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Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By ferrix
If this new Crossrunner is like the curent...

If this new Crossrunner is like the curent Crossrunner (and it seems to be), its biggest problem is the riding position which is especially odd because Honda claim to set out to create a more ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By ferrix
Given the choice between more power, less weight...

Given the choice between more power, less weight or better suspension, I'll take the one that's not made in India :)
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,655
Posted By ferrix
More choice is always welcome but personally I...

More choice is always welcome but personally I detest underseat exhaust and I deeply mistrust Indian manufacturing so I think I'll pass on this one.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 142,249
Posted By ferrix
Yes, I think it works on the whole. You can...

Yes, I think it works on the whole. You can always produce some examples to the contrary but I think statistically we're having fewer casualties among the new riders than the US although I must admit...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 142,249
Posted By ferrix
That was probably too sensible an idea for our...

That was probably too sensible an idea for our legislators. But LAMS is not just a simple restriction of cc - yes, there is the limit of 650cc, but there is also power to weight ratio. In that sense...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 916
Views: 142,249
Posted By ferrix
Well we got screwed, didn't we? LAMS is all well...

Well we got screwed, didn't we? LAMS is all well and good, but why not bring the regular version as well?!? I actually seriously thought it could be just the bike for my modest needs - but not in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,622
Posted By ferrix
Very nice indeed, especially combined with that...

Very nice indeed, especially combined with that brown seat. I think that would be my choice if it was available!
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,622
Posted By ferrix
... sounds modern to me! :)

... sounds modern to me! :)
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,622
Posted By ferrix
To each their own, but I think that spring seat...

To each their own, but I think that spring seat (being old-fashioned) would look terrible on this modern frame!
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,622
Posted By ferrix
In fact it has been done - some nitwit sued HD...

In fact it has been done - some nitwit sued HD because it didn't offer ABS on the bike they bought... there was a bit of discussion on asphalt and rubber...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,622
Posted By ferrix
Not many people, that's why they compromised with...

Not many people, that's why they compromised with 3.3 gallon tank, rather than one gallon! Design of pretty much everything, but certainly of commercial mass produced items is an exercise in juggling...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,622
Posted By ferrix
Fair enough, so let me try to come up with some...

Fair enough, so let me try to come up with some advantages: yes, reduced weight is one. The weight diference between 3 gallons and say 5 gallons adds negligible burden for the engine to pull, but it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,622
Posted By ferrix
Luckily most of Australians live in a major city...

Luckily most of Australians live in a major city - apparently greater proportion than in any other nation that is not a city-state (like Singapore). I guess you're not in that majority... lucky you....
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 73,622
Posted By ferrix
Well, that's still better than a new Sportster,...

Well, that's still better than a new Sportster, isn't it? And there are plenty of them around.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 31,233
Posted By ferrix
I find it interesting that while this HD electric...

I find it interesting that while this HD electric bike generates lively discussion on Advrider, so far it didn't even warrant a mention on my local (but usually quite active) forum. This surprises me...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 31,233
Posted By ferrix
Yes, that is exactly where I am coming from....

Yes, that is exactly where I am coming from. Since EVs suck at long range work, the way to bring them in is not through high performance, high cost machines but through low cost commuters. Range...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 31,233
Posted By ferrix
I kind of feel there has been plenty of hype over...

I kind of feel there has been plenty of hype over the last 5 years or so, it's time to start showing results. And by results, I mean machines at least comparable in price and range to the existing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 31,233
Posted By ferrix
Except that they haven't. What they have at the...

Except that they haven't. What they have at the moment is by their own admission not a production bike but an experiment, a proof-of-concept intended to gauge the response. I wonder what sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,311
Posted By ferrix
I'm similar - 30 years or so of driving and...

I'm similar - 30 years or so of driving and riding manuals means I can seemingly shift without even being aware I'm doing it. It's only when I hop on my CVT scooter when I realise that not having to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,311
Posted By ferrix
which is precisely why it should not be entrusted...

which is precisely why it should not be entrusted to people
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,311
Posted By ferrix
Not entirely - it seems most of those...

