Hi. I’m currently looking into getting an Africa twin 18/19 model and have a few q’s to more knowledgeable inmates. For the record, I’m 5’9” with a 29-30” inseam. I’m currently riding an s10, but find it too wide and lumpy on the loose stuff. 1. I’ve tried an AS with low seat and found the riding position a bit cramped (or not comfortable for me). Would I be able to reach the ground on an as with original seat in the low position? Dealers within reasonable distance from me doesn’t have the AS in stock or as demo. 2. I’ve been looking to as over base model mostly because of what I’ve read regarding the front suspension being way to soft. I’ve scoured the net and found about nothing with regards to updates to suspension on the base model in 18 or 19 other than someone said it was updated on the 18 model. Anyone able to confirm? I’m not expecting race bike performance suspension, but don’t like to look at the black stuff 2” from the front wheel just by touching the brake 3. I’ve got no problem reaching the ground on a base model with the seat in the high position. I’ve understood that reach with the smaller gas tank is relatively good as the bike is fairly frugal? The light bar and bash plate on the as is mostly cosmetic as I’ve understood, so engine protection would be a must regardless of version? The bike would be my only bike, used to commuting by highways, touring two up, twisties and as much gravel roads and trails I can squeeze in. Thoughts and insights to my dilemma?