I had a similar experience on the triumph stand, sat on the TS and Tiger 1200, loved the seating position, ergos and just about everything else
Got approached by one of the girls on the stand who was really trying to get me to buy a 1200
I asked about the new Sport but she was very tight lipped
also sat on the new 1200 Scrambler, really nice apart from the really cheap looking and feeling switches
surprised for the price of them they didn't use the ones off the Sport or the TeX.
Like you Paullie I sat on the Africa twin and me at 6ft both feet were at least 2 inches of the ground - gawd knows how anyone under 6 ft 2 is able to reach the floor and ride it safely , seat weren't very comfy either
Got a Denali sound bomb which I fitted today - much louder and dealer tone than the OEM Sparrows fart