Africa Twin base Model or adventure sport

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Tvileren, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Janus9

    Janus9 Been here awhile

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    So are the major differences basically just larger fuel tank and more suspension travel?
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  2. pepebayeta

    pepebayeta Been here awhile

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    Basically, yep.
    There are some more differences. Among them, the not only longer forks, but different fork outer tubes.
    Which could by itself justify the choice.
    There are a lots of posts about it and a whole thread.
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  3. rob377

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    I recently picked up a 2018 ATAS. at 5'9" with a 30-31" inseam, I'm tip-toeing or 1-cheek-sneaking it with the seat in the low position, FWIW. Not too badly, though. The only time I really have any issue is walking the bike back, particularly if against an incline.
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  4. Mr.Black999

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    ATAS differences.
    Thicker upper forks with more travel increased spring rate and valving changes
    Rear shock with more travel and increased spring rate and valving changes
    Larger fuel tank
    Wider fairings
    Stainless steel rear rack
    Taller tinted wind screen
    Heated grips
    12v power outlet
    Wider rider foot pegs
    Larger skid plate
    Light bar
    Bar risers
    Taller flatter seat
    Longer thicker side stand
    White frame and silver swing arm

    I think that is everything.
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  5. Janus9

    Janus9 Been here awhile

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    With the fork issue of the anodizing wearing prematurely, does it matter if buying an AT vs ATAS?
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  6. Tvileren

    Tvileren Offroad Touring Club #888

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    I’ll wait until the specs of the new one have arrived anyways. Maybe even until the bike itself lands in Norway and gets prices down a bit
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  7. Fat Toney

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  8. yokesman

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    2018 n later foot peg mounts went to steel tube and larger pin dia.
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  9. smalls78

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    So I fell in love with the Africa Twin ergonomics and now am heavily deciding on one. I'm going to piggy back on this thread because the OP started a good one (thanks OP).

    I don't give a sh*t about waiting for the next big thing. Really don't care for the ATAS, rather just the ol' base AT is probably fine with me. My only concern is buying now, then later finding out the new AT has cruise control (2018+ has throttle by wire, so CC should be next). What do ya'll think? Cruise control on the way? I like me some cruise control.
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  10. Fat Toney

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    Like the Kaoka...not cruise control but works pretty good.

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  11. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    "it's a better mile muncha if you spend lots of time on the motorways." Um, ... there are gas stations everywhere on the motorways. Out in the middle of the boonies however ...

    You don't need the range on the motorways; gas petrol stations are everywhere.

    I fill up when the reserve light comes on. 200- 220 ish miles is about right.
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  12. smalls78

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    I’m going to look at a black 2018 manual tomorrow.
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  13. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    May I be the first to say congratulations on your new steed? :lol3
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  14. twinrider

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    So you do give a shit, and rightly so. Honda is losing sales by not including cruise in a class where all the competitors have it, so I'd be surprised if they didn't, but they didn't add it on the '18 ATAS so who knows....
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  15. smalls78

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    I stand corrected, I do kinda give a shit. Cruise is cool. If the AT would have had it a year ago I’d be on this thread as an owner. It’s a major component why I didn’t pursue it over a year ago.
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  16. twinrider

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    Yeah, I didn't have it on my AT and love it on my Super Tenere. Broke my right hand a few years back and CC makes a big difference in comfort. It's strange how Honda is holding out on adding it to its higher end models considering it costs next to nothing to do that on TBW bikes. Yamaha has it on a number of its bikes.
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  17. Tvileren

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    You’re quite welcome
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  18. Tvileren

    Tvileren Offroad Touring Club #888

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    I feel it’s strange to not include CC, as you said it’s nearly free

    I haven’t got it on ‘12 s10 but would love it on those boring highway transports.
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  19. twinrider

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    Yep, I don’t understand wth they’re thinking.,
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  20. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    My guess is that it was Hondas effort to keep the bike simple. It's not a big deal for me. I'll eventually put a throttle lock on, but a leather strap or o-ring has worked for me. Alot of guys gripe about this, and I'm thinking it'll probably be a feature in the future.
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