HONDA AFRICA TWIN
FUEL 18.8 litres @ 49.4mpg = 204 miles WEIGHT 232kg SEAT 870mm POWER 93bhp TORQUE 72ftlb THE RIDER Michael Guy. Former short circuit racer with a love of adventure riding HEIGHT 5ft 10in WEIGHT 72kg firstname.lastname@example.org
In preparation for off-road adventures an area of immediate focus are the Africa Twin’s surprisingly small footrests. Replacements have come from Touratech (£122, www.shop.touratech.co.uk) and they are the real deal. Made from stainless steel they are significantly bigger to improve comfort when stood up, while offering more grip in muddy conditions due to the aggressive styling. The downside is that in road conditions you feel some vibration through the pegs as they have no rubber inserts. The extra length over the standard pegs also means they ground out when cornering hard.
Hardcore pegs for dirt adventures