Refined Africa Twin Headlines Honda’s First New-Product Announcement of 2022

2022-01-13 09:21
Legendary adventure-touring platform delivers improved riding experience
Other returning models include CBR1000RR, Rebel 500/300

For its first new-product announcement of the calendar year, American Honda announces the return of several popular motorcycle models. Headlining this group is the Africa Twin adventure-touring platform, including the sporty standard version and the mile-gobbling Adventure Sports ES – both offered with either a manual gearbox or Honda's advanced automatic Dual Clutch Transmission. The Africa Twin is back with a number of focused refinements aimed at improving the riding experience.

The other models included in the announcement – the agile CBR1000RR sport bike and the versatile Rebel 500 and 300 cruisers – are offered in new colors for 2022.

AFRICA TWIN

Since its 2016 reintroduction, the legendary Africa Twin adventure-touring platform has undergone steady improvements aimed at carrying out its "True Adventure" ethos, and that is once again the case for the 2022 model year. The sporting- and off-road performance-oriented standard version now comes with the same rear carrier as its more distance riding-oriented Adventure Sports ES sibling. Meanwhile, that version gets a shorter windscreen for improved visibility. Both Africa Twin versions are compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and both are available with either a manual gearbox or Honda's advanced automatic Dual Clutch Transmission, which has a program change for 2022, delivering smoother shifting in the lower gears.

MSRP
Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT: $18,099
Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES: $17,299
Africa Twin DCT: $15,299
Africa Twin: $14,499
Colors
Africa Twin Adventure Sports SE: Pearl White
Africa Twin: Grand Prix Red
Info

CBR1000RR

Designed around a "Total Control" philosophy, Honda's CBR1000RR has always prioritized cornering, acceleration and braking, a combination that has earned the bike legendary status. The model's enviable racing legacy notwithstanding, this double-R version fills a new, value-dedicated role in Honda's sport bike lineup, alongside the track-focused CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.

MSRP
CBR1000RR ABS: $16,799
CBR1000RR: $16,499
Color: Grand Prix Red
Info

REBEL 500 / REBEL 300

The powersports industry's most popular entry-level cruiser models by a wide margin, Honda's Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 are responsible for introducing legions of new riders to motorcycling. That's no surprise considering their combination of user-friendliness and stylish, minimalist design, including an iconic peanut fuel tank, LED lighting and blacked-out engine and components. They also offer unparalleled enjoyment, with a narrow frame, comfortable rider layout, nimble handling and available ABS. Riders can choose from an extensive lineup of Honda Accessories, or opt for the Rebel 500 ABS SE (offered in a new Matte Silver color for 2022), which takes the "Born Rebel" one step further by including select accessories preinstalled.

MSRP
Rebel 500 ABS SE: $6,899
Rebel 500 ABS: $6,699
Rebel 500: $6,399
Rebel 300 ABS: $4,999
Rebel 300: $4,699
Colors
Rebel 500 ABS SE: Matte Silver
Rebel 500: Matte Gray Metallic; Matte Pearl White
Rebel 300: Matte Gray Metallic; Pearl Blue
Rebel 500 Info
Rebel 300 Info


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Editors: Additional information and assets can be found at HondaNews.com

About American Honda
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the United States. American Honda's Powersports Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com.

Source: American Honda Motor Co.

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