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Overland Expo Reveals Ultimate Motorcycle Overland Build for Africa Twin

Overland Expo is the world’s premier overlanding event series. This year it has revealed an Ultimate Overland Build for a Honda Africa Twin given a workover by Overland Expo’s Adventure Motorcycle Ambassador, Eva Rupert. Nice work, Eva!

Eva Rupert Africa Twin

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“What an absolute pleasure it has been putting together our Ultimate Overland Motorcycle,” said Overland Expo’s Motorcycle Ambassador, Eva Rupert. “I have put my blood, sweat, and tears into building this moto and I couldn’t be prouder of how the Africa Twin and all its incredible components turned out. Through the transformation from stock bike to Ultimate Moto, I discovered her personality and I nicknamed her ‘Razzle-Dazzle.’ She’s sparkly, but she’s got some grit to her, too.”

The Ultimate Overland Moto will hit the trails and star in Compass editorial content over the next three months. Again, the goal of this content is to inspire people to build their own Ultimate Overland Moto and explore the world’s trails on two wheels.

At Honda, we are elated with how the Ultimate Overland Motorcycle turned out,” said Colin Miller, Honda Powersports’ Assistant Manager of Communications. “The Africa Twin embodies the term ‘true adventure’ and this build serves to underscore that fact.”

Overlanders can learn about the Honda Africa Twin as well as its components and parts as well as the moto’s journeys on its dedicated landing page.

What’s Next

The 2021 Ultimate Overland Vehicle and Ultimate Overland Motorcycle will both make the pilgrimage to Overland Expo West, September 24-26 in Flagstaff, AZ and Overland Expo East, October 8-10 in Arrington, VA. Following the East event, [the] Africa Twin will be auctioned off on Bring a Trailer with the proceeds going to fund the Overland Expo Foundation.

Through its initiatives, the Overland Expo Foundation works to advance the protection of public lands, enhance the ability and freedom to explore the world by overland vehicle or adventure motorcycle, provide education that fosters preparedness, understanding, and a more conscientious community, complete trail restoration and cleanup programs, and fund overland travelers that make a difference in our communities.

Ultimate Africa Twin parts suppliers:Outback Motortek, Jesse Luggage, Denali Electronics, Garmin, Wolfman Luggage, KonTour Seats, Heidenau Tires, and Superwinch.

About Overland Expo

Founded in 2009, Overland Expo is the world’s premier event series for do-it-yourself adventure-travel enthusiasts. The event hosts hundreds of session-hours of classes for 4-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycling. Each event also features the Overland Film Festival, inspirational programs, roundtable discussions, demonstrations, and more. Overland Expo features hundreds of vendors of adventure-travel equipment, camping gear, bikes, vehicles, and services.


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Heather Lea has traveled to over 60 countries, 40 of which were on a BMW F 800 GS during a 708-day round-the-world motorcycle adventure with now-husband, Dave Sears (Trip Blog: Riding Full Circle). Heather has been a freelance writer for over twenty-five years and a book and magazine editor for more than fifteen. Aside from Expedition Portal, her stories can be found in Overland Journal, Canadian Geographic, Kootenay Mountain Culture, and Canadian Alpine Journal. She loves doing anything in the backcountry, including backpacking, four-wheel-driving, ski touring, and climbing. Heather is a Canadian now living in Bellingham, WA. Find her on Instagram @writer_heather_lea or on Facebook @heatherleawriter.