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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 04:41 AM
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Posted By Tagati
I would like to add roads made of deep sand, and...

I would like to add roads made of deep sand, and roads made of mud, and roads that have patches of foot deep bull dust. For me that is "real world". Jumping 3 foot round log's, 89.5 deg hills, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Tagati
I think there is info out there, Just not...

I think there is info out there, Just not "official". And I am thinking that the bike we have seen is pretty much what will be on the floor. I mean you can see where they removed the indicators, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 02:57 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Ohhh first time using the multi quote. :evil Hey...

Ohhh first time using the multi quote. :evil Hey no hating I stopped posting here for a few years and only started again when this bike came up.



What do they say? Hi Performance, light weight,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Tagati
My rant for the day. We're idiots. ...

My rant for the day. We're idiots.

Honestly. Us motorbike riders were pretty dumb. The problem we have is the in built desire to put labels on things. I totally agree that there is a growing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Tagati
Sounds like a 990A to me. And the 990A was and...

Sounds like a 990A to me. And the 990A was and modernized 950A, And the 950A was kinda a ADV version of the 950SE.

So the TA is more like a SE than an AT and definitely not a GS. Kinda :deal :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Tagati
I have only ever seen one Starbucks. I went in...

I have only ever seen one Starbucks. I went in and got a huge coffee, I liked it, I shall be drinking many more when im in the USA next year. so sue me :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Tagati
Too road oriented. I wanted a 990. but held out...

Too road oriented. I wanted a 990. but held out when i found out it was being discontinued hoping for a dirtier bike. but the 1290 went the other way. which was a shame. I don't buy 2nd hand bikes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Tagati
Yeah totally serious. you don't need 50hp or even...

Yeah totally serious. you don't need 50hp or even 30hp. You don't even need a motor. But I want big HP its fun. if you want torque and flat power there is the 1200's already out there. If you want a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Tagati
All the A2 stuff is fine and well, but Honda...

All the A2 stuff is fine and well, but Honda already make bikes that fill that requirement. I think this bike is being promoted as a flagship model not so much a high volume model. And won't make the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Tagati
50hp is "enough" shit people ride bicycles around...

50hp is "enough" shit people ride bicycles around the world. But 100 or over would be fun. Hi torque motors are dull. And FWIW I think if you're after a low hp hi torque simple midweight bike you're...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Tagati
I agree 94 is too low. I'm after dick swinging...

I agree 94 is too low. I'm after dick swinging big numbers. I dont want a 1000cc KLR thanks :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Tagati
But the Honda will have 25hp more, and 100km...

But the Honda will have 25hp more, and 100km better range (GS) and better suspension, than the BM :deal shit might as well be the same bike :evil

And this is your idea of conservative :D I dont...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Tagati
I don't think there will be a road version, Honda...

I don't think there will be a road version, Honda already have there 1200 class adv bike. And Honda will be quite convinced its the best in the class. This will be a Jap 990 IMHO.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Tagati
There is another reason for having a big tank...

There is another reason for having a big tank that can't be shown in specs, stats, and maps. And I didn't work it out until I had a bike with a big tank myself. Traveling on a bike is about having...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Tagati
But it is a bad place to be putting a lot of...

But it is a bad place to be putting a lot of weight. Big tanks are the go. I like 400km at least from the tank then if I need more than collapsible container.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2014, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Tagati
I freaking love the idea of a car that drives...

I freaking love the idea of a car that drives itself to be honest. Get in the car, set the destination, and go to sleep, 8 hours later I wake up 800km from home. unload the bike, send the car home...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2014, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Tagati
LOL A lot more fail in this thread. I think Wiki...

LOL A lot more fail in this thread. I think Wiki is looking more trustworthy ATM :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Tagati
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda...

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_xrv750_02.htm
Says

Fuel Capacity

23 Litres / 6.1 gal

Reserve 5.1 Litres / 1.35 gal
Consumption average
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2014, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Wikipedia says Fuel capacity 23 L (5.1 imp...

Wikipedia says

Fuel capacity 23 L (5.1 imp gal; 6.1 US gal)
Fuel consumption 4.35 l/100 km (54 mpg)
That would give you 520Km (320 miles) on a tank
TBH I would be really surprised if...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2014, 03:42 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Awe shit OK. Ill do it. But if the pseudo...

