AQ Conversions






XRV 750


  • 75 h.p. instead of 60 h.p.
  • AQ performance cam shafts
  • optimised intake and exhaust ports
  • modified, performance adjusted carburettors
  • AQ vacuum powered fuel pump
  • K&N airfilter
  • AQ racing exhaust underneath seat


  • Forks: Marzocchi USD "Shiver 50" - 285 mm suspension travel
  • Öhlins rear shock absorber - 275 mm rear suspension travel
  • AQ Enduro foot pegs
  • Supermoto style front and rear mudguards
  • compact and lightweight 16.5 Litre fuel tank
  • Custom seat with quick release and two-colour cover


  • Pro Taper handlebar by Answer
  • Magura quick action throttle grip
  • Supermoto front mask
  • Acerbis handguards
  • digital Honda speedometer

V2 SuperMoto - Riding Fun Squared

All began with the idea of creating a reliable, affordable two-cylinder SuperMoto bike and, as a solid base for this enterprise, we eventually chose the Honda XRV750 AfricaTwin.
SuperMoto is characterised by light, playful handling coupled with explosive power delivery. To transfer these characteristics on to the Honda, massive changes were required.

To significantly reduce weight, the massive front fairing assembly was replaced by a puristic and tiny lamp mask.
The weighty classic instruments and control lights were replaced by a small, modern and multifunctional digital display.
The rear section of the steel frame was cut off and replaced by a lean, more 'sportive' construction.
The heavy 23-Litre steel tank gave way to a specially developed light-weight FRP reservoir, which is shaped extremely narrow yet still holds 16.5 litres of petrol.
Thus the XRV's original 205 kg dry weight could be trimmed to a lean 168 kg.

Top-of-the-range Upsidedown (USD) forks from Marzocchi lead the front wheel. The corresponding milled fork yokes, made of high-strengh aluminium alloy, convince by their rigidity as well as their low weight.
The original braking system has been upgraded with wave discs and stainless steel braided lines.
A 17" Excel rim mounted by stainless steel spokes on the stock hub allow the mounting of the Pirelli Diablo tyre size 120/70, a choice that, together with the improved chassis and the more balanced weight distribution, allows for unimagined riding agility.

Response and wheel travel of the rear suspension were optimised by installing a "HRC" shock absorber by Öhlins. Due to adjustable rebound and compression damping, the driver may tune his preferred setting individually.
Thanks to the wider 17" Excel rim, again on the original wheel hub, a Pirelli Diablo with the dimensions 160/60 can be fitted. This tyre offers a convincing combination between linear traction, extreme cornering ability and good-natured drifting behavior.

In order to elicit more liveliness and top performance from Honda's rather tame V-twin, "Megacycle" camshafts were used in combination with revised intake ducts and an optimised airbox. The carburettors have been reworked and an AfricanQueens "Racing" rear muffler has been installed.
The result: a free-breathing, free-revving power plant, that delivers 75 horsepowers at 7,500 rpm. The torque is spread over a very wide power band with 79 Nm at 5,800 rpm. Overall, the engine gains both, top power output and dynamic performance, without losing its famous sophistication.

The combination of a torsion-free frame with superior chassis components and a lively and powerful engine provides a surprising riding experience, that has little in common with the roots of the vehicle.
We embarked on a quest for the perfect compromise between the agility of a single cylinder and the sophistication of a two cylinder bike.
What we found was brutal riding fun!

Individual Configurations

This conversion can be individually configured according to customer requirements for various use profiles.

You'll find more information on the available parts & kits here:


Technical Specifications










engine type

52º V-twin cylinder, 3 valve per cylinder, 4 stroke


742 ccm

compression ratio


max. power output

75 h.p. / 56 kW at 7500 rpm

max. torque

79 Nm at 6000 rpm

max. speed

depending on final drive ratio


2x 34.5 mm CV Keihin carburettors

cooling system

liquid / oil cooled


two-star petrol / regular




5 speed


electronic, 4x "NGK EVX" spark plugs
with platinum points




suspension front

Marzocchi "Shiver" USD telescopic forks
285mm suspension travel

suspension rear

Öhlins shock absorber, extended
adjustable compression & rebound,
preload preset by spanner
275 mm suspension travel

seat height

92 cm

brakes front

276 mm dual hydraulic disc brake
with Nissin 2-piston callipers,
stainless steel braided lines

brakes rear

256 mm hydraulic disc
with Nissin 1-piston calliper,
stainless steel braided lines

wheel / tyre front

Excel 17 x 2.50 / 120/70-17

wheel / tyre rear

Excel 17 x 4.25 / 160/90 - 17

tyre restrictions



1590mm +/- 10 mm

final drive

O-ring sealed chain

final drive reduction

16 x 49 (depending on application)

frame type

steel semi-double cradle




tank capacity

16,5 Litres

dry weight

approx. 168 kg

kerb weight

approx. 187 kg

max. allowed total weight

420 kg

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Parts & Kits



The SUMO² conversion consists of several parts & kits and can be configured for various applications. This also allows for a step-by-step conversion of your own bike if required.


For personal advice or an offer tailored to your individual requirements please feel free to contact us:

Further information and prices for SUMO² conversion parts can also be found here:



Issue 1/2007


AQ-Honda XRV 750 SUMO²