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Offline bvhdevelopments

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Who owns a Africa twin
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:38:38 pm »
This is obviously the AT section....
So for me its between a 990R KTM or AT....
Anyone who might have owned both who I can maybe give a call? I am not brand focused, so the whole brand thing does not matter..... I will be doing 80% dirt..... 
I like the 990Rs a lot.... but the AT just make my heart beat.... Ive ridden the 990R but not yet a AT.....
The 990R has some of the best suspensions to date...... and the 990Rs you pick up for 120k.
Like both.... really cant decide....
Review from someone who might have owned both would be great, or a telephone number please....
 

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Re: Who owns a Africa twin
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 01:41:53 pm »
Go ride the AT, someone elses opinion on the bike could be completely different to yours
Let the right bike choose you
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Re: Who owns a Africa twin
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 01:54:23 pm »
Ive owned the 990 and now the AT, actually very similar bikes! Ive already owned the Honda longer than my 990 so that must say something  :ricky:
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Re: Who owns a Africa twin
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 05:29:15 pm »
Go ride the AT, someone elses opinion on the bike could be completely different to yours
Let the right bike choose you

I should have said that I live far from a dealer who has a Demo. Bloem does not even has one..... So that makes it much more difficult....
This is one of those, I got to buy it before I ride it deals.....
 

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Re: Who owns a Africa twin
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 09:35:32 pm »
 :sip: Let me try to explain it to you, I have my second Triumph Tiger 800 now (xcx) I thought that was the ultimate bike.  I rode the AT about a month ago, to me that is a seriously nice bike with brute power, and on the reliability side, I will take the AT.
That is the bike I will replace my Tiger 800 with if I have to. But I still love my 800 XCx, it has features that the AT does not have.
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Re: Who owns a Africa twin
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 07:11:36 am »
Chat to Paul at Honda Bloem about a test ride he will make a plan :thumleft:  He's seriously jacked up and I drove all the way up there to buy mine!
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Re: Who owns a Africa twin
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 10:49:02 am »
Jy kan myne kom ry as jy in Bloem is :thumleft:

Die 990 is 'n awesome bike en sal vir nog lank die "benchmark" wees vir iemand wat tegnies wil ry met 'n groot adventure bike maar tye het aanbeweeg en dit is nou 2017.

'n Paar hoogte punte van die Africa Twin:
Baie lae centre of gravity, dus die hantering is baie maklikker in tegniese terein.
Die bike is super stabiel, veral in sand en het ook nie 'n "steering dampner" nodig nie.
Petrol verbruik, awesome brieke (teer en gruispad), gemaklike sit posisie, betroubaarheid, ens, ens.

'n Paar negatiewe punte:
Die Africa twin is egter duur invergelyking met dit wat jy kry as jy byvoorbeeld die 1090R sou koop.
Die volgende goed moet jy ook nog by koop:  centre stand, crash bars, grooter voetpegs.
Die standaard suspensie is bietjie sag,  dit kos ongeveer R6500 om voor en agter te vervang met Hyper Pro en is by verre die beste "upgrade" wat ek gedoen het.
Die voetpeg attachments is baie wyd en as jy tegniese terein ry haak dit maklik vas aan klippe ens.

Die Africa Twin is 'n awesome bike, jy sal nie 'n fout maak nie,  ek is super happy met myne.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2017, 12:47:32 pm by Losper »
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