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Old 11-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #16
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Who said it is a dual sport? Aren't they calling it adventure bike? They're not the same thing...
I took another look at the page linked in the first post and looked beyond the picture (CB500R), read the whole article. (The way the page is formatted it was easy to stop at the ad, I didn't look at the scroll bar to see there was more to the page below the ad.)

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"there will be three variations of the CB500 — a “naked” F, an adventure-touring X and the racy, crotch-rocket-inspired R."
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The "X", as with the 700, is the adventure version. Article on CB500X here:
http://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com/...cb500x-preview

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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again , adventure? adventure to 7-11? anyway....
honda can do it, they just need some thought and ACTiON to come up with a worthy adventure dual purpose bike...think GS if you must Mr Honda.
How did the Tenere turn out for Yamaha this season? I saw ONE on the road all season.

This Honda is an entry level bike not something for doing an RTW on. It will be priced accordingly.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:25 AM   #18
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Damn Honda!
They could build 2 Adventure bikes in a heartbeat. An 800 AND a 1200.
But recently Honda has shown they are WAY behind the times. The Fury came out AFTER the chopper craze was over.........
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:23 AM   #19
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I took another look at the page linked in the first post and looked beyond the picture (CB500R), read the whole article. (The way the page is formatted it was easy to stop at the ad, I didn't look at the scroll bar to see there was more to the page below the ad.)

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"there will be three variations of the CB500 — a “naked” F, an adventure-touring X and the racy, crotch-rocket-inspired R."
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The "X", as with the 700, is the adventure version. Article on CB500X here:
http://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com/...cb500x-preview

CB500X picture:


I'm not overly enthusiastic about Honda's current bike range. This particular one could very well be the one that pushes Honda Canada over the financial cliff, as they are on sensitive shoes right now. Of course, stocking 4 yr old $10,000 scooters nobody wants [DN01] and 5 yr old Honda dual sports, never mind high priced cruiser choppers 5 yrs after the chopper fad has thankfully faded away. One of this bikes' biggest selling features is it's fuel economy. I personally know of no-one who buys a full sized bike who gives a crap about fuel economy.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:28 AM   #20
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Tenere

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How did the Tenere turn out for Yamaha this season? I saw ONE on the road all season.

This Honda is an entry level bike not something for doing an RTW on. It will be priced accordingly.
Lots of bike for the price, I love mine and will have it along time. At 14K km with no problems.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #21
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How did the Tenere turn out for Yamaha this season? I saw ONE on the road all season.

This Honda is an entry level bike not something for doing an RTW on. It will be priced accordingly.

As is the case with most Canadian reps/importers, Yamaha Canada [now closed down] incorrectly priced the Tenere, which we all know is MSRP priced $3000 less across the border.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #22
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Or maybe $1709




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As is the case with most Canadian reps/importers, Yamaha Canada [now closed down] incorrectly priced the Tenere, which we all know is MSRP priced $3000 less across the border.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:29 PM   #23
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Or maybe $1709

yeah, you're right.

That's enough to get my attention.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #24
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Lets just hope fo rthe continued price drop.


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yeah, you're right.

That's enough to get my attention.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #25
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Lots of bike for the price, I love mine and will have it along time. At 14K km with no problems.
Don't get me wrong, it looks like an awesome bike. I'd have one right now if it weren't for unforeseen financial obligations. I had all intentions of buying earlier this year.

With that said, there was an ad in the Trader all season long for this "rare" bike. The Ontario dealer described it as being rare and having only one in stock, priced at MSRP. It remained in stock for more than 4 months... they may still have it, but I stopped looking.

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As is the case with most Canadian reps/importers, Yamaha Canada [now closed down] incorrectly priced the Tenere, which we all know is MSRP priced $3000 less across the border.
Even with the price imbalance between the US and Canada, it's still a strong competitor to the BMW R1200GS and priced thousands less in similar configuration. I cannot explain why the bike didn't sell well here, other than to say there's no market for it. I doubt Honda could do anything differently and have more success.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:45 PM   #26
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One of this bikes' biggest selling features is it's fuel economy. I personally know of no-one who buys a full sized bike who gives a crap about fuel economy.
Glad to meet ya, Steve.

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #27
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Glad to meet ya, Steve.

Doh, I missed that comment... yeah, I care about fuel economy too. How can you not with the increasing price of gas?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #28
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Airhead GS's are not really known for fuel economy are they?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:21 PM   #29
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Not if you leave them stock, they're not. With a few mods a GSPD's stock range of 550kms can be extended to 700kms. But that's niether here nor there. The Oilhead GS1150 used fuel like mad. One of the reasons I despised that bike.

Fuel efficiency of the H-D motored Buells is pretty impressive, and one of the reasons I like them.

There's no reason why more modern motorcycles couldn't be more fuel efficient. BMW's taken the issue seriously with the mapping\fuel delivery of their 800 series parallel twins. Peppy 85hp machines that deliver excellent fuel economy. Looks like Honda's beginning to take notice, too.

There's lots of variables involved and it's a complicated subject, but you're probably correct: Historically, most people don't really care about fuel efficiency when buying a large displacement motorcycle.

I'm thinking that might change in the future.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #30
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BMW's taken the issue seriously with the mapping\fuel delivery of their 800 series parallel twins. Peppy 85hp machines that deliver excellent fuel economy.
Yeah, if you stay under half-throtttle and 95 km/h
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