AQ Conversions

XRV 1000
Twindero

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AfricanQueens

XRV 1000
Twindero

XRV 1000 Twindero - The best attributes of “AfricaTwin” and “Varadero” blended into one bike.
 

For all those who were expecting a stronger big trail bike, and then were disappointed by a road-oriented tourer of baroque proportions, when the XL1000V appeared, an alternative has manifested itself in the Twindero concept.

The focus has remained on tour comfort, which is why the weight reduction turned out about 8 kg less than the more radical "Marathon" conversion (17 kg).

Frame, swingarm, engine, the associated peripherals and tank were left untouched. Everything else has been modified or replaced by conversion parts.
Derived from the Africa Twin, a more streamlined fairing provides slimmer fairing replaces the fat original covering while still providing very good wind protection.
Lighter rear mufflers moved closer to the frame, allow for a more compact designed rear section.
A reshaped seat with now uninterupted top surface increases the rider's freedom of movement and underlines the leaner line of the motorcycle.
The more aggressive looking Africa Twin style paint design enhances dynamic appearance and makes the bike look even more compact.

To improve ridability on unpaved roads, wheels, suspensions and braking system were replaced (plausibly with removed CBS). The result convinces with better stability on loose ground, more ground clearance and tilt-free, improved suspension performance with more reserves and separately adjustable brakes.
 

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:

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Suspension front:

  • Fork-Kit: Marzocchi Magnum 50
    suspension travel: 285mm
    adjustable compression & rebound
  • Nissin dual hydraulic disc brake
    origin: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin (RD07)
    floating 2-piston calipers
    2 brake discs, manufacturer „Braking“, diameter 276mm
    stainless steel braided lines
  • EXCEL stainless spoked wheel 21“ X 1.85“
    hub origin: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin (RD07)
     

Suspension rear:

  • Öhlins shock absorber Type 4B for Honda XL1000V Varadero
    extended travel: 185 mm
    adjustable compression, rebound, preload (hydraulicly)
  • Nissin hydraulic disc brake
    origin: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin (RD07)
    floating 1-piston caliper
    brake disc diameter 256mm
    stainless steel braided lines
  • EXCEL stainless spoked wheel 17“ X 4.25“
    hub origin: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin (RD07)
     

Fairing & Lighting

  • AQ 3-piece fairing kit "Tourer" for Honda X1000V Varadero::
    material: fibreglass reinforced plastic
    windscreen: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin (RD07)
    headlights: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin (RD07)
    steel tube subframe (modified stock part)
  • AQ Carbon front mudguard
  • AQ 1-piece rear fairing for Honda XL1000V Varadero
material: fibreglass reinforced plastic
  • rear fender extension / taillight / license plate holder:
    modified stock part
  • AQ Mini indicators
     

Cockpit: 

  • aluminium handlebar crossbar
  • aluminium handlebar risers
  • Acerbis handguards’
     

Miscellany:

  • AQ 2-into-2 exhaust system for Honda XL1000V Varadero
  • modified seat with two-colour suede leather cover
  • AQ aluminium luggage rack
  • Aluminium engine guard, adapted
    origin: Honda XRV750 Africa Twin (RD07)
  • shock absorber mudguard

Technical Specifications
 

MODEL

manufacturer

AfricanQueens

designation

XRV 1000 Twindero

 

 

ENGINE

 

engine type

90º V-twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, 4 stroke

displacement

996 ccm

compression ratio

9.8:1

max. power output

94 h.p. / 68 kW at 8000 rpm

max. torque

98 Nm at 6000 rpm

max. speed

201kph

induction

2x 43 mm CV Keihin carburettors

cooling system

liquid cooled

fuel

two-star petrol / regular

starter

electric

gearbox

5 speed

ignition

electronic

 

 

CHASSIS

suspension front

Marzocchi "Magnum50" telescopic forks
285mm suspension travel

suspension rear

Öhlins shock absorber, extended
adjustable compression & rebound,
preload preset by hand wheel
AQ Pro-Link plates (Aluminium)
185 mm suspension travel

seat height

90 cm

brakes front

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

suspension rear

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

wheel / tyre front

Excel 21 x 1.85 / 90/90-21

wheel / tyre rear

Excel 17 x 4.25 / 150/70 - 17

tyre restrictions

non

wheelbase

1630mm +/- 10 mm

final drive

O-ring sealed chain

final drive reduction

16 x 47

frame type

diamond, steel tube

 

 

WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

tank capacity

25 Litres

dry weight

approx. 215 kg

kerb weight

approx. 239 kg

max. allowed total weight

451 kg

Photo Galleries
 

XRV 1000 Twindero
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XRV 1000 Twindero
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XRV 1000 Twindero
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XRV 1000 Twindera
Low Version


Parts & Kits

 

 

The XRV 1000 Twindero 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 Twindero conversion parts can also be found here:

Press
 

Tourenfahrer

Issue 8/2007

Special:

AQ-Honda XRV 1000
Marathon & Twindero

Motor Wereld

Issue 6/2004

Report:

AQ-Honda XRV 1000
Twindero

(Dutch)

Enduro Szene Online

Issue 6/2002

 

Test:

AQ-Honda XRV 1000
Marathon & Twindero

Enduro Szene Online

Issue 4/2002

 

Feature:

AQ-Honda XRV 1000
Twindero & Marathon

MotorradABENTEUER

Issue 6/2001

 

Comparison:

AQ-Honda XRV 1000
Twindero


 

AQ
XRV1000

Twindero