Its not a proper big trail bike like f.e. the BMW 1200 GS(A). Its not a proper 'GT' or sportsbike like the VFR. Its not a proper tourer like the ST1300.
The CrossTourer has been presented by Honda (I have been present at the official press presentation after all in Spain, earlier this year) as a 'new kind' of bike, developed on the crosssection of sportstourer and bigtrailbike.
In 'cars' term: A cross-over. Yes, I also think the CT will suit many people. But the question is... again... are people waiting for 'a crossover' to persuade them to buy?
Despite the fact that my early negative impressions about this bike have turned into positive, I don't think so.
But everyone thought that the Yamaha TDM 850 was a bid odd too when it was revealed about 25 years ago. Nowadays its one of the longest running models in the Yamaha display... and fairly popular too.
Bernard 'Two Plugs', NL
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