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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #200 on: November 04, 2010, 01:07:05 pm »
Eish! Uglier than a Strom!! :biggrin:

Sheesh, that is a bold statement mate! :)

But it's a triple.... :drif:
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #201 on: November 04, 2010, 01:14:55 pm »
I would really like 4 cylinders.

Makes for a change.

So it looks like Honda it is....
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 #202 on: November 04, 2010, 01:15:54 pm »
Honda - single sided swingarm.
Yamaha - double swingarm.......Yamaha for me thanks.
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #203 on: November 04, 2010, 01:23:42 pm »
the 800 is designed for tar only according to this site...

As if it wasn't obvious from the peekchas ;D

the_wes - anytime mate.  And I didn't only post it because I think it LOOKS like an anvil! :biggrin:
An anvil is most probably lighter!
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #204 on: November 04, 2010, 02:00:23 pm »
Honda - single sided swingarm.
Yamaha - double swingarm.......Yamaha for me thanks.

Tell me something new :)

the 800 is designed for tar only according to this site...

As if it wasn't obvious from the peekchas ;D

the_wes - anytime mate.  And I didn't only post it because I think it LOOKS like an anvil! :biggrin:
An anvil is most probably lighter!
WTF is Honda up to?? ???

Why oh why is weight such an issue?
If you are concerned about weight, buy a single cylinder!!
It WILL be heavy!
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #205 on: November 04, 2010, 02:08:39 pm »
Snafu they're talking about the 800 road bike there.
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #206 on: November 04, 2010, 02:16:22 pm »
I just think that beautiful curvey radiator is gonna get punctured in no time.... It looks very vulnerable.

At least the Super 10 has it's rad's well hidden from danger.

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #207 on: November 04, 2010, 02:17:14 pm »
Honda - single sided swingarm.
Yamaha - double swingarm.......Yamaha for me thanks.

The 800 has a single sided swingarm... ;)
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #208 on: November 04, 2010, 02:20:35 pm »
Snafu they're talking about the 800 road bike there.

The 800 is not worth discussing, it compares to the TDM...road bike!
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #209 on: November 04, 2010, 02:36:06 pm »
Maybe we should start discussing the BMW F800R the R1200R or the K1300R i mean they will be destroyed on a gravel road never mind full off road.
i think it is k@k bikes what was BMW thinking
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #210 on: November 04, 2010, 02:39:20 pm »
Here's another link that has better photo's; front and rear and the usual side shots.

http://bikeadvice.in/eicma-2010-honda-v4-crosstourer-concept/

Interesting indeed, but is it a 800 or 1200... RHS shot of clutch cover looks like the 1200 .. ?

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #211 on: November 04, 2010, 02:40:01 pm »
I just think that beautiful curvey radiator is gonna get punctured in no time.... It looks very vulnerable.

At least the Super 10 has it's rad's well hidden from danger.

I believe side mounted rads are more prone to damage, especially if you moer over into a twiggy bush
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #212 on: November 04, 2010, 02:40:52 pm »
I just think that beautiful curvey radiator is gonna get punctured in no time.... It looks very vulnerable.

At least the Super 10 has it's rad's well hidden from danger.

Not a problem on a GSA !!!

A mate of mine had  a bolt thrown up from a car, holed his 1200GS radiator.....went no further....
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #213 on: November 04, 2010, 02:48:25 pm »
Am I getting this right?

All this speculation, commentary, dissing etc and no-one here has actually "seen" either the Cross-Runner (in whatever shape/s) or the Cross-Tourer, never mind touched, felt, smelled, sat on or (heaven forbid) actually ridden them..... :o We dont even have any specs yet.

(Kinda like what preceded the SuperTen launch....and look what Yamaha delivered).

Don't stop though - very interesting reading......  ;D
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« Reply #214 on: November 04, 2010, 02:51:56 pm »
Am I getting this right?

All this speculation, commentary, dissing etc and no-one here has actually "seen" either the Cross-Runner (in whatever shape/s) or the Cross-Tourer, never mind touched, felt, smelled, sat on or (heaven forbid) actually ridden them..... :o We dont even have any specs yet.

(Kinda like what preceded the SuperTen launch....and look what Yamaha delivered).

Don't stop though - very interesting reading......  ;D

Yup, Triumph made the same cardinal error as Yamaha by not first consulting with the Wilddogs before designing their latest offering.....

But as you say, Yamaha seemed to do ok without us.... :biggrin:
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #215 on: November 04, 2010, 03:45:58 pm »
 :lamer: Based on the pics available and my own experience with Honda products over the years, I think this is going to be one hellavu HYPER DS BIKE !!!
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #216 on: November 04, 2010, 04:18:16 pm »
No one's discussed how it might be a (big?) improvement on the Varadero - what think the Vara owners?
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #217 on: November 04, 2010, 04:32:50 pm »
No one's discussed how it might be a (big?) improvement on the Varadero - what think the Vara owners?

I don't know what I'm talking about, but the Varadero was very 'front heavy'.

This one might just be more neutral judging by the pics.

Does Honda 1200 have tjoopless as well ?

That plus a shaft to me ticks the right boxes...

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #218 on: November 04, 2010, 05:14:37 pm »
Looking at the other 1200's in Honda's stable this bike is not likely to be cheap.
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #219 on: November 04, 2010, 05:43:00 pm »
No one's discussed how it might be a (big?) improvement on the Varadero - what think the Vara owners?

I don't know what I'm talking about, but the Varadero was very 'front heavy'.

This one might just be more neutral judging by the pics.

Does Honda 1200 have tjoopless as well ?

That plus a shaft to me ticks the right boxes...



Tjoopless it is captain!  ;D
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