As someone who prefers the BMW R1200GS to the R1200GSA and has ridden and enjoyed the base-model Africa Twin, I was skeptical of the Adventure Sports before I rode it. In my experience, adding weight and bold, new graphics doesn’t yield a better riding experience. Now, even though my time on the bike was limited, I understand the appeal. Compared to the base model, the L2 fits me better, provides added confidence when the terrain gets tricky, and looks absolutely fantastic. So perhaps the days of having one motorcycle to do everything are long behind us, but I struggle to name other bikes I would need in my garage if I owned an Africa Twin Adventure Sports, and in a lot of ways that’s the highest form of praise you can give a modern machine.