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    AT and ATAS road test, any thoughts
    on: Aug 22, 2020, 09.27 pm
    Aug 22, 2020, 09.27 pm
    I’m looking to take a new 2020 Africa Twin DCT followed by the Africa Twin Adventure Sport ES for a test ride next week and just wondered if anyone on here has ridden or owns either model and what their thoughts where regarding them.  :028:

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    Re: AT and ATAS road test, any thoughts
    Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2020, 02.28 pm
    Aug 23, 2020, 02.28 pm
    I demo'd the manual Adventure (CRF1000) last summer, I know it's not the newest engine etc but is probably physically very similar. Nice bike but I found it too 'squidgy' and 'boingy' for me. For a road bike. I wouldn't go off-road hardly ever on one but I was curious about them. Very tall as well, too tall for me. You can get lower seats though. I would definitely go and try one. Quite different IMHO.

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    Re: AT and ATAS road test, any thoughts
    Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2020, 09.40 pm
    Aug 23, 2020, 09.40 pm
    Hi Dave, i too rode a 1000 AT from Grantham, left me cold, be interested to know what you think of the 1100.

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    Re: AT and ATAS road test, any thoughts
    Reply #3 on: Aug 27, 2020, 05.38 am
    Aug 27, 2020, 05.38 am
    Hi Dave, have you ridden the new AT yet? Are you considering one?

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    Re: AT and ATAS road test, any thoughts
    Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2020, 09.30 am
    Aug 27, 2020, 09.30 am
    *Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
    Hi Dave, have you ridden the new AT yet? Are you considering one?

    Hi Paul. No not yet, was planning to yesterday (Wednesday) but wasn’t able to so fingers crossed for sometime next week.
    I’ll certainly post my thoughts afterwards.
    As to changing, I’m just really exploring options at present Paul. My priorities are for something lighter while retaining a DCT box which obviously greatly limits my options. I’ve always liked the looks of the AT especially the ATAS. Now that they’ve launched the newer version which is lighter and lower I find getting on and off a whole lot easier by comparison to the older model.
    They are ridiculously expensive though so if I do decide to change I think I’ll wait for an ex demo one or a secondhand one, but that all depends on the test ride and whether I get on with one.

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    Re: AT and ATAS road test, any thoughts
    Reply #5 on: Aug 27, 2020, 09.57 am
    Aug 27, 2020, 09.57 am
    Ok mate.
    I do like the look of the new ATAS and DCT is a real bonus. My requirements may change soon as Paula has said that her touring days maybe coming to an end ( I really do hope not). Something with 100BHP May be an option if that’s the case but as you say, it’s expensive, I actually think it’s massively overpriced. GS 1250 money for a sub 100BHP bike. New top spec Tiger GT 900 is 12k.

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    Re: AT and ATAS road test, any thoughts
    Reply #6 on: Aug 27, 2020, 10.34 am
    Aug 27, 2020, 10.34 am
    Sorry to hear Paula’s touring days may be coming to and end mate, as you say, hopefully not just yet.
    As far as the ridiculous pricing of the AT’s are concerned I think that’s down to most bikes being sold on PCP, as prospective PCP owners tend to “overlook” the full price giving manufacturers the opportunity to overprice.
    Must be honest Paul I’ve not looked at the new Tiger so just might take a ride over to Webb’s in Peterborough to take a look and a test ride if possible.
    The other thing I’m loath to part with is shaft drive ☹️ but that then totally negates my choices.
    Bottom line is I absolutely love the CT, every time I go for a ride I thoroughly enjoy it, I just find that on occasions I find the weight intimidating which will only get worse with age. It’s not screamingly urgent that I change now I’m just thinking ahead, probably too far ahead....!

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    Re: AT and ATAS road test, any thoughts
    Reply #7 on: Aug 27, 2020, 12.47 pm
    Aug 27, 2020, 12.47 pm
    Similar situation mate, CTs all bought and paid for but last few years I’ve changed at 3 years. If Honda had a new CT I’m guessing I’d have another but that isn’t going to happen. Really fancy a change more than need one. Top of current list is the GS or Tiger 1200. Such a shame Yamaha don’t have a new Super Ten.
    Need to sit tight for the time being due to a bit of uncertainty at work.
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