Honda XRV650 Africa Twin: review, history, specs


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Class: dual sport

Production: 1988-1989

Related: Honda Bros 650

Successor: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin

Also called: Honda Africa Twin 650

Model
Honda XRV650 Africa Twin

1988-1989

(Japan, Europe)

Honda XRV650 Africa Twin

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1988 Japan, Europe Name: Honda XRV650 Africa Twin

Frame: RD0350~

Code: XRV650J

1989 Europe Name: Honda XRV650 Africa Twin

Frame: RD0351~

Code: XRV650K

Specifications

Honda XRV650 Africa Twin: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2310 mm / 90,9 in
Overall width 900 mm / 35,4 in
Overall height 1320 mm / 51,9 in
Seat height 880 mm / 34,6 in
Wheelbase 1550 mm / 61,0 in
Ground clearance 200 mm / 7,9 in – XRV650 (Japan, with central stand)

230 mm / 9,0 in – XRV650 (Europe, without central stand)

Dry weight 195 kg / 430 lbs – XRV650 (Japan, with central stand)

193 kg / 425 lbs – XRV650 (Europe, without central stand)

Curb (wet) weight 221 kg / 487 lbs – XRV650 (Japan, with central stand)

220 kg / 485 lbs – XRV650 (Europe, without central stand)

FRAME Type Single downtube with double-loop cradle, rectangular section, steel
Front suspension, travel 43 mm telescopic fork, 220 mm (8,66 in)
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Pro-Link with mono-shock (adjustable), 210 mm / 8,27 in
Front tire size 90/90-21 (54S)
Rear tire size 130/90-17 (68S)
Front brake Single disc, 296 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 24,0 l / 6,3 US gal (reserve – 5,0 l)
Trail 113 mm / 4,44 in
Fuel economy 4,9 l / 100 km (48 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2 cylinders 52°, V-twin
Bore & Stroke 79,0 x 66,0 mm
Displacement 647 cm³ (39,4 cu-in)
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Max. power 52,0 hp (38,2 kW) / 7500 rpm – XRV650 (Japan)

57,0 hp (42,0 kW) / 8000 rpm – full-power European version XRV650

Max. torque 57,0 Nm (5,8 kg*m) / 6000 rpm – XRV650 (Japan)

58,0 Nm (5,9 kg*m) / 6000 rpm – full-power European version XRV650

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 5,5 sec
Top speed 168 km/h (104 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin 32 mm
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 1.888
Final reduction 3.062
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.769

1.881

1.450

1.173

0.965

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI
Alternator Three phase AC, 310W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-12Ah

Images

Honda XRV650 Africa Twin: images, gallery.

Honda XRV 650 Africa Twin
Honda XRV 650 Africa Twin
Honda XRV 650 Africa Twin
Honda XRV 650 Africa Twin

Videos

Honda XRV650 Africa Twin: video.

Honda XRV 650 Africa Twin

Manuals

Honda XRV650 Africa Twin: manuals, parts, microfiches.