News 13 Jun 2017

Honda offering DCT upgrade for Africa Twin ABS customers

Free Dual Clutch Transmission now available for a limited time.

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Honda Motorcycles Australia is offering Africa Twin ABS customers an opportunity to upgrade to the auto Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) model for a limited time.

The Africa Twin with Honda’s innovative DCT technology features the standard manual mode, allowing the rider to shift gears through a handlebar trigger, as well as two automatic modes.

D mode offers a fantastic balance of fuel economy and comfort cruising, while S mode has been revised to give extra levels of sports performance, with three different shift patterns to choose from – S1, S2 and S3.

In the spirit of adventure, the DCT technology has also been customised for the Africa Twin, with a G switch on the right side of the instrument panel improving traction and machine control by reducing clutch slip. This system also features incline detection, which adapts the gear shift pattern to match to the grade of incline.

“I love the DCT,” commented Daryl Beattie Adventures’ Daryl Beattie. “It’s got everything I need for all of the different types of riding I do, prefect for commute riding and then when I’m in the bush, the DCT just does all you need it to do. You get the best of both worlds from the DCT as you gain the ease of having the auto, but you can still switch to manual if you feel like it.”

The Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system offers three levels of control, while the rider is also able to turn off the ABS system for the rear wheel. The 1000cc parallel twin engine delivers impressive power and torque, with an ability to take riders through some of the roughest terrains in Australia with ease.

The compact and lightweight chassis ticks all the boxes with outstanding off-road performance, touring comfort plus agile handling for everyday use. The steel semi-double cradle frame provides the perfect balance of high-speed stability, off-road agility and sheer strength.

For more information on the entire Honda range visit your nearest Honda Dealer, ring 1 300 1 HONDA or go to