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Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Kwacky » 26 Sep 2018, 11:21

Time for a new thread I guess.

So the bike is due in just over a week. It's the Adventure Sport which has a host of features including adjustable engine braking. Its got a bigger tank and taller seat. I've ordered a lower seat which I'll use until I'm comfortable with the height and weight of the bike.

On order are:
Panniers
Tank bag
centre stand
fog lights
Datatag
Datatool tracker
Quickshifter (Stonesie's fault for having one on his MT, Duke's fault for telling me to get one)

Short term plan is to run it in until the roads get salted, then the Versys will take over.

There are a lot of green and muddy areas near me, so I want to try it out off road but I need to make sure I'm going where I'm allowed to go.

I'll be looking at tyres. It comes with knobblies but I might switch to the more road orientated Metzler Tourance tyres. They were on the KTM 1090 and I really liked them. They also do the Karoo which are more for the road than the Tourance.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby R1ckster » 26 Sep 2018, 11:47

Kwacky wrote:Time for a new thread I guess.

So the bike is due in just over a week. It's the Adventure Sport which has a host of features including adjustable engine braking. Its got a bigger tank and taller seat. I've ordered a lower seat which I'll use until I'm comfortable with the height and weight of the bike.

On order are:
Panniers
Tank bag
centre stand
fog lights
Datatag
Datatool tracker
Quickshifter (Stonsie's fault for having one on his MT, Duke's fault for telling me to get one)

Short term plan is to run it in until the roads get salted, then the Versys will take over.

There are a lot of green and muddy areas near me, so I want to try it out off road but I need to make sure I'm going where I'm allowed to go.

I'll be looking at tyres. It comes with knobblies but I might switch to the more road orientated Metzler Tourance tyres. They were on the KTM 1090 and I really liked them. They also do the Karoo which are more for the road than the Tourance.
AH MATE YOUR NOW KILLING ME....! So you've bought one .

I need to revisit my household projects and see if I can re prioritise lol..

Congrats though. Very jealous.

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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Kwacky » 26 Sep 2018, 11:51

You need to get one so you can show me some decent green lanes.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby duke63 » 26 Sep 2018, 11:53

Is it the white blue and red version? I’m thinking that is the Sports Adventure colours.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Kwacky » 26 Sep 2018, 11:55

Yep. They only do the Adventure Sport in those colours. It's a 30th anniversary paint scheme

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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Cavetroll87 » 26 Sep 2018, 12:02

It is an awesome looking bike mate, little bit jealous!
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Kwacky » 26 Sep 2018, 12:07

I do find it very odd that I've gone from sports bikes to a big fook off Adventure bike in a very short space of time.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby DaytonAndy » 26 Sep 2018, 12:24

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Great looking bike and looks a lot of fun.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby R1ckster » 26 Sep 2018, 12:38

Kwacky wrote:I do find it very odd that I've gone from sports bikes to a big fook off Adventure bike in a very short space of time.
Haha.. From riding my R1 for years. To a tiger 800xc.. I hear you!! Lol

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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby duke63 » 26 Sep 2018, 12:39

Thing is these sort of bikes have suspension better suited to road use, even fast road use. They handle so much better than they ever used to.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Blade » 26 Sep 2018, 12:41

Adventure bikes can embarrass sportsbikes on the road.

I test rode a GS and a Multistrada and unless you ride like a dick it would be hard to go any quicker on any motorcycle tbh.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Kwacky » 26 Sep 2018, 12:56

One of the guys on Instagram has got one of these. He's told me to get an air dam. It deflects the air coming up from under the bike at the front of the tank. This in turn stops the head wobble you get and cuts down on wind noise. It's looks something like this:-

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I've also ordered some side visors which push the wind out before it hits the handguards
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby duke63 » 26 Sep 2018, 12:56

Aside from outright performance the biggest plus for me is the ability to see the road further ahead than you can on a sports bike.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Kwacky » 26 Sep 2018, 12:58

Visibility is king when you're on the roads these days. Both seeing and being seen. It's one of the reasons I've insisted on having fog lights fitted. There is a marked difference in being observed by drivers when I've got the foglights on when I'm filtering on the Versys.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby D6 » 26 Sep 2018, 14:34

Nice one KWacky.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Cavetroll87 » 26 Sep 2018, 15:13

So if the versys goes and isn't replaced by something team green do we have to change your name to Hondy?
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby Kwacky » 26 Sep 2018, 16:20

Ha! No chance. You can't change me. I'm old and set in my ways.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby rocket » 26 Sep 2018, 17:01

Nice bike.
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby kiwikrasher » 26 Sep 2018, 23:13

Congrats mate!
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Re: Kwacky's ongoing Africa Twin Adventure Sport review

Postby nsr500 » 27 Sep 2018, 17:49

Hmmm i am interested in how you find the bike, i am off to motorcycle live to try one soon so that gives me time to read your views on it :D
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