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Offline andyrob

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #136 on: June 16, 2020, 09:50:18 AM
*Originally Posted by Nogshere [+]
Also have a CB Big One and an X4.

Couple of rare Hondas there. Lovely. :028:

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #137 on: June 16, 2020, 11:08:54 AM
Cheers Andy, and completely different to the CT  :152:

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #138 on: June 29, 2020, 09:57:36 AM
Hello, Started with a Honda Steed 400 back in 2003  :008:

I Switched to a Yamaha R6 2005 in 2007. That's when I joined a group of friends on a 8000km round trip for 15 days, from Cyprus, crossing Turkey, Greece, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Croatia. The group had R1200GS's and Varadero's and when I saw how comfortable they were, made me want to try.

I then tried the Honda XLV 700 Transalp and got me hooked.

Went all the way to KTM 990 Adventure R, amazing machine but ran into so many issues. (Was driving around 45k km/ year)

I concluded to the BMW F700GS (Having test driven the R1200GS, which I have to say had an amazing suspension and engine sound but it felt too bulky) and that was the most enjoyable bike I had to date. I was working for 4 years in the US and never had a bike since then.
Now back in Europe, chose to live in Switzerland and the old love of driving motorcycles in twisties was revived.

Having in mind reliability and needing an axle so I don't maintain a chain, made me choose a 2015 Crosstourer. I am impressed by the V4 and overall quality of the bike.
Not as refined (gear changes or cruising idle sounds nor wind protection / suspension as the BMW) but it's growing on me. I prefer a machine that is of high built quality and works vs anything else :)
Life is short, enjoy it :D

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #139 on: July 01, 2020, 11:09:54 PM
Started with 