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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #180 on: November 04, 2010, 07:45:27 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 #181 on: November 04, 2010, 08:22:02 am »
When is someone gonna complain about the front wheel size?
Isn't that allways part of the complaints that we read in all these threads? :imaposer:
Just think about it if you don't like the bike then it is not designed for you and if you
have a 1200GS then you cant really complain because it is just as fat and heavy as this concept bike.
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #182 on: November 04, 2010, 09:19:25 am »
Al arguments against bikes of this size don't count for BMW GS's.

No-one knows why. I think Michnus said so :D
 

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« Reply #183 on: November 04, 2010, 09:29:40 am »
Al arguments against bikes of this size don't count for BMW GS's.

No-one knows why. I think Michnus said so :D

The salesman said so too...and he knows...

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #184 on: November 04, 2010, 09:57:27 am »
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #185 on: November 04, 2010, 10:00:45 am »
Slightly from the front the bike does not seem so broad. No full frontal shots?
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #186 on: November 04, 2010, 10:04:37 am »
I like it, especially from the front
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #187 on: November 04, 2010, 10:10:11 am »
but can one make it look like this?
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #188 on: November 04, 2010, 10:11:22 am »
It looks like someone at Honda stole the plans from the BMW headoffice for the 2012 GSA...

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It is pretty - I'll give them that though.
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #189 on: November 04, 2010, 10:13:00 am »
Slightly from the front the bike does not seem so broad. No full frontal shots?

Pervert!
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #190 on: November 04, 2010, 10:15:38 am »
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #191 on: November 04, 2010, 10:45:40 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.

And that is why people with the bigger bikes should learn how to ride them properly and within certain limits or (said with respect) stay to the gravel highways (although even that doesn't work for some)

I'm not a riding guru - not by a long shot, but I know what I can and can't do and more importantly I know what my bike can or can't do with my hands on the bars.

There's a hell of a lot that these big ass GS' (and their cheap Japanese knock-offs * ) can do, but one must be under no misconception that these are do it all bikes.

I do find it interesting though that people look at a bike like this and automatically assume that it isn't a joyful experience taking it through the rough and even more so that it has to be a frighting and struggling experience.

I only fought my bike on one trip in the time that I've been riding big dualies and that was from Groenrivier to Hondeklip.
The rest of the time I kinda just go with it - decide if you can do it or not, then decide on how and then you go for it and let the bike do its thing.
This might sound like 'fyn brag' - it is not meant as such, but the truth for me is that I find the rougher roads relaxing.

Maybe I've just been on the wrong roads ;D ;D ;D

Again - I can't speak for anyone else - I just know how it is for me, but in my mind if you look up to instead of looking forward to being on the rougher roads then there's something wrong.
;D ;D

I initially did go for a big ass dualie because of my wife loving to go with and me loving having her around and the only bikes that can do that are litre class.
(Before I knew anything about these bikes the choices was purely based on price: a 1100GS or Varadero)

Back then it was a compromise but now I can't say for sure any more.
If I didn't have a wife who wanted to go with I would probably still have a GS (or super 10) - if you are going to be riding a 200kg+ bike you can just as well have 100+ HP at your disposal. And I do love the power. ;D ;D ;D

I've never been bothered by the 'I can go faster than you' crowd and I will eventually get there - I just need to take it slower for me and my bike's sake.
And you will never hear me complain about the bike.
Chances are you will almost always see me smiling and being happy to be out and about.




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« Last Edit: November 04, 2010, 10:47:47 am by Eisbein »
02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #192 on: November 04, 2010, 11:05:05 am »
It's starting to grow on me... It's slimmer than it looks

even in yesteryear's Africa Twin colours it looks okay (although it doesn't look right)
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #193 on: November 04, 2010, 11:07:36 am »
The one cool thing about this is that the market seems to be opening up.

When the 12 eventually gets replaced there's now a Yam AND a Wing that I need to check out before making
any commitment...

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #194 on: November 04, 2010, 11:22:13 am »
I already have a pig in the adventure, one good reason why i cannot go back to my roots?
Come on Honda!!
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #195 on: November 04, 2010, 12:36:53 pm »
Now with views from all sides it doesn't look fat at all.

Starting to grow on me too. Black will be beautiful!  
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #196 on: November 04, 2010, 12:40:09 pm »
Now with views from all sides it doesn't look fat at all.

Starting to grow on me too. Black will be beautiful!  
+1 im starting to like it allot  :mwink:
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #197 on: November 04, 2010, 12:54:35 pm »
+1 im starting to like it allot  :mwink:

I like...a lot.

This is going to be a tough decision next year hopefully, Yamaha or Honda?

So where is Suzuki's 1200cc shaft-driven gravel higway machine?

(There is no 2010 V-Strom in the USA)
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« Reply #198 on: November 04, 2010, 01:01:51 pm »
Don't forget the rumoured Tiger 1200:

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« Reply #199 on: November 04, 2010, 01:05:30 pm »
Eish! Uglier than a Strom!! :biggrin:
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