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Offline Bwana

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2016, 09:44:57 am »
They have only been on the market approx 5 months. I think about 400 sold. Thats hardly one for each town. Give it a few more months they will start popping up as they are definitely selling.
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2016, 10:14:17 am »
Yup, you not seeing them cause they all in the bush enjoying life like they were designed to do ;)
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2016, 10:16:35 am »
They have only been on the market approx 5 months. I think about 400 sold. Thats hardly one for each town. Give it a few more months they will start popping up as they are definitely selling.

400 in SA so far, wow! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2016, 02:12:39 pm »
I test rode the DCT model in France recently.
BMW won't be seeing any more of my money.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :drif: :drif: :drif:







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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2016, 06:54:51 pm »
 :thumleft: The DCT is most probably the future of modern Adventure biking!!!
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2016, 07:18:40 pm »
Service intervals of the ABS DCT  model?. Is it expensive to service...thanks
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2016, 12:12:50 pm »
No DCT models available in SA until January according to CT dealer. is this true?
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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2016, 01:25:04 pm »
There is one extra oil filter for the DCT bike. Otherwise everything the same. I also heard that there might not be any ATs let alone DCT till January..
But this could just be a rumour.
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2016, 02:31:45 pm »
There is one extra oil filter for the DCT bike. Otherwise everything the same. I also heard that there might not be any ATs let alone DCT till January..
But this could just be a rumour.

Some available at Sandton, but no dct's.

According to the salesman every 12 000km service..
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2016, 03:12:55 pm »
I have ridden all the models incl DCT...... and believe me I have been converted to DCT, it is that good on the dirt. The AT feels lighter and easier to ride on dirt than my XRL believe it or not  :thumleft: The DCT is an awesome machine and is actually really a tiptronic gearbox on a bike.... and we know how we love those on a car  ;D

I would rather save up and buy the DCT, it is eventually going to change how we ride bikes in the future and until you have ridden one, you will be sceptical........ I know I was.... ;)

I will not buy a GS ever, so for me no :biggrin: need to bother with a comparison.........

Does it really feels lighter than the xrl? If that is true then I want a AT!

My only concern is the realibility on the DCT, what do you think?

Frans, it honestly felt easier to ride than my XRL..... the whole bike felt light and very nimble, easy to handle and a very confidence inspiring package....... the aids like traction control and abs do also help. I found it easy to ride and once you get your mind wrapped around the DCT is it FABULOUS  :thumleft:

I rode a DCT initially at ADA because while I was hovering at the munchies everybody grabbed the manual versions and I found myself on the only DCT... Hein set it up for me with some brief instruction and off I went....... took a wee bit of concentrating to not try to shift and not rev the engine when engaged while stationary as it shoots forward lol...... but I was hooked  :thumleft: I rode the manual version afterward and it honestly felt like a lesser bike to me imo.... but still good.

Concerning the DCT reliability, remember DCT is not new and Honda has been developing this over a number of years, according to Hein at ADA they have thrashed the DCT with no issues and the bike sees plenty of hard work....... :ricky:

Honda should be paying me lol now i THINK ABOUT IT..........  ;D ;)
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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2016, 03:23:54 pm »
I have ridden all the models incl DCT...... and believe me I have been converted to DCT, it is that good on the dirt. The AT feels lighter and easier to ride on dirt than my XRL believe it or not  :thumleft: The DCT is an awesome machine and is actually really a tiptronic gearbox on a bike.... and we know how we love those on a car  ;D

I would rather save up and buy the DCT, it is eventually going to change how we ride bikes in the future and until you have ridden one, you will be sceptical........ I know I was.... ;)

I will not buy a GS ever, so for me no :biggrin: need to bother with a comparison.........

Does it really feels lighter than the xrl? If that is true then I want a AT!

My only concern is the realibility on the DCT, what do you think?

Frans, it honestly felt easier to ride than my XRL..... the whole bike felt light and very nimble, easy to handle and a very confidence inspiring package....... the aids like traction control and abs do also help. I found it easy to ride and once you get your mind wrapped around the DCT is it FABULOUS  :thumleft:

I rode a DCT initially at ADA because while I was hovering at the munchies everybody grabbed the manual versions and I found myself on the only DCT... Hein set it up for me with some brief instruction and off I went....... took a wee bit of concentrating to not try to shift and not rev the engine when engaged while stationary as it shoots forward lol...... but I was hooked  :thumleft: I rode the manual version afterward and it honestly felt like a lesser bike to me imo.... but still good.

Concerning the DCT reliability, remember DCT is not new and Honda has been developing this over a number of years, according to Hein at ADA they have thrashed the DCT with no issues and the bike sees plenty of hard work....... :ricky:

Honda should be paying me lol now i THINK ABOUT IT..........  ;D ;)

It took me 30 seconds to fall in love with the DCT.
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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2016, 07:12:38 pm »
Saw a white DCT at BP Howick this morning refueling.
TS 50- Gave away
RM 125- Not sure where it is.
IT 200- Sold.
XT 550- Sold.
CR 250-Sold. RMX 250-Sold WR 250-Sold. CFR 450x-Sold. CRF 250x-Sold. XT 660R- Sold KTM 690 Enduro- Alfie Cox Special Edition .Honda XR 650L., WR450,  bikes, KTM 500 Six Days and BMW 800GS. KTM 790 R
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2016, 07:32:31 am »
Done now 6700km on my DCT , sitting now in Sangilo Sanctuary in Northern Malawi , done all kinds of roads , DCT gear box is Amazing ! Livingstonia next .

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2016, 09:04:22 am »
 :ricky:  Pics or it never happened!   :pot:
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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2016, 09:31:56 am »
popped into the bloem dealer in May and he told me his dealership alone had sold over 30 already....but yes to your point havent seen too many around
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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2016, 03:09:53 pm »
DCT if you only have 1 bike i.m.o  :thumleft: :ricky:
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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2016, 06:14:56 pm »
Just bought the Aug UK Bike....
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2016, 06:21:28 pm »
Jussis.
$10 =R120
They robbed you of another 50 bucks...
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2016, 06:30:34 pm »
Yeah, There's a reason I'm called Gullible Greeny!
 

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Re: Where are the Africa Twins?
« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2016, 04:32:05 pm »
Just bought the Aug UK Bike....

No surprise with their "Verdict"!!  :peepwall: :pot: :biggrin:
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