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Offline HORSE

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Africa Twin vs GS
« on: July 10, 2017, 06:23:58 pm »
Hi guys, I'm torn between a Africa Twin DCT and a new GS Std

Your thoughts?

Also, I'm quite tall, so I would need to xtra tall seat and lowered pegs for the AT...

Would the Honda engine last as long as the BMW?

I have had loads of GSA's , know them, but feel maybe time for something else??

Help? Am I being dumb?


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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 08:45:08 am »
You sound like me.

Try something else, I was a BMW rider bashing all else, then decided I cant keep bashing without firsthand experience....so now I am expanding my horizons and loving it
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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 09:10:26 am »
Depends what you want to do. Lots of dirt & offroad stuff - AT. Mainly road riding and also riding with a pillion - GS.

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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 06:50:21 pm »
Depends what you want to do. Lots of dirt & offroad stuff - AT. Mainly road riding and also riding with a pillion - GS.

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Would not agree. If I have to buy now most probably the Honda but two up  mostly dirt the 800 was an still is my best compromise
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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 06:54:50 pm »
If it was me having to make that call I'd go ride the AT,GS and KTM 1090 and then decide.
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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 05:10:16 pm »
Don't do KTM's , just personal pref, nothing wrong with them... I do a lot of town riding, not far stuff, with a pillion.


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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 05:15:49 pm »
Gaan ry die AT,jy sal verbaas wees. En iets anders nuuts is altyd lekker om na uit te sien. ;)
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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 06:16:47 pm »
Ek stem... I have ridden it, and was real impressed... but I found the bike short for me, so will need the higher seat, lowered foot pegs and bar raisers to make it work... it really has some guts that engine.

Will the engine last as long as a GS's?


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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 01:48:54 pm »
Ok, so bought a R1200gs Rallye mmmmmm yummie best of all worlds


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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 09:09:58 pm »
Ok, so bought a R1200gs Rallye mmmmmm yummie best of all worlds


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Congrats! Put some pics up?
And maybe give your opinion on how they all compare?
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Re: Africa Twin vs GS
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 09:30:09 pm »
Ok, so bought a R1200gs Rallye mmmmmm yummie best of all worlds


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Congrats! Put some pics up?
And maybe give your opinion on how they all compare?

Will do... the Rallye is the most sporty orientated of the 1200 range, with loads of tech and quality components... very high suspension on the high setting (which I need). It has the same specs as the adventure in terms of tech, I haven't even explored all the options yet (haven't got it yet).

With knobblies you can go anywhere, and with road tires u can tear up the city! It does have a small screen, but it quite effective... you can put the bigger ones on if you like. Lots to learn on the bike.

The AT dct is quite weird to ride, but does it's thing quite well. Feels like a scooter with some balls. The engine is down on power, but it really has some fire in it, and it gives you its best... the bike is very short however, so if you talk then that's an issue. It's a Honda, so build quality is very good, the BMW is exceptional though, but u pay for the privilege of having the BMW.

I am biased towards to BMW's, I have had a few, and had relationships with all the bikes... I had 2 Harlies in between all the BM's, but always missed the BM's and were back on them within a few months. I think Honda's are tops from the japs in quality, but the BM is just more solid, and heavier as a result. If it was off road only, it would have been the AT, but for all purposes, including city, the BMW wins hands down.

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