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Hi,
I am new to this forum. As joined as I ordered last Tuesday a new Africa Twin. It will (should) be delivered at the end of this month.
The last ten years I owned from new a Honda VFR Vtec 800A and done about 120.000 km with it. I expect to ride the new bike the same distance.
I do own a few other bikes as well a Honda Montesa 4RT, and 2 veteran Triumphs of 1911 and 1914. With that Honda Montesa I am still participating in a local trials competition. So I am not without a drive when I want to ride.
Now I am looking forward to my new bike but before that I am going on a 4 day trip to the Mosel area in Germany.
 

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My new bike will be delivered next week

Just been to the dealer and brought some parts to be installed on my bike from my old bike. I had the pleasure to see my new bike in the shop. It was still in parts and should be ready next Friday.
It will be quite a change from my old bike a Honda VFR Vtec 800A especially as I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 day trip to the Mosel. But I am looking forward to using my new AT.
 

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Hi - welcome.

I had a 2002 VTEC VFR - the very first of the VTEC ones. Before that I had a Fireblade and before that a "normal" VFR 800. They were all good bikes but I much prefer the new AT so far - especially the DCT gearbox.
 

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Luckily I can now mention that I got my new Africa Twin today. I trust I will enjoy the bike and ride it with full pleasure.
 

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Congratulations, you will not regret.
Picked up my AT 3 wks ago and made 2000km. Just had the 1st service; new oil and two oil filters (DCT). Now waiting on good weather, 2nd half of April was bad, very cold and wet.
Easy machine, typical Honda. Start and go. Very, very smooth engine, ample power, lots of torque. DCT very good, better than the DCT on the NC700X I had before.
Std screen not good for me (1.90m). Will test the touring screen next week. Also have an adjustable spoiler left over from my previous bike. Will test it also.
Installed an extension for the front mudguard, a so called Extenda Fenda, helps a lot, keeps the engine clean.
On one of my 1st rides I was 'lucky' to meet a heavy rain shower. The rear part of the bike was coverred with sand from the dirty roads from bottom to top. Top case installed acted as a rear mudguard, otherwise my back would be coverred with sand; disappointing wet weather protection, as with all modern bikes. Looking for a rear hugger, but received messages from 2 suppliers that it may not be easy to make a hugger for the AT. Not looking good.
You cannot have it all.
Very happy with the bike,
 

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Congrats on the new bike!
This is turning into a VFR forum - I too had a 2005 VFR for 90,000 kilometres. An absolutely fantastic bike. This bike, the Africa Twin, is the first bike that has grabbed my eye the way the first year of 6th generation VFRs did in 2002. Interestingly enough they are both initially designed by the Honda design group in Italy.
 

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Now with photo.

Now with a photo of my new bike. It is a DCT version. And it is number 67 of the first 100 that get a Tripmaster and a book.
On advice of zoeff50 in this forum I ordered an extension for the front mudguard, a so called Extenda Fenda. I installed it but have not yet tested it :crying:.
This is my first bike with the DCT and I enjoined it but am still not quite used to it. That will come I trust.
Also I have the standard screen and am a bit dubious if it will fit my expectations. I am 1.84m and can't remember the test ride with the higher screen not so well.
In all I must get familiar with my bike but trust I will.
 

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BikePenR GPS mount, made in NL, costs € 155. Search for BikePenR. When I ordered the bike I asked the dealer to order the GPS mount.

In the meantime I also tested the taller Honda touring screen; wind turbulance hits my helmet above the visor, acceptable for me. Also tested my Puig adjustable spoiler installed on the touring screen; significant improvement, no turbulance anymore at the helmet. I can still look well above the screen with spoiler installed with my length of 1.90m, however not everybody likes the looks of the assy. Ordered the touring screen.
 
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