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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #160 on: November 03, 2010, 03:35:25 pm »
double bluff: party mense met klein meneertjies koop klein bikes sodat almal moet dink hulle het brandweerslange so dik soos hul regter voorarm. skelm

There is nothing wrong with a large bike, no need to justify it to anyone. I still think the 1200GS has the edge when compared to other bikes in it's market segment and intended purpose
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #161 on: November 03, 2010, 03:49:17 pm »

There is nothing wrong with a large bike, no need to justify it to anyone.


Agreed.

My punt was maar net dat ouens wat erg hardcore wil ry en kla oor 1200's na die verkeerde bike segment kyk. Daar is heelwat beter klas bikes vir die hardcore stuff.
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #162 on: November 03, 2010, 03:59:32 pm »

There is nothing wrong with a large bike, no need to justify it to anyone.


Agreed.

My punt was maar net dat ouens wat erg hardcore wil ry en kla oor 1200's na die verkeerde bike segment kyk. Daar is heelwat beter klas bikes vir die hardcore stuff.

Like what? The only option is KTM, too expensive and too fast for technical stuff... The Africa Twin was the perfect for both jobs.  I've done pretty rough terrain and toured 100's of kilo's on my @... but it's just a bit slow sometimes.
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #163 on: November 03, 2010, 04:03:46 pm »
If it wasnt for dealers/aftersales/support then the Triumph 800 would have been THE DS bike. Sorry for jacking.
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #164 on: November 03, 2010, 04:14:23 pm »

There is nothing wrong with a large bike, no need to justify it to anyone.


Agreed.

My punt was maar net dat ouens wat erg hardcore wil ry en kla oor 1200's na die verkeerde bike segment kyk. Daar is heelwat beter klas bikes vir die hardcore stuff.

Like what? The only option is KTM, too expensive and too fast for technical stuff... The Africa Twin was the perfect for both jobs.  I've done pretty rough terrain and toured 100's of kilo's on my @... but it's just a bit slow sometimes.

Yes Chrissie but it's not 1200cc is it?
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #165 on: November 03, 2010, 04:15:51 pm »
In my humble opinion the best DS option on the market at the moment for the more hardcore type routes and overlanding trips is the 660Ten.
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #166 on: November 03, 2010, 04:18:20 pm »
This is a big bloated fat-ass bike for big bloated fat ass guys like me.

We ride the bike cause we want to have the ability to go off on good dirt roads sometimes.

Sometimes we will have an unbearable rush of blood to the head and take the bike up some fucking mountainpass where the goats have given up due to bad traction.

When we are back on terra firma (i.e not slippery mud, sand, rocks, insect species and smaller mammals run over by the the fat-ass bike on the descent), we will then feel vindicated that it is a true dualsport hardcore big piel bike.

Then we form loose internet associations defending the utter awesomeness of the bike and pour scorn on the misguided souls who ride big fat-ass bikes of another brand.

Jesus!

I would really like the autobox option.

It gives me a woody.

Carry on!
« Last Edit: November 03, 2010, 04:24:29 pm by The Purple Turtle »
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #167 on: November 03, 2010, 04:21:59 pm »
In my humble opinion the best DS option on the market at the moment for the more hardcore type routes and overlanding trips is the 660Ten.

It is a bit on the boring side though.
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #168 on: November 03, 2010, 04:34:41 pm »
Come on TR - you've got "contacts" at Honda - find out more about the Adventure version of the 800cc X-runner!  ;)
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #169 on: November 03, 2010, 05:07:15 pm »
Come on TR - you've got "contacts" at Honda - find out more about the Adventure version of the 800cc X-runner!  ;)

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #170 on: November 03, 2010, 05:08:05 pm »
In my humble opinion the best DS option on the market at the moment for the more hardcore type routes and overlanding trips is the 660Ten.

It is a bit on the boring side though.

While doing hardcore type routes and overlanding?
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #171 on: November 03, 2010, 05:10:27 pm »
This is a big bloated fat-ass bike for big bloated fat ass guys like me.

We ride the bike cause we want to have the ability to go off on good dirt roads sometimes.

Sometimes we will have an unbearable rush of blood to the head and take the bike up some fucking mountainpass where the goats have given up due to bad traction.

When we are back on terra firma (i.e not slippery mud, sand, rocks, insect species and smaller mammals run over by the the fat-ass bike on the descent), we will then feel vindicated that it is a true dualsport hardcore big piel bike.

Then we form loose internet associations defending the utter awesomeness of the bike and pour scorn on the misguided souls who ride big fat-ass bikes of another brand.

Jesus!

I would really like the autobox option.

It gives me a woody.

Carry on!

Good post.

Have you ridden the VFR1200 yet?

