It has an automatic transmission, which is taking me awhile to get used to. It has two paddle-shifters for overriding when you want.
Question is, what would make a good review for this bike? I pinged ADVrider about it and they hooked me up with a guy in Petaluma, 90 minutes from here across the Golden Gate Bridge, who was a Honda test rider and is really good. He rode his Africa Twin from Banff to Colorado and Utah, through Moab and across Nevada. I'm gonna go film him putting it through its paces.
Also, Destry Abbott, the famous motocross racer, is up for an interview so I thought maybe I could see him race in a couple weekends and watch him try out the Africa Twin.