Not entirely - it seems most of those transmissions will override your choices if they don't like what you're doing. But that's a minor point; overall I agree with you, Honda DCT in particular is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
Yes, and that's exactly why it should have...

Yes, and that's exactly why it should have storage space in the faux tank like the first of the NC series! I am not convinced their reclined riding position is ideal for a commuter either - sure it...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-25-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,844
Posted By ferrix
Well I guess I'm going to be the lone dissenter...

Well I guess I'm going to be the lone dissenter here because I think that square headlight is absolutely dreadful! Then again, maybe it's just me. I also hated square headlights on some Japanese UJMs...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 56,636
Posted By ferrix
I've had bikes from Thailand and cars from Korea...

I've had bikes from Thailand and cars from Korea that were solid and dependable, but as I said before (possibly even in this thread) there is noticeable difference in quality between bikes built in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 56,636
Posted By ferrix
another alternative

Well, here's another alternative in the 300cc range: Benelli BN-302 (http://benelli.com.au/bn-302/). Don't get too excited though because a) you probably won't see it in the States either, and b) it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
Well that is silly, no argument there. Honda...

Well that is silly, no argument there. Honda seems to think they can charge premium for novelty value when in fact it's the opposite - if they want riders to embrace anything new they need to foster...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
Even on a low powered bike it gets a lot easier...

Even on a low powered bike it gets a lot easier when you hit a slippery patch on the road. Water, sand, oil... Or do you think that only happens to 180hp bikes? Arguably it might happen to low...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
... I've been pretty positive about this bike,...

... I've been pretty positive about this bike, but there is one definite negative: it is PORKY. The figure I've seen is 245kg - that's 540lbs... that's heavier than CTX700D, heck, that's heavier than...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
I don't know for sure, but I would assume that in...

I don't know for sure, but I would assume that in common with other NC700/750 models the 'fuel tank' is in fact storage space, while actual fuel tank sits down low somewhere.


well... if this...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
Yes, clearly they've decided this is the...

Yes, clearly they've decided this is the direction they want to go. They might be right, too: consider the number of CVT-equipped scooters that are already out there, the number of cars with auto...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
What you're forgetting is that Asian market is...

What you're forgetting is that Asian market is where it's at - you really need to let go of the idea that American market is the most important one because in fact it is just a foot-note. A bike that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
They might not even bring it here because we are...

They might not even bring it here because we are a very conservative lot, and in any case they already have the Integra for those few weirdos who might be able to get past the stereotypes... To be...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
I think that helps. I am not at all repulsed by...

I think that helps. I am not at all repulsed by this bike either, and I also ride scooters... it might not be an accident. Honda continues to blur the lines between scooter and motorbike, in fact...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
Well I'd say that chopper riding experience +...

Well I'd say that chopper riding experience + auto transmission = new riding experience, because how many auto choppers can you name?
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 29,702
Posted By ferrix
I think it is quite interesting, to me it looks...

I think it is quite interesting, to me it looks like a DN-02: a bike where Honda applied lessons they learned from the disaster that was DN-01.

Styling aside, what were the main problems with...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 272,109
Posted By ferrix
why gunner

'Gunner'? Why did they call this model 'Gunner'? I don't see it.
Now, if they called it 'More-of-the-same'... yeah, I could see that.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By ferrix
So this is a Brutale with any pretense of...

So this is a Brutale with any pretense of practicality removed, and handling compromised by a wide tire. The first is not a problem as nobody with practicality on their list of priorities would...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,964
Views: 512,573
Posted By ferrix
No difference except for the badge - in Europe...

No difference except for the badge - in Europe (and our markets I guess) it's called MT, but in America it's called FZ, probably because they never had the other MT bikes over there.
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,400
Posted By ferrix
This is yet another bike aimed at India and other...

This is yet another bike aimed at India and other developing markets, Triumph is 1-uping 125cc's that rule over there :)
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 174,218
Posted By ferrix
To each their own, but it does nothing for me as...

To each their own, but it does nothing for me as they pretty much removed all traces of individuality of nineT and just made another generic and ugly custom based on boxer engine... Generic...
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