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Old 11-08-2011, 07:02 AM   #136
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I'm getting a vile BMW X3-SUV kind of taste in my mouth now. It looks like a duck, probably quacks like a duck, but would probably sink like a brick when it comes near water. You don't build a tourer with such crappy mileage, in the case of the Cross Tourer.

Still dreaming of a new proper AT, but hopes are bleak.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:29 AM   #137
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Nothing says Honda like this thing does.

Wasn't there a Honda Has Lost It's Way thread somewhere. I think this bike needs to be added to it to prove the point.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:38 AM   #138
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:39 AM   #139
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ALL THESE PICS OF NEW HONDA BIKES IS MAKING THE HONDA VARADERO MORE AND MORE ATTRACTIVE. the POWERHOUSE IN BARRIE ,ONTARIO still has several VARADEROS left. maybe it's time to grab one before they all go. it does not look like there is anything worth waiting for coming out of HONDA.

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Old 11-08-2011, 07:47 AM   #140
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I've done my share of Honda-bashing on here, but this bike makes sense:

fits the new Euro tier-licencing (as does the Tiger 800, with a restrictor kit)

matches or betters the G650GS on fuel economy (a huge issue in Europe)

matches the DL650 for two-up room (if not bhp)

low insurance group (rates are up 42% here)

replaces the ageing Transalp 700

I'm not saying I'd buy one, but I do see the sense in the model, and I think the bodywork looks less crappy (esp in black) than it's equivalent on the XRunner and XTourer. Price is going to be critical, as the 650GS, DL, and Versys are (relatively) cheap.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:25 AM   #141
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Aging?

Aging? Nah...I rather say evolving...reinventing...but not aging!

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Old 11-08-2011, 09:10 AM   #142
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Aging? Nah...I rather say evolving...reinventing...but not aging!

That's a very nice looking transalp
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:16 AM   #143
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Funny, I saw that as pretty sarcastic.
and so was my comment.
it's all good.

two plugs is obviously privy to inside Honda info but he's releasing it here & fast, so i thank him for that.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:19 AM   #144
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then i'm calling you #1 Honda fan boy as you started both threads and were the one to first have the release pic before any of the online mags have it. you have to admit that sounds like you've got to know someone on the inside.
thnx for the pics!

justin will get some real pics for us @ eicma
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Nope - I'm not with Honda. If I was, we wouldn't be wining around here about shattered dreams and dissapointing designs.

If I was with Honda, we would be drooling around an modern state-of-the-art Africa Twin successor.

And the pics? Come on. It's 2011 - almost 2012! Pictures of this bike (and the Crosstourer) are widely available everywhere on the Internet... I only did some copy-paste...

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Old 11-08-2011, 09:25 AM   #145
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I've done my share of Honda-bashing on here, but this bike makes sense:

fits the new Euro tier-licencing (as does the Tiger 800, with a restrictor kit)

matches or betters the G650GS on fuel economy (a huge issue in Europe)

matches the DL650 for two-up room (if not bhp)

low insurance group (rates are up 42% here)

replaces the ageing Transalp 700

I'm not saying I'd buy one, but I do see the sense in the model, and I think the bodywork looks less crappy (esp in black) than it's equivalent on the XRunner and XTourer. Price is going to be critical, as the 650GS, DL, and Versys are (relatively) cheap.
i think if the current 700 transalp group thinks this is their replacement bike they are going to puke and revolt all at once.

orig. alp had 21" spoked wheel, then 19" spoked and now w/ cast wheels.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:27 AM   #146
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is that a 19" or 17" cast wheel up front?
i'm kinda thinking 19"
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:36 AM   #147
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here's the NC700S version
http://www.motorradonline.de/de/moto...94466#1-394317

i must say if the ADV aftermarket embraces the X version (motech and such) to build protection that would also fit this bike and if the wheels are 19" front and 150-17" rear then this could make a decent automatic-tranny gravel runner bike. the maxi-scooter crowd is eager to get more dirt friendly rides.

i can see the maxi-scooter crowd choosing this bike over the integra scooter as this looks like a real street motorcycle. MUCH better the the DN-01 cross-over attempt. i can also see city people and document couriers all over this bike.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:35 AM   #148
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Hi!
There is a new bike from Honda coming up 2012. It's got 700cc parallel twin engine and same looks as the vfr800x crosstourer. It is pretty cheap also. The preorder price is under 10k€ here in Finland. Maybe the cheapest dualsport there is .

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Old 11-08-2011, 10:47 AM   #149
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we've been talking about it for some time over here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=728895&page=6
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #150
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i think if the current 700 transalp group thinks this is their replacement bike they are going to puke and revolt all at once.

orig. alp had 21" spoked wheel, then 19" spoked and now w/ cast wheels.
Tbh, the original 'alp holds it's value but it isn't as fuel efficient as one would like for a mid-size v-twin.

Plus 21" hoop is best for off-road, but a 19" is perfectly OK for our shitty roads.

In the UK we just had two of the coldest winters on record, which have destroyed the tarmac. Our govt can't/won't fix them. That just one reason why ADV bikes have become popular as daily commuter bikes.

And the 700 doesn't seem to command the same loyalty as the 600/650.
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