New Honda 1200 V4 CrossTourer!!!

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

  1. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Well in Hinda's defense, I think they have been pretty straight up about the bikes configuration. They did say it wasn't an S10/GS but more of a GT that could handle a few gravel roads and the more I read the more I think it would suit the more dirt nervous out there. Or depreciation anxiety afflicted.

    It definitely hasn't had much done for mud-stone-sticks tolerance (radiator and pretty paint) or fording ability either, but it looks really well built (on the outside).
  2. AussieKiwi

    AussieKiwi n00b

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    This bike probably had loose head bearings as mine did and two others that I am aware of.
  3. Paulvt1

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    Possibly. Odd oversight by Honda though..
  4. AussieKiwi

    AussieKiwi n00b

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    I have only done 800kms so far on my manual CT but it seems to be better on fuel than my 2006 EFI vara
  5. Two Plugs

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    Explain? I only experienced figures which are below 8 liters (1:13) towards 5,5 / 6 (1:17) for my '04 EFI Varadero.
    That isn't only poor, but that's VERY poor.
  6. AussieKiwi

    AussieKiwi n00b

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    Varadero ~ 5.5 l/100 km
    CT ~ 5.1 l/100 km


    These are my figures. Early days on the CT. But my feeling is its more efficient, especially in light of the fact that it has way more power and 200cc more.
  7. Mister B 1200

    Mister B 1200 Adventurer

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    It may help if you have a quick look on the Crosstourer Forum / General discussion / Fuel consumption ..at www.crosstourer.com

    From new to first service upto 45 mpg (English) is being seen .After that the figures are improving with the most active reporters approaching 4500 kms ,nearly 3000miles.. General tankfull ranges of 320/350 kms with still a bit left in ,so 320km/200mls apears a good figure to fill up at..., With reasonable /sporty driving on mixed roads......i.e around 5.6l/100km or 50 mpg.. The miles per gallon (English) appears to be 45ish for quick long distance on motorways to around 55 mpg for easy riding.. Check the site for fuller details and remember no two riders or their right hands are ever the same... Mine (white/DCT ) arrived in its crate yesterday evening and should be being picked up middle of next week:clap:clap so it will be some time befor I can compare my results.... Just go and enjoy it!!!
  8. GrahamD

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    Just read some stuff by a guy who lives near me. Looks like about 1L/100Km more than the S10 in the same conditions which is not too shabby :freaky
  9. Paulvt1

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    According to the dash readout my test consumption went from highs of 15 miles per lt to lows of 2.9 miles per lt...so thats about 65 mpg IMP, down to 15mpg IMP. Not bad for such a beast.
    Well - it wasn't my bike was it...:D
  10. Mister B 1200

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    :clap:clap:D
  11. XTourer

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    So far I've done about 1300 k's on my manual CT mainly in a city environment and been getting something around 6.5 l / 100 k. Mix circuit with a few k's to feel the power of the V4.

    Awesome looks, with a very powerfull engine and a very confortable riding position and feel. I've changed the screen for the bigger version and I advise you all to do the same. The front suspension feels a litle bit slugish when it comes to rough surfaces, but nothing that puts me off the overall good experience.

    What I think the boys at Honda camp didn't do good is the absence of a switch for the ABS. Looking forward for the trip I'll be doig next June, from Portugal to Southern France and Italy, where I'll be able to explore it in full days riding.

    Cheers
  12. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Congratulations Xtourer,
    post up some pictures when you have the time. I have a test ride lined up in the next couple of weeks, looking forward to it.
  13. GB

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    Just heard from my Honda dealer that the CrossTourer will not be coming to Canada, just the NC700X and R.

    Honda Canada blundered when they imported the Varadero and then restricted its sale to only Honda Powerhouse dealers. With only 27 powerhouse dealers across Canada, they wanted to sell a 1000 bikes a year, but would not permit the regular Honda dealers to sell them.. It didn't work, they got stung and now they won't chance it on the Cross Tourer. :baldy
  14. PizzaHog

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    The reaction of virtually every Big Business and governmental entity: learn the wrong lesson from any given mistake.
  15. GrahamD

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    With 80% of small businesses failing within five years, I would say the problem is pretty universal but it's still a pisser whichever way it goes. I think everyone is just a bit scared right now.

    But those NC700X things sure are economical :deal
  16. sco

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    Finally I get this one with manual clutch

    I'm happy

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  17. Cruz

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    Nice Sco. Give it a good few rides and let us know what you think.:ear
  18. Paulvt1

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    The honda touring screen looks good. Enjoy.
  19. Two Plugs

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    That would be the first thing I would buy from the Honda shells... the touringscreen!

    The original on the bike I have ridden, was way to small. Or... I'm simply to tall! ;)

    This years VIM (Varadero International Meeting) in Tarragona, (near Barcelona) will host the first participants on the Crosstourer.

    @ Xtourer, maybe you are setting of just a week to late to join? We are meeting at Whitsun weekend (last weekend of May). More info's on the Forum below.

    6,5 litres in City environment is not bad...
  20. Squily

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    Had first look at the bike in person this week. Powerplant got one in, and will register it as a demo. Sweeeet