Touratech Adjustable Folding Africa Twin Mirrors Review
If you’re serious about off-roading your Honda Africa Twin, you’ll want to consider replacing the stock mirrors with folding mirrors. Folding mirrors avoid breakage during impacts, can be easily adjusted when transitioning from the seated to standing position, and can be folded away when the trails get narrow. My Honda Africa Twin has been outfitted with Touratech Adjustable Folding Mirrors since Day One and this certainly adds to the Africa Twin’s adventure capabilities. The oval-shaped mirrors are built around a rugged stalk with 180° of adjustability and positive clicks for each position.
The viewable area is on the smaller side but provides a clear view of the road or trail behind you. The view remains very clear up to 65 mph but due to vibration becomes a little fuzzy above that speed.
Installation is straightforward. Remove the stock mirrors, thread the new mirrors into place, position and lock them by tightening the lock nuts. Make sure to order the correct thread pitch for your motorcycle. The Touratech Adjustable Folding Mirrors are sold individually in M10 x 1.25 and M10 x 1.5 thread types (the Africa Twin thread type is M10 x 1.25).
I like how easily the mirrors can be adjusted quickly with one hand and how they can be folded all the way into the handlebars on the fly. When wearing gloves, you will appreciate the convenience of the adjustability, which doesn't require loosening knobs. The mirrors can be folded tight enough into the top of the handlebars that they do not block the gauge cluster. The folding mechanism is also durable; I fold these mirrors in and out all the time, they’ve never come loose, and the adjustment clicks remain positive. When it comes to surviving crashes and other impacts, their design will certainly minimize the chance of breaking the mirrors or the mounts.
Overall, these mirrors have been very useful, durable and convenient. MSRP: $44.95 each Touratech-USA.com
|▲ Ease of adjustability
|| ▼ Slight vibration blur above 65 mph
|▲ The mirrors have never loosened over time||