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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Two Plugs, Nov 2, 2010.
I have no idea what other manufacturers will be doing or when they will be doing it, sorry.
2 more days!!
The dealers will be able to view the video after 2 am CST on Friday. That's way too early for me! Sometimes they post it on the consumer website (http://m.powersports.honda.com/model/street) the same time that it is released to dealers. We shall see.
We're getting excited and the "touring" model will probably be a big V twin bagger.
I thought you would be happy abaout that TWINrider
Not a big fan of Harley clones.
Almost chose twin&V4rider but it didn't have quite the same ring to it.
Oh well maybe next year
yeah another auto cruiser :dog
tons of adventure in that list:
i gave up on honda years ago.
I simply don't have a clue why the NC700X and the CB500X are listed under 'Adventure' and the Crosstourer ain't...
Funny people. But... the list in Europe isn't much different these days.
Just read an article of the brand new KTM adventure. Available with either 19" or 21" front wheel. D*m. That bike should have been the new Africa Twin but no one at the Honda R&D departement get's the clue. The XL1000V Varadero V-twin would have been the perfect indestructable engine for such a bike...
Well... lets dream on.
Because this is a USA site and the Crosstourer ain't sold in the USA.
And that was because they couldn't multiply by 12 right Fred?
Or was it 4?
For what it's worth...
I can see the issue with someone looking at buying a new sport-touring/just-touring-but-not-a-luxo-barge ride. The ST1300 is starting to trail the field in technical features, especially cruise control. But if you own one now, I can't see anything compelling enough to trade it or sell it unless you're just wanting out of the niche. Engine heat aside, it's still a fantastic ride.
+ 3 that from my old 1st generation 1993 ST1100
I would still need a good test ride to try the cross tour.
Anyone here got an opinion? Between the two?
I`ve ridden over 300K mls on 2 ST1100 and one STX1300. Then I had a GS1100, a GS1200ADV and went back to GS1150 because I like the multi purpose bikes but always want to ride with a shaft driven bike. The ST`s were without issues, really. Then I switched over to GS and had to check my oil level all of a sudden... well been there, done that and and in April last year my dealer had 6 VFR1200X for a test day. I went for it and had to adjust again, coming from a boxer. But the bike was nimble and the engine superb, flawless. I tried both Dual Clutch and manual. There I had my doubts but my dealer offered me the opportunity to test it for a whole weekend. I took the opportunity and went for a Sauerland (Germany) weekend with the dutch GSclub, on a DCT VFR1200X. I rode 1400 km that weekend and there was no way back, it was very simple to adjust to DCT and to the engine, powerful and flawless. In August my boss (I`m a motorcycle instructor) purchased me a DCT crosstourer and I`ve been a happy camper ever since. Compared to the STX you have undoubtedly less wind protection, less comfort but the handling is phenomenal, basically. Now, 19K kms later the bike is really what I hoped for, and I have no doubt it`ll be as good as my STX back then.
Man I wish Honda would bring the crosstourer to the US. Guess I will have to settle for my KTM990SMT in the meantime. Maybe I will just pick up a F6B as am alternative. I can always wait for the ST replacement which will be on the NC or CTX platform. Shit will be too damn old by the time all this happens.
I also wish Honda brings the Crosstourer to the USA. That way, Corbin will see the potential and build me a seat like on all my previous bikes. This is my first bike without a Corbin and that`s one "farkle" I`d like te add.
I was talking to one of Honda's reps at the IMS show in Indy over the weekend. When I asked him if I should wait for them to bring the Crosstourer to the states or should I just go ahead and buy a new R1200GS, he grinned and said "we bring out new bikes all the time". I know that doesn't mean a lot, but by the way he said it, I think I'll hold out on buying a new bike just a little bit longer.
Yeah, they bring out new bikes all the time and they seem to get heavier and less sporty, too.
I ride an 1150GS in the US and a Varadero in Europe. Combine the GS brakes and suspension with the Honda's seat (comfortable and you don't have to be more than 6 feet tall with 33" inseam to reach the ground) and wind protection, get rid of the heat from the Honda engine, make the GS shift like a Honda, get a Honda quality headlight on the GS ... then put it on a diet and you'd have a truly great bike. Oh, and lose all that expensive Honda plastic.