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Just test-rode a 2019 Africa Twin Adventure. The ostensible reason for this is that the 90 knee position on the CTX turns out to be painful for my reconstructed knee. I have forward pegs, but limited help. For some reason a more bent position causes me fewer issues.



Bottom line is that it seems a great bike. VS the ctx:
+ significantly more acceleration (25 more ponies, 200 lbs lighter)
+ more nimble
+ tall: I really like this. I can still flat-foot it (I'm 6'2"), but I enjoyed being up high. I could not swing my leg over the back end, I blame it on jeans being tighter than they should have (wearing woolens underneath, I had just spent an hour on the freeway at 38 degrees). Getting back on my CTX felt like sitting on a kid's bike.
+ electronics: many different levels for torque, power (how can they be changed independently, changing the power curve?), DCT braking, riding mode, etc.
+ tiny windscreen did the job


On the negative side:
- not sure I liked DCT. I thought I would, but it wasn't that seamless. Accelerating sometimes seemed to cause the engine to knock or lug. Downshifting w/ paddle first make the bike practically fly. I should add that I'm over 250, and also it's possible that some of the many settings would have improved this.
- front-end dive. Again, could probably adjust this. The shocks can be fully adjusted.
- twitchy throttle! My ctx twitches like crazy on bump roads in low gears. This bike was very twitchy just getting started. Don't know how it would behave on rough road, especially w/ the skinny throttle grips (use Kuryakns on my CTX).


Overall, not really sure, if it would be an upgrade. Getting back on the CTX for the ride home just seemed right. Hopped on and went, no muss, no fuss. Shifting no problem, took corners and onramps at speed, hit 90 when I wanted to.



I'll probably go back for another ride when the 2020's come in. Also, I'll be spending a few days on a 1200 GS in March.
 

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@LouisWu. If you have a chance test ride BMW S1000XR. I had a chance to take one out for a spin, I think it might fit your needs. I loved it.
 

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Just test-rode a 2019 Africa Twin Adventure. The ostensible reason for this is that the 90 knee position on the CTX turns out to be painful for my reconstructed knee. I have forward pegs, but limited help. For some reason a more bent position causes me fewer issues.
Experienced a little hip discomfort with the CTX at first. Broke down and added Kuryakin mini-floorboards per numerous suggestions on the forum. Angle is adjustable with the adaptors. In- expensive, at 6ft 1" they seem to have solved the problem. :)
 

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IS the twin only available in the DCT???
 

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Went back to the BMW dealer, rode a couple lightly used GS's, and pulled the trigger. In many ways it's not as comfortable of a bike as the CTX, but it certainly makes up for it in other ways. I would have preferred to keep both, but though my wife was surprisingly okay w/ me switching to a third bike in three years, she definitely is not up for keeping two.


Thanks for all the help over the last 2-1/2 years, this has been a great resource and community!


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Went back to the BMW dealer, rode a couple lightly used GS's, and pulled the trigger. In many ways it's not as comfortable of a bike as the CTX, but it certainly makes up for it in other ways. I would have preferred to keep both, but though my wife was surprisingly okay w/ me switching to a third bike in three years, she definitely is not up for keeping two.


Thanks for all the help over the last 2-1/2 years, this has been a great resource and community!


pete
Congrats on the new ride. But of course ...



:D :D :D
 

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I added the CTX. My favored ride is my 2014 GS Adventure. Both are great bikes. I’m hoping I can keep some miles off of my bmw by taking the CTX on longer trips when I don’t think I’ll have time to go off the tarmac.
It may be too late, but I’d consider keeping them both. Like any vehicle they are both dropping in value. I believe the CTX will not drop in value like the bmw will. BMW introduces a new model every four years which will hurt your resale.
Just a thought. They are both great bikes. Congrats on the new bike.


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It may be too late, but I’d consider keeping them both. Like any vehicle they are both dropping in value. I believe the CTX will not drop in value like the bmw will.
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I do miss that smooth V4 when tooling around town. However, keeping the peace in the house meant one had to go.

By the way, a prospective buyer for the CTX backed off saying that he’d found a “brand new” CTX Deluxe for $6900 here in MD.

Resale continues to go down.
 

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@LouisWu - You look great on your new cycle. Although it would look better in red. :)

It was great riding with you earlier this year to the PA 9/11 memorial while we were testing out routes for the July get together. Hopefully we can ride some more together this coming summer.
 
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