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We often have seen customers taking delivery of their brand new vehicles and riding/driving out of the dealerships, only to crash or damage it immediately. A similar video is now doing the rounds of social media, showcasing a customer riding out of the showroom on his brand new 2020 Honda Africa Twin.
While previous such videos have showcased the vehicles being completely damaged, this biker seems to have gotten lucky, riding away with minimal damage. The video which was posted recently by Radiant Clicks LifeStyle/YouTube, showcases the 2020 Honda Africa Twin riding down the showroom's stairs.
Although this is hardly a challenge for the extremely-capable adventure-tourer, the bike still manages to have a solid impact on its bash plate, breaking the last bit of steps in the process. Thankfully though, this is the maximum extent of damage caused, with both the rider and the motorcycle completely unhurt otherwise.
On further inspection of the video, it seems clear that the suspension setup at the front is at an extremely soft setting, which lowered the ground clearance, causing the incident. The motorcycle does come with adjustable front and rear suspension, allowing the rider to set it accordingly. Here, it looks like the front forks have been configured on the softer side, causing it to compress more than necessary.
There have also been similar incidents in the past as well, many of them including cars. The most recent of such a case involving a brand-new Kia Carnival MPV — find out what happened here.
Coming back to the motorcycle, the 2020 Honda Africa Twin was launched in India back in March this year. The motorcycle is one of the most capable litre-class adventure-tourer offerings in the country and is offered at a starting price of Rs 15.35 lakh, ex-showroom (India).
Deliveries for the motorcycle began in late-June, post the COVID-19 pandemic induced lockdown across the country. The 2020 Honda Africa Twin in India is offered with both manual and DCT automatic transmission variants.
Both trims also come packed with a host of features, electronic aids and a new powerful engine as well. This includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay. It also comes with a host of other rider assists as well as six riding modes; among others.
The 2020 Honda Africa Twin is powered by a 1,084cc parallel-twin engine. It produces 101bhp at 7500rpm and 105Nm of peak torque at 6250rpm. The engine also comes with three levels of engine braking as well.
Thoughts On The 2020 Honda Africa Twin Bottoming Out During Delivery
The 2020 Honda Africa Twin is an extremely capable adventure-tourer and rivals the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 1000, Ducati Multistrada 1260 and the new Triumph Tiger 900 in the Indian market as well.