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Offline Younger06

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #128 on: February 23, 2020, 02:53:36 PM
Just sold my 2007 R1200GS adventure, I can't comment on the difference because I haven't got my CT yet (this Thursday) and I have never ridden one.
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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #129 on: March 22, 2020, 02:16:32 PM
2008 BMW K1200GS. 2004 BMW R1150GS before that. The 1200x is almost the perfect melt between the 2 for me.
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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #130 on: March 22, 2020, 10:29:50 PM
I started with a 2001 Yamaha Fazer 600, then a 2011 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, now the Crosstourer. Wanted more power, got what I wanted  :001:
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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #131 on: April 03, 2020, 09:49:50 PM
started with a fire blade , then blackbird... VFR1200f and now 1200x tourer......   VFR1200 sport tourer by far the best bike, shame the gutter press killed the bike off..

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #132 on: June 14, 2020, 05:31:23 PM
I sold a twin cam R1200GS Adventure in September 2013 to get the CT. Sadly the CT proved to be a huge disappointment. While the V4 engine was wonderful the rest of the bike was not. Average brakes and suspension, heavy and poor fuel efficiency. After a year I bought a water-cooled R1200GS Adventure, which knocked spots off the CT in every department, apart from the engine which was equal to the CT. The final kick in the teeth was the poor resale at the time I sold it.

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #133 on: June 14, 2020, 05:32:22 PM
*Originally Posted by neile [+]
started with a fire blade , then blackbird... VFR1200f and now 1200x tourer......   VFR1200 sport tourer by far the best bike, shame the gutter press killed the bike off..

I doubt it was the press that killed it off, more like a lack of sales, meeting Euro 5 emissions and the failure of Honda to actually develop the bike.

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #134 on: June 14, 2020, 06:40:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Vrsce [+]
My previous bike was a 2005 Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle VRod.
A very fast enjoyable bike that did not fit any particular category,neither a cruiser nor a sport bike.
Nevertheless it was a beautiful,well made motorcycle.


The bike I owned before getting my VFR1200x was also a Harley Davidson V-Rod.  Mine was a 2006 Street Rod, the V-Rod model with mid controls.  When I discovered how few options I had with replacement exhausts for that bike, I decided it was time to get my Crosstourer.
Suzuki GT250, Honda CB550, Kawasaki 1000, Honda Nighthawk S, Harley Davidson V-Rod Street Rod, Honda VFR1200X

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #135 on: June 16, 2020, 08:05:36 AM
Enjoying reading the thread.

My last two bikes were a Pan 1300 then a Norge 1200 8V. Loved both bikes for different reasons but wouldn't swap my CT for either off them. Also have a CB Big One and an X4.