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Offline mhstokes

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New owner in Monmouthshire, South Wales
on: July 10, 2013, 08:54:51 PM
Hello from a sunny South Wales. Had a long test ride on a Cosmic Black Crosstourer DCT, very comfortable riding position,
very smooth, loves bends and its fast enough for me. Not as fast as my VFR1200FA but ther CT is more composed. I was impressed and came back and did the deal. I look forward to picking it up next week.   :152:

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Offline Mika

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Re: New owner in Monmouthshire, South Wales
Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 09:51:35 PM
 :400: to the forum and congratulations on the purchase

It might not be as fast as the 1200F but it is fast enough and has plenty of useable power, and you are right about the comfort  :031:

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Offline Black Bob

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Re: New owner in Monmouthshire, South Wales
Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 11:16:37 PM
 :400: to the forum. What do you think, having ridden both; I've seen reviews that say the CT is a better, more practical, use of the V4 engine than the VFR1200F.

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Offline Eltar

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Re: New owner in Monmouthshire, South Wales
Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 11:19:40 PM
 :400: to the forum.
average on my VFR1200X

Bikes owned: CBF250 - '08 V-Strom DL650 - '09 ST1300 Pan European - '13 VFR1200X - '14 Fazer 8

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Offline Huncadrew

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Re: New owner in Monmouthshire, South Wales
Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 12:38:46 AM
Welcome to the forum and what a wonderfull place Monmouthshire is to ride it :)

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Offline do9uz

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Re: New owner in Monmouthshire, South Wales
Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 12:10:24 PM
welcome...

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Offline mhstokes

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Re: New owner in Monmouthshire, South Wales
Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 06:08:10 PM
Hi Black Bob,  thanks for the welcome, having ridden both CT for one afternoon and my VFR1200FA, I would say the VFR1200FA is a great bike but for me, as an occasional rider, it requires more effort to ride well. Everytime I go out on it I  can soon judge whether my riding is flowing nicely along, or whether I am having an off day, my anticipation is too slow, my gear changes are badly timed, every traffic light is 'red' etc.    Whereas with the CT dct the riding position gives me a better view, my arms and wrists are more relaxed, the gear changing is perfect, so Ive got more time to enjoy the ride. My one problem with the CT may be when I want to stop to park and the camber is excessive and there's loose gravel underfoot - Nightmare !!
 

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Offline blumeeni

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Re: New owner in Monmouthshire, South Wales
Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 08:50:44 PM
Welcome to the forum, you'll find me on a red one at Llandovery 3-4 times a week if you fancy a cuppa and natter/ride
Cheers Blu

 


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