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Old 01-11-2012, 12:43 PM   #1036
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Was it Honda Canada that decided to merge with the US importer?
I think this was Yamaha, not Honda.

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Old 01-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #1037
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I wouldn't mind checking into one of those left over Veraderos if I could get one to the states. Unfortunately it is easier to get a bike from Germany or Italy than Canada. The hard part is getting stationed there again. I'll be in Alaska the next three years so if there is a way, I'll find it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #1038
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I wouldn't mind checking into one of those left over Veraderos if I could get one to the states.
I would love to test ride a Veradero. I wanted Honda to import that bike and the Africa Twin back in the day. I even went as far as to write Honda of America and had a signature page with over two hundred other folks saying they would buy one if imported to the U.S., but Honda ignored us........ Hopefully Honda won't ignore the U.S. with the CrossTour.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:54 AM   #1039
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so the NC700X made it in the US but no show on the x-tour
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:21 AM   #1040
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It sounds like Honda isn't bringing into the US. That's a shame. It was top of my list for my next bike. I'll probably switch my primary focus to the Yamaha Super Tenere, I don't see anything else with shaft drive and a satisfactory dealer network.
I've been holding back on test rides of other bikes fully expecting the Honda to be an option. I didn't go to the NYC show since the main reason to suffer with the crowds was to see the XTour.

Oh well, now that I know the options, it'll be easier to decide which bike to buy.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #1041
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I've already given up on the Honda. I'm going to take a serious look at the Versys 1000.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:12 AM   #1042
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It sounds like Honda isn't bringing into the US. That's a shame. It was top of my list for my next bike. I'll probably switch my primary focus to the Yamaha Super Tenere, I don't see anything else with shaft drive and a satisfactory dealer network.
I've been holding back on test rides of other bikes fully expecting the Honda to be an option. I didn't go to the NYC show since the main reason to suffer with the crowds was to see the XTour.

Oh well, now that I know the options, it'll be easier to decide which bike to buy.
It hasn't been launched in Europe yet, and traditionally the US launch of bikes after that, so you might get it yet.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:47 PM   #1043
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It hasn't been launched in Europe yet, and traditionally the US launch of bikes after that, so you might get it yet.
Press introduction is scheduled for late February 2012. First bikes are expected at the (EU) Honda Agent late March / April 2012.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #1044
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I've already given up on the Honda. I'm going to take a serious look at the Versys 1000.
Me too, with a VFR, and two XR's in the garage no less.

I didn't think the big Versys was gonna come to the US though?
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:50 PM   #1045
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It seems that the US has a 'big' Vstrom as well? Not available in EU, due to exhaust emission regulations...

If yes, is that 'big' (I suppose 1.000 cc) Strom based on the new 650?
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:12 AM   #1046
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It seems that the US has a 'big' Vstrom as well? Not available in EU, due to exhaust emission regulations...

If yes, is that 'big' (I suppose 1.000 cc) Strom based on the new 650?
All we've seen so far is what's on the web site - it appears to be identical to the last year the 1000cc Strom was imported (2008?) with the addition of the Adventure model with bundled luggage and accessories.

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #1047
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Again... Fuel

@ All,

Got some information about the 2012 Honda model range. On the VFR1200F it says (without explaination) that "on the 2012 model, the fuel-mileage ratio is improved". I read: you get a better mileage on a 2012 VFR which leaves us with two options...

- They did something technical to improve the thirsty habbit of the VFR1200F;
- They increased the fuel capacity of the fuel tank which is very, very poor.

I hope it will be a combination between those to, which gives hoop for the fuel economy of the VFR1200X Crosstourer...

In about 3 weeks from now, we will know.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:06 AM   #1048
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Got some information about the 2012 Honda model range. On the VFR1200F it says (without explaination) that "on the 2012 model, the fuel-mileage ratio is improved". I read: you get a better mileage on a 2012 VFR which leaves us with two options...

- They did something technical to improve the thirsty habbit of the VFR1200F;
- They increased the fuel capacity of the fuel tank which is very, very poor.
Based upon the text "fuel-mileage ratio", I'd tend to think it's lesser fuel consumption that was the focus.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #1049
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The first video!




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Old 02-02-2012, 02:42 PM   #1050
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The first video!


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They seem to think it's OK.

Thanks for posting D
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