Honda XRV750 Africa Twin
The Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin touring enduro model appeared in Honda's motorcycle lineup in 1990, replacing the Honda XRV650 Africa Twin. The updated model has received a number of improvements - from the larger engine to the new shape of the front fairing. In this article, we will not cover all the technical differences between XRV750 and XRV650, since the latter model is quite rare and almost never found on the market.
The Honda XRV750 Africa Twin model is usually divided into two generations:
- 1990-1992 - generation RD04 (frame number starts with RD04 ~).
- 1993-2000 - generation RD07 (frame number starts with RD07 ~ or JH2RD07 ~). It differs from RD04 in overall dimensions, ergonomic parameters (seat height, etc.), reduced fuel tank (from 24 to 23 liters), updated plastic design, wheels and carburetors (instead of flat throttle ones - vacuum CV).
There were also small differences in models by year of release - they are detailed in the subsection "Specifications".
The basis of the Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin was a 2-cylinder V-twin liquid-cooled 742 cc engine. see, delivering up to 62 hp. power and up to 63 Nm of torque. The maximum characteristics of the motor are at 5500-7500 rpm. It should also be noted that the maximum power and torque figures were different, depending on the countries of sale. Above are the maximum specifications for European versions. The Japanese produced 57-58 hp. and 60 Nm.
Other features of the Honda Africa Twin 750 include a steel frame, long-travel off-road adjustable (rear shock) suspensions, large spoked wheels 21 'and 17', a 24L fuel tank (23L - RD07) and 234-236kg curb weight.
2000 was the last year of production of the model, but official sales continued until 2004. The Honda XRV750 Africa Twin became a truly iconic motorcycle, enjoying immense popularity to this day. Simplicity, reliability and unique off-road characteristics make the motorcycle an excellent choice for traveling on any roads and directions.
In 1999, Honda announced the continuation of the legendary "Africa" under the name Honda XRV850 Africa Twin (80 hp), but the prototype never went into production. Instead, Honda released the flagship enduro tourist Honda XL1000V Varadero, which, although it became popular, did not repeat the success of "Africa".
In 2014, Honda decided to resurrect the Africa Twin brand by introducing a new flagship in the heavy off-road enduro class - Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin. In fact, this motorcycle was supposed to be a response to the European motor-engineering giants with their flagships - BMW R1200GS, Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Tiger Explorer. Indeed, despite the presence of the Varadero, and after the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer, there was not a single truly off-road enduro tourist in the Honda lineup of motorcycles, which was once the Honda XRV750 Africa Twin.
The main competitors of the Honda XRV750 Africa Twin in the class are:
Specifications Honda Africa Twin 750:
|Model||Honda XRV750 Africa Twin|
|Motorcycle type||tourist enduro|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (camber 52 °)|
|Working volume||742 cc cm.|
|Bore / stroke||81.0 x 72.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||9.0: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||carburetor, 2x Keihin flat chokes, 36.5mm - XRV750L - XRV750N|
carburetor, 2x Keihin vacuum (CV), 36.0 mm - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Ignition type||CDI - XRV750L - XRV750R|
all-transistor - XRV750S - XRV750Y
|Maximum power||62.0 h.p. (45.3 kW) @ 7500 rpm - XRV750L - XRV750N (European versions)|
57.0 h.p. (41.9 kW) @ 7,500 rpm - XRV750L - XRV750R (Japanese versions)
60.0 h.p. (44.1 kW) @ 7500 rpm - XRV750P - XRV750Y (European versions)
58.0 h.p. (42.6 kW) @ 7500 rpm - XRV750S - XRV750Y (Japanese versions)
|Maximum torque||62.7 Nm (6.4 kg * m) @ 6500 rpm - XRV750L - XRV750N (European versions)|
60.0 Nm (6.1 kg * m) @ 5500 rpm - XRV750L - XRV750R (Japanese versions)
62.0 Nm (6.3 kg * m) @ 6500 rpm - XRV750P - XRV750Y (European versions)
60.0 Nm (6.1 kg * m) @ 6000 rpm - XRV750S - XRV750Y (Japanese versions)
|Front tire size||90 / 90-21 54S - XRV750L - XRV750N|
90 / 90-21 54H - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Rear tire size||130 / 90-17 68S - XRV750L - XRV750N|
140/80 R17 69H - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Front brakes||2 discs, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 256 mm, 1-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||43mm telescopic fork, 220mm travel|
|Rear suspension||pendulum (Pro-Link) with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 210 mm - XRV750L - XRV750N|
pendulum (Pro-Link) with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 214 mm - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Motorcycle length||2330mm - XRV750L - XRV750N|
2320 mm - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Motorcycle width||895mm - XRV750L - XRV750N|
905mm - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Motorcycle height||1420mm - XRV750L - XRV750N|
1430 mm - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Wheelbase||1560mm - XRV750L - XRV750N|
1555 mm - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Saddle height||880mm - XRV750L - XRV750N|
865mm - XRV750P - XRV750R
870 mm - XRV750S - XRV750Y
|Minimum ground clearance||190mm - XRV750L - XRV750N|
195mm - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||4.6 sec|
|Maximum speed||170 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||24.0L - XRV750L - XRV750N|
23.0 L - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||209 kg - XRV750L - XRV750N|
207 kg - XRV750P - XRV750Y
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||236 kg - XRV750L - XRV750N|
234 kg - XRV750P - XRV750Y
Officially reported fuel consumption for the Honda XRV750 Africa Twin (Japanese calculation method):
- 3.33 l / 100 km (at a constant speed of 60 km / h) - XRV750L - XRV750N
- 4.15 l / 100 km (at a constant speed of 60 km / h) - XRV750P - XRV750R
- 3.97 l / 100 km (at a constant speed of 60 km / h) - XRV750S - XRV750Y