Getting the delivery of a new vehicle makes every single one of us ecstatic and we try to make it memorable by clicking pictures and make videos. There are a few who want to make the delivery of a new vehicle grand and memorable by doing something different. Well, this delivery of the Honda Africa Twin will be remembered for a long time to come.
The video comes from a showroom where the owner planned to come out of the showroom riding his brand-new motorcycle. The rider can be seen coming from the showroom on his bike and to take on the stairs. The rider seems to know the off-roading tactics quite well and he even stands on the bike to balance it through the stairs. However, while coming down, the engine bash plate hits the stair and breaks the marble. The rider did not fall or lose his balance during the act. It is possible that he even did not get to know that the bike broke the staircase.
While there are many who have questioned about the ground clearance of the bike, it should be noted that the African Twin offers 250mm of ground clearance, which is more than most off-roading capable SUVs like Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Thar! Since the bike is brand-new, it is possible that the adjustable suspension was not tweaked properly. It can be seen in the video that when the front tyre of the Africa Twin hits the staircase, the suspension is too soft and it retracts, completely, which causes the engine bash plate to hit the staircase. The bash plate perfectly worked in this situation and saved the engine from getting destroyed because of the impact.
This is how the bash plate works, even while doing off-roading. The purpose of the bash plate is to keep the engine safe even in the unknown terrains where a large rock may suddenly appear and hit the engine. Bash plates can be easily changed and replaced but changing a broken engine case can cost a lot of money.
The Honda Africa Twin was updated earlier this year with a more powerful engine. The deliveries of the new bike started a few weeks ago. It is powered by a 1,84cc, parallel-twin cylinder engine, which is bigger than the predecessor. It produces a maximum power of 101 PS and peak torque of 105 Nm. Honda offers the bike with a DCT automatic transmission and a manual transmission. There are six riding modes in the bike that can be used to tackle any kind of situation.
The bike gets inverted Showa forks that are fully adjustable and Pro-Link single shocker at the rear. The bike gets massive 21-inch wheels at the front and 18-inch in the rear. There is a lot of equipment on the Africa Twin including 6-axis IMU, various ABS modes and more. The bike even comes with a coloured TFT touchscreen that can connect to your phone through Apple CarPlay.