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Kevin Ash changes his mind
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:07:24 PM »
Oh what a suprise, Keven Ash has changed his mind about the thirsty crosstourer, apparently he was wrong about the fuel consumption. He has also now decided that the crosstourer is uncomfortable.   :211:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motorbikes/9171696/Honda-Crosstourer-update.html

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Re: Kevin Ash changes his mind
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 08:17:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Strider [+]
Oh what a suprise, Keven Ash has changed his mind about the thirsty crosstourer, apparently he was wrong about the fuel consumption. He has also now decided that the crosstourer is uncomfortable.   :211:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motorbikes/9171696/Honda-Crosstourer-update.html

He was wrong about the fuel consumption, and has corrected his error.  :028:  The fact that he didn't think about what he was writing at the time is a shame. :151:

The seat, after 150 miles (240km) without a break, could get uncomfortable - especially sat still on the motorway. I have only ridden 330km, with a break at 180km, so far - without problem. When I do a long run without a break, we'll see how the seat performs.

Of course, my weight tends to widen the seat anyway.  :745:

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Re: Kevin Ash changes his mind
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 10:09:19 PM »
Whats the furthest you've ever ridden without a break and does a fuel stop constitute a rest. I think with the Crosstourer being capable of 200 miles i'll have to see if I can ride that long. On average I stop every 120 miles or so.  :305:

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Re: Kevin Ash changes his mind
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 06:32:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Strider [+]
Whats the furthest you've ever ridden without a break and does a fuel stop constitute a rest. I think with the Crosstourer being capable of 200 miles i'll have to see if I can ride that long. On average I stop every 120 miles or so.  :305:

I generally never do more than about 200km (120 miles) between stops. Mainly, because the guys I ride with need either fuel, a pee or a fag! When on tour in the Alps, we do about 300-400km a day, and stop more often - probably six to ten times - for photos, fuel, food, drink, etc.

I have done 500km on the ST1300 (needed to get home quickly) on the Autobahn without a stop in rain, never again.  :005: Agony.

I think 200km is just fine, and, as I don't do motorways as a rule, I doubt I'll be having trouble with the seat.  :002:

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Re: Kevin Ash changes his mind
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 08:12:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Strider [+]
Whats the furthest you've ever ridden without a break and does a fuel stop constitute a rest. I think with the Crosstourer being capable of 200 miles i'll have to see if I can ride that long. On average I stop every 120 miles or so.  :305:
I just did a long distance drive couple of weeks ago. Couple of times i just drove through between tank stops (250-320km's). I usually do some "situps" and leg stretching - all kind of - in between .. so i felt the sit on CT was "not too bad". But it sure could be better and it may be something to give a face lift after some time. (i have a nice leather one on my AfricaTwin)
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Re: Kevin Ash changes his mind
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 06:32:29 PM »
I've read many of Kevin's reviews and tests over the years...on the whole I enjoy his writing style and he's normally on the money with his honesty and insight.

One of the reasons I chose the CT over the Explorer, MultiStrada, Explorer, VFR was the comfort I experienced...not just in the seat itself but the excellent suspension that just seemed to smooth out all bumps and ruts in the road.

I agree with some of the comments above; if you're going to be on a motorway for hours on end and not naturally shifting your butt about, you're going to find a few aches creeping in.

Let's not get too heavy on Mr A's comments...it is what he experienced on that test...I'm sure a bunch of use will have different experiences, eh?

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Re: Kevin Ash changes his mind
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 01:10:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by Strider [+]
Whats the furthest you've ever ridden without a break and does a fuel stop constitute a rest. I think with the Crosstourer being capable of 200 miles i'll have to see if I can ride that long. On average I stop every 120 miles or so.  :305:
I have a done 294km non stop on the CT and found it very comfortable this was before I added the sheep skin seat cover, since adding that I have only done a few 230 and 240km non stops - I can say the standard seat is fine for long sits IMHO it is even better with the sheep skin now  :018:
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Re: Kevin Ash changes his mind
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2012, 02:42:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hitty [+]


One of the reasons I chose the CT over the Explorer, MultiStrada, Explorer, VFR was the comfort I experienced...not just in the seat itself but the excellent suspension that just seemed to smooth out all bumps and ruts in the road.


Hey Bro., what is your suspension setting?
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