Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Cascais, Portugal
Here are the prices:
New bike (no extras) 15.000€
Test bike (no extras) 12.500€
New bike (foot gear lever and rear Akra can) 16500€ (aprox.)
Test bike (foot gear lever and rear Akra can) 13500€ (aprox.)
The Akra is only the rear can.
I know the foot lever is more 'old school' and I'm newbie (got my license two weeks ago), but like the feel of it. It's almost the same as manual but with no clutch, some kind of quickshift alike. I believe that in my daily commute I'll stick to D, but taking it to the twisty roads nerby I'll use it for sure. I used it more than the 'paddles' during the test ride. I can say that I liked it very much, but I recon that its utility is arguable. Since it is installed I can get it for a little less, so maybe I'll stick to it.
The rear can I really like the sound, though I also like the stock. Honestly, visually I prefer the stock because it has that sharp edges, whereas the Akra is round, so the joint between the pipe and the can (that black sharp-edged cover) and then the round Akra don't look very pretty. But I really really, like the sound of it. The one I like the most is the Termignoni exaust, full system, but I think it's about 2000€, so for me it's out of question. At least for the next few years.
Elvisto and Diogo, I'm thinking on getting the H2+ warranty extension (from 2 to 4 years).
Yes Diogo, I went to Lopes & Lopes. I got my scooter there and I fully trust in them. I don't even think on getting the bike anywhere else.
When I got my scooter I went to other dealerships nearby, the price was slightly lower, but I didn't like the way I was treated.
Please take notice I don't have any affiliation with Lopes&Lopes. I'm just a satisfied customer.
At L&L I go there and they know me. I know that they give me the best advise. They are very competent, professional but also very sympathetic. It was Mr. Antonio who 'broke in' the bike, and that gives me a reasonable amount of trust that it was done as it should be.
It's funny Diogo, because one of the competition bikes is the F800Gs, and I was thinking about testing it, but after the AT's test drive my Mrs asked me why should I bother testing other bikes.
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So you can imagine how I was after riding the AT! Jeeeez... She really knows me.
Curious thing is that she was trying to convince me to get a black or a silver one, but when she saw the tri-color 'live' she changed her opinion.
Guys, thank you for your kind words.
Wish you safe and pleasant rides.