New Honda 1200 V4 CrossTourer!!!

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Two Plugs, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. lukasteam

    lukasteam Life is beautiful !!!

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    "Two Plugs" ,do you have side pics. of the latest "zebra" ??? Would be nice to see the ground clearance of the finished product.
  2. Two Plugs

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    Nope; unfortunately. Me too thinks that it has been put on the internet deliberately; as an 'teaser'. That seems to be a new marketing strategy which we have seen before with the VFR1200F - and many new cars.
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    + 1. Pretty please. :D
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    I am looking forward to this coming out! I have an @ at present and would like a modern enduro too. Didn't want a gs as there are toooooo many about so that looks just the ticket! I saw on some site earlier that Feb 2012 is time for it- any truth in that? Seeing as my @ only just reaches 40mpg I would be looking to this for some euro trekking, and keep the @ for the rough stuff.

    Will be pestering the local Honda guys for info!!
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    Looks heavier than a heavy Varadero. Hope not. It looks so sleek from the front!
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    If I can get a high res photo of this bike, it will become my new wallpaper, and the object of my MC lust...
  10. Paulvt1

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    Thanks for the photo. Can't see it being any less than 270kgs wet. I guess this will be the halo tourer in the Honda range - if it'll do over 200 miles on a tank.
  11. 996DL

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    Kudos to Honda, for actually changing / upgrading the test mule's front suspension to usd forks, it wouldn't have been an easy concession to make, for an immensely conservative company and was probably the result of the mc public's negative reaction, to the conventional forks fitted to the first shown prototype.

    Yes it'll be a heavy "roadie" adventure tourer, but that's what the majority of them are used for anyways. Hopefully they won't neuter it to the extent Yamaha did with the 1200 Tenere', sorry 90 rwhp doesn't get my juices flowing with new age and up to date big bore highway tourers. What with some of Europe's 100hp limits perhaps still in place and Yamaha's very serious design targets, of a truly off the pavement capable rtw type bike, the lower outputs are forgiveable and perhaps necessary, but this Honda is clearly intended for nothing more than a gravel road and bring on the horsepower !

    An interesting bike to be sure, although I'm hoping for the option of a conventional transmission, for it's chances of success in the marketplace.

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  12. eakins

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    all this talk of a thirsty engine...40 mpg.

    If true, Honda strikes me as a bi-polar company as they are putting all this heavy emphasis on ultra fuel-efficiency elsewhere, yet come up way short compared to others in this category.
  13. Rema in Paluda

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    Where do you get your fairytales served ?

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    I see the XTour aimed squarely at the Duck Multi. Road first - lots of power and lots of tech. The Duck has the suspension, but the Honda will have the trick gearbox. The fly in Honda's ointment will more than likely be the new Tiger. Given Triumph's form of late, there offering will be cheaper, lighter and be lauded by the media.
    As for the S10 - most of the guys who have gone down the pipe / decat / PCV route say the bike is utterly transformed into a real monster.
  15. GrahamD

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    I thought those HP limits were future proposals?

    I am sure the European manufacturers will get "wink" last minute dispensations.

    And as far as the road bias goes, that is what the Europeans want, it seems. The UK Press most definitely.

    Dontyareckon?
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    GrahamD while my reflections on mc hp limits, is mostly vague recollections of a Europe past, with restricted models produced by the factories to suit France and Germany, I'm in no way up to date with current or future proposals. The apparently 90 rear wheel horse power on a certified dyno (this is for you know who) 1200 Tenere, is surely a sensible Japanese alternative to the standard 2005-2011 GS1200 platform. I'd choose it myself over a GS for rtw trips including adverse terrain, for it's hopefully bombproof build quality and design parameters.

    But for big bore "roadie" adventure tourers, I'd like to see big numbers and without the exotica of desmodromics etc...

    So bring it on, Honda and Triumph ! :thumb :lol3

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    I'm not having a go, I just seem to remember in doing some reading about non switchable ABS that...

    So you may have had a french experiences in your life. So this probably explains the 100HP Maps on the MTS and the fact that the S10 does 100HP as well.

    I think with that single sided, shaft drive, Honda will be careful not to over do it.

    Cheers
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