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    The zebra

    The zebra is a 1991 Honda Africa Twin motorcycle. That’s an XRV-750L, or an RD04, if you know your @s. It is owned and ridden by journalist Chris Wheal, known as Whealie.

    Based on Honda’s original Paris-Dakar motorcycle, the Zebra will ride motorways at 80-90mph comfortably and break 100mph on the German autobahn if you want it to. But for me, it’s my dirt bike. It is for green-laning, for off-road motorcycling, for getting muddy. It’s an adventure bike, in the true sense of the word.

    This website is about building the zebra and about riding the zebra.

    Where we’re going, we don’t need roads