Originally Posted by jeffs900s
Further proof that Honda has gone completely off the rails.
i don't think so. i've know about this bike for years in europe & wanted one.
in the US the only way to get proper fairing/screen protection, abs, shaft, luggage...a sport tourer is to buy a bike with a fire breathing 150 mph engine.
i want all those amenities but don't need a engine that big/fast/powerfull (i'd get myself in trouble way to fast). i own a strom to try to get to this but it's still laking in proper wind protection. there are alot of older riders (with $) who have the same mindset!!!
the deauville also has lower fairings as an option. would i buy one new, no. i'll wait and let someone else take the depreciation hit, but this bike is the sport tourer i've been waiting for. i can see the rental companies jumping all over this bike for their fleet.
is it premium priced? yes a bit, but then honda has moved themself up as the premium japanese mfg. they are going against bmw.