Kawasaki Versys 1000 VS Honda Africa Twin VS BMW F850GS ADV: Which is Better for You?

Kawasaki Versys 1000 VS Honda Africa Twin VS BMW F850GS ADV: Which is Better for You?
In fact, the three motorcycles have different positioning groups and different usage scenarios, so riders must first have a certain understanding. Kawasaki Versys 1000 is a multi-purpose touring motorcycle. It is the same positioning as BMW S1000XR, and they are competitors with each other.

Versys 1000 has no off-road capability. Simply put, the design concept is a four-cylinder street bike that can go for a journey. It has been specially designed for long-distance travel, such as increased ground clearance, heightened handlebars to stretch the sitting position, large front windshield to block airflow, lengthened front and rear suspension strokes, increased fuel tank capacity, and three additional boxes Improve luggage carrying capacity and more. These designs not only allow the motorcycle to retain the athletic ability of some four-cylinder street motorbikes, but also adapt to the needs of long-distance paved roads.

This motorcycle is equipped with the same engine as the Kawasaki Z1000, with a displacement of 1043cc and a liquid-cooled parallel four-cylinder, but the maximum power and torque have been reduced to 83.8KW/8900 rpm and 99.9NM/6500 rpm. The revs have also been lowered accordingly for more manageable power. The low torque is stronger and the force point is earlier to meet the needs of long-distance travel.

The configuration is of course good, aluminum alloy dual spar frame, high-performance tires and brake suspension system, electronic system includes Bosch 6-axis inertial measurement unit, KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function), KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System), Power Mode (power mode selection), Cruise Control (electronic cruise control), etc., which can be described as armed to the teeth.

Honda Africa Twin, the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports, is a relatively pure hard-core ADV just like BMW's F850GS ADV. What is a hardcore ADV? It is an adventure motorcycle that is second only to professional rally motorcycles in off-road capability. It can take you to places where the car can't go and see the scenery that others can't see. It is trivial to cross a bad road, and a road can be found where there is no road.

If you are a high-end off-road player with a wild play style, the Honda Africa Twin and BMW F850GS ADV are both worth considering. They all have hard skills, and they can go down a bad road and go at high speed. Although the electronic auxiliary equipment is not as dazzling as the Kawasaki Versys 1000, it is also equipped with practical configurations such as ABS, tracking control, multiple power modes, etc.; the power also meets the needs of high-speed cruise. Of course, the Honda Africa Twin is a lot more expensive than the BMW F850GS ADV. These two motorcycles are good. The only difference is that the BMW F850GS ADV provides more options and modifications, and of course the price is also very different. The top-of-the-line BMW F850GS ADV isn't much cheaper than the standard Honda Africa Twin.

Well, that's a question of how you plan to play. You have to decide for yourself how you want to "play" before you can find a model that suits you. Basically, if you reach the level of Honda Africa Twin and BMW F850GS ADV, choosing one that is more suitable for your own personality and hobbie may be the core.


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