Sunday, April 3, 2011

Honda XRV750 Africa twin/Transalp 650

Honda XRV750 Africa twin/Transalp 650
he history of Honda Africa Twin begins on the slopes of the most exhausting rally: the Paris-Dakar. In 1986 Honda went to the street with the NXR 750, an 8-valve twin-cylinder 780 cc and capable of over 75 HP with a dry weight around 160 kg: the result was that French riders Neveu and Lalay completed the first and second place in The Paris Dakar. The following year he won again . Friulian won in 1988 his first Dakar riding the same bike used by Neveu during the previous year, while in 1989, Lalay had his fourth consecutive success on the Honda Africa Twin,

In 1990 Honda decided not to continue with this experience, but in the meantime had proceeded to exploit the huge publicity it received. In the late 80′s Honda consecutively won both The Transalpine Race (Honda Transalp) and The Paris -  Dakar Race (Honda Africa Twin)

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