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Yea, agreed...
Just try them both ( a couple of times) and go with the one YOU like. In the end, that’s all that really matters...
I use my ATAS for longer journeys & touring in The lumpy bits of mainland Europe. I was tempted by the 1100 not for the increased power, because the 1000 is plenty; but for the cruise control & tubeless tyres. Having said that, the amount of money to change is just far too much. I’ve put a Kaoko throttle stabiliser on my ATAS and purchased aluminium tyre levers & spare inner tubes. Just in case of a puncture up on the high mountain passes. Will hopefully have the seat sorted out soon & then I’ll be happy with the 1000 AT
 

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I use my ATAS for longer journeys & touring in The lumpy bits of mainland Europe. I was tempted by the 1100 not for the increased power, because the 1000 is plenty; but for the cruise control & tubeless tyres. Having said that, the amount of money to change is just far too much. I’ve put a Kaoko throttle stabiliser on my ATAS and purchased aluminium tyre levers & spare inner tubes. Just in case of a puncture up on the high mountain passes. Will hopefully have the seat sorted out soon & then I’ll be happy with the 1000 AT
my opinion is that little extra power is normally not much, but with that said, a AT weighted down with luggage and or 2up, all of a sudden it becomes a much bigger asset. Even with that slight advantage , for most it really won’t be worth it, tho I guess IF all you did most of the year is tour around and travel. Then it would be a “no brainer” spending the $$$ and getting all the extra‘s.. One thing is for sure, all those “extras” really don’t add up to much when your commuting and sitting in traffic..... Well except maybe Apple car play..
 

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my opinion is that little extra power is normally not much, but with that said, a AT weighted down with luggage and or 2up, all of a sudden it becomes a much bigger asset. Even with that slight advantage , for most it really won’t be worth it, tho I guess IF all you did most of the year is tour around and travel. Then it would be a “no brainer” spending the $$$ and getting all the extra‘s.. One thing is for sure, all those “extras” really don’t add up to much when your commuting and sitting in traffic..... Well except maybe Apple car play..
You're right. The missus doesn't come away with me on the bike anymore, so the power is just fine for solo trips. If she did I'd probably go for the 1100 ATAS or 1250 GS. I've had three GS's in the past & they're good bikes; it's just that everyone's got them!! I also find the balance & poise of the ATAS superior and on a bike with more character.
 

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You're right. The missus doesn't come away with me on the bike anymore, so the power is just fine for solo trips. If she did I'd probably go for the 1100 ATAS or 1250 GS. I've had three GS's in the past & they're good bikes; it's just that everyone's got them!! I also find the balance & poise of the ATAS superior and on a bike with more character.
Yea, I will say the AT is a beautifully balanced bike (and totally agree with you on the looks), lol to well balanced, you tend to forget just how heavy the bike is and if you lean her over to far at a standstill and she’ll remind you with a vengeance, followed by her “taking a nap” but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Off road in deep ruts, it’s almost like they aren’t even there and a dream to ride..
 

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As an AT lover I'm still undecided if and by how much the new model is a step forward. I paid £10,200 GBP for a new manual AT in March 2019. Looking at some of the new model pricing, I would have to make a judgement that other bikes in this higher price category were not worth a closer look, especially some of the shaft drive stuff (GS1250 etc).
 

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As an AT lover I'm still undecided if and by how much the new model is a step forward. I paid £10,200 GBP for a new manual AT in March 2019. Looking at some of the new model pricing, I would have to make a judgement that other bikes in this higher price category were not worth a closer look, especially some of the shaft drive stuff (GS1250 etc).
Hmmm, shaft drive is hard to beat. IMHO, keep the 2019 AT.
 

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Hi All

Can anyone comment on what the power difference is like between the 1000 and 1100 ?

For context - I'm thinking of going for an AT standard manual, the dealership had an 1100 AS demo manual (don't want DCT). I was really surprised how good the handling is, no dive in the front forks, quite flickable for a big adventure bike. However, they have a 2019 AT 1000 standard manual which is nearly £2k less (11k for 1000, 13k for 1100), and on better finance, so a much better option for me.

Basically, if the 1000 has around the same-ish power as the 1100 then all is good with the 1000. I was quite surprised at the strong urge/shove through most of the rev-range on the 1100.

Thanks in advance !
 

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I think in terms of overall raw horsepower, the 1100 has 7% more - but that is on paper. Your ride has probably told you more about how it is available. I think some Forum members indicated the 1100 is noticeably improved, but that may have been in more ways than just power.
 

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I went from a 16 DCT to a 20 standard manual, the extra grunt is very noticeable. Power level 4 (lowest) on the 1100 is around the same feeling as a 16.
 

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It sounds very much like there was an improvement/update between the 2016-2017 engine, the 2018-2019 engine. Wonder is this is the case ?
 
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