Honda X-ADV Texas Style

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cabanza, May 17, 2019.

  1. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    They had that new Moto Guzzi, the V85. It's a pretty cool bike. It's comfortable and it didn't seem too heavy or at least too top heavy.

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  2. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    They had all the new Vespas including the Elettrica. Cool scooter!

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  3. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    On my way back home, I stopped at Buc-ee's. It has become a Texas institution. What started as a weird gas stop between Houston and San Antonio has blossomed into a chain of giant gas stations. If you come to Texas, you gotta stop at Buc-ee's.

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  4. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer Supporter

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    I saw an Electrical at Sportique when I took the GTS in for first service. I'm not a fan of the night blue trim
  5. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Sure but you gotta appreciate the technology put into it. And it still looks like a Vespa.
  6. The Virginian

    The Virginian Long timer

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    Well I hope you continue to share your adventures on the new ADV scoot! Great stuff!
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  7. cdwise

    cdwise Long timer Supporter

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    What I was told is that it is faster than a 50 at Boulder's altitude and like a 50 apparently doesn't require a motorcycle license in Colorado. If it weren't for the electric blue trim I'd like the looks of it.
  8. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I took the wife out to lunch today. She likes sushi so sushi it was! She had not ridden on the X ADV since we rode it back from Florida. She still likes it and that makes me happy. Nothing like a significant other who encourages you and supports you in your hobby.

    I often sign pics of she and I with "together is better." It sure is!

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  9. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I clocked in about 70 miles in about 2-2 1/2 hours this morning. I stopped a couple of times in between. I decided to try the manual transmission and I stuck with it for the entire ride. I like it! It's different because there's no clutch and I pass gears up and down using my thumb and index fingers. But you get used to it quickly. Manual gives the rider the most control. So if I'm not commuting or stuck in traffic, manual is actually quite nice. I started downtown and had fun drag racing cars. That thing has torque!! Anyway, DCT is the best ever. If you haven't tried it, you are truly missing out. I gassed up and I get a solid 60 mpg (almost 61). Can't complain.

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  10. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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  11. CBRider

    CBRider Between a rock and a weird place.

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    I just knew this was gonna happen. :lol3
  12. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I can't say I'm surprised.
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  13. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scooter Pilot

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    Cabanza selling a bike he just bought about 12 minutes ago... a bike he has been lusting over for a much longer time? Yeah, that's never happened before. :jack

    Hey, things change. It is a very unique bike, especially in this country. Maybe he bought it just to ride it a few times, then turn it for a profit? Maybe he's going to get another PCX? :imaposer

    For all we know, he is laughing at all of us right now... who here has had the opportunity to put one of these through its paces in this part of the world? Maybe he just wants someone else to know this joy?

    Maybe someone in Alaska will want to buy it and Eric will deliver it? Maybe when 100 people turn it into a bidding war, Honda will take notice and make this scoot and the new Forza available to buyers in the US? Maybe I'm full of crap and ask too many questions?

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  14. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    It's not gonna sell. But I can try. :D
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    CaptnJim Scooter Pilot

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    Do you suppose the guy from Florida thought that same thing? :nod
  16. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    They really wanted to sell. I am still struggling with it.
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    The Virginian Long timer

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    Yep, no news flash here! :lol3
  18. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I did just sell both of my scooters...hmmm
  19. Buster Grumpy

    Buster Grumpy Sucker for "great deals"

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  20. av8erdunn

    av8erdunn Been here awhile

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    Dang, the new wore off already I guess. I believe I would just put the “long term projects” off for 3 or 4 more months and save a little more during that time to make up for what you will sell this for. You have a unicorn in the states unless they decide to ever import this thing.