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Honda XRV 750

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Honda Africa Twin.

The XRV750 . also known as the Twin . is a motorcycle manufactured by The motorcycle was based on the NXR-750 won the Paris Dakar rally 4 in the late eighties.

The Africa XRV was available in 650cc (42kW ) and (742cc) configurations. It is no longer It is considered by many to be the most motorcycle that Honda has manufactured.

Related models are the XRV650 Africa Twin was a lighter, higher specification made in 1988. The Honda was a high specification shaft version made to compete in the Rally.

Built in homage to the giant racers of the gruelling Paris-Dakar the Africa Twin is a large, trail-styled bike, powered by a tuned V-twin engine. The is derived from the very VT500 and six figure mileages are reported. A wide, long seat stretches back the tank to an aluminium grabrail/luggage while an aluminium bashplate the bottom of the engine from rocks and impacts.

In December 1989 the original XRV750 Africa Twin was In 1992 the Tripmaster computer was In 1993 the motorcycle had a major including new frame, body plastics, fuel tank, modifications and a lower seat. In the XRV gained improved seat and larger silencer, modified fairing and luggage rack.

In the Honda XRV750 Africa ceased production.

While the Twin’s styling points to prowess, its detail design and suggests otherwise. A close-fitting mudguard quickly clogs thick mud, the plastic is easily damaged in the inevitable of off-road riding, and the 205kg lb) weight makes the XRV hard to up after dropping it.

Honda XRV 750
Honda XRV 750

Kept on the road though, the Twin works well as a bike and is also useful in There is plenty of weather from the fairing, and the large tank gives an extended The riding position is comfortable for two-up riding, and the rear is useful for carrying luggage.

The seat is high however, and average-height riders will to touch the ground at traffic

Although the 742cc, 6-valve, spark plug, liquid-cooled is rather dated by 2003 and low on power, its flexible delivery reasonable progress, and it is both and economical. The long-travel suspension the rider from uneven and while the twin-front and single brake discs are a trail-styled they work well

When riding with a there is a large amount of dive under hard and the fitting of progressive springs and oil helps reduce this, but smoothness over harsh solo. The rear standard absorber is also prone to when two-up with and over rough terrain.

The other weakness is the fuel which is reported to weld together over about miles, but there are many available to cure this.

The instruments have some additions; a large trip LCD display mounted above the speedometer and tachometer is styled Dakar racers’ navigational and incorporates a range of extra timers and trip meters.

Honda XRV 750
Honda XRV 750
Honda XRV 750
Honda XRV 750
Honda XRV 750
Honda XRV 750

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