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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #120 on: November 02, 2010, 02:30:12 pm »
The Xrunner is SERIOUSLY fugly!

Any idea what the "enclosed sprocket" at the rear is all about?

single-sided swingarm...
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #121 on: November 02, 2010, 02:30:38 pm »
Inthe 1200's favour - it at least has tubeless tyres!  ;D
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #122 on: November 02, 2010, 02:33:39 pm »
The Xrunner is SERIOUSLY fugly!

Any idea what the "enclosed sprocket" at the rear is all about?

single-sided swingarm...

Cool - thanks!
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #123 on: November 02, 2010, 03:03:04 pm »

That 1200 CrossTourer doesn't look so bad. It has potential




potential for what???


To be a gravel tourer. Was always gonna be one. When Honda said they were going to build a 4 cylinder gravel tourer did you expect an MX bike?

Yup, doesn't look too bad. Crashbars, spots, high screen, belly plate, spokes.

Will have to see how it stacks up against the GS1200 & STen. Specs and price. It's obviously going to be fast with that engine. Also, with the dual clutch box I guess you'll get it in the auto version? That will be very interesting in a DS application.

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #124 on: November 02, 2010, 03:13:17 pm »
I don't see any reason why the SuperTen and the GS1200 should be rated higher than this Honda
It's the same class of bike with similar dimensions, similar applications, similar looks and probably similar specs

you just need to get rid of those attaché cases, slap on some knobblies, give it a bitchin' paint job and (if you can) crank up the suspension a little.
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #125 on: November 02, 2010, 04:12:59 pm »
Hmmmm...
Looks like it will be a nice daily 12km dirt, 80km tar commuter.

I am interested.....
Adventure is taking the wrong equipment to inappropriate places.

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #126 on: November 02, 2010, 05:21:47 pm »
Here you go TR - before you even ask!  ;)

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #127 on: November 02, 2010, 10:04:55 pm »
Hey! That's not half bad - for pillion trips with the Mrs. 8) Esp. since we seem to do B&B trips like GS's do :D
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #128 on: November 02, 2010, 10:13:57 pm »
I like!  :thumleft:  (I think my ST10 dreams are fading fast.  ;D )
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #129 on: November 02, 2010, 10:23:38 pm »
One potential problem I do foresee - too small a tank. The VFR's tank is too small as well :-\
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #130 on: November 02, 2010, 10:30:18 pm »
one thing you have to give to the boxer bmw bikes are they are doddle to work on - everything is nice and in the open

the new honda looks like you need to strip the bike for 2 hours+ before you can touch it  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #131 on: November 02, 2010, 10:32:54 pm »
Don't be daft! How many BMW owners work on their own bikes? 1% ventures off tar. 0% know's where the engine is!

Poor attempt at the spoon B_N. ;)
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #132 on: November 02, 2010, 10:36:17 pm »
B_N, could you work on a brand new GS1200? Do you have the computers? Serious question. ;D And if not... ???
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #133 on: November 02, 2010, 10:38:24 pm »
Don't be daft! How many BMW owners work on their own bikes? 1% ventures off tar. 0% know's where the engine is!

Poor attempt at the spoon B_N. ;)

i do know the dakar is a bitch to work on - need to access everything from the top so you need to strip everything before you can do anything

the v4 is not going to be joke to do stuff on that you can be sure
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #134 on: November 02, 2010, 10:40:04 pm »
No 1200 these days are meant to be "worked on" by the riders.

Luckily, this being a Honda, you wont need to! :P
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #135 on: November 02, 2010, 10:45:12 pm »
 :drif:]
I believe the 1200 is at least going to be the Quality Benchmark in this 'Hyper DS' class, and with that V4, it should also set new standards for performance, relaxed high speed cruising and obviously that marvellous unique sound!
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #136 on: November 02, 2010, 11:12:48 pm »
B_N, could you work on a brand new GS1200? Do you have the computers? Serious question. ;D And if not... ???

depends

if its some computer related problem then no - well you can get the gs911 thingy that will tell you more or less what is wrong and you can swop out the parts

but lets face it normal "working" on a bike is

chain oil and filter and plugs and set the valve clearances replacing the odd bearing chains and sprockets water pump flushing radiator etc etc

that is standard across all bikes bmw, ktm even hondas  ;D

the other stuff normally does not go wrong - lets face it maybe 1 in 5000+ bikes will give a weird computer problem

and when it does you take it to the dealer other than that its all standard xt500 type stuff  :thumleft:

 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #137 on: November 03, 2010, 07:23:23 am »
I am starting to like this bike and the more i look at it the more i like it!
Maybe the bike somehow supprize us all! :thumleft:
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #138 on: November 03, 2010, 07:30:06 am »
one thing you have to give to the boxer bmw bikes are they are doddle to work on - everything is nice and in the open

the new honda looks like you need to strip the bike for 2 hours+ before you can touch it  :peepwall:

On the 650 TA, you have to take of the entire fairing - a REAL PITA - and remove the tank to clean the airfilter!!!  >:(

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #139 on: November 03, 2010, 07:30:45 am »
Here you go TR - before you even ask!  ;)



I like it  :thumleft: They going to have the same problem with as the ST with the weak rear Topbox rack tho. Looks a bit thin and weak but other than that Karoo dirt roads and the like hereeeeeeeeeeeeee we come :thumleft:
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