Hiya to the Crosstourer community. I'm Mark(surprisingly) and having just sold my Honda CBF1000 am now looking at a Crosstourer. I just wanted to say Hi really, oh and ask 2 questions....
The first one is a bit strange, but here goes; HOW do you pick up a Crosstourer, by which I dont mean go to a dealers or buy one from a shop. I recently witnessed someone falling off one, and before he could even pick his bike up there was a crowd and 3 reasonably large chaps took it upon themselves to pick his bike up for him. He was unhurt, and as I was chatting to him and checking him out to see if he had damaged himself in any way, he told me that he has never had to pick the bike up himself, and doesnt know whether he would be able to do it on his own. anyone willing to post a video on youtube, but stick some cushions under the bits that might easily get scratched. I am asking specifically for info on picking up a Crosstourer as the videos relating to other bikes have hand holds and pickup points in different places, but i sort of think the same technique would apply to anything large heavy and tourer/offroad/gravel tracks orientated.
the 2nd question is a wee bit of a bone of contention, and probably draws different answers from different people, but I would like to know before I go and sign all the papers for my new bike. it relates to Fuel consumption. is it thirsty, is it economical etc etc. Oh and out of curiousity does it have average MPG on the display. I'm told that Honda do not use MPG anymore and refer to consumption in miles per litre, but would be nice to have average MPG displayed.
Anyone willing to help out on these questions??? Will keep checking back to see if anyone can help.
P.S. My bike (potentially) is a 13 plate Highlander spec.