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Boon Siew Honda introduces a sleeker colour selection for the Honda Africa Twin.

Penang, 26 October 2018 – Boon Siew Honda is pleased to announce that it will be introducing a fresher colour for its definitive full-size adventure machine, the Honda Africa Twin.

For the 2018 color update, the standard model of the Africa Twin now will be featuring Matt Ballistic Black Metallic to complement the existing color palette available to the public. The new color would further entice the visual appearance of the Africa Twin by providing a subtle yet stylish outlook.

On the mechanical front, the Africa Twin continue to be powered by a 998cc liquid-cooled

four-stroke, parallel twin engine which delivers a peak power of 70kw @ 7,500rpm with 99Nm torque @6,000rpm. Bore and stroke are set at 92 x 75.1mm, with a compression ratio of 10.0:1.

Much of its phenomenal off-roading adventure capability has been left untouched as it still features a sturdy bodywork in a lightweight form providing riders with confidence on those long, arduous journey.

Boon Siew Honda will continue to markets the Honda Africa Twin through four options. Standard type is offered in both Manual Transmission and Honda’s DCT which will feature the latest Matt Ballistic Black Metallic colour. While the Adventure Sports which also be offered in Manual Transmission and DCT still come in the Tricolor colour option.

Prospective buyers are welcome to view for themselves the new interesting color scheme at Honda Big Wing Showroom.

For more information on the Honda Africa Twin, customers can visit Honda Big Wing dealers or call Honda's Toll-Free number at 1-800-88-3993 or log onto

Model Africa Twin
Type Liquid – cooled , 4 stroke, Parallel Twin
Displacement 998 cm³
Bore X Stroke 92.0 mm X 75.1 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0 : 1
Max. Power 70.0 kW / 7,500 rpm
Max. Torque 99.0 N.m / 6,000 rpm
Engine Oil Capacity MT 4.8 ℓ
DCT 5.2 ℓ
Clutch Type MT Manual Clutch Wet Multiplate Type
DCT Automatic Clutch Wet Multiplate Type
Transmission MT 6 Speed
DCT 6 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2310 mm x 930 mm x 1435 mm
Wheelbase 1560 mm
Caster Angle 27°
Trail 113 mm
Seat Height 870mm/850mm (STD/Low Position)
Ground Clearance 210 mm
Kerb Weight MT 229 kg
DCT 239 kg
Fuel tank capacity 18.8 ℓ
Suspension Type Front : Showa USD fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustment
Rear : Monoblock cast aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjuster
Rim Size Front : 21 M/C x MT 2.15
Rear : 18 M/C x MT 4.00
Tyres Front : 90/90R -12 M/C 54H (Tube)
Rear : 150/70R – 18M/C 70H (Tube)
Brakes Type Front : Hydraulic Double Disc, ABS + HSTC
Rear : Hydraulic Single Disc, ABS + HSTC

For more information:

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or Toll-Free line at 1800-88-3993 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, exclude Public Holiday)

About Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd.

Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Oriental Holdings Bhd, began operations in September 2008 with the dual aims to consolidate motorcycle production and sales in Malaysia and to achieve higher customer satisfaction and efficiency. Prior to the emergence of the new company, Boon Siew Sdn. Bhd. was responsible for the manufacturing and wholesale business of Honda motorcycle products in Malaysia. While envisioning collaboration with other Honda companies in worldwide, Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. will strengthen its competitiveness and strive to provide products and services, exceeding the customers’ expectations.

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