuting motorcycle has revised front fork damping, expanded storage compartment plus LCD instruments with personalised colour options. The frugal 750 cc parallel twin now also has a revised exhaust muffler to give a deeper “voice”.
Ticking as it does all the boxes of economy, light weight and easy riding with a dual clutch transmission, the 750X is one of Honda’s most popular commuting bikes in both Europe and South Africa, consistently ranking among the top ten best selling motorcycles.
Riders like its ground-breaking, torque-laden twin-cylinder engine, which runs on air while riding in the low-to-mid rpm ranges, as well as the relaxed, roomy riding position, thanks to wide handlebars and a comfortable seat. The compliant, long-travel suspension and distinctive adventure styling add to the appeal.
Over a third of the customers choose Honda’s unique dual clutch transmission (DCT).
Like most modern bikes, the fuel tank is actually a storage compartment, capable of holding a full-face helmet. This storage area has increased in size by one litre to 22 litres and the lid exterior now features rugged external rails — useful for mounting a tank bag.
The new instrument cluster uses a negative LCD display and can be set to change into nine colours, depending on various engine or transmission settings. The rear monoshock gains a spring preload adjuster system and has 150 mm of travel. It operates through ProLink that offers optimised balance over low-speed bumps.
Honda’s Africa Twin is consistently a top 10 seller.