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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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Average user rating from: 10 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
8.8
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.3   (9)
Off Road Capability:
 
7.2   (10)
Around Town:
 
8.4   (10)
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
8.4   (10)
Reliability:
 
9.3   (10)
Handling:
 
8.7   (10)
Engine:
 
9.1   (10)
Value for Money:
 
9.4   (10)
 
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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
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful

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

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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
Off Road Capability:
 
7.0
Around Town:
 
10.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
6.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
10.0
Engine:
 
10.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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4 of 4 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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2 of 2 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 ,

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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
 

AFRICA TWIN

Overall rating: 
 
8.4
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.0
Off Road Capability:
 
8.0
Around Town:
 
9.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
7.0
Reliability:
 
9.0
Handling:
 
9.0
Engine:
 
8.0
Value for Money:
 
9.0
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

Love this bike. It gets me to where i want to play offroad and back again

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Time owned 25 months
I liked it's simplicity , reliablity and offroad
I Disliked nothing
Would you buy again Yes
In one line Spot on bike - shame they stopped aking it
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 8
 

14 years old and still going strong

Overall rating: 
 
8.0
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
7.0
Off Road Capability:
 
7.0
Around Town:
 
7.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
9.0
Reliability:
 
9.0
Handling:
 
8.0
Engine:
 
8.0
Value for Money:
 
9.0
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Reviewed by LMCabrita
March 15, 2011
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

After riding road bikes for 18 years I bought this bike for a West Africa tour and now I'll keep it for the rest of my life.

- Strong points -
Reliability
Engine behaviour
Balance
Fuel consumption/ autonomy
Avalability of spares and know-how
Value

- Weak points -
It's heavy and the weight is highly located
A couple of horses more would be handy for long tarmac stretches
Front brakes power when loaded
Fuel switch

- How did I turn my Africa Twin even better -
Crash bars
Hand lever protectors
Wider and loger pegs
Analog voltmeter
Bracket and ignition key switched powered GPS
Headlight metallic mesh
25mm risers for the handlebar
Small steel plate welded to the side stand


Photos from my trip
http://www.panoramio.com/user/3398999/tags/Lisboa%20Bissau%20Fev2011

 
 
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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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