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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Big Willy, May 23, 2018.
To much information.
......the Big Willy.
Welcome to the club. You must use the secret 3 finger salute
Don't tell ANYONE !
some very young members indeed but obviously very chuffed
hmmm...better do some vetting...
You would think that a company as big as Honda would have the sense to contact the half a dozen or so inmates of the AUS ADV forum before they even drafted a bike design. Will they ever learn.
They build a trail bike for the US market where their biggest sales will be blokes wanting to follow their kids around the track, get the paper on Sunday, ride to work when the car is being serviced and go on the odd easy Saturday trail ride with some mates, and they get flamed because a bunch of blokes who want to ride across the Simpson desert reckon it's shit. How can they constantly get it so wrong.
If only they gave it an 80 litre tank, full surround pannier racks, 10K oil change interval, 200K valve check, a fully enclosed Dakar fairing, 8000 watt HID lights, a three finger clutch, a big Willy seat pouch and made it look like a pink goat they'd be onto a winner. And the six bikes they sell would put them on the map. Get with it Mr Honda.
You hit the nail on the head there mate...they are so thick and out of touch with reality.
Guess people will just have to make the most of them and roost everywhere in the forests that they were designed for.
I'd have one in a flash but not for long distance stints (even if it did had the coveted seat)
Hodgo has one of your seats on his 950 I think.
Allows leakage to drain away too!
^^^ Aaaaaah... the much revered, often talked about - but seldom seen "mangina saddle"
... and this one comes in orange (who knew...?! )
great for those who suffer haemorrhoids... but can't fix regular complaints/pains in the arse, or new bike thread bitching - apparently.
I'm ringing Kenji now over at Hamamatsu PR... they should have the new release of the updated Dominator ready any day now... you'll never guess where they're building them - to save money.... 19" inch front wheel and tubeless tires too I hear...
Adventure bikes are a niche market. This is not an adventure bike as proposed. It probably could be made into one, no doubt. Honda have built a trailbike commuter by their own admission. Is it unfair to criticise it's adventure credentials?
3 valid responses :
1. It wasn't built to be an adventure bike, so no it isn't fair.
2. Hardly anyone else really makes an adventure bike so on the basis it will be fodder for adventure biking, yes it is fair.
3. Has it got a race pipe? (for you, tREV).
I don't like your 3-finger clutch idea, it will attract too many Big Willy's.
Big car companies also make cars specifically for the US market. Drive some of them and be disgusted, they handle like boats. Just 'cos it's made for a specific (and huge) market, it doesn't necessarily follow that it is a good thing regardless.
Personally I'm happy 'cos I bought 2 decent adventure bikes (one for spares) but they are both 15 yrs old. New is not necessarily better. All motion is not forward progress. Shiny isn't always better.
Are you advocating that we simply accept in silence whatever Honda throw over the fence at us?
Hopefully in China, because all of a sudden bikes that are made in China are going to be excellent and not a problem to anyone anywhere.
Just last year and in previous years though, it was doom and gloom and cheapness for any manufacturer who crossed that border into PRC. It is good now that we can rest easy.
Drum brakes kick ass. They are tucked safely inside the hub. Ever smacked a rock and bent a low hanging disc? Not an issue with drums!
Seen plenty of bent rear stay arms on bikes with drums though... and the lowered rate of braking performance (wet drums) makes for some entertaining overshoots/missed braking points too.
old pro's and ex-cons...
Drum brakes usually improved your lap times without you realizing why. Made you wash more too!
Front and rear sprockets, produced in durable steel material, feature damper system for smooth, quiet running.
Urethane injection in swingarm to reduce road noise.
Front brake uses design from CRF450R, but with better fade resistance thanks to thicker discs and large-capacity reservoir.
"Urethane injection in swingarm to reduce road noise."
What's that all about then ?
Last time Kawasaki tried to take on Honda it didn’t end well for Kawa. The klx650 looked great but sadly no dice for the xr600.
Passing sound tests without killing engine power as much
Well by the quoted figures, they would not wanted to have killed the power any more.