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Old 11-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by mrbreeze
Honda has a long history of showing concepts that never make it to production.
Don't be too hasty... Remember the last concept bike they released to production? I believe it was called the DN-01.



Oh snap. Never mind.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:53 PM   #32
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I think I'd rather have a F800GS or a V-strom.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:41 AM   #33
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Minus the funky bodywork and the V-tec this is the bike I've been hoping Honda would build for the last 15 years.
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:55 PM   #34
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Why are manufacturers today doing everything they can to prevent us in having a centerstand? From the looks of it, there is no way that it would fit in there.

Otherwise a great bike. VFR with comfortable sitting - almost a dream bike...
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:38 PM   #35
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It is on the Accessories list
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:09 AM   #36
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It is on the Accessories list
Oops, my bad.

Plus, I just realized that this is not a "general" Crossrunner thread, but a survey of US market. My apology to the OP.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:57 PM   #37
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I just saw this bike for the first time today. I know there has been a lot of a folk down playing this and the crosstourer, but for me, from what I am seeing this is a brilliant bike.
I have been caught in bike Purgatory for some time now. I loves me the race bikes, but after the 4 F's (FAT, FRIED FOOD, and FORTY) they just aren’t practical for me. The Sport-Tourers are big boats, and no fun around town. Sorry, but I am not going to take a $20K GS or Ducati up a logging trail and fuck it all up. So for me, they serve a make believe purpose much like that jacked up 4x4 you always see that never goes off road. Most Dual Sport bikes are way too heavy off road. The KTM 950 is not that great on the road either.
This bike seems to be a really good compromise. Upright riding position (a must,) torque of a V-Engine(don’t need to turn an inline 4 at 16kRPM,)Shaft drive, relatively light and flickable, accepts luggage well, and will go down that dirt or gravel road.
This is a subject to actually seeing the bike in person, but it looks promising!
PS… I’ll take black!
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:57 PM   #38
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Chain. But I like it anyway.

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:30 PM   #39
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Nope, but I would have bought this one in '02 if they had brought it to the States...



...and I'd still have it too...
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:43 PM   #40
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I'd buy one...

.....its the modern UJM.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #41
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The fact that it would appear to be relatively comfortable, has ABS, yes, I think I'd buy.

Really like the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000, sure wish Kawi could get their head around ABS bikes.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:03 PM   #42
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No definite price on it yet but a French website reports a price around 12,000 euros.
Make is $11,999 for US buyers... And I'll put down a deposit.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:16 PM   #43
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Count me in if Honda brings it to the US. Loved riding the VFR800 for about 30 minutes . . . . then started to feel very cramped with my old back.

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:58 PM   #44
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So basically Honda is building a BMW with UJM price and quality, They haven't exactly done bad with their renditions of another well known lifestyle motorcycle.

Like all other large "adventure" bikes, it may not really deliver on it's implied image, yet will most likely be an excellent all arounder. Cruisers and sportbikes will still unfortunately dominate the market here, but some folks are getting a clue.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:45 PM   #45
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I'll take it.
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