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Old 11-12-2012, 04:55 AM   #79
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Originally Posted by kraven View Post
Yeah, same here. I like it too. Seems to make a lot of sense as an light adventure bike and commuter. It's a real punch in the nuts for strom, versys, etc. segment.

I think Honda is getting their product dialed in for our market in a big way.
Just noticed the X has a 20-litre tank (4.5 USA gallons, 0.7 reserve). That could produce DL650-like range.

I think the key will be how well the torque is managed, if they get that right it could make a big difference. I owned a 1998 Honda CB500, a perfectly good 500cc streatbike but it was peaky and only had 34ftlb torque. Honda are claiming a 'wide powerband' with same bore and stroke as their 600RR bike.

Also noticed adjustable screen and halogen headlight as standard.

Intriguing.

Luggage, centre-stand, touring screen as options.
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