Honda Motorcycles is offering new customers free auto DCT with every Honda Africa Twin ABS for a limited time.
The 1000cc parallel twin adventure touring bike is available with a dual clutch transmission that features two automatic modes – “D” mode that gives a fantastic balance of fuel economy and comfort cruising, and “S” mode with three different sports shift patterns.
But of course a standard manual mode is always on hand for more precision.
Improving traction and reducing clutch slip is a cinch with a press of the “G” switch on the right of the instrument panel which also provides incline detection, adapting the shift pattern for those steeper off-road sections.
The Honda Africa Twin is the bike of choice for former MotoGP rider Daryl Beattie on his tours across Australia as it has everything he needs for all types of riding.
“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.”
It was also the bike used by our own Christophe Barriere-Varju in the National Geographic film Riding Morocco: Chasing the Dakar, in which Christophe took former Miss World and Miss Universe Australia Laura Csortan on a cross country trek following the path of the early Dakar Rallies.
Laura rode the DCT version of the bike in the film.
And of course the Honda Africa Twin won bikesales.com.au inaugural “Bike of the Year” award.