Just wondering if any AT owners would consider to share their comments on the road manners of the AT or offer comments comparing it's tarmac feel compared to something like the BMW F800 GS or Triumph Tiger 800 XCX.
Here's what they liked and disliked about the africa twin:
true allure trail
sufficient motor and fun
maneuverability and agility
all terrain capabilities
packs & not given options
Well just had a sit on one.Funny thing is the seats heights are listed as the same in the article in the spec section: 850/870mm. I bet the BMW had an optional low seat. If they fix their mistake, the AT would have probably won the review, and we can't have that now can we?
Many thanks for this - really interesting. My local dealer now has a bike in so I'm hoping to ride it next week. It's a DCT one. I guess the one you rode was a manual as you mention the gearbox action compared to the GS.GS is going up for sale to make room for an AT. Enough said.
You should be able to easily fix this with a simple suspension adjustment. I have this problem with most of the bikes I've ridden and the first thing I do is harden the front suspension a little.The AT dives under breaking. It's not bad and some would call it feel.
Agreed. I looked into a KTM 690 once, and all the reviews say that it's no fun at all on the highway for extended periods.I don't see how any of these Adventure bikes can be compared to the KTM 690 Enduro. This bike can't do any adventures without spending a small fortune on a rally kit. It's seat, fuel tank etc are totally unsuitable for any long trip. Sure it is a very capable bike but out-of-the-box it's basically, well, an Enduro bike.