Honda Africa Twin XRV 750 RD04 1990-1992

The XRV 750 RD04 produced between 1990 and 1992 was the second version of the Africa Twin. Although very similar in styling to the original RD03, the new RD04 had a purpose built 750cc Honda V-Twin engine and improved chassis dynamics. To bring this extra horse power to a stop, it was equipped with dual front brake discs and a larger rear brake. In 1992 the trip computer was upgraded to a digital version.

Africa Twin XRV RD

RD04 Specs.

Specifications - Africa Twin XRV750 RD04 1990-1992
EngineLiquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC 52˚ V-twin
Bore × Stroke81 × 72mm
Displacement742cm
Compression Ratio9 : 1
Carburettors38mm flat-slide CV-type × 2
Max. Power Output62PS/7,500rpm (DIN) (45.3kW/7,500min-1)
Max. Torque6.4kg-m/6,500rpm (DIN) (62.7Nm/6,500min-1)
IgnitionDigital transistorised with electronic advance
StarterElectric
Transmission5-speed
Final Drive‘O’-ring sealed chain
Dimensions(L×W×H) 2,315 × 895 × 1,420mm
Wheelbase1,565mm
Seat Height880mm
Ground Clearance215mm
Fuel Capacity23 litres
WheelsAluminium rim/steel spoke
TyresFront 90/90–21 54H (Bias-ply)
Rear 140/80 R17 69H (Radial)
SuspensionFront 43mm leading-axle fork, 220mm axle travel
Rear Pro-Link with aluminium swing arm, 214mm axle travel
BrakesFront 276mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-piston callipers and sintered metal pads
Rear 256mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and resin mould pads
Dry Weight185kg