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Offline slomogadgie

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CT Handling
« on: April 12, 2013, 09:50:04 PM »
I'm just wondering what standards are made when stating that the CT has great handling.

By that I mean:
A - Compared to a cruiser
B - Compared to a superbike
C - Compared to any other 'adventure' bike

I think the CT handles well in most situations
This are my thoughts......nothing else.
A - Better
B - Not at the extremes
C - On par with the other bikes of this genre I have riden
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Re: CT Handling
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 10:28:34 PM »
Fascinating.  :471:

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Re: CT Handling
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 03:20:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by GS TRV [+]
Fascinating.  :471:

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What you talking about? Simple question really.
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Re: CT Handling
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 06:36:01 PM »
I don't quite get this one.

How can you compare the CT's handling to a cruiser or a sports bike?

The CT is what it is, a bike in its own league - and the handling on road is excellent.

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Re: CT Handling
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 07:26:44 PM »
Ok cheers Doc.

Maybe I should have said Tourer instead of Cruiser.

So you think the CT has excellent handling. How would you compare it to others of the genre. GS, Caponord, Multistrada etc?
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Re: CT Handling
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 08:06:23 PM »
Compared to the GS I say it handles great. Not the same (because of the telelever) just different. I can do whatever I want with the CT as I could with the GS. I find all other competitors less, and I have tried them.
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Re: CT Handling
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 11:12:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by slomogadgie [+]
Ok cheers Doc.

Maybe I should have said Tourer instead of Cruiser.

So you think the CT has excellent handling. How would you compare it to others of the genre. GS, Caponord, Multistrada etc?

I think it is important to remember that not all of us have ridden all of the bikes available - or even want to ride all the bikes available.

I rode the VFR800 for 6 years, then wanted more comfort so changed to a much heavier ST1300 - not a lightweight, and not a sports bike, but very rideable, fast and comfortable - and I stayed with the PAN for 8 years.

Now I have a CT, and compared to my PAN the handling is heaven.

So at the end of the day, it all depends on your personal perspective, and for me the CT is awesome. I'm not interested in how a GS, or a Caponard performs - because I don't want one. My choice. :028:

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Re: CT Handling
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 11:49:16 AM »
A) Better, more ground clearance on the road and more suspension travel off the road.

B) Better, why? Better for the real world, as the roads and tracks are not what sportbike suspension's designed for, so in the real world, better than a sportsbike, copes with load better, more travel for undulating road and track surfaces.

C) One of the better, more adjustment than most of this gendre, The Showa stuff is usually pretty good but set up properly the CT suspension, coupled with the geometry of the bike is very forgiving and is easier to ride than most bikes of the same gendre, making the VFR1200X the best of the bunch for me!

 


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