Just reading next months edition of this newspaper and they are doing a comparison review between the Crosstourer and the Africa twin. It takes up 4 pages if you include adverts, the forum is recommended so is rugged roads in the review so back handers there i guess.
Guess i'm wondering why do the comparison on bikes from different decades ? I suspect most people buying into this market would have previously at some point owned and Africa Twin and are willing to upgrade or try something different or newer.
he comparison just seems abit pointless if they want to go down that road then they could do the comparison between XL750 and AT again from different generations and i'm quite sure the people who owned the big XL's would have said the same things then about the technology going into the AT, bet they **** themselves when the CDI was introduced what would they have to do if it didn't start if they couldn't adjust the points. Same sort of scepticism as i'm reading on here by people moaning about it being electronic this and that which willl probably give very little problems or it that an excuse they use for jealousy on the fact that majority of people haven't got the disposable cash at the moment to buy what they want in the present climate........
Nobody in there right mind uses bikes this size and weight for overland trips, my local bikeclub a husband and wife club did i overland world trip 2 years ago for 12mths and used a 225 serow and dr600 some countries wouldn't let them bring there bike in they had to cross the boarder buy another bike then some months later pick there own bikes up on the return route. Who would leave a £13k bike in some farmers field for 6mths in an dodgy communist country.
The days of serious unreliability are long gone, even the worst brands for reliability like Ducati ( or AUDI as they are now) and Triumph have upped there game they've had to i know and accept there will always be the friday bike from time to time