After 137,000 km I parted with my Varadero. I can’t tell you how much I loved that bike. The Varadero was amazing and it was not an easy decision to part ways with it, but I found it a new good home.
Two years ago I took the Africa Twin on a test ride and knew right away I had to buy one, it was the same with the Varadero. I want to take some new adventures and wanted a new bike to do it on and after the reading reviews, comparing bikes and especially after the test ride, I knew I had to get the Africa Twin. It was really just a matter of timing.
I finally broke down on January 31st 2019 and bought the AT. With all the snow and freezing temperatures, I haven’t actually taken physical possession of it yet and its still sitting on the show room floor.
Next will come the accessories, crash bars, lights, luggage racks. For now I’m only adding a center stand (surprised this is not standard) and I’ve also purchase more aggressive tires. I have to admit I was a little disappointed with the standard tires this bike came with, the are more of a street tire than an adventure tire, but I’m sure I will need them at some point (maybe for another Iron Butt ride).
Come on spring !!
Africa is a more racial, good choice:)
AFRICA TWIN. LEGEND IS ONLY ONE!
The Africa Twin – despite its size and weight – is easy and pleasant to drive. Off-road, the 21 ” front wheel and 220mm fork travel mean smooth swallowing of bumps, and when you go out onto the tarmac, you’ll appreciate steady handling even at high speeds.