Aside from a change in the colour options, there’s not much that is different from the MY20 Africa Twin, which was launched in March last year. The price, however, has gone up by Rs 61,000
Last year Honda launched the Africa Twin CRF1100L, and now, the company has just introduced the updated 2021 model. The MY21 Africa Twin Adventure Sport is priced at Rs 15.96 lakh – a whopping Rs 61,000 more than last year. What do you get for the additional price you pay? Surprisingly, not much. The most easily noticeable update is the change in the paint scheme. The 2021 model will continue to be offered in two colour options – Black and the signature tricolour red blue and white paint scheme, but they have now been swapped. The manual transmission variant now comes with the tricolour paint scheme, and the DCT will only be offered in black. The 2021 Africa Twin continues with the same 1,084cc parallel-twin motor, which produces 97.8bhp and 103Nm.
In all other aspects, the 2021 Africa Twin CRF1100L remains unchanged. It continues to be fitted with LED lights, cornering lights, a 6.5-inch TFT dash with Apple CarPlay, a 5-step adjustable windscreen, cruise control, and more. In the safety department, the Africa Twin gets a 6-axis IMU, with cornering ABS, wheelie control, rear lift control, and more.
Honda only offers the top-of-the-line Adventure Sports variant of the Africa Twin in India. The Japanese had revealed plans of bringing in the base variant, but it is still nowhere in sight. The Africa Twin CRF1100L continues to compete against the likes of the Triumph Tiger 900 and the Ducati Multistrada 950. Bookings for the 2021 Africa Twin have begun across all 5 BigWing Honda dealerships. In other news, Honda will also be inaugurating two new BigWing outlets in Chennai and Hyderabad soon.