New Honda 1200 V4 CrossTourer!!!

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

  1. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    Triumph Tiger 800? :norton
  2. Tripletrouble

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    I sat on a Honda Crossdresser today in the delaers. Damn it makes my Multistrada 1200 feel tiny! It had full luggage on it and was difficult to get on and off easily.
    Don't think it's for me, the footpegs felt quite high and the seat didn't feel that good after a few minutes so I'll stick with what I have for now.
  3. Two Plugs

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    German magazine Motorrad has a Crosstourer DCT on long-term test and has posted online a report on the first 30,000km.

    Google translate does a creditable job.

    Uses no oil at all and the only glitch has been a broken seat lock.

    They were impressed that their team had liked the bike enough to rack up that distance in only seven months. But they complain about the gear selection, driveline lash, windscreen, seat, and absence of protection for the under-engine exhaust.
  5. ukiboy

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    I bought a new CrossTourer 2 weeks ago and my impressions so far are that this is a seriously competent motorcycle. Its my 4th Honda but my first Japanese made Honda (the others: CBF500, NT700, CBF1000 were made in Italy or Spain).
    I would liken the CT to a ST1300 on stilts. It has that same solid reassuring feel. Its definately no off roader in my opinion, or I should say that personally i'd not have the balls or the skill to attempt off road on it...
    As a road bike, however, it is sublime; tons of useable power and torque throughout the rev range. As an autobahn cruiser it is superb - 90mph cruising feels effortless..
    In town its still a good bike but you definately feel the weight, something like a WeeStrom would make a better city bike.
    All in all, i'm happy as a pig in s*** with my new bike: its got that top quality Honda feel to it, its comfortable, handles well and the engine is completely stonking! The best bike I have owned to date :clap
  6. GrahamD

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    Have you tried it on gravel roads? Seems like it would be fine. :ear
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    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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  8. J-P

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    I tried it on gravel roads, it does everything a R1150GS/R1200GSA does, and with the Crosstourer you don`t have to be scared that your telelever folds whilst landing it after a jump. Have yet to see the first broken shaft or leaking sealing too...
  9. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    I gotta say, launching the GS or the CrossTourer is a manly undertaking. More manliness than I posses. But I'm curious about the "telelever folds" bit. Never heard that one. I've seen images of BMW flambé, KTM with broken steering head, but folded telelever?
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    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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  11. J-P

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    I`ve seen it, cracks just behind the ball joint with one bike just because of landing. It doesn`t happen all the time, only few people do these things. Majority of GS (and VFR1200X) riders does not go off the road...
  12. GrahamD

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    Not much actually. I go riding off road a bit on the 265Kg Tenere with a 270Kg GSA. Those weights depend on how much fuel is left in the bikes of course. That's only at the beginning of the ride.

    Anyway I was talking more about the stability in this kind of environment..
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    Not this kind of thing...
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    I think the Xtourer MAY be a bit fat for the last one. The GSA certainly is...
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  14. GrahamD

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    Thanks for that. The interesting thing about that is it agrees with German mottorad regards the way ABS and traction control are set up on YAMAHA and Honda bikes VS "typical" European set ups.

    Mottorad think the Honda (Fireblade) set up is the ducks guts at the time. Stability and progressive without loosing much in stopping distance.

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    Slight correction: 2 years ago. The systems have advanced since then. Probably everywhere but a new evaluation might be interesting.
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    True. Fixed. It would be good to see how GEN9's are progressing. They can still be set up differently though.

    Anyone know where the Honda system is sourced?
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    Definitely. Those tests should get repeated yearly or so. Would be super interesting to see the improvements.
  18. doggrell3000

    doggrell3000 Been here awhile

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    dear honda

    why do you hate americans ? we want the crosstourer with automatic dual clutch transmission sold here in the usa . we will buy tons of crosstourers . please offer a black color option . get the crosstourer to the states NOW ! please .

    doggrell3000
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  20. GrahamD

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    :lol3 Often True.