- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
G’day everyone. I’m in the market for a new adventure bike. I was planning on purchasing a Tenere 700 until my better half said that she also wants to join me on a ride every so often. Now I’ve changed my planning more towards a 2021 Africa Twin. Now I know the bikes are different in engine size and the Tenere is a better off road machine. Purchase price is also different.
I have not ridden adventure bikes in NZ before, so would like a bit of feedback on which bike would suit my situation better.I have a on and off road background. I plan on doing trips through the North and South Island and will probably only have a pillion 15% of the time.
Does the better half get any input into rear seat comfort? as that sounds like the deciding factor. It sounds like you both might need to go to the shops and sit on both to make the call.
If it was just you I’d say the T7 given your riding background.