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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by erey, Dec 20, 2015.
thanks erey for share your experiences and fillings and answer all the questions
my pleasure. I understand how difficult it is to wait for this bike ;-) without enough information
Yes, TKC 80 for Moroco in April. I will not ride with a passenger ;-)
I will receive pannier rack for the soft bagages, top case bracket, headlight protector, tall Honda windscreen, Honda crashbars, aux lights, short levers.
AT feels more agile than 1190R.
For the seat, not sure that a cover will be enough. My feelings is that the densitiy is too high. Plus the end of the seat is too high.
Seat Concept could perhaps help on this.
Thanks for the idea. I was thinking about cuting the seat like this and replacing 2cms with better foam
Thank you. That's about the same as my DR650 with standard height Sargent Saddle and 1" (25mm) lower pegs. Here's hoping someone's After Market pegs will be a bit lower still.
I also think the foot pegs are kinda short. For example, on my BMW Sertao I replaced the stock pegs with TT Works pegs and happy with them. So, initially I assumed I'd definitely do the same on the AT. However, while sitting on the bike at the NY Motorcycle show, I realized that the pegs are positioned (aft<-->forward location) exactly where my legs go when feet on the ground. IMHO, short pegs are part of the reason for such a good ground reach on the AT. In other words, the short pegs help the bike stay narrow. I think longer pegs would mean that you have to spread your legs further while stationary, or risk hitting your shins quite often. Longer pegs would also somewhat reduce the ground reach. I am not saying you shouldn't upgrade the pegs, just keep their location in mind before you pull the trigger.
A wider platform, without additional length might be welcome.
To make a math, I would have to estimate many factors, making the result dubious.
I mean...can you just try to ride slow as possibile without clutch pulled and tell us your speedo reading.
My Tenere 660 is nice, but the minimum speed is approx 12 km/h, what I find is too fast for comfortably negotiating technical parts. My son's WR250 has minimum speed approx 6 km/h and gives the rider way beter control. When testing f8, the minimum speed was also 12 km/h.
I am curious for long time how the new AT performs in this aspect. The overall gearbox ratio is in theory much better than f8, but only test can tell. That's why I am asking.
Erey, how's the fuel injection mapping? Does she pull nicely at all rpms without any hesitations...i.e., any snatchiness?
Erey, what kind of rack are you getting for the soft baggage and who makes it? Do you have a link for it? I also prefer soft side cases and was wondering when, and what design racks will be available.
How bright is the solo low beam for road use? Enough that you don't feel the need to add auxiliary lighting?
Erey i have to admit that is one stunning bike. I like your comparison between 1199R and the AT, as I'm very close to change my S10 for more Off Road oriented bike.
Do you have any idea if there's a high, kind of rally style, seat available for the red/black bike. I'm 193cm and I love to have bigger distance pegs 2 seat. It makes the transition from seated 2 stand up position much easier.
Thanks a lot for the effort you're putting into this thread.
I want to know too , please !
I understand. I have the same problem. I think I will change the drive ratio. For me the AT is to long. Perhaps to help going more than 200 km/h
yes, enough. I will put aux lights just to be more visible by others.
OK, I've read through those threads and have answered my own question: It's cheaper to build w/o tubeless spokes. But that would be a major negative for me.
In Africa, BTW, there are dozens of tire repair shops along every route and deep in the bush. It's a low-barrier-to-entry business. I'm convinced that they scatter nails along the road to drum up activity.
Thanks. Honda provide a higher seat. Not a rally style. To be confirmed with pictures.
I order the Holan rack (Europe)