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Old 11-13-2012, 12:11 AM   #11819
stevh0
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Originally Posted by aikidimi View Post
I did...
Advantages of the Dero was:
- More space for 2 persons
- Tubeless tires
- More power
Advantages of the AT:
- Lighter and far easyer to handle
- Better in city traffic
- Better fuel consumption, range and economy in general
- Easyer to service
- More adventurus... better on dirt roads
- Far more reliable (i hade issues with Varadero with the HISS and with cut off engine and,,, and....)
- Timeless, cool and practikal design!

The Dero is a streetbike with some offroad look, fine for long travels on highways.
The XRV is for me (almost) the ultimate allround bike.

The 850-900 XRV with +20hp, 6 gears and tubeless spoked tires would be the perfect Africa Twin for me...

Aikidimi
On my second twin. I've ridden a couple of Deros and while the power is pretty much addictive, its a bigger pig than the twin. I love my twin and have made peace with the old engine design and lack of power on tar. Off the road shes plenty fast.

I just did a trip a week ago and managed 22.5km/l - 52mpg (I dont know how I did this!) Riding was pretty slow going 80-100km/h. So Interms of fuel consumption, the twin can be pretty light on fuel. The dero does about 25-30mpg.
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