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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2018, 11:40:43 »
OMG I would die with my 1m83 on such a small bike and no world travel with that thanks  ;D

Quote from Dan Walsh (having a little dig at Charlie and Euan ? ) :

"No-one ever came back from a round the world trip and said  - I wish I'd taken a bigger bike".

If you've not read Dan's book you really need to get hold of a copy  : https://www.amazon.co.uk/These-Days-that-Must-Happen/dp/1846053102

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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2018, 11:51:39 »
OMG I would die with my 1m83 on such a small bike and no world travel with that thanks  ;D

Quote from Dan Walsh (having a little dig at Charlie and Euan ? ) :

"No-one ever came back from a round the world trip and said  - I wish I'd taken a bigger bike".

If you've not read Dan's book you really need to get hold of a copy  : https://www.amazon.co.uk/These-Days-that-Must-Happen/dp/1846053102
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And XR650 is not a small bike!
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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2018, 12:52:25 »
And XR650 is not a small bike!

In the context of the quote "Bigger" could mean size or weight. The XR650 is 80Kg lighter than the average GS.

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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2018, 13:02:14 »
And XR650 is not a small bike!

In the context of the quote "Bigger" could mean size or weight. The XR650 is 80Kg lighter than the average GS.

Well he mention his height and "small" so I assume he thinks it is "short" bike...
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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #49 on: February 21, 2018, 13:42:33 »
OMG I would die with my 1m83 on such a small bike and no world travel with that thanks  ;D

Quote from Dan Walsh (having a little dig at Charlie and Euan ? ) :

"No-one ever came back from a round the world trip and said  - I wish I'd taken a bigger bike".

If you've not read Dan's book you really need to get hold of a copy  : https://www.amazon.co.uk/These-Days-that-Must-Happen/dp/1846053102

I loved watching the long way round, it motivated me to travel with a motorcycle, I'm not really the track motorcyclist type, but I agree, to do what they did with a 253Kg bike plus the insane amount of baggage and the front wheel being only a 19", is pretty crazy ! If I would do such stuff, I would buy a XT 600z Tenere, no electronic and pretty much unbreakable.

Nice I will definitely read this book, thanks for the link !!!  VCIF_ok

By small I mean before I had a MT-09 so 190kg and honestly for the torque of the engine, I found it too light and small packaged for my frame, I much prefer the stability the AT gives while riding and even with 20 less horsepower and 40 more kg, I ride much better than on the Yamaha !
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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2018, 15:17:55 »
OMG I would die with my 1m83 on such a small bike and no world travel with that thanks  ;D

Quote from Dan Walsh (having a little dig at Charlie and Euan ? ) :

"No-one ever came back from a round the world trip and said  - I wish I'd taken a bigger bike".

If you've not read Dan's book you really need to get hold of a copy  : https://www.amazon.co.uk/These-Days-that-Must-Happen/dp/1846053102

I loved watching the long way round, it motivated me to travel with a motorcycle, I'm not really the track motorcyclist type, but I agree, to do what they did with a 253Kg bike plus the insane amount of baggage and the front wheel being only a 19", is pretty crazy ! If I would do such stuff, I would buy a XT 600z Tenere, no electronic and pretty much unbreakable.

Nice I will definitely read this book, thanks for the link !!!  VCIF_ok

By small I mean before I had a MT-09 so 190kg and honestly for the torque of the engine, I found it too light and small packaged for my frame, I much prefer the stability the AT gives while riding and even with 20 less horsepower and 40 more kg, I ride much better than on the Yamaha !

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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #51 on: February 21, 2018, 15:38:42 »
OMG I would die with my 1m83 on such a small bike and no world travel with that thanks  ;D

Quote from Dan Walsh (having a little dig at Charlie and Euan ? ) :

"No-one ever came back from a round the world trip and said  - I wish I'd taken a bigger bike".

If you've not read Dan's book you really need to get hold of a copy  : https://www.amazon.co.uk/These-Days-that-Must-Happen/dp/1846053102

I loved watching the long way round, it motivated me to travel with a motorcycle, I'm not really the track motorcyclist type, but I agree, to do what they did with a 253Kg bike plus the insane amount of baggage and the front wheel being only a 19", is pretty crazy ! If I would do such stuff, I would buy a XT 600z Tenere, no electronic and pretty much unbreakable.

Nice I will definitely read this book, thanks for the link !!!  VCIF_ok

By small I mean before I had a MT-09 so 190kg and honestly for the torque of the engine, I found it too light and small packaged for my frame, I much prefer the stability the AT gives while riding and even with 20 less horsepower and 40 more kg, I ride much better than on the Yamaha !

It is not what you ride, it is how you ride it :)


Well I disagree, wouldn't take a HD XR1200 on a dirt road even though that motorcycle is lots of fun and I need torque otherwise I get bored to death !!!

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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2018, 21:44:15 »
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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2018, 12:00:22 »
Had a sit on the Adventure Sport last Thursday (pictures have been shared on the Facebook group). I like it! But with an stock price (DCT) of close to € 19.000,- it is very, very expensive...
But I honestly love this bike! It was positioned besides a 'standard' Africa Twin and not only the fuel tank is 'bigger', but also the front fairing looks wider; which should have a positive influence on wind & weather protection.

It is also remarkably taller. Even being 2,04m tall, I really misjudged how tall it actually is towards the normal CRF. Really pulled a leg...  ;D ;)





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Re: UPDATE: 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports!
« Reply #54 on: February 26, 2018, 13:00:40 »
some more months to wait before I can try it ...  :'(
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