VFR1200X DCT vs. Africa Twin DCT

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Jarrett2, May 30, 2018.

  1. Jarrett2

    Jarrett2 Been here awhile

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    Hmm, I don't have any of those issues with mine...

    Maybe a Gold Wing might be more your speed?
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    ki_ote Cindi Jo Admirer

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    No need to attack ME, fella, just because I feel Honda didn't follow through on this bike. I didn't say anything negative towards you.
    There's a reason you can buy a NEW vfrx for $9k now. 2 or 3 model years old still on the showroom.
  3. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Featuring understanding emotions

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    No fault of the bike's actually but I will admit Honda NA did leave the model poorly advertised and supported over here. The AT took all the limelight. However, the CT has been (and remains even in 2019) a perennial best seller all over Europe.
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  4. Jarrett2

    Jarrett2 Been here awhile

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    Suggesting you might like a Gold Wing is a personal attack? lol
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    MUDHWY Featuring understanding emotions

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    He just misses his VFRX. :lol2
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  6. zcs0125

    zcs0125 n00b

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    Thanks to these discussions and Jarrett2.

    I have V-Strom650 (2013) for 5 years.
    As time goes by, I hate to care about the chain.
    Because the frame and swingarm can't be cleaned forever.

    And the power of 650cc already no feeling when speed of 100Km/h the rpm 4,500 is too high.

    Of course, Africatwin are very good, but thank you for your discussion.
    I have a deeper preference for VFRX , even can't buy a new one in 2019 Taiwan.
    I hope that I can change to VFRX as soon as possible!
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  7. younger06

    younger06 Been here awhile

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    I'm going to revive this thread...

    In a few hours I will be on a plane to collect this little beauty and then a 3 - 4 hour ride to get on a ferry and take it home to Ireland

    2016 (2015 model) VFR1200X DCT Highlander b0ec54fb90224f94998094eaeadc413e.jpg 56bfdeeeefa5460890713236bd9f6dde.jpg IMG_20200220_171820.jpg
  8. JeepDawg

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    Thats a good looking MC! Post up your impressions when you get a chance. I think this thing hits a sweet spot and i hate that there are none to actually touch in the US.
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  9. younger06

    younger06 Been here awhile

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    It's going to cost roughly €10k to purchase, collect and import/register it.
    9000miles.

    It's 4.20am in Ireland and I'm about to leave for the airport.......going to be a long day (but worthwhile)
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  10. JeepDawg

    JeepDawg Long timer

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    Interesting. For one thing the € to $ ratio is pretty much an even tie. So €10k equals about $10906.50 USD
    And I do see used VFR1200X's for $8-10K, Kind of all over the board with miles. But then i would pay about $600 USD in sales tax on the purchase. and registration (license plates) of probably $100 a year.
    Sounds like you've got a good deal there, and an adventure getting it home.
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  11. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Few things better than bike buying day!
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    Safe trip! Enjoy
  13. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Plane ride to get it....were from france
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    Banksy Been here awhile

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    Ireland to the UK I think
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    younger06 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I'm on a bus in Leeds at the moment.....flew in from Ireland and riding to the ferry in Holyhead for the 8pm sailing.

    Little adventure on the new steed.

    I could have got a courier to deliver it to my door for an extra 100 euros.......but where's the fun in that
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  16. Jarrett2

    Jarrett2 Been here awhile

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    Fun bike, enjoy.
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    you can find new for 10k in the US. Plenty as this model was so under the radar no one bought it. Make offer and see what you can get. Wouldn't you have to pay tax or registration (plates) for any other bike you would be owning and riding anyway??
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  18. younger06

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    I have to say.... I really like the engine and gearbox combo.

    Have just been 3 hours on Dual Carraigeway/Motorway riding across the UK to get to the port. The weather is too cold to go exploring and playing, at the moment I just want to get it home.

    I spins in the twisties will tell me more of what I need to know.
    The only downside I have identified so far is the position of the ignition barrel. Reaching in to knock off the bike and put the steering lock on is very awkward and results in disturbing the left hand mirror. 20200227_135544.jpg
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    MUDHWY Featuring understanding emotions

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    This is a known dislike amongst owners, but I think if that is the worst of it on any bike then she's a keeper! Enjoy. :D
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  20. JeepDawg

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    Yes, thats kind of what i was saying. I was just interested in the comparison of costs across the pond being so similar. He said "to cost roughly €10k to purchase, collect and import/register it" - but his costs included an airplane ticket. Thats why i included my tax % and what my registration costs me (roughly) on my current bike in my state.