Honda recalls Africa Twin, Gold Wing Tour, Fireblade in India
Honda has recalled three of its flagship offerings from the "Big Wing" portfolio in India due to a software issue pertaining to the fuel injection system. The affected models are the Africa Twin, Gold Wing Tour, and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. The Japanese marque said that 84 units of the above-mentioned models manufactured between 2020 and 2022 are affected. They will be repaired free of cost.
Why does this story matter?
- Honda's Big Wing division was created in 2019 to cater to buyers looking for big-capacity, premium motorcycles from the Japanese bikemaker.
- The special division offers a unique experience right from sales to after-sales service.
- The recent recall has only affected the flagship offerings and will be fixed by the automaker, free of cost and irrespective of the warranty status.
Honda Africa Twin: Price starts at Rs. 15.97 lakh
The Honda Africa Twin is essentially a Dakar rally-inspired adventure vehicle. It features a sloping fuel tank, an upright windscreen, an adjustable split-type seat, dual-pod LED headlights with DRLs, LED cornering lights, and a sleek taillamp unit. The ADV is backed by a 1,083cc, parallel-twin engine that generates 98hp/103Nm. It gets disc brakes on both wheels, inverted front forks, and a rear mono-shock unit.
Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade: Price begins at Rs. 23.11 lakh
Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade is a liter-class supersport motorcycle. It sits on an aluminium composite twin-spar frame and features split-style seats, an all-LED lighting setup, a colored TFT instrument cluster, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The superbike is powered by a 1,000cc, inline-four engine that develops 214.5hp/113Nm. It is equipped with ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, inverted front forks, and a gas-charged rear mono-shock absorber.
Honda Gold Wing Tour: Costs Rs. 39.16 lakh
Honda Gold Wing Tour is the most comfortable touring bike in the Big Wing line-up. It gets a 21-liter fuel tank, adjustable windscreen, a twin-pod LED headlight, a stepped-up seat, and a 7.0-inch TFT instrument console. The tourer draws power from a 1,833cc, six-cylinder engine that makes 124.7hp/170Nm. It has four riding modes, an airbag, double wishbone front forks, and a rear mono-shock unit.