Agree, I had an Africa Twin for two years and 30,000 km loved it.2000 mile review....Just thought I would follow up. First off this Tenere website is superior to any Africa Twin website I have found. And there are MANY! The format, the content, the knowledge of members top notch. Probably why I keep coming back. I will start with the areas I believe the S10 better. For me anyways. The Tenere is a far better 2up bike. More torque, Bigger and roomier plus the suspension handles excess weight better. Much better interstate bike. In fairness though...I had my Tenere well set up for traveling. Bar risers, Air Hawk on the seat, Madstad bracket and touring windshield. All day in the saddle no problem with fatigue. 80 MPH flowing with traffic was very comfortable. Now onto the AT...
Honda went low budget on the suspension. It is too soft for 2up riding. I don't ride 2up on this bike so not a big issue for me. Even still the Kayabas on the S10 are better than the stock Showas on the AT. Standard AT which I have only has a 5 gallon gas tank. I was hoping for 50MPG but so far only 45MPG. Stock windscreen is okay but will need larger screen for cold weather or long interstate days. Power to weight ratio is very comparable. The AT has plenty of power. Acceleration is fine and even the smaller motor has enough for most even loaded. The Dunlop road tires that come stock are Terrible off road. The AT has the traction control adjustable on the fly which is nice. The ABS brakes can be shut off with the dash switch. I like that as well. When the road turns to dirt I think is where the AT is better. Lighter and more flickable. The AT is as much better off road. The S10 is better on road. My humble opinion anyways. Been riding 52 years and have owned over 60 bikes. I think they are both great bikes.
Now riding an S10 2018 ES, 27,500 km in 14 months and lovin it as well.
Africa Twin is better at gravel, S10 is a better highway cruiser.
It all depends on what you want to do with the bike
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