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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Africa Twin after Tiger 1050

Hi, I'm considering an Africa Twin after owning a Triumph Tiger 1050 for 10 years and wondered if any members had changed from a tiger to a twin? As I get older its more difficult to move the bike around therefore not going for the Adventure Sport. I have also considered a1200 GS, but obviously more expensive!
Thanks in advance - normally I would go for a test ride, but the weather is appalling and I've spotted some great deals on 2019 models!!
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 10:12 AM
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I'm curious as to why you would think that a 500 pound bike (Twin) would be easier to move around than a 400 pound bike(tiger).
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I had a tiger 1050 that I really liked. It was a great bike and now I own an ATAS. I traded the tiger for an Aprilia Caponord, and that bike for the ATAS. The Africa twin is a very comfortable bike to ride, more so for me than the tiger. The ATAS also has more features such as abs and traction control and is more suited to dirt roads.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Mudslilingr,
My ABS model Tiger is 443 lbs dry so wet 20litres fuel + oil guess 490+ and it carries its weight high I believe?
I believe the Honda weight is wet and I assume includes ABS.
So maybe not much difference!

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Be aware that even the regular AT is a big bike physically. I'm 6'4" and even I find the AT to be challenging in certain situations such as pushing it around or mounting and dismounting on uneven terrain. If you struggle with the Tiger, you'll struggle with the AT, that's the reality of it. Now, once you're rolling it's a gem.
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Hi John,

While testing some bikes at the beginning of 2019, the AT had me smiling and had grabbed me within the first few hundred yards of the test ride. I knew straight away that this was the machine for me. I am an old sod who only rides for fun in good weather, this thing takes 30 years off me when I'm on it and I forget about all the aches and pain of age. I would say that you must find time time to try it before committing yourself. I would also say these forums dig around in the issues and sometimes lack balance. My AT has been absolutely fault free, I do love and take care of it well!

Wherever you end up Sir, have fun!
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Hi Noivson,

Haha your quote made me laugh.

My Tiger is the later model by the way.

Thanks for your input
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-22-2019, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Ray Collington - I'm fit but over 70 so I get you.

I've booked a test ride on one tomorrow.

I bought a Honda Varadero 15 years ago without test riding one and discovered I'd bought an elephant!

Thanks for all your comments.

I shall report back!!
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Thanks, Allen for your comments
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