Hey Greg, I agree with the"t oo heavy for me" statement. I went from the Super Tenere down to a 650 Vstrom. The Vstrom is almost as boring as the NC and that's why i like it! (Joke) . I believe I could go up to an 800 (maybe 1000cc depending on the bike) in size and be very happy. I put 45,000 trouble free miles on the S10 but it was very heavy!If the Africa Twin is intended for riding where there is no road, it is simply too heavy, and produces unnecessary power (for me, anyway). A half size version would interest me much more. Even the rumored 850cc seems too large.
I understand the appeal of cruise control, but I have cruise on my ‘Wing and might use it only 5% of the time I ride it.
And you've been kind enough to pass that along, it was on your recommendation that I looked into a Tutoro and I've had one on my NC for years now, great product that I recommend to anyone with a chainOne of the best things I ever learned from our navy friend, Fuzzy, is the Tutoro chain oiler. The rear rim still needs cleaning, but the oiler sure cuts down to time spent on the chain.