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Honda XRV750 Africa Twin
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9.8
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Honda XRV750 Africa Twin

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Manufacturer Honda
Model XRV750 Africa Twin
Price 5,799
Top Speed 110mph
Insurance Group 12
Engine Size 742cc
Engine Type Water-cooled, twin, four-stroke
Compression Ratio 9 : 1
BH Power 60bhp
Torque 62Nm
Gears 5
Seat Hight 860mm
Ground Clearance 215mm
Fuel Capacity 23 Litres
Dry Weight 207kg
Front Suspension 43mm leading axle telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Pro-link single-shock with preload
Front Tyre Size 90/90 - 18
Rear Tyre Size 140/80 - 17
Brakes Front Dual 276mm discs with two-piston calipers
Brakes Rear Single 256mm disc with single-piston calipers

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8.9
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8.5   (11)
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7.6   (12)
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8.6   (12)
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8.4   (12)
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9.3   (12)
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8.8   (12)
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9.3   (12)
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9.5   (12)
 
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In the search for the ultimate Dual Spaort Bike

Overall rating: 
 
9.8
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
10.0
Off Road Capability:
 
9.0
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10.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
10.0
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10.0
Handling:
 
9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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Reviewed by Jay fitzgerald
May 14, 2014
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

I can't see myself ever selling this bike - 3500km on and off-road through Morocco without any issue. In comparison to the mix of other bikes on the trip (KLR, GS, S Tenere, Transalp & TDM) I found that off road I had the advantage of "smooth stability", Downside is weight relevant to not being able to go to that that next level of kickass fun.
Really great bike

 

Swedish africa twin

Overall rating: 
 
9.1
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.0
Off Road Capability:
 
10.0
Around Town:
 
9.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
7.0
Reliability:
 
9.0
Handling:
 
10.0
Engine:
 
10.0
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10.0
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Reviewed by Mikael
August 30, 2013
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I bought a 1990 AT (RD04), more or less on a whim, and it turned out to be a very good surprise. I've had a Suzuki DR 650 and Honda 750 VFR prior to this one, and I would choose the africa twin any day over them!.. It's a big bike, yes, but it handles like a breeze,and such well balanced. I used it everywhere, going to work and for adventure. Driving slalom between cars is very easy since it high and not that wide, plus a low point of balance. I have never felt uneasy about leaning it down in sharp turns. Put on some knobby tires, and you have an awesome gravel road killer, there is plenty of torque to make the tail drift :) For being a 23 year old bike, the suspension very up to the job too.
The only negative thing is that spare parts in sweden, are hard to come by, especially fairings and panels..also the original seat is bit harsh for longer trips.
To summarize, the bike was cheap and it was worth every penny! I'm thinking of rebuilding it to a lighter rally version to increase it's awesomeness :)

 

my 1990 africa twin (donkey)

Overall rating: 
 
9.5
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
9.0
Off Road Capability:
 
10.0
Around Town:
 
10.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
9.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
8.0
Engine:
 
10.0
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10.0
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

great bike covered 3000 miles with ease to Marrakesh and back in 10 days.

Review Information Motorcycles

Time owned 1 year
I liked my ride to morocco with her.
I Disliked the broken wire i had on her.
Would you buy again Yes
In one line good strong bike
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 11
 

The Landrover of the bike world (though better mad

Overall rating: 
 
9.1
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
10.0
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7.0
Around Town:
 
10.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
6.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
10.0
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10.0
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful

I passed my test back in September and bought an RD04 Africa Twin. There is more than enough power to do anything you want with this bike. I also have a CBR600 as a second bike. I will always take the XRV over the CBR as it is so much more fun to ride.
I have done 5000 miles since passing my test and the bike has been faultless. It even survived a nasty crash after sliding on some black ice near Exeter and only needed a brake lever after going 250m on its side down the road. Picked it up and started first time.

Two up, it is fine, though be aware that the seat is one long seat and your pillion can slide about a bit!
I changed my screen for a tall one, and added some semi-off road tyres (mitas e-07) which makes the Twin into a fantastic off road bike. Mine kept its own against a CF250 up the devon greenlanes, and despite its weight will match anything on the rough stuff!

There are LOTS of superb accessories for the RD04 on german ebay which is good, as it seems that the likes of Touratech have forgotten that the original (and more off-road biased) 650 (RD03) and 750 (RD04) Africa twins ever existed which is a pain!.

I plan to change the gearing a bit with different sprockets to make motorway mileage a bit better. Mine manages an average of 34MPG which is ok but not as good as the later RD07/A.

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Time owned 6 months
I liked It survives anything
I Disliked changing the plugs!
Would you buy again Yes
In one line Better built than the new tupperware out there!
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 10
 

Egyptian Africa twin

Overall rating: 
 
9.0
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.0
Off Road Capability:
 
6.0
Around Town:
 
8.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
10.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
10.0
Engine:
 
10.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

nothing else to say ,its great bike perfect to go to places Like Africa ,Asia also to use it on the high way all over the world ,the engine can do 60000 miles easy just change oil and regular service ,

Review Information Motorcycles

Time owned from 2003 to present 3 africa twin so far
I liked the best all round bike and it takes you any where
I Disliked fuel pumb and i changed it for facet after market one ,and there is no tube less rims for it
Would you buy again Yes
In one line the best all the time
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 10
 
 
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Therre is something about these bikes . .
Steve T
I'm now onto my 4th @ - the first 3 all needed to be re-built / renovated in one way or another, the latest is squeaky clean smilies/smiley.gif

I know they don't have the same power to weight ratio as some of the latest offerings, that leads them to be slightly less competent when asked to carry two people & their luggage round the world, but they do have something about them.

Their road presence is vast, what with two large headlights glaring at the world, high mounted rider behind a large tank! People notice them as well, be it due to the size or the type, or even the name on the bike, Africa Twin. The name alone invokes notions of far away travel & adventure.

Just my ramblings smilies/grin.gif
Steve T , July 17, 2010
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africa twin
i have a 1990 africa twin that i have owned for 5 years and i LOVE it , its great for all year round use and i will never part with it because i get so much fun out of riding it no matter how rough the road is
africa twin , March 25, 2011
specialist kit for africa twin
smiler1531
Hey , just to let you know that you can get specialist kit for the africa twin now on rugged roads .com
i have a RD04 and they have kit and after market stuff on there .
smiler1531 , April 10, 2013

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