Took the bike out for it's first ride on the open highway today. Things about the bike I have noticed: distinct lack of plastic clutter on the bike around the tank and head lights. I like the uncluttered look, both from looking at the bike and from sitting on the bike, ie cockpit view. power is down on the Africa Twin, but the engine has way more character and has good torque. Fuel consumption is quite tidy while riding normally, thirsty when on the throttle. It is reading around 22km/L (about 52 miles to the US gallon). Range on a full tank is in excess of 450 km. That is perfect for me. The gear box is butter smooth. Was not expecting that. Even in first gear. The bike has a slight vibration buzz at 100km/hr but not at 95km/hr or below. The buzz might reduce or go away once the engine has been through its first service. The bike is surprisingly nimble. It reminds me a lot of riding the Honda VFR1200X but is a lot lighter and has way more character. I really like the look of the high front fender. Meeting up with a friend up the valley for breakfast this morning.