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So that's what suspension feels like...

I'm new to motorcycles and have previously only owned/ridden a sh!tty Chinese Honda clone and A Suzuki VanVan, neither of which would set the world alight. However, thanks to a contact in the motor trade, I picked up a 2016 Africa Twin on Saturday with the aim of maybe a few miles over the coming months while the Bobber is tucked away, storage over the winter with a small amount of prep before selling for a profit in the spring. Enduro/Touring bikes aren't my thing, so it's purely business

Thing is, I've kind of fallen for it. It's comfy, light and easy to maneuver, fast (not the same bottom end torque so still adjusting to the slow speed stuff), tall - so overtaking isn't planned quite so far in advance and boy does it howl when on the throttle, it sounds absolutely awesome, even with the standard set-up! I rode it home on wet roads and arrived dry and even forded a flooded road yesterday and didn't get a drop of water on me.

No way I'll ditch the bobber (not a singel person looked at me on the Honda - part of the reason not to own one) but I am smitten.

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As for suspensions.....
I thought I was quite the rider until I saw this guy on his bike while I was walking along the beach road in Da Nang today! Now that’s one serious suspension and rider!!
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That box is even bigger than the Touratech top box on the Honda! Tyres aren't even that flat.

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Try a BMW R1200GS if you get a chance. Fantastic machines for long distance
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Fantastic bike.
Enjoy!
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I recommend you try an MRA X-creen to reduce/eliminate buffering if you have any.
It’ll make the riding experience even more serene and enjoyable.
https://www.bikehps.com/acatalog/MRA...ml#aMRA_2dXCSA
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I have an MRA X-creen on my GSA 1200. It makes a big difference alone with handgrip cover extensions.
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Try a BMW R1200GS if you get a chance. Fantastic machines for long distance
This whole venture started to turn a quick profit, not spend even more money

If nothing else, this forum will empty your wallet
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I recommend you try an MRA X-creen to reduce/eliminate buffering if you have any.
It’ll make the riding experience even more serene and enjoyable.
https://www.bikehps.com/acatalog/MRA...ml#aMRA_2dXCSA
Aiming to spend as little as possible - I need to replace the hand guards, possibly add a centre stand and then a good, deep valet. Hopefully, that way I'll have some profit to spend on something else...possibly a C90 cub for customising

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