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Offline yogidabear

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #160 on: March 31, 2016, 09:14:21 am »
Factory fresh and might be ready for collection Friday





@rory keen to get feedback from you as I also currently ride a 690 and have no idea what this new bike will mean to me.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #161 on: March 31, 2016, 09:27:04 am »
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #162 on: March 31, 2016, 04:38:39 pm »
WOW!!! spotless .. cool !!
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #163 on: April 01, 2016, 10:21:59 am »
What is the price for the tri colour?


Base Model ( Silver or Black ) - R159,999.99
ABS/Traction Control Manual ( Tri Colour or Rally Red ) - R169,999.99
DCT with ABS/Traction Control  ( Tri Colour or Rally Red ) R189,999.99


Is it just me, or are these prices insane?

For R170k I would rather buy a triumph or ducati AND a ktm 640 adventure
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #164 on: April 01, 2016, 12:02:22 pm »
Who is all at ADA on Sunday?
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #165 on: April 01, 2016, 06:22:01 pm »
Congrats all, the Tri colour looks great,  except for the rims - but that's just me :thumleft:

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #166 on: April 02, 2016, 09:31:26 am »
Collected my Tri colour yesterday thanks to Honda Tygerberg and Francois. @luv2ride the rims are a bit bling but the Tri is still definitely my preference, and when the pearl flecks in the white paint catch the sun, looks awesome.

So far am really happy and the bike is incredibly smooth, power delivery, suspension, everything.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #167 on: April 02, 2016, 04:39:35 pm »
Who is all at ADA on Sunday?

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #168 on: April 03, 2016, 02:54:09 pm »
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Ja neh...
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #169 on: April 04, 2016, 05:01:13 pm »
HI yogidabear, I love my 690 (really puts a smile on my face when used in the dirt , or SHORT TAR STUFF ) .They are such different bikes , the AT is super smooth and you can ride it for long distances and not be donnered by the wind , stiff suspension, gang raping seat . For the technical stuff  I think the 690  has the edge , but I see it as a big dirt bike that has lights and indicators . (the AT will do all that the 690 does , just a bit slower I think because of our fear of dumping a 170 K bike :) ??? )
I got the AT to do touring and tar stuff and light dirt work . You will love it . Are you going to sell the 690 ?
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #170 on: April 04, 2016, 05:47:38 pm »
For the technical stuff  I think the 690  has the edge , but I see it as a big dirt bike that has lights and indicators . (the AT will do all that the 690 does , just a bit slower I think because of our fear of dumping a 170 K bike :) ??? )
I got the AT to do touring and tar stuff and light dirt work . You will love it . Are you going to sell the 690 ?

 Thank you rory for the reply! Got the AT last Friday and agree it is just so smooth and easy. Have done some farm roads yesterday and it was such a different sensation to be floating on the bike opposed to the 690. Originally I thought I would sell the 690 and get a plastic to accompany the AT but now it looks like I will follow your plan and use the AT for anything tar and light dirt with the 690 for the down and dirty.

 Once the bike is run in (was keeping the revs under 6k but read another post that suggested under 4k  :o ) I will likely get some different tyres, bigger footpegs and probably the centrestand for easier maintenance.

 Enjoy your bike and hope to see you out there so we can do a more in depth comparison!!
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #171 on: April 04, 2016, 07:13:41 pm »
For the technical stuff  I think the 690  has the edge , but I see it as a big dirt bike that has lights and indicators . (the AT will do all that the 690 does , just a bit slower I think because of our fear of dumping a 170 K bike :) ??? )
I got the AT to do touring and tar stuff and light dirt work . You will love it . Are you going to sell the 690 ?

 Thank you rory for the reply! Got the AT last Friday and agree it is just so smooth and easy. Have done some farm roads yesterday and it was such a different sensation to be floating on the bike opposed to the 690. Originally I thought I would sell the 690 and get a plastic to accompany the AT but now it looks like I will follow your plan and use the AT for anything tar and light dirt with the 690 for the down and dirty.

 Once the bike is run in (was keeping the revs under 6k but read another post that suggested under 4k  :o ) I will likely get some different tyres, bigger footpegs and probably the centrestand for easier maintenance.

 Enjoy your bike and hope to see you out there so we can do a more in depth comparison!!

When can I see it  :ricky:
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« Reply #172 on: April 04, 2016, 08:15:34 pm »
Has any of the lucky new owners had a pillion yet. Would really luke some feedback on that very sensitive issue. If she is happy, it makes everything sooooò much easier.

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #173 on: April 04, 2016, 08:38:53 pm »
When can I see it  :ricky:

 @katana would love to get your opinion. If you can break away from the bush, then this Sunday, but not on your normal course as I can not even keep up on a 690. Beer at the barrel or maybe you break from the norm and accompany me on something way more tame, like to Darling. Still running in and the standard tyres are a bit dodge on dirt.

 @Exploratio the wife is super impressed and is even contemplating a long distance trip for the first time ever!!! Pillion is leaps and bounds above but in comparison to the 690 so not a surprise. Trust me the smooth operation translates to the rear as well.
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #174 on: April 04, 2016, 08:48:16 pm »
When can I see it  :ricky:

 @katana would love to get your opinion. If you can break away from the bush, then this Sunday, but not on your normal course as I can not even keep up on a 690. Beer at the barrel or maybe you break from the norm and accompany me on something way more tame, like to Darling. Still running in and the standard tyres are a bit dodge on dirt.

 @Exploratio the wife is super impressed and is even contemplating a long distance trip for the first time ever!!! Pillion is leaps and bounds above but in comparison to the 690 so not a surprise. Trust me the smooth operation translates to the rear as well.
To see one in the flesh will be worth it.
You could always join on the 690 as a warm up, then we could fetch the beasts after.   
Either way I will see you at the Barrel after the quarry.  I can fetch the GS from home for a mild ride.  I have just fitted 'road' tires again.   :'(
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #175 on: April 05, 2016, 06:49:55 am »
Ek was gister by Cayenne daar is 3 silwer basemodels wat beskikbaar is vir 159k, ek kon nie wag om op een te gaan sit nie ma genuine ouens, dis nie wat ek gedink het dit gaan wees nie. Die indruk wat ek van die bike gekry het is dat dit 'n groot Adventure bike is, die wat die ouens sê dit voel soos 'n "dirtbike".... Wel  ek dink hulle verbeel hulle self of hulle ken net van baie groot swaar bikes.
My lus vir 'n AT is  redelik geblus, maar as 'n ou een gaan ry is dit seker anders....
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #176 on: April 05, 2016, 07:32:58 am »
"When can I see it  ?"
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #177 on: April 05, 2016, 07:37:51 am »
Hey Katana, you have been very disciplined about the running in , hehe . I have ridden mine flat cat since the first start up __ONCE WARM !!
Hope you have loads of fun with yours !  Andrew is planning a trip up to Kubu Island , you may be keen ?
 

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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #178 on: April 05, 2016, 03:44:57 pm »
Sorry boet, not me.  I will only buy when the Rand/$ is R8:$1   ;D
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Re: New Africa Twin - so who's buying one?
« Reply #179 on: April 08, 2016, 03:24:22 pm »
Damn ... but that sounds great !!

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