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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #80 on: May 24, 2018, 11:56:41 am »
If this thing is going to have a weight of more than 150kg and horsepower of less than 45 hp and selling for more than R130 000, there would
be really no incentive to buy this bike apart from being a (blindly) follower of everything Honda.

For the same kind of money you can buy a KTM690/Husqvarna701 , with a weight of less than 150kg, engine of 67 hp and
selling just above R130 000 currently.

I know which one I would choose. :deal:

And if you buy in November / December you can shave R30k off of that  :biggrin:
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #81 on: May 24, 2018, 12:01:13 pm »
A 450 cruising - now that is funny  :imaposer:


I think you would be suprised how many 250Ls are cruising around the world. Some us lightys do not need big bikes to travel 130KPH.
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #82 on: May 24, 2018, 12:08:22 pm »
A 450 cruising - now that is funny  :imaposer:


I think you would be suprised how many 250Ls are cruising around the world. Some us lightys do not need big bikes to travel 130KPH.

But nevertheless ride 1000CC bikes? ::)
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #83 on: May 24, 2018, 12:10:36 pm »
Al wat ek weet is dat ek definitief een gan koop.
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #84 on: May 24, 2018, 12:12:49 pm »
But nevertheless ride 1000CC bikes?

I have one remember we rode together BIg Bash through Lesotho
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #85 on: May 24, 2018, 12:13:49 pm »
So, what we have here is a DRZ400 with FI, six gears and a cush drive.  Granted, these innovations are welcome additions that will be key differentiaters to the DRZ but I think I'm being kind in the use of the word 'innovation'.

DRZ is still available in Oz. I can't think of any other 'long service interval' bikes that compete in this segment. Anyone else know of anything else available?
Exactly this is the bike we all wanted when the DRZ was available with it's short comings of a 6th gear and maybe some extra oomph especially for the S model. This L and Rally will be winners and I'm so happy that a Japanese manufacturer at last listened to what the costumer wants. Hopefully the other big 3 will follow suit. Japanese bike sold as a DS from the factory will be sorted so don't worry too much about service intervals etc.
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #86 on: May 24, 2018, 12:18:39 pm »
But nevertheless ride 1000CC bikes?

I have one remember we rode together BIg Bash through Lesotho
Thats what Doms saying
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #87 on: May 24, 2018, 12:22:32 pm »
But nevertheless ride 1000CC bikes?

I have one remember we rode together BIg Bash through Lesotho
Thats what Doms saying

exactement  :biggrin:
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #88 on: May 24, 2018, 12:22:55 pm »
So, what we have here is a DRZ400 with FI, six gears and a cush drive.  Granted, these innovations are welcome additions that will be key differentiaters to the DRZ but I think I'm being kind in the use of the word 'innovation'.

DRZ is still available in Oz. I can't think of any other 'long service interval' bikes that compete in this segment. Anyone else know of anything else available?
Exactly this is the bike we all wanted when the DRZ was available with it's short comings of a 6th gear and maybe some extra oomph especially for the S model. This L and Rally will be winners and I'm so happy that a Japanese manufacturer at last listened to what the costumer wants. Hopefully the other big 3 will follow suit. Japanese bike sold as a DS from the factory will be sorted so don't worry too much about service intervals etc


Exactly right. I also fear the DRZ s time might be up due to emissions that is why its not available here. Hondas timing could be spot on.
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #89 on: May 24, 2018, 12:24:28 pm »
 :sip: looks good to me! but not more than 100k.
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #90 on: May 24, 2018, 12:26:51 pm »
I think this bike has my name on it when it comes out in a Rally. I will trade the AT. I rode the CRF250Rally to Angies it was a lot of fun. Even though very pap.
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #91 on: May 24, 2018, 12:28:42 pm »
Its not gonna be a cheap bike. Unfortunately quality costs money! :snorting:

I like it a lot!
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #92 on: May 24, 2018, 12:31:56 pm »
New 450X with 6 gears!
My all-time favorite just got better


Hail the new Baja 1000 King  8)
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #93 on: May 24, 2018, 12:32:19 pm »
I think this bike has my name on it when it comes out in a Rally. I will trade the AT. I rode the CRF250Rally to Angies it was a lot of fun. Even though very pap.

So it did not "cruise" there?  :imaposer:
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #94 on: May 24, 2018, 12:34:35 pm »
No but it will cruise at 110 quite happily just need a few more HP. The fact that 450 is going to be lighter and have the extra grunt seems like it ticks the boxes.
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #95 on: May 24, 2018, 12:45:34 pm »
This bike is going to break ADVrider, already lots of talk about them. Honda sure kept this as a nice surprise.
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #96 on: May 24, 2018, 12:46:10 pm »
even though people say REAL adventure riders make up 10% of the market - I wonder if that is true looking at the new comers. Hope this is awesome, with a bigger tank Honda! and plusher seat
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« Reply #97 on: May 24, 2018, 12:53:55 pm »
Titanium tank is sexy, too bad it will be the first thing to go
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #98 on: May 24, 2018, 01:23:43 pm »
Titanium tank is sexy, too bad it will be the first thing to go

Use it for water
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Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« Reply #99 on: May 24, 2018, 01:44:21 pm »
Titanium tank is sexy, too bad it will be the first thing to go

Use it for water

www.crfsonly.com these guys are most probably already busy with after market kit for this bike!..

Edit: there are already a 25l an 14l Acerbis tanks for the crf450x, will it fit?
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