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“Fantastic bike, wished I'd bought one years ago!”

Written on: 22/05/2014 by RCSH (4 reviews written)

After a staple diet of sports bikes for years, I decided to give the twin a go. I suppose it was a combination of the constant risk of losing my licence on the CBR and having tried a Land Rover for a couple of years as transport. I liked the fact the Landy would go anywhere, but hated the fuel bill. So, the twin was sort of a replacement. After buying a shed and doing a full rebuild, the twin does make me wonder why I rtode such bloody uncomfortable bikes for so many years. Yeah, sure its not… Read Full Review

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“Preferred choice for going places”

Written on: 08/06/2012

Owned a 02 for the past 6 years. Bar changing to a facet petrol pump no other problems. Great machine. Seat isn't as bad as claimed, did 500 miles a day in France to get to the south. Won't set the world alight performance wise but that isn't the point. Handling fine but don't forget to leave the chain a bit slacker than recommended. Nothing bad bar the weight really. Can't understand why Honda didn't stick with the bike and update it… Read Full Review

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“Reliable, tough and still good-looking”

Written on: 06/06/2012 by Alexanderjay (1 review written)

Have enjoyed riding all over Japan, although more of a week-end rider as living close to work-place. A bit breathless, as you might expect, going up some of the higher mountain roads (especially with a passenger and an air filter that needs replacing), but generally lots of low-down torque and a reasonable top speed. Fuel line problem only now beginning to be an issue and will be fixed tomorrow! Otherwise, no other major issues; regular servicing and a well-lubed chain have given tens of… Read Full Review

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“Just bought my second @”

Written on: 18/02/2012 by EricDal (1 review written)

Bought my XRV 750 RD07A from a friend last January 2011 after he'd owned it from 2002. It only had 14,000 miles on the clock. I always loved the look f the AT and sold my MY00 BMW R1150GS to buy it. Loved it from the word go. Light and fun to ride and perfect for driving in the city. In the time I owned it I only carried out standard service maintenance. I did and complete the IBA SS1000 figure of 8 around Ireland on it which is covering 1000 miles in 24hrs. Standard saddle, Standard bike. 0… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fantastic bike...I've been all around Britain and...”

Written on: 16/04/2011

Fantastic bike...I've been all around Britain and Ireland and the only problem has been with the fuel pump. I'm 6 foot and find the seating position perfect. Lovely, gutsy engine and good fairing. Comfortable for a pillion passenger. For me, the perfect bike… Read Full Review

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“HONDA XRV 2001. ”

Written on: 13/02/2011

HONDA XRV 2001.
I only ride this bike around London 6 days a week. 38k miles and standard servicing by myself, valves checked at 36k, no problems with them. I've had a variety of bikes from an original Z1 though ZX6's to Ducatis. By comparison, this bike handles like a chocolate fireguard, but ultra reliable and fun to ride.

Bad points: the brake discs wear down alarmingly quick. That's all so far.

The bike is best suited for someone 6 foot tall, I'm 5' 10" and 72kgs. It took a few months of… Read Full Review

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“top notch bike cant stay off it had a good few bikes...”

Written on: 19/08/2010

top notch bike cant stay off it had a good few bikes but this is the dogs off to scotland soon cant wait… Read Full Review

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Written on: 15/09/2011

this bike grows on u its smooth powerful and so reliable ive had 1998 model for six years whent from zeebrugga down rohne valley to perppinion to gibralta an up to santander on my own and never missed a beat been to paris and round paris all over northern france and not a thing wrong and bye was it loaded up nearly whent across to africa it wasnt the worry of breaking down that stopped me it was the inshurance and being on my own only complaint is the seat to narrow after a while it felt like part of me haha

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★★★★★

“nothing to be told ....just ride it ”

Written on: 02/02/2010

nothing to be told ....just ride it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“ruling out the fuel pomp which ticks off after several...”

Written on: 04/01/2010 by kerem cesmebasi (1 review written)

ruling out the fuel pomp which ticks off after several rounds of fuel run outs....and the seat which is incompatible with human anatomy...the most optimal machine ever built!

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“Up till now 114.500 KM and evry day + 110 KM. Service;...”

Written on: 28/10/2009

Up till now 114.500 KM and evry day + 110 KM. Service; evry 30.000 KM (begin 26.000 KM) the whole lot (oil, filters, cian, tires (michelin anakee !) etc.). Repairs till now; yes the fuelpump (102.400 KM) and clutchkabel (112.000 KM). Repairs made becourse it was not working 100% but still working.
Drive since 1986 and have serveral bikes but the XRV I simply love. Not only becourse it is a strong bike but it gives a perfect drive position and is very forgiving. A good frend to go to work with… Read Full Review

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“Te Africa Twin has to be the best bike I've owned...”

Written on: 18/10/2009 by suds750 (1 review written)

Te Africa Twin has to be the best bike I've owned since passing my test 20 years ago. Nothing has gone wrong with it and the only parts I've had to buy have been due to wear and tear or for cosmetic reasons. The riding position is great, it's more upright than sports bikes and higher than tourers. This gives me the confidence in it's handling that I just did not have with my previous sports and sport-touring motorcycleas.
The engine sounds lovely, being a V-twin, and although it's not the… Read Full Review

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“You Should Buy This Bike If you want like adventures,...”

Written on: 04/05/2008 by syaziq369 (1 review written)

You Should Buy This Bike If you want like adventures, because this bike will give you what you want, where you want to go & what you want to be… Read Full Review

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371674_Shobuikosu's Response to 364101_syaziq369's Review

Written on: 05/06/2008

I found this review helpful because...I'm about to buy an 02 Africa Twin to replace a BMW 1150 GS Adventure. No I'm not insane, I've had problems with the GS and the BMW's aftersales is crap. So far all the reviews I've read for the Honda have been mega positive. What the reviews don't metion though is the availability of aftersales parts. Like spotlights panniers crashbars etc. Other than that the bike looks like it could take a direct hit from an exorcet missile.!

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“This bike is genuinely bomb-proof and capable of going...”

Written on: 08/01/2008

This bike is genuinely bomb-proof and capable of going almost anywhere. It now has iconic status and a cult following. it's the best bike I've ever owned (and mine is a '93 K plate) I also have a '55 plate TDM and it barely gets ridden, as the AT is just so good… Read Full Review

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Written on: 18/10/2009

I found this review very helpful because...I wrote it! haha

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★★★★★

“Always wanted one then brought this bike in New...”

Written on: 23/09/2007 by steve0022 (1 review written)

Always wanted one then brought this bike in New Zealand from a guy who brought it in from the UK. I did just what you need for a long trip, lower that a ktm adventurer and a better ride I meet a couple of guys on my trip and they both were on ktms and once they sat on the Honda they liked the riding position much better… Read Full Review

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“This Honda XRV750 Africa Twin bike is awesome. I have...”

Written on: 09/01/2007 by wideboyracer (1 review written)

This Honda XRV750 Africa Twin bike is awesome. I have done 13,000Km in 4 months on and off road in New Zealand and this bike has not missed a beat. Now has 73,000km. Oil changed every 5000km. Sweet running. Mitas E-07 tyres (good in all conditions except boggy wet mud). Adventure panniers, Givi topbox. Cruises very well at 100kph (NZ legal maximum) but sits easily at 125kph all day.
Off road, it is more capable than you would think. Okay, it is 207kg dry, but keep it upright and you can do… Read Full Review

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