At every intersection, fuel stop, or pull-in, our heads are buried in the dash of the 2019 Africa Twin, looking for a more aggressive throttle setting, manual mode on the transmission, gravel mode, or the button to turn the ABS off. It’s fantastic to have such adaptability in modern bikes, but it sure does result in a lot of time scrolling through menus. Meanwhile I was hopping the analog machine over curbs and amusing myself with brake slides. For sure, when we had the system understood, it was much faster to get the new AT into the setting you wanted, but you still had to reset a few things, like ABS and manual gearshift mode, every time you restarted the motor. On the road it was a minor niggle; off road, where we were stopping more frequently for gates and map checks, it became pretty irritating. Stop. Engage parking brake. Stand down. Switch off. Switch on. Stand back up. Release parking brake. Select drive. Select manual mode. Turn rear ABS back off. Pull away.