1989 Honda XRV650 Africa Twin RD03

This is from the site Bring a Trailer (https://bringatrailer.com/) ...

This 1989 Honda XRV650 Africa Twin RD03 has been owned by the seller for over 18 years and he has added over 4000 miles during that time. He bought it from the original owner in 2000 in Northern Germany and shipped it to California in 2015, and says it was lengthy and difficult process to legally title the bike in California. The bike retains its original 647cc engine and 5-speed gearbox. It is offered with the factory windscreen, the OEM manual, German TÜV paperwork, and a clean California title in the seller’s name. Modifications to the bike include a period aftermarket windscreen made specifically for the Africa Twin, an aftermarket seat cover with heating, and a metal headlight guard (OEM was black plastic). The rest of the bike is all original, including the exhaust which is very unusual on this model at this age. The bike now has 24,950+/- kilometers (~15,500 miles) and the paint and bodywork is all original. This model was produced by Honda to compete in the Paris-Dakar Rally and specially developed by HRC to compete and win. The bike was recently given a new battery, an oil change using synthetic oil, new spark plugs, and had the chain lubed. The tires were also replaced. The seller says that if the bike is sitting for long periods of time the carbs easily gum-up, but that can be resolved with fuel additives, but better yet avoided with consistent usage. The seat can be heated at two settings (high/low). Multiple keys, the owner’s manual, and paperwork from the German TÜV for fog lights 1 year ago are included.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *