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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2017, 11:54:03 »
It would be great to have both  VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2017, 03:07:04 »

I'm interested in whether seat length is important for you. The CT has a shorter seat than the Varadero and the AT.  One of the reasons I chose the AT was because of the extra seat length compared to the CT I owned. But like you DCT was definitely my preferred choice.


Hi MrKiwi,

For me the length of the seat is no problem. Most of the time I travel in one up mode :). Problem is to have a bike with hard rear suspension, so... AT is in advantage.


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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2017, 03:26:02 »
Hi,

Today after re-testing CT and TA, weighing the pros and cons of each of them, I came to the final decision: it will be a Twin...  ;D an Africa Twin DCT!!!


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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2017, 08:05:47 »
Hi,

Today after re-testing CT and TA, weighing the pros and cons of each of them, I came to the final decision: it will be a Twin...  ;D an Africa Twin DCT!!!


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Good choice, but then I am biased  ;D VCIF_salut VCIF_ThumbUp VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2017, 08:58:56 »
Twin is something special I love since years , and even the brilliant engine of the CT cannot change my mind  VCIF_ok
Nice choice  VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2017, 14:12:55 »
Well done, congrats with your new ride!
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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2017, 13:54:37 »
Waiting for your first ride report   VCIF_ok
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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2017, 00:55:47 »
Hi,

So far no AT riding. Buying a motorcycle in the month of August may prove to be an exercise in patience ... ::). Everyone goes on vacation: the dealer, the importer and can you imagine... me too :)

Finally out of the container, waiting for the license plate and the arrival of Honda's adventure pack components that are still missing.



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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2017, 03:26:18 »
Congratulations! I took the CT for a ride on a demo. It didn't seem to have the 'soul' I had expected. I love the Honda V4 motor but it seemed a bit dull and lifeless, although the bike went like the wind when you really rode it.


I think you'll see and feel a bit of the Varadero in your AT. If you look at the overall styling there are some not so subtle hints back to the Varadero.


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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2017, 12:08:34 »
Enjoy!
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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2017, 12:28:28 »
Congratulations! I took the CT for a ride on a demo. It didn't seem to have the 'soul' I had expected. I love the Honda V4 motor but it seemed a bit dull and lifeless, although the bike went like the wind when you really rode it.


I think you'll see and feel a bit of the Varadero in your AT. If you look at the overall styling there are some not so subtle hints back to the Varadero.


Have fun riding!

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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2017, 23:14:32 »
Hi,

Today after re-testing CT and TA, weighing the pros and cons of each of them, I came to the final decision: it will be a Twin...  ;D an Africa Twin DCT!!!


Regards,

Great decision arrived at through test riding.
Congratulations! :)
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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2017, 22:48:54 »
Hello,

Finally I took time to leave here some photos of the first kms made with AT.

While still in the period when I should be gentle with the throttle, first impressions confirm the good feelings obtained in test-drive mode. For me, what is already evident is AT suspension comfort, superior to what I was used to with Varadero and far superior to what I experienced with Crosstourer.

Turning a page of 126,538 good memories


Starting from scratch


Nothing better than going to the geodesic center of Portugal to decide which is the next destination  :)




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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2017, 13:02:42 »
Thanks for the first impressions and hoping to see you next VIM at Andorra.

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Re: AT or CT, that's the question...
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2017, 21:17:50 »
Sure a great change from a carb Vara !  ;D you will see a great bike !  VCIF_ThumbUp
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