THANKS AFRICA TWIN!

What the mighty ad­ven­ture bike gave us

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

PARIS-DAKAR CRED­I­BIL­ITY

It was the first true Paris-dakar replica – of the all-con­quer­ing NXR750, which was vic­to­ri­ous from 1986-89.

ONE OF THE BEST NAMES

It was sug­gested by one of Honda’s Euro­pean sales staff who re­port­edly said: ‘It must be a real Africa Twin if it has the V-twin en­gine that raced through Africa.’ A leg­end was born.

AN ON-BOARD COM­PUTER

Ok, it was more a so­phis­ti­cated twin timer/trip meter than a true com­puter, but this was 1990 after all…

PEER­LESS ROAD PRES­ENCE

It might have been built for the desert but with the Africa Twin we dis­cov­ered mon­ster trailies made great road bikes, too.

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