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Great to hear Stephen. I would be very interested to know what you think about the bike compared to your previous one. Also your first impressions of windscreen (high or standard) and level of noise/buffeting. I have found that at higher speeds there is buffeting at the base of my helmet with the high screen, although I can dip my head to resolve the issue (i'm 5'11'').

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Great to hear Stephen. I would be very interested to know what you think about the bike compared to your previous one. Also your first impressions of windscreen (high or standard) and level of noise/buffeting. I have found that at higher speeds there is buffeting at the base of my helmet with the high screen, although I can dip my head to resolve the issue (i'm 5'11'').

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Hi Chris,
Thanks. Previous bikes dont really compare (vtr1000, husaberg 650 supermoto, CR250, XL250, GSXR 600 SRAD) as not quite the same job. Having said that, i cant see myself riding anything else now ..... except the supermoto .... thats just bonkers fun :)
As for the screen. Mine is the standard but i test ride the tall version.
For the tall screen, i found it bugged me a little as was marginally in my vision (5'10"). At all speeds wind noise was fine and turbulence very minimal ( didny have much to compare it to though) and all day comfortable.
Only a short blast on mine this morning (work work and more work) but if i have to comment there was maybe a slight increase in buffeting but today is much windier than when i tested the tall screen.
Happy to Let you know more once i get to put some miles on it.
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Hi Adventurer. I think you've asked me that before! I've been here a while....

But, for the record, not having had a bike for a good while I looked at practically every bike before I decided on this sort of bike and in the end decided on the Afrixa Twin rather than a GS/GSA. Mainly because it rides almost as well on the road, better off the road(I'm told) and it's significantly cheaper with a better gearbox!
 

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Hi Adventurer. I think you've asked me that before! I've been here a while....

But, for the record, not having had a bike for a good while I looked at practically every bike before I decided on this sort of bike and in the end decided on the Afrixa Twin rather than a GS/GSA. Mainly because it rides almost as well on the road, better off the road(I'm told) and it's significantly cheaper with a better gearbox!
LOL probably, coffee didn't kick in around the time of that previous posting.

Going for dark roast next time around.
 

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Congratulations!

I'm hoping to get mine next Friday - same colour and transmission.

My first bike after 10 years - so excited! And a bit nervous.
I've also ordered a Tri-colour DCT - Now told it will be the end of March before I get it.....Arghhhhhhhhh. :(. The dealer is making soothing sounds, & offering me rides on the Demo manual - It's just not the same!:grin2:
 

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My pickup has been confirmed for Friday the 11th - only problem is that's the other half's birthday and I'm taking her away for the afternoon and the weekend so I won't be able to ride it! Doh!

Good luck with your delivery - hope the time passes quickly. Worth the wait I'm told!
 
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