Honda XRV750 Africa Twin 2003
|Manufacturer Honda Motor Company Ltd|
|Assembly Hamamatsu, Japan|
|Engine type Water cooled 742cc 4-cylinder SOHC V-Twin|
|Engine power 60bhp (44.1kW) @ 7500rpm, 62Nm @ 6500rpm|
|Transmission 5-speed, multi-plate wet clutch|
|Frame Tubular steel|
|Front suspension 43mm teleskopic fork, 220mm suspension travel|
|Rear suspension Pro-Link with stepless preload setting, 214mm suspension travel|
|Brakes Front: double 276mm discs, 2-piston calipers. Rear: Single 256mm disc, single piston caliper|
|Wheels Front: 21" aluminium rim, Rear: 17" aluminium rim|
|Tyres Front: Michelin Anakee 2 90/90-21, Rear: Michelin Anakee 2 140/80-17|
|Fuel capacity 23 litres|
|Oil capacity 2.4 litres|
|Seat height 860mm|
|Dimensions LxWxH: 2320x905x1430mm|
|Weight 205kg (torrvikt)|
The Modifications aka The meaning of life
|MRA Variosceen tall windsceen|
|SW Motech crash bars|
|Acerbis hand protectors|
|Motrax LED indicators|
|Garmin 660 GPS|
|Touratech lockable GPS mount|
|Remus race exhaust|
|Kappa 40L panniers|
|Givi 45L top box|
|Givi side carriers|
|Oxford Products HotGrips heated grips|
Tyres: This wasn't a very educated choice at this point as I really had no eperience at all. The Anakees did pretty much what I wanted them to do but they where definately very asphalt biased.
MRA Varioscreen tall windscreen: Got if off eBAy. OEM windsceens are genrally crap and Honda is no exception. It got the job done without ruining the look of the bike.
SW Motech crash bars: A sound investment. It was a heavy beast with a high centre of gravity and now that it's sold and exported I can admit that I had it on its side more than once.
Acerbis hand protectors: Vanity, nothing else. The OEM protecors aka Micky Mouse are where ugly as hell.
Motrax LED indicators: Sure they gave better visibility than the OEMs but I would be lying if I said it wasn't about the look.
Garmin 660 GPS: My third Garmin unit. The first I had on this bike was a Zumo 550 and compared to that the 660 was a huge upgrade.
Touratech lockable GPS-mount: Ok, so some of Touratechs products are ridiculously overpriced and some you could even debate the justification for at all. That is not the case with the GPS-mounts, there is nothing on the market that does it better.
Remus race exhaust: It is and always will be about the sound but I did get the carbs rejetted and had it on a dyno and it did get a little bit extra grunt as a result.
Kappa panniers: They where already on the bike when I got it but they where ok on this bike I think.
Givi top box: Since I already hade the panniers I had to get a top box in the same styling. It definately didn't look very good but it had a lot of room. I also built a LED tall break light for it.
Givi side carries: On the bike when I got it.
Oxford hotgrips heated grips: First batch I got and have used them ever since.