Nowadays it’s easy to spot an Africa Twin on the roads, but back in the early 2000s your only hope to see one was if someone had imported an example through the gray market. Here’s a RD07-generation AT that stands out slightly as it has a California title.
The model was introduced in 1990 with a 742cc V-Twin and a 5-speed transmission. The drivetrain remain unchanged through the RD07 (introduced in 1993) and RD07A (introduced in 1996) generations, though by the final generation Honda had made a few minor upgrades (such as a new seat and taller windshield). They lost a little bit of the Paris-Dakar styling charm of the first generation, but they were better bikes to ride on a daily basis.
This example “is a rider and is very presentable”, though there’s a dent in the tank that’s been fixed by an amateur. Highlights of the upgrades include bar risers, heated grips, Acerbis hand guards, Africa Queen crash bars, Rick Mayer seat, Pivot Pegz, and something that addresses one of very few OEM issues with this bike – a Fawcet fuel pump.
Find this Africa Twin for sale near Sacramento, California for $6,000 here on ADVRider.