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Old 03-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #1231
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Can't see the 'novelty' in the Crosstourer either. I can see it in the new Tiger. And in the next year's liquid cooled GS.
Two Plugs, Have to disagree. I can't see any novelty neither in the Explorer nor in the LC GS.
Or do you count cruise, +400 cc or liquid cooling 'novelty'?
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:26 AM   #1232
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..... The Crosstourer is good, but not more- and no less than a VFR on high heels... ;)
I like them tall with high heels!!!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #1233
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Would be interesting to see Honda build an ST version of this as well...
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #1234
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Would be interesting to see Honda build an ST version of this as well...
drawings have been floating around for a year
http://www.latestbikesinfo.com/honda...pean-2013.html
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:18 AM   #1235
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Two Plugs, Have to disagree. I can't see any novelty neither in the Explorer nor in the LC GS.
Or do you count cruise, +400 cc or liquid cooling 'novelty'?
+1, the Tiger 1200 looks like a great bike, but there's nothing "ground-breaking" about it.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #1236
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...there is hope that Honda will make it...
http://www.moto-station.com/article1...n-danger-.html
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #1237
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Would be interesting to see Honda build an ST version of this as well...
Honda wanted to make a ST. They made this bike under duress.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #1238
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Saw two XTourers last weekend on a weekly bikers meeting. They bellong to some dealer, I think.

It's really small and slim in person. Very different from S10s, GSs, etc in style and proportions. It's good in a way that Honda is not trying to get in any style "club" or anything. In other way, it seems by far to be more roadie than it's direct competition. To each it's own, I guess. But I'll not judge a book by it's cover (nor it's spec sheet).

Overall looks like a well put together bike, screams Honda quality by every pore and has a sweet engine sound
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:24 PM   #1239
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Saw two XTourers last weekend on a weekly bikers meeting. They bellong to some dealer, I think.

It's really small and slim in person. Very different from S10s, GSs, etc in style and proportions. It's good in a way that Honda is not trying to get in any style "club" or anything. In other way, it seems by far to be more roadie than it's direct competition. To each it's own, I guess. But I'll not judge a book by it's cover (nor it's spec sheet).

Overall looks like a well put together bike, screams Honda quality by every pore and has a sweet engine sound
Can't wait to see it in person, sounds like it'll be a great all-rounder.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:39 PM   #1240
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Tourenfahrer magazine had Xtourer in a touring test.
They seem to like it.
Tank range 220-225 miles.
Very stabil at top speed, also with OEM top box & panniers.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:47 AM   #1241
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Well, I finally got to sit on the 1200 V4 CT today at the Tokyo Bike Show.

I thought they were supposed to be big?

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Old 03-24-2012, 03:23 AM   #1242
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Well, I finally got to sit on the 1200 V4 CT today at the Tokyo Bike Show.

I thought they were supposed to be big?

What do you guys eat?!?!?!?! I', 1,70m and I felt like a whimp trying to swing a leg over the crosstourer!!! It's a heavy heavy bike!
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:26 AM   #1243
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What do you guys eat?!?!?!?!
Mr. Dust, it's due to all those chemicals they put in beer nowadays.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #1244
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What do you guys eat?!?!?!?! I', 1,70m and I felt like a whimp trying to swing a leg over the crosstourer!!! It's a heavy heavy bike!
...congratulations, at 1.70m you are tall for Portuguese.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:38 AM   #1245
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...congratulations, at 1.70m you are tall for Portuguese.
I did not want to...
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