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Old 11-16-2011, 10:24 PM   #841
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What is the weight of this thing? I guess it'll be more than S10.
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275Kg Manual

285Kg DCT version
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:25 AM   #842
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Jeeez...Adv bikes are slowly but surely moving into +300kg class bikes. Anways, this one is going to be an Autobahn Adv bike...


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Old 11-17-2011, 01:27 AM   #843
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Jeeez...Adv bikes are slowly but surely moving into +300kg class bikes. Anways, this one is going to be an Autobahn Adv bike...
I hope it stops about where it is. But on the other hand there is talk of pushing on up to 1300cc.

At this rate I can see 1500cc as the new black in a few years.

I hope the 700-900 area fills out once all the manufacturers have settled down a bit.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:25 PM   #844
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What's the suspension travel on this beast ???
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:37 AM   #845
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Jeeez...Adv bikes are slowly but surely moving into +300kg class bikes. Anways, this one is going to be an Autobahn Adv bike...


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it's 1kg lighter than the existing Varadero.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:13 AM   #846
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Not bad when you take into account the shaft drive and capacity bump. Smaller tank though (i think).
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:39 AM   #847
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It's just sad that we have 57 pages about this bike an at the end it won't be sold in U.S.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:15 AM   #848
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I won't mention Varadero... owners are as sensitive as GS crowd it's enough to mention weight to get smacked.

Why there is so much hype about bikes, not sold in US? I mean - without even testride?
I agree - it is unfair, but...
Do you really see queues for new Crosstourer or Crossdresser (sorry - crossrunner), Hornet 1000 etc.?
Last time Honda brought Hornet to use bikes that was bestseller in Europe got downed by mags review and only lazy did not call it names. This situation repeating itself time after time.
You are people, who shaping market. I don't blame anyone, but it is reality. And it's no charity - manufacturers are in for money, not praise. It's shame that big bunch of great motorcyclists suffers from being outweight by other bunch, but it is reality.
And believe me - if you try many of mentioned over last years Europe-only bikes you may be disappointed because of different roads, habits etc.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:39 PM   #849
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Once you've been shafted there is no going back to a chain.
Amen that, brother.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:22 PM   #850
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I went back to chain. The only reason I don't regret it: the bike's 20 years newer.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:32 AM   #851
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I went back to chain. The only reason I don't regret it: the bike's 20 years newer.
I've got both: a shaft bike and a chain bike. They both have their ups and downs. The comparison is valuable only if you compare 2 bikes in the same 'class': one with- and one without shaft. I like both.

You can not compare f.e. a chain driven Honda XL700V Transalp with an shaft driven XTZ1200 S10.

Personally I was very fond of the belt drive on the Buell Uly. But that is an different story indeed...
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:32 AM   #852
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i rang honda aus today they said the crosstour will be comeing to OZ next year :)
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:24 AM   #853
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i rang honda aus today they said the crosstour will be comeing to OZ next year :)
Wonder what the price difference between the three new contenders will be?

Good times in Aus.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:44 AM   #854
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im sure it be mid 20,s that you think?

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Wonder what the price difference between the three new contenders will be?

Good times in Aus.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:36 AM   #855
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im sure it be mid 20,s that you think?
Possibly low 20's, Depends how the Tiger is placed.

Hate to see it in the ripp-off zone though.
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