Scoop: Honda Africa Twin Specs Leaked, the Bike Makes 94HP and 98Nm

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Someone at Honda Portugal spilled the beans and accidentally released what appears to be a tech spec sheet of the all-new Africa Twin. Thanks to Nino Nessuno we got hold of this alleged tech specs sheet and thought it would make a glorious addition to the very cool and technical Africa Twin video we published today.
The new Africana packs 996cc in its liquid-cooled parallel-twin, 8-valve Unicam engine, and will produce 70 kW/94hp at 7,500 rpm, which may seem a bit high to some. Still, we're not talking about the old v-twin power plants, so things are different.

Off-road mapping and torque control, three versions: Standard, ABS and DCT.

Honda's 92 mm x 75.1 mm dual-cylinder engine will produce 98Nm (72.2 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm. The transmission employs a 6-gear DCT design with two engine mappings for street and off-road use. If we are to believe the sheet, the transmission can also be had in standard, all-manual mode, too.

A Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system will also be available for the ABS and DCT versions. Riders will be able to switch it off, just like the ABS.

The new AT will be 2335 x 875 x 1475 mm (92.7 x 34.4 x 58 in) long, wide and high, respectively in what is called Standard version and 2355 x 930 x 1475 mm (92.7 x 36.6 x 58 in) in DCT trim. The seat height will be 870/850 mm (34.2/33.4 in) in the Standard and Relaxed settings, respectively. Ground clearance is said to be 250 mm (9.8 in).

A rather small tank

Dry, the new Africa Twin will tip the scales at 208 kg (458 lbs) Standard, 212 kg (467 lbs) ABS, and 222 kg (489 lbs) DCT. Wet values indicate 228 kg STD (502 lbs), 232 kg ABS (511 lbs), and 242 kg DCT (533 lbs).

No info is offered for the fuel economy but we can only hope it will be stellar, because the 18.5 liter (4.9 US gal) is nothing to write home about. Enduro-approved 90/90-R21 and 150/70 R18 tires are a good indication that Honda means business in the adv segment.

Now comes the waiting game, with these figures confirmed or slashed. Somehow, we believe they are as real as it gets.
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