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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    I know that bit, I was wondering whether they may sell a few de-tuned versions off to cover a few costs. Hopefully not de tuned to the point of "bold graphics".
  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Cost would stop anyone buying one.

    Who would pay $20,000+ for a detuned 450 with fairings etc?

    They don't like paying $14000+ in Australia for a soft lookalike rally bike with 660 capacity.
  3. GrahamD

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    BMW buyers :lol3

    It's based on an existing model, I didn't mean that de-tuned I meant one with a power band greater than 250 RPM

    Any way that 660 bike is only the ninth most popular, just ahead of the GSA which people don't like paying 28K for even more :deal

    Just wondering whether Honda seemingly serious return may mean a shift in focus a bit.

    I wonder what the Xtourer DAKAR edition will look like all jacked up and covered in fuel tanks :lol3
  4. nikoktm

    nikoktm Been here awhile

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    Too much criticism. The CT is actually a good bike. As someone else said before, the design is quite "boring" but in general is a confortable touring bike. Real contender for the BMW GS, with the advantage of the price and the reliability.
    I'm seriously considering this bike ($21.900 with automatic shift... "plus" $1200 for the Akrapovic. First thing to upgrade).
    On the other hand, BMW 2012 models are very tempting. $27.000 for the GS A triple black... (Probably a little less than that)
    But 2013 models are coming soon and completely redesigned.. I guess that will make the price drop more when time for for upgrade comes.
  5. GrahamD

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    I know, and a good price, if you don't want too much dirt, which is not a criticism. I think it has been too much under the radar, especially in OZ.

    Time will tell though, I was talking more to those who lament Honda not making Africa Twin style bikes.

    Of course 450cc is not enough these days, but really if you want really dirty it is.
  6. Paulvt1

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    Just saw one of the new CRF's at my local Honda shop. Don't know the first thing about it - but it looked bloody lovely!
    I reckon the Xtour will be a bit like the Super Ten. It'll take some time - but in the end it'll win it's share of the market.
  7. Two Plugs

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    Hi all,

    For anybody interested... Just retured (eh, currently still on the ferry from the UK to The Netherlands) from a pre-visit to Wales where the next International Crosstourer & Varadero meeting will be held.

    The venue and location is really out of this World... Its simply GREAT.

    Next May 2013 you really don't wanna miss this meeting. Expect registration to start soon at:
    www.crosstourer-international.com
  8. droid

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    signing up for one tomorrow, looking forward to it
  9. Paulvt1

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    Nice one. They are rare beasts over here, but like i say, give it time..
  10. GrahamD

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    :thumb looking forward to seeing some out on the road.

    I mean I saw a dirty GS on Sunday, so things are looking up.
  11. JNRobert

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    BiKE magazine gave it very high praise (rated it over the Triumph too). I wish I could try one its the first Honda in years that's got my attention.
  12. droid

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    picking up a white demo (90kms - 25 of them mine) errrr, tomorrow

    mrs hates me

    stndard box and std everything else

    i'll be taking the long way home :clap
  13. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Looking forward to your impressions, reviews are far and few between.
  14. Mugatu

    Mugatu Sidewalk adventurer

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    Please post extensivly about your impressions, and lots of pictures please !!! :ear

    Might be the one to replace my crushed S10, but so far I think I just saw one in my area (delivery man who used to be on a Deauville, strangely).
  15. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    What issue was that? Just looked on Bike's website, unbelievably they don't offer digital subscriptions for overseas customers... :norton
  16. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Sorry to tell you this, but when testing a multistrada last weekend there was a demo CT with DCT I walked right passed it. After my test I went back and looked at it and sat on it again. The ride position is just so different from all the other bikes in this class. Doesn't suit me but others will like it I'm sure. But I guess my point is that I'm at a stage where I don't want to just walk past my bike in the garage and not notice it. Sure it might be great at what it's designed for or average even but it needs to shutout to me to go ride.
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    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I was also a bit underwhelmed by the Crosstourer's looks but I wouldn't write it off before trying it. And I wouldn't buy a Duc on principle alone — the principle that I want turn-key reliability/low maintenance. :rofl
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    bingbong Been here awhile

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    You may have a point, but I've never owned either Honda or Ducati. The shaft drive is a huge plus on the Honda though for sure
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    There's a used black DCT popped up near me. Fairly well specced up too. Akra can and heated grips.. Might go and have a look next week if i get chance.
  20. JNRobert

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    September - has a Tiger and GS on the cover.

    As for Ducati reliability thing, my Multi is good so far and it gets used every day but there is at least as many horror stories for Beemers and of the three I've owned and the three or four I've rented and thrashed across Europe, not one breakdown. Not even so much as a bulb has failed.

    As for the X-Tourer, yep, it's a bland looking bike. But even their Sportbikes are all but forgettable. It's the Honda way.