HONDA XRV 750 Africa Twin 1993 – 2003

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HONDA XRV 750 Africa Twin 1993 – 2003

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HONDA XRV 750 Africa Twin 742 (1993 – 2003)

History

The Honda Africa Twin XRV is an off-road motorcycle of the Japanese manufacturer Honda, which was produced by 1988 to 2000. The enduro is structurally derived from the Honda XL600V Transalp is driven by the two-cylinder engine of the Honda NT 650 Hawk.

In response to the motorsport success of the BMW R 80 GS in the early 1980s, the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) was commissioned in 1984 with

The Honda Africa Twin XRV is an off-road motorcycle of the Japanese manufacturer Honda, which was produced by 1988 to 2000. The enduro is structurally derived from the Honda XL600V Transalp is driven by the two-cylinder engine of the Honda NT 650 Hawk.

In response to the motorsport success of the BMW R 80 GS in the early 1980s, the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) was commissioned in 1984 with the development of a suitable desert, off-road motorcycle for the Paris-Dakar Rally. In 1985, the NXR was presented ³ 750 V with a water-cooled twin-cylinder Displacement 779 cm and a nominal power of 48 kW (65 hp). This bike won four times from 1986 to 1989 resulted in the Paris-Dakar Rally and was therefore also called the Queen of Africa.

The Africa Twin XRV 650 RD03 with manufacturer code is not based on the factory rally motorcycle NXR-750, but has taken over after the success of the NXR in the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1987 their appearance. Despite a weight of 220 kg, the enduro was moving well both on-road and off-road. In Germany was reduced by throttling from 57 hp to 50 hp and the bike sold at a price of 10,570 DM because of the favorable type class performance.

The top speed is 165 km / h with a speed of 7,640 min-1. The aluminum rims have steel spokes front and rear are fitted with cross-ply tires. The delayed forward RD03 on a disc brake with a dual-piston caliper, and a rear disc brake having a single-piston caliper.

The bike was available until 1991 only in the combination (white-red-blue), Honda Racing Corporation (HRC).

1990 was the successor of the RD04 engine capacity of 647 cc to 742 was extended, so that the power from 57 to 59 hp and the torque increased from 55 to 61 Nm. Compared to the previous model had the RD04 an oil cooler, a reinforced frame with extended swingarm, a modified panel, a double disc brake system from 1992 and a digital odometer with trip master name. The larger engine and the upgrade increased the weight of 220 to 238 kg, but also took the top speed of 165 to 180 km / h.

The Africa Twin 1993 was extensively revised and offered in a derestricted version with 60 hp. The air filter is mounted above the carburetor to draw less from the rear dust raised, increasing the fording.

The framework was revised and shortened the swingarm, making the seat height of 88 dropped to 86 cm. The caliper front and rear have been modified to facilitate the replacement of brake pads. A reduced to 23 liter tank reduced the total weight to 230 kg and the range to 300 km with an average fuel consumption of 6.2 liters of regular petrol per 100 km.

Overall, the tour was RD07 Ruggedized compared to their predecessors, but not sporty. Most of the rally drivers, the RD04 are preferred.

The RD07A is the last model of the Africa Twin, which was made to stop production in 2000. The former two-pulse and ignition coils were replaced by one that supplies both spark plugs with power. The models sold from 2001 to 2003 were collected from stockpiles or sold off.

The discussion in the press successor XRV 850 with an output of 80 hp was not realized by Honda, released in 1999 instead the far more powerful and 40 kg heavier Honda Varadero XL 1000V.

The water-cooled four-cycle engine is mounted transversely in the frame, so that the two cylinders of the engine in a V-angle of 52 ° to the crankshaft are provided in a row. Each cylinder head has a chain driven camshaft, which controls an outlet, and two inlet valves. The unit comprising the motor and gear unit is vertically separated and made of an aluminum alloy.

The crankshaft transmits its torque via gears to a multi-disc wet clutch on the input shaft of the transmission. The transmission has five speeds and is connected via a chain to the rear wheel.

The chassis consists of a one-loop steel tubular frame with double top bar of rectangular profiles and a classic rear frame. The two inner tubes of the front forks have a diameter of 43 mm and a spring travel of 230 mm. They are interconnected by a yoke above the front wheel. The strut of the rear wheel swing arm of aluminum and has a deflection system is continuously in both the spring bias and in the damping verstellbar.1

The motor is cooled with a mixture of water and antifreeze, which dissipates the heat from the two combustion cylinders by two radiators to the ambient air. A driven by the oil pump coolant pump feeds the hot coolant through a thermostatic valve and back to the coolers, the thermostat opens fully only from an operating temperature of 95 ° C. As an additional cooling for coolant temperatures above 100 ° C, the right radiator has a cooling fan.

The bike was used successfully in 1989 and 1990 by Honda France on the Paris-Dakar Rally in the marathon class. For long trips, a tail fin and an enlarged main tank was mounted. Higher on the chassis components were used. Many other changes were made to this model as a motor protector with water compartment, a modified swingarm and chain guide for fixing a crash bar for the cooler.

The problem, however, proved to be the standard air filter box, it was rebuilt in the second year of the RD03 Marathon on a air intake behind the fuel cap.

It produced about 60 machines at a price of 30.000 DM including service for the Paris-Dakar rally sold.

Honda XRV 750
Honda XRV 750

As an offshoot of the legendary series factory rally racer, the massive touring enduro conquered with their versatility and reliability many fans. The V2 engine is almost indestructible, the rugged chassis is good for brisk highway driving as well as off-road stretches on long-distance journeys – comfort and space for luggage there’s also plenty .

-: 2Räder 2

If you are looking for a good bike for the road and for off-road rides, Honda Africa Twin can compete as a starter machine well with others in their class. It offers a decent performance with a top speed of 174 km / h It makes the blood boil maybe not too much, can be at 160 km / h but go for a ride pleasant.

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The accuracy is excellent, the suspension remains stable and calm at all times, and the lean angle goes to infinity. The Africa Twin is a born-Big Twin shock, the stress of their engine and chassis design makes it easy even for beginners to fully on and enjoyable curve swing to concentrate. For screwdrivers and hobbyists, Honda, however, is rather disappointing.

You just will not get broken. 80,000 km without problems irgenwelche are loose inside. If anything, speedometer, steering head bearings or the fuel pump must be replaced at most times.

-: Kradblatt 4

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