New Honda 1200 V4 CrossTourer!!!

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

  1. eakins

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    The NC700S is also listed.
    Canada only? or US too?
    thinking if it's Canada only and the X is in the US it would be easy to get a EPA letter from Honda for US reg.
  2. markjenn

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    Well, if you're correct and this is Honda's 2013 US lineup, then Honda has suddenly released the floodgates and we're getting the CBF1000A, CB125R, NC700S, VFR800X as well as the Crosstourer. Color me skeptical. I think you're tilting at windmills.

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  3. eakins

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    They focus on north america so they'll have listing going to Canada only like with Yamaha. guess we'll see.
    http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2013models/2013-Yamaha.htm
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  7. Paulvt1

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    Not so far. There is a used one within 100 miles, and if it's still available when i'm off work in a few weeks, then i'll try to grab a go.
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    I"ve had a look at the NC700S at a local dealership (in Canada) and I could not see the storage compartment at all.. has it been eliminated for the S model?

    In Canada, there is no DCT available, just ABS which is standard on both models, and the S model is about $200 less.
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    Not in Australia, It looks like a tank, and you store all the money you save on Gas in there..:deal
  10. Paulvt1

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    Small snippet on here about the Dakkar bike - based on the 450 single - and a new halo model V4 supersport in 2014. Also looks like you lucky Americans will get a new concept cruiser...

    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/25565536
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    It kind of sucks that my local Honda store has had a 2010 VFR1200 sitting in their showroom for more than 2 years now. I checked it out and its a super nice comfy and well finished bike. What I read in the reviews from a couple years ago is that its a great bike. Only trouble with it was that it was expensive and not really what people wanted. I think the whole sport touring thing has been winding down for a few years now and is barely even a niche market anymore. Most people would rather a full touring bike, a cruiser, a sport bike, or lately an adventure bike.
    So, with that 2010 VFR1200 marked down to $12,000 from the original asking price of over $18,000 at our local Honda store, I can't imagint they sold much better elsewhere in Canada. I would understand if Honda Canada got cold feet on the new Crosstourer although it does seem to appeal to the ADV croud a lot more than the VFR. Here's hoping we see them here, but I'm not holding my breath.
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    I think thats because the division lines between "types" of bikes are now blurred. Look at the Multistrada for instance. The VFR is a great bike, but there is no end of bikes that can do the same job and then do other stuff too. It's a shame for the VFR. But one things for sure, the trend will go full circle.
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    How was the standard Crosstourer compared to the Super Tenere? That's the other candidate I'm considering but can't demo either.
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    Thanks for the link. I have a DCT Cross Tourer with optional foot change on order so was pleased to read that the functionality I imagined is close to the mark. With a bit of arthritis sneaking in to the hands these days, heavy clutch action does not improve riding enjoyment for me. One of my other bikes is a 675R track bike so it will be interesting to compare the Triumph quick shifter with the DCT action.
    Nobody at the Honda dealership can tell me whether the handlebar paddles are retained when the foot shifter option is fitted. If so, this would have to be the perfect set-up as up-shifts could then be performed while the bike is at full lean exiting a left hander by using the up-shift paddle... this being the reason most race bikes use the reverse shift pattern.

    I know the CT is no sports bike but I have always had a bad habit of exploring the limits of every bike I have every owned over nearly 50 years whether it be a tourer, sports bike or even a chook chaser. I remember chasing down an RD350 on the Great Ocean Road while riding a DR500 thumper many years ago! More recently I am having the same fun riding the Triumph Scrambler in the same way so I am rather looking forward to the CT. Should be great fun!
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    The Xtour was quick - but felt bulky compared to the ten. Sweet motor. The T12 (Triumph) still gets the nod though. Works well as a whole. Try one if you get the chance.
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    Just picked up my Cross Tourer Press bike.

    I cant believe how well balanced this bike is. Granted in OEM form its not a 1200GS but its a lot quicker and the top end is insane!

    Lowered foot pegs, crash bars and a skid plate would make this bike oh so worthy. Right now, its a super "adv" bike!

    Keep an eye out for my hooning around pictures...
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    Out of the gate the S10 is a better dual purpose bike. I can tell you now that it is slower though. The XTourers brakes are incredible on dirt, even with the stock scorpions on. The S10 struggled at about 215kph, where I shift to 6th gear a 230kph (gets there very quickly)

    Throw a couple of bucks into the Xtourer and you have a Superbike slaying Adventure bike and a very very worthy dirt bike. 130hp is a lot on dirt. The up and coming 150hp KTM will not be very manageable in the street setting.

    Traction control is better on the Sten due to the different settings. From what I can understand, traction is either on or off on the Xtourer. But, the traction control works great on the Xtourer too. Being able to switch between a full TC and a off road Tc (which allows more wheel slip) is nice.


    tough choice!
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    Thanks for that info, looking forward to hearing more about the bike as you rack up the miles!
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    This is myth. I heard it many times about different bikes but never seen it proven with equal skill rider. Get to group of good superbike riders on well paved road and any of those SUV hyppos will eat dust no matter what bucks are in.
    I have seen enough of such "races" in Alps...
    People often fooling themselves after smoking 18 years old boy racer on liter-sport and get wrong impression.
    It is possible to broaden abilities by any bike but almost impossible to change it's main purpose. I rebuild and modified lot of them and learned it hard way.
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    You dont think a Multistrada 1200S can keep up with the CBR1000s on a tight track?