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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Two Plugs, Nov 2, 2010.
my guess is the mags are just recirculating spy shots they found on internet forums.
I see the bag on the back with the wires coming out of it.They probably are working on the FI mapping. Usually when you see spy photos like that the bike is close to it's official release date .we'll see. I wish they would loose that beak thou.
In Honda's case the "beak" is part of a "crumple zone" intended to stop the bike tipping up and throwing you over \ into a car.
I suppose they recon, in the absence of an airbag, that your nads are expendable while your brain is not.
I am not sure whether this particular one is fashion or science though.
Until you said it, I hadn't even noticed it, now however, I'm also wondering why they put the front fender so close to the front tire, it seems it will clog up with mud and how are knobbies gonna fit.
Any news on this bike? Is it coming to the US?
It's interesting to compare but if you find a picture of KTM's 20141290 Adventure bike you'll notice the profile doesn't look that far off of the CrossTourer?! :huh Which looks like a copy of........1200GS Somebody has to come up with something more original.
I hope they bring the CrossTourer to the USA.
I know the average non biker rider Joe mistakes my V-Strom for a BMee2U all the time, but really, it's pretty easy to tell them apart.
Maybe it's like Pickups (Utes), They all look pretty much the same to me, but I am sure that would be blasphemy to a pickup (Ute) fan boy.
Still no solid info. Guess the big H has it's hands full "leaking" 'blade shots. One or two guys have said it'll be in UK showrooms in March next year.
I give it a fair chance that the official introduction will be at either the '11 Paris motorcycle exhibition or the '11 Milano show. Somewhere in November.
I have my fingers crossed that Honda don't do their usual and fit a tiny tank on it. Give me more power than my S10 and about the same range and i'm in.
Dealer meeting is November 15th in the UK. Local dealer says it may be shown there.
Still wondering if it will come to USA, will we find out in November?
Doubtful, they still haven't brought the Varadero into the US and it wasn't a great seller in Canada.
On Saturday I talked to a big dealer in Denver. They said it's not in the 2012 price book so it's doubtful we'll see it in 2012.
Honda keeps this project "leak free" like it's some top secret. It better be good with no disappointments and give Super Tenere run for the money...
Wishfull thinking... Look at the last new Honda's we had (VFR1200, Crossrunner, etc). Not very convincing...
It would be great if the top four broke out into an ADv bike war though
660's, 800's 900's 1000's 1200cc, Road bias, off road bias. Each company with it's own little niche...Twins, Fours singles...
Yeah, I know, Dreaming
One thing is 4 sure, everyone will still be bitchin' about them.
I'm not trying to single-out Honda but why do these ADV bikes ave to be so 'kin UGLY?
There is a beauty in a purposeful build, I admit, but some of the more recent attempts have not just fallen out of the ugly tree, they've been hit with the stick, too. My Tiger 955 is no oil painting but surely Honda could have done a better job with both the 800 & 1200 Cross Dressers.
It's good to have more choice out there but call me fussy if you like - I don't think the Ducati MS1200 is a looker, either
There is function over form, and there is imitation function over form.
It's just not a "gee wiz look at my pretty bike that I will never ride and polish in the garage" kind of segment.
Looks nice, but will it get to the states??
I can't disagree more. I think it looks great. But I like the new VFR1200 and am pleased they used some of those styling cues. I'm glad they're breaking from convention. I would like less shiny plastic on the sides and a more earthy colour than shiny silver though. I really like what Triumph have done with their 800 where the side panels are matt black and easily replaceable. I look forward to seeing their 1200 as I really like the look of the 800. And I think the Multistrada looks great. I'd have to warm up to the CrossRunner though. What do you consider a good looking adventure bike Jon?
I guess it all comes down to taste. You'd have to think they market research this.