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Old 11-16-2011, 11:05 AM   #826
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I must be missing something here. Is this a bike without a clutch? Am I so out of the loop that Honda has gone to a clutchless system without me noticing it?
Electronic. New DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) that appeared on the VFR1200
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:17 AM   #827
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Electronic. New DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) that appeared on the VFR1200
Thank you. I am out of the loop. I had better take my out of touch self to my shop and install a steering damper on my Honda XRR and forget about commenting in a thread about new adventure bikes.

I need to improve my riding in deep sand and I've given up on the notion I will ever be comfortable in deep sand on my R12GSA. I don't think any of the shafty competitors in this market will do much better off highway than my GSA or even my '81 R80g/s.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:34 AM   #828
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DCT is an option.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #829
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Fellow inmates I've confirmed (from American Honda) that the new Cross Tourer is not coming to N. America or Canada. At least not this year as of present.

Apparently Honda doesn't think they can bring this bike to the U.S. and make enough profit.

Similar as with the Yamaha Super Tenere' with enough sqeaking those who may desire this motorcycle may "get the grease" if they were to let Honda hear their sqeals.

Just in case anyone would like to let Honda know their feelings, here is Honda's contact information:
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Motorcycle Division

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 2200
Torrance, CA 90509-2200
Mail stop: 100-4C-7B
Telephone: (866) 784-1870
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:57 PM   #830
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F Y I ...

Fellow inmates I've confirmed (from American Honda) that the new Cross Tourer is not coming to N. America or Canada. At least not this year as of present.

Apparently Honda doesn't think they can bring this bike to the U.S. and make enough profit.

Similar as with the Yamaha Super Tenere' with enough sqeaking those who may desire this motorcycle may "get the grease" if they were to let Honda hear their sqeals.

Just in case anyone would like to let Honda know their feelings, here is Honda's contact information:
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Motorcycle Division

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 2200
Torrance, CA 90509-2200
Mail stop: 100-4C-7B
Telephone: (866) 784-1870
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Just remember to tell Honda that you are prepared to pay what it's worth and transfer the money into a trust account so they believe it.
I think YAMAHA had to open a special factory in China just for the American Market.
Only kidding, they didn't really.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:00 PM   #831
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Is there a Honda email?
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:17 PM   #832
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Fellow inmates I've confirmed (from American Honda) that the new Cross Tourer is not coming to N. America or Canada. At least not this year as of present..
Just to checkpoint, exactly who did you talk to? And are you absolutely sure they weren't talking about the CrossRunner?

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Old 11-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #833
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F Y I ...

Fellow inmates I've confirmed (from American Honda) that the new Cross Tourer is not coming to N. America or Canada. At least not this year as of present.

Apparently Honda doesn't think they can bring this bike to the U.S. and make enough profit.

Similar as with the Yamaha Super Tenere' with enough sqeaking those who may desire this motorcycle may "get the grease" if they were to let Honda hear their sqeals.

Just in case anyone would like to let Honda know their feelings, here is Honda's contact information:
.

Motorcycle Division

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 2200
Torrance, CA 90509-2200
Mail stop: 100-4C-7B
Telephone: (866) 784-1870
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If this is true, Honda sure has their head up their ass! I'd be willing to wager they'll sell more CTs than VFRs.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:12 PM   #834
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Makes me glad I got the S10 and I am really happy that triumph stepped up to the plate.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:05 PM   #835
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Just to checkpoint, exactly who did you talk to? And are you absolutely sure they weren't talking about the CrossRunner?

- Mark
Mark, do you know something the Honda Representative I talked to today doesn't? If so please share. It would be nice if they were wrong.

If it makes you feel better I'll balance your check... as far as I can.
I can be sure what I heard come out of the Honda Motor Co. Inc. employee's Mouth.
I can be sure what model we were referencing.
I suppose I can not be sure what was in their head (was the person thinking about one thing and saying another?)
I believe the conversation was proper and appropriate and although I cannot verify their competency it is what I heard them say. In essence the bike will not be sold un the U.S. at present.

Also it was mentioned Honda does welcome feed-back, which could possibly change their perception of product demand.

Questions / requests regarding the 2012 VFR 1200 X Cross Tourer can be better answered here:

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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Torrance, CA 90509-2200
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Telephone: (866) 784-1870
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:18 PM   #836
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I wish the Triumph was a shaft.

Why did you go with chain?


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Makes me glad I got the S10 and I am really happy that triumph stepped up to the plate.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:22 PM   #837
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[QUOTE=GrahamD;17318086]Just remember to tell Honda that you are prepared to pay what it's worth and transfer the money into a trust account so they believe it.
I think YAMAHA had to open a special factory in China just for the American Market.
Only kidding, they didn't really. [/QUOTE

I did my part with honda, was told go fish, so another brand it will be.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:22 PM   #838
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Mark, do you know something the Honda Representative I talked to today doesn't? If so please share. It would be nice if they were wrong.
Lighten up. I was just asking who you talked to (which you still haven't really said - a "representative" could be virtually anyone) and whether there was any possibility of confusion with the CrossRunner - the two are confused all the time.

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:22 PM   #839
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I wish the Triumph was a shaft.

Why did you go with chain?
The Triumph 1200 is a shaft drive bike. The 800 is a chain.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:17 PM   #840
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What is the weight of this thing? I guess it'll be more than S10.
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