I thought I would hate the "auto" option but I was surprised at how good it was. The Sport setting is where it's at on that bike though!
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #172 on: November 03, 2010, 08:37:08 pm »
Have you ridden the VFR1200 yet?

I thought I would hate the "auto" option but I was surprised at how good it was. The Sport setting is where it's at on that bike though!

+1000

I LIKE the VFR auto- so much it might tempt me towards the roadie side!
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #173 on: November 03, 2010, 08:50:58 pm »
In my humble opinion the best DS option on the market at the moment for the more hardcore type routes and overlanding trips is the 660Ten.

It is a bit on the boring side though.

While doing hardcore type routes and overlanding?

Ek  :pot: maar net
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #174 on: November 03, 2010, 08:54:40 pm »
Ek sit hier dik van die lag! Hoeveel keer het ek al die woorde op WD forum gesien; "as die vervaardigers net die bike n bietjie meer hardcore wil maak".
Niemand sal die ding koop nie! Die mark soek krag en met krag kom gewig. Ek moet met YR saamstem, how's that for setting yourself up for disappointment!
D/S is dubbeldoelig, grond en teer. Ekself ry eerder stadig met die teerpad saam, om dan werklik myself te geniet as ek op die grondpad beland. Daarom is my ou XT vir my nommerpas, moontlik nog n bietjie swaar op 156KG, maar hanteerbaar.
Ek wens Yamaha en Suzuki wil kyk na nog TTR's en DR's in die 350 segment. Lekker lig met goeie krag en uitstekende suspensie en remme. Omdat fietse in die klas so ekonomies is hoef jou fiets ook nie soos n GS pregnant kameel te lyk nie.
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #175 on: November 04, 2010, 01:56:58 am »
This is a big bloated fat-ass bike for big bloated fat ass guys like me.

We ride the bike cause we want to have the ability to go off on good dirt roads sometimes.

Sometimes we will have an unbearable rush of blood to the head and take the bike up some fucking mountainpass where the goats have given up due to bad traction.

When we are back on terra firma (i.e not slippery mud, sand, rocks, insect species and smaller mammals run over by the the fat-ass bike on the descent), we will then feel vindicated that it is a true dualsport hardcore big piel bike.

Then we form loose internet associations defending the utter awesomeness of the bike and pour scorn on the misguided souls who ride big fat-ass bikes of another brand.

Jesus!

I would really like the autobox option.

It gives me a woody.

Carry on!

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #176 on: November 04, 2010, 06:17:50 am »
This is a big bloated fat-ass bike for big bloated fat ass guys like me.

We ride the bike cause we want to have the ability to go off on good dirt roads sometimes.

Sometimes we will have an unbearable rush of blood to the head and take the bike up some fucking mountainpass where the goats have given up due to bad traction.

When we are back on terra firma (i.e not slippery mud, sand, rocks, insect species and smaller mammals run over by the the fat-ass bike on the descent), we will then feel vindicated that it is a true dualsport hardcore big piel bike.

Then we form loose internet associations defending the utter awesomeness of the bike and pour scorn on the misguided souls who ride big fat-ass bikes of another brand.

Jesus!

I would really like the autobox option.

It gives me a woody.

Carry on!
Hell....next thing you know you'll be a pillion.... ;D
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« Reply #177 on: November 04, 2010, 07:11:56 am »
LuckyStriker, nothing wrong with a big bike and yes, you do not have to justify riding it. However, South Africans have this tendency to use things outside of their design parameters. A hyundai Atoz will be taken from CT to JHB and you'll have to hear about the discomfort on a long journey! I have been on several rides where there is a wide ranging array of bikes and I always end up thinking; "Are these guys on the big bikes, with sweat running down them and the bike getting damaged by the metre progressed, trying to prove something to someone or is that really what they must make do with. But something is preventing them from downscaling to something more manageable, which they will ultimately enjoy much more.
Keep the big bike for big roads, big boys!
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #178 on: November 04, 2010, 07:31:14 am »
LuckyStriker, nothing wrong with a big bike and yes, you do not have to justify riding it. However, South Africans have this tendency to use things outside of their design parameters. A hyundai Atoz will be taken from CT to JHB and you'll have to hear about the discomfort on a long journey! I have been on several rides where there is a wide ranging array of bikes and I always end up thinking; "Are these guys on the big bikes, with sweat running down them and the bike getting damaged by the metre progressed, trying to prove something to someone or is that really what they must make do with. But something is preventing them from downscaling to something more manageable, which they will ultimately enjoy much more.
Keep the big bike for big roads, big boys!
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« Reply #179 on: November 04, 2010, 07:32:35 am »
Like you say Dan....some of us have to make do with what we have & just sweat it out :thumleft: I prefer the longer road anyway but i get to ride less often....compromise compromise!
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