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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #220 on: November 04, 2010, 05:43:47 pm »
Looking at the other 1200's in Honda's stable this bike is not likely to be cheap.

How much is a 1200GS?  R140k?
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #221 on: November 04, 2010, 05:56:20 pm »
Looking at the other 1200's in Honda's stable this bike is not likely to be cheap.

How much is a 1200GS?  R140k?

Not sure? With crash bars etc?

I think it's R150 - 170k? Or is that the GSA? ???
 

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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #222 on: November 04, 2010, 07:37:02 pm »
My volgende bike is 'n Honda Varadero...... no bullshit....

Een vir so R50k.

Die BMW moet nou eers gaan.
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Re: Hey Honda fans, here's your new adventure bike - sucks to be you!
« Reply #223 on: November 04, 2010, 07:58:22 pm »
No one's discussed how it might be a (big?) improvement on the Varadero - what think the Vara owners?

The 'dero is an excellent two up tourer, no doubt...apart from a vibe from the engine that's solved with an Airhawk seat.

Off road it's another story, IMO, it's seriously top heavy and one feels the weight on the front tyre. I'm 1.81m and quite fit, yet was unable to catch it on stopping at a petrol station (BP, Riviersonderend, N2) she just fell over into a flower box with me on it, OK I was crawling forward but still...

The new V4 model may just have the right ergonomics to be an excellent off roader but it will be plenty expensive...
« Last Edit: November 04, 2010, 07:59:57 pm by Ian in Great Brak River »
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