Bonneville t120 to Africa Twin?
I know that's not an expected transition, but it's one I'm considering. I lost my bike to a Prius and am currently shopping for a new one. I love to tour/camp/take long multi-day trips, and the Bonnie was great but I'm not sure I want another.
My two concerns with the Twin are the wind protection and the suspension. I've never had a windshield, so I'm guessing anything would feel luxurious. I test-rode a Vstrom and thought that was a dream in terms of wind protection despite many complaining of buffeting and such. If the Twin's wind protection would get me through a day with less fatigue than no windshield at all, I'd be thrilled.
On the suspension I'll be riding mostly street, with a decent measure if fire and gravel roads if i can find them. I've read about the Twin lacking in the twisties, but if that's compared to a sport bike.... I'm trying to figure out if it would seem unsettling in the turns compared to a standard. And what if I adjust the Twin's suspension to SUPAH-FIRM?
I wish I could find a place to test ride the AT in Los Angeles but I can't. I might rent one.
Anyway, I like the looks of the AT. The Strom is probably the better bike for me, but I have a hard time seeing me forming a real bond with it: kinda like a girl that's nice on a date, but there's no spark. The AT though........