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Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Jarrett2, May 30, 2018.
Hmm, I don't have any of those issues with mine...
Maybe a Gold Wing might be more your speed?
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.
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.
Suggesting you might like a Gold Wing is a personal attack? lol
He just misses his VFRX.
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!
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
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.
It's going to cost roughly €10k to purchase, collect and import/register it.
It's 4.20am in Ireland and I'm about to leave for the airport.......going to be a long day (but worthwhile)
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.
Few things better than bike buying day!
Safe trip! Enjoy
Plane ride to get it....were from france
Ireland to the UK I think
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
Fun bike, enjoy.
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??
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.
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.
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.