Awe shit OK. Ill do it. But if the pseudo celebrity is anyone other than Eva Green, I'm going to need 2 bikes. I would share a bike seat with Eva Green. Anywhere. No seriously. ANY WHERE. Not to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-22-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Pretty much every ride. Put it this way My 630...

Pretty much every ride. Put it this way My 630 sat in the shed for a year until I could get the Safari tank. Because I had to carry a 5l fuel can to go on the local one day rides. stretches of 300k...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Ya know what. I have absolutely no real knowledge...

Ya know what. I have absolutely no real knowledge about this except this being about the 50th bike launch I have followed over the years, But I think your right. Solid info around the end of Dakar,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Tagati
A bigger tank would be good, here in Australia....

A bigger tank would be good, here in Australia. 400K range is considered the bare minimum. And even with 400k your still carrying extra fuel just in case of headwind etc. At the end of the day You...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 05:42 AM
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Posted By Tagati
I approve of these specs, You have my attention :D

I approve of these specs, You have my attention :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 01:21 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Yeah they seem to have gotten so close to...

Yeah they seem to have gotten so close to makinging what could have been an iconic bike with that CB500. Not the sort of bike I would want myself, But I can definitely see how a lot of people would....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-20-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Tagati
It won't be a simple bike I'm sorry to say (I'm...

It won't be a simple bike I'm sorry to say (I'm not really I love tech). you can see that from the photos. One thing that turned me off the old bikes was the acres and acres of plastic and how fat...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-20-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Tagati
:rofl Agree. I was thinking exactly that as I...

:rofl Agree. I was thinking exactly that as I read some of the comments
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Just out of interest I did a bit of a search on...

Just out of interest I did a bit of a search on doing Wheelies with a Rekluse. The people who use them say it's not a problem. So would it be any different with DCT? Doesn't the DCT ride kind of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Im kind of hoping that it comes with no manual...

Im kind of hoping that it comes with no manual option just so I can watch the fireworks here :lurk :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Tagati
I think your wrong about all aggressive riders...

I think your wrong about all aggressive riders wanting a clutch. I want what is fastest and best off road. But I won't write DCT off until I know more about it. Maybe I might have to change the way I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 01:23 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Oh I didn't even think about the Dakar. But...

Oh I didn't even think about the Dakar. But around the end of the Dakar would be an awesome time to put more info out if they're going for the "Born from the Dakar, Raised by your dreams" angle. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 01:18 AM
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Posted By Tagati
I was thinking about all the auto v manual talk...

I was thinking about all the auto v manual talk in here of late. And this is what I came up with. The sort of riding I myself do Is very long days on the bike, up to about 17 hours, over roads I have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Tagati
12-13-2014, 05:01 AM I wrote I'm...

12-13-2014, 05:01 AM I wrote



I'm telling ya. 16th Jan (ish) all will become clear. Ill also add to my prediction there will not be 2 versions (on road and off road)
:deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Tagati
most cars are auto in Australia too. A lot of the...

most cars are auto in Australia too. A lot of the semis are going that way as well. I didn't like auto semis until i drove one. Loved it. far better than a road ranger. I won't know if I would want...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Or maybe they just want to make a statement. They...

Or maybe they just want to make a statement. They have done that before. RC45 etc. But I think that trying to make bikes that appeal to the widest range of riders just makes for boring unfocused...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 02:55 AM
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Posted By Tagati
The first 3 days from my last RR (several years...

The first 3 days from my last RR (several years ago) might give you some info.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818767
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By Tagati
So that's what, 20 bikes? I kid, I kid :D

So that's what, 20 bikes?


I kid, I kid :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-13-2014, 02:45 AM
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Posted By Tagati
I like Ronbum77 I think I shall let him be my...

I like Ronbum77 I think I shall let him be my friend.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Tagati
OK everyone else has been making predictions so...

OK everyone else has been making predictions so here is mine. There was 5 weeks betwen vid one and 2. I predict vid 3 will surface in 5 weeks (16th Jan) and it will have some solid info. Vid 1 was...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-12-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Tagati
Noooooo its a Honda it will have Reliability...

Noooooo its a Honda it will have Reliability bubbles in the radiator. And lets face it nobody ever got set on fire from reliability. But it will have a excitement sensor that will switch the motor...
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