Originally Posted by Hotmamaandme
The TA is very capable and will do just about anything and 2up is no issue
Iīve owned a total of 5 Africa Twins in the past. And I donīt question that statement, yes the Transalp is a proven bike, and almost equally capable compared to the AT.
But even though the OP doesnīt like the Suzuki DL650, thatīs actually the most capable two-up RTW-tourer in this class at the moment. It has more punch, more room, better headlights, brakes and handling than especially the 600 or 650 Transalp. And with the newer technology, itīs also more maintenance-free (valves with shims, check every 24000 kms) and probably more fuel-efficient as well, especially on the highway.
But this does not mean the XL600V would be a bad choice, and naturally you could get one a whole lot cheaper.