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post #1 of 15 Old 07-09-2016, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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2016 Africa Twin

I put a deposit down on one today but won't be able to take posession of one till end of August. I was very impressed with the bike during my awesome test ride!


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post #2 of 15 Old 07-09-2016, 09:31 PM
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WOW! awesome bike
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post #3 of 15 Old 07-09-2016, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Gonna sell the bandit, I think, and keep the KLR.

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I spent some time on the DCT a few weeks ago. Awesome bike. I liked it way better than I thought I would. Highly recommended.


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post #5 of 15 Old 07-15-2016, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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So I picked up the Africa Twin last night. OMG, this bike is freakin awesome! Very nice torque, abs switch off for rear wheel, comfortable for me, decent wind protection if you are under 5'10' (which I am), easy to understand and navigate instrument panel, three torque settings (min torque to max torque but I still don't know what that all entails), exhaust not is sexy, etc...



When I got home, trailered due to rain, I had to make sure everybody got along OK. The Bandit and KLR were happy to have a new playmate!


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So I picked up the Africa Twin last night. OMG, this bike is freakin awesome! Very nice torque, abs switch off for rear wheel, comfortable for me, decent wind protection if you are under 5'10' (which I am), easy to understand and navigate instrument panel, three torque settings (min torque to max torque but I still don't know what that all entails), exhaust not is sexy, etc...



When I got home, trailered due to rain, I had to make sure everybody got along OK. The Bandit and KLR were happy to have a new playmate!

Sweet! Congrats on the new ride! Looking forward to your impressions of the bike as you put some miles on her. Sharp looking to be sure!

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You really think those 3 bikes are going to get along?? What happens when you close the door? You may want to put a camera in there, I mean you got 3 different.... the 'Big 3' locked in a room together, unsupervised. You're asking for it, don't say I didn't tell you, I've seen this sh!t before, man!
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Congratulations! I'm sure you'll love it. I was excited to check them out when they first came out but the weight is still too much for what I do......awaiting that elusive sub 400 lb dual sport with long travel suspension, good range and decent road manners.

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It is heavier than the KLR by 70 lbs or so but to be honest when riding, cornering, standing, etc... it does not feel as heavy. It does sit lower in the seat and COG is pretty low. I really need to take both out at the same time and ride the same trails back to back trading bikes to see what feels better.

I put on 450 in two days and am liking the A.T. more with every mile!

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It is heavier than the KLR by 70 lbs or so but to be honest when riding, cornering, standing, etc... it does not feel as heavy. It does sit lower in the seat and COG is pretty low. I really need to take both out at the same time and ride the same trails back to back trading bikes to see what feels better.

I put on 450 in two days and am liking the A.T. more with every mile!
Lol, gonna have to change your sig now!

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