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Old 03-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #1246
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Alan Cathcart's riding impressions, available on Cyclenews.com presently...

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Old 03-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #1247
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Alan Cathcart's riding impressions, available on Cyclenews.com presently...

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Thanks for the link, excellent comprehensive review.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #1248
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Thanks from me too

Good read.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:12 AM   #1249
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WW Honda Crosstourer 1200 Forum

Hi All,

Discussed by the Admin & Moderator team of www.varadero-international.com we have decided, to open an International Honda Crosstourer Forum at VIF.

Every one is welcome to join in!

http://varaderoforumcom.h826747.serv...index.php?c=24
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:52 AM   #1250
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Well done that man.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:44 AM   #1251
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Got to sit on one this morning. Felt heavier than my Super Ten ('cos it is), but not top heavy, like the Triumph Explorer. Good packaging by Honda. Fit and finish is sublime. No demo bikes until mid April.

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:32 AM   #1252
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Short road test with a DCT CrossTourer

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Old 04-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #1253
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Looks like a prety easy bike to punt around.

The Europeans by all rights should really like this thing.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:03 AM   #1254
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The Europeans by all rights should really like this thing.
Oh we definitely do, but can't afford it!
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:56 AM   #1255
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There has been nothing that I can find coming from Honda North America about this coming here. I would very much like the opportunity to test ride one and compare with a Super Tenere. I don't want to wait until 2013. But I've got the itch for a new bike. From everything I've read it sounds like I'll be satisfied with the Super Tenere but it would be nice to compare. I believe the V4 would a bit better for my use.

I plan to give it until Americade. If there's no news from Honda by then I'll start talking prices with Yamaha dealers. The Givi Trekkers will swap right over to the ST from my Vee.

Big government has nothing on big corporations when it comes to making decisions and taking actions. Both are equally paralyzed by internal bureaucracy. The engineers design stuff and marketing sits on it to let it get stale. Honda has gotten stale over the past several years. This was one opportunity to prove they have an eye on the market.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:54 AM   #1256
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Budapest looks great!
Should be having a go on one next week hopefully.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #1257
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Another good video..

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Old 04-13-2012, 10:27 PM   #1258
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Nice promo.

I like this vid:



Appears to show that the big Honda handles quickish tar esses quite well. Didn't see any gravel-road wheelies tho.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:11 AM   #1259
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This one is nice too, similar terrain to above but shot from behind the 'bars.




Have to say, this thing is looking quite good.

I wish they had fitted electronic cruise (not just at top speed). I really don't understand why they wouldn't, when with ride by wire it is so easy ... and it appears they have full cruise control as a speed limiter anyway. (Except you have to hold the throttle pegged.)

Suppose it is the liability exposure.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:38 AM   #1260
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This one is nice too, similar terrain to above but shot from behind the 'bars.




Have to say, this thing is looking quite good.

I wish they had fitted electronic cruise (not just at top speed). I really don't understand why they wouldn't, when with ride by wire it is so easy ... and it appears they have full cruise control as a speed limiter anyway. (Except you have to hold the throttle pegged.)

Suppose it is the liability exposure.
Good thing there was no traffic, that rider was wide on way too many right handers. Could see he was playing catch up with the faster rider in front, the rider in front would pull away and leave the camera guy behind on every corner. Glad we didn't have to watch him plow that shiny new CrossTourer into that car.
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