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Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 84,120
Posted By MrKiwi
or more correctly 'recreational off-highway...

or more correctly 'recreational off-highway vehicles' as defined by the American Standard ANSI/ROHVA - 2014. But otherwise known as side by sides. :deal

end of hi-jack :lol3
Forum: Photos Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 137,518
Posted By MrKiwi
over 100,000 miles bought new in 2013, that is...

over 100,000 miles bought new in 2013, that is some riding! :eek1 Awesome.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
yep that's probably right. Didn't mean to imply...

yep that's probably right. Didn't mean to imply it is close to the 690, but it is on that side of the 800s as opposed to being between the 800s and the bigger bikes weight wise.

Time will tell.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
I'm not sure I agree. I am expecting this bike to...

I'm not sure I agree. I am expecting this bike to fit in between the KTM 690 and the current gaggle of 800cc bikes both weight wise and tendency towards dirt friendly, at least in manual form. It...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 84,120
Posted By MrKiwi
bugger! This is more gripping than a soap...

bugger!

This is more gripping than a soap opera (and far more entertaining).

Hope this is sorted soon...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By MrKiwi
:lurk :clap

:lurk

:clap
Forum: Americas 07-03-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By MrKiwi
:lurk - this should be good, in.

:lurk - this should be good, in.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 84,120
Posted By MrKiwi
Epic adventure...:D

Epic adventure...:D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,349
Posted By MrKiwi
photos good, but also really enjoying the vids......

photos good, but also really enjoying the vids...

Great so far.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,220
Posted By MrKiwi
something to look forward to :jkam

something to look forward to :jkam
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
Me, overweight, tall but draw the line at jandals...

Me, overweight, tall but draw the line at jandals (flip flops) over socks. Who does that :eek1:eek1:eek1

But then I have always looked forward to the AT... :wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
My view, based on what Honda has said, and based...

My view, based on what Honda has said, and based on some 'solid rumours' I am expecting a version of the bike with 21 inch front, 18 inch rear wheels, manual form to be about 200-210 kgs wet. This...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
Yes, that is what I have been saying. The current...

Yes, that is what I have been saying. The current Honda mix are not 50/50 bikes, they are 80/20 by and large. The AT will be closer to the dual sport end of the spectrum, but will not be a dual...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
I don't agree. I am expecting one of the...

I don't agree. I am expecting one of the versions to be a 50/50 adventure touring bike, as in 50 paved / 50 unpaved road capable.

Those thinking will be a dual sport like the KTM 690 will be...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 84,120
Posted By MrKiwi
This is one fo the routes I have planned should I...

This is one fo the routes I have planned should I ever make it to the USA... :1drink
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks for that:clap, I'm always interested in...

Thanks for that:clap, I'm always interested in good alternatives, and that route was my second pick. I'm likely only to be able to do one given other commitments I have. I would be delighted to get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
I hope I'm right too! The AT is exactly the bike...

I hope I'm right too! The AT is exactly the bike I would like to ride my dream trip on, which is the continental divide of the USA, plus Canada and the top of the world highway through to Alaska and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
:lol3 it depends what you want to go around the...

:lol3 it depends what you want to go around the world on. The AT will come in manual form and I am expecting the base manual form model to be around 200-210 Kgs wet. The 21 inch front and 18 inch...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
No one has been duped yet. Honda said...

No one has been duped yet.

Honda said they will bring an around the world adventure bike to the market. They will be.

Not a dual sport. Not a plated dirt bike.

An adventure bike,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
exactly

exactly
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
this bike will hit paved roads, eat up the slab,...

this bike will hit paved roads, eat up the slab, so when we get to the start of unpaved roads we can turn off the drab slab and go adventuring...:evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
err... say what? :eek1:eek1:eek1 Not even...

err... say what? :eek1:eek1:eek1

Not even close:deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
Do I need to pipe up again...:evil

Do I need to pipe up again...:evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
Lighting is a combination of source and lens...

Lighting is a combination of source and lens shape (ability to spread). Modern lighting and size is no longer correlated, it is source and spread. LED and laser technology is where it is heading and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
I formed this view from reading a lot of the ride...

I formed this view from reading a lot of the ride reports on this here very website :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
Now I definitely need whatever it is you're on...

Now I definitely need whatever it is you're on :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
I was bored and feeling bitchy... :evil

I was bored and feeling bitchy... :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
With modern light technology small and poor...

With modern light technology small and poor performance are not longer correlated.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
Just to be pedantic (or is that bitchy...

Just to be pedantic (or is that bitchy :evil:lol3), exactly is just that, exactly with not an iota of difference.

Essence is alike, but not exactly.

but yes, they are essentially...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
any bike will take you around the world...

any bike will take you around the world...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,711
Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks for the RR. I can relate to the...

Thanks for the RR.

I can relate to the difference of riding alone versus with your better half. My wife does not ride her own bike, she rides on the back of mine. I took the step of connecting...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 84,120
Posted By MrKiwi
you tell him...:deal oh you just did :lol3

you tell him...:deal oh you just did :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
Should know soon enough if it is...

Should know soon enough if it is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
The Tiger 800XC is not bad. I previously owned a...

The Tiger 800XC is not bad. I previously owned a Tiger 955i (the last model year) and I loved the motor. Hopeless on gravel though, way too top heavy. Was a great paved touring bike, albeit a tad...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
really people, calling the AT a tall sports...

really people, calling the AT a tall sports touring bike. Can I have some of what you're on please, no second thoughts don't.

A sports touring bike is a completely different genre to an adventure...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
yeah I know. :D

yeah I know. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
No, you're wrong...:eek1:lol3 (IMHO)

No, you're wrong...:eek1:lol3 (IMHO)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
No :eek1:deal:lol3

No :eek1:deal:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
ha ha ha - maybe they've been reading this thread...

ha ha ha - maybe they've been reading this thread and thought 'what the hell? They're pissed off already so why not tease them some more?':evil

Maybe, but maybe not :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 401,959
Posted By MrKiwi
errr, yes :eek1

errr, yes :eek1
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