Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?

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Re: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?

Post by gazxt1200z » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:13 pm

You will have many red mist moments if you buy one of them,i had a brand new one last year,and in 43yrs of riding bikes i can honestly say it was THE MOST GUTLESS bike i have ever ridden,i had several 800 triumph tigers with exactly the same 94bhp and they made the africa twin feel like it had 70 bhp.What a MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT the whole bike was.

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Re: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?

Post by RandG » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:47 pm

Ron3005 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:36 pm


What a load of rubbish I've got the sport dct get it on sports mode it would be able to satisfy you're red mist moment . You're best having a test ride with the bikes you like and go from there . You'll get a lot of advice from people that haven't even rode one so I wouldn't even ask .
You've obviously never ridden a proper fast bike then if you think an ATAS in sports mode would satisfy, of course that all depends on what one deems a fast bike and the ATAS is NOT a fast bike.

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Re: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?

Post by Scott_rider » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:33 pm

Thanks guys 8-) .
I've settled on getting a Kawasaki z1000sx. As I said, I've had loads of sports bikes and whilst my current CBF1000 has loads of grunt, I'm missing the top end rush (the CBF has got a de-tuned '04 Fireblade engine). I've covered about 12,000 miles on it in about 18 months, so it's time for a change. My riding is now exclusively on the road with two high mileage European trips every year, so I think the z1000sx will do the job for me... 8-) .
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Re: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?

Post by Ron3005 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:20 pm

RandG wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Ron3005 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:36 pm


What a load of rubbish I've got the sport dct get it on sports mode it would be able to satisfy you're red mist moment . You're best having a test ride with the bikes you like and go from there . You'll get a lot of advice from people that haven't even rode one so I wouldn't even ask .
You've obviously never ridden a proper fast bike then if you think an ATAS in sports mode would satisfy, of course that all depends on what one deems a fast bike and the ATAS is NOT a fast bike.
Then you dont know me I've had all models of R1s I've raced 250s I traded in a hayabusa to get the atas and I keep up with a few mates on their sports bikes round the bends so before you make stupid comments remember if you dont know the person you dont know what they've done

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Re: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?

Post by RandG » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:08 pm

ooooohhh, get you :lol:

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