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post #1 of 19 Old 03-19-2017, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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2017 V-Strom 650 vs AFRICA TWIN !

2017 V-Strom 650 vs AFRICA TWIN ! ........are you MAD ?


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Agreed with some of the comments, but I would expect the AT to be vastly superior off-road, mainly because of the ground clearance and suspension. That and 30L tanks are about to hit the market for the AT.

AT weights 511lbs, Wee weights 470lbs. Either one can be lifted up by a single person, using the appropriate technique.

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Have you actually ridden the Africa Twin?
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Agreed with some of the comments, but I would expect the AT to be vastly superior off-road, mainly because of the ground clearance and suspension. That and 30L tanks are about to hit the market for the AT.

AT weights 511lbs, Wee weights 470lbs. Either one can be lifted up by a single person, using the appropriate technique.

Nice videos, what camera do you use? Chest mount?

thx, use a head mount on helmet, but positioned in the best spot i could find......using a go pro
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Don't know about the newer Wee's but my 04 Wee weighed right about 500 pounds on the public scale when I got it. Same as my 800 ST BMW.
Start adding Farkles and your perhaps fat ass and things may equal out.
The AT is quite nice looking out of the showroom. Good fit and finish. But, hey, it's a Honda.

AF has more power and torque than the 650? This guy is a master of the bleeding obvious!
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Have you actually ridden the Africa Twin?
have you actually seen one in showrooms? there are none, if you want one you need a special order. And then how many people who ordered manual were hoaxed into agreeing to take delivery of DCT after several month wait.

Here is another AT review (be tolerant of goofy introduction). The guy is actually owner of AT and 2014 Vee2, which he most definitely taken both off road:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMILVr42zR4


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have you actually seen one in showrooms? there are none, if you want one you need a special order. And then how many people who ordered manual were hoaxed into agreeing to take delivery of DCT after several month wait.
There is one in Stubbs Cycles showroom in Houston for sale.......

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I must have imagined the AT I sat on and slobbered all over here at my local dealer, or are you just referring to a 2017?

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I must have imagined the AT I sat on and slobbered all over here at my local dealer, or are you just referring to a 2017?
I wasn't looking for one specifically but no, there are none in surrounding stealerships.
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have you actually seen one in showrooms? there are none, if you want one you need a special order. And then how many people who ordered manual were hoaxed into agreeing to take delivery of DCT after several month wait.

Here is another AT review (be tolerant of goofy introduction). The guy is actually owner of AT and 2014 Vee2, which he most definitely taken both off road:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMILVr42zR4

Nice credible review from a rider who demonstrates that he knows what he's talking about.
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