I’ve been shopping for an ADV bike a while to take on winter commuter and long distance riding tasks. Had my heart pretty set on a Tiger 800, but they seem immune to depreciation. Well, I got a spam email from one of the local dealers Thursday that advertised new 2017 Honda Africa Twins right around the price point where I’d seen correct spec Tiger 800 usually listed (in well used form). When I found out they had them in red/white/blue, I called up and reserved first thing. Initial impressions are really good, it’s a massive bike, but it feels really does feel light when you’re moving.
I need to change my name, the last several things I’ve owned have not been beaters.