1989 Honda Africa Twin XRV650

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This XRV650 did not get any interest at the BIN of $15,500.

The first generation of the Africa Twin was introduced in 1988 in response to Honda’s success with the NXR750 racebike – it would end up winning Paris-Dakar four years in a row, starting in 1986. Honda already had the single-cylinder NX650 and the V-Twin Transalp, but the Japanese company decided another big trailie was needed. History has shown that they were correct, and history apparently repeats itself as the new Adventure Sports version of the reborn Africa Twin was styled to look just like this model.

What’s old is new again. Photo courtesy of Honda.

The XRV utilizes a 647cc 52 degree V-Twin that put out 57 horsepower through a 5-speed transmission. The suspension was 43mm Showa forks with 9 inches of travel up front and a Pro-Link monoshock with 8.25 inches of travel in the back. Dry weight was 425 pounds and the fuel capacity was 6.34 gallons. For more information on the model, check out this site.

This example stands out as it is in excellent condition and it’s titled in California. It’s also equipped with some extras like a heated seat, LED headlights, Givi tall windshield, Nelson Rigg cover, and an oil temperature gauge. The sale includes the tool kit, owners manual, and 3 spare keys. There’s only one drawback, but it’s a big one: the asking price. No photos this time around, so you’ll just have to click the link…

Find this Africa Twin for sale in Sausalito, California with a BIN of $15,500 or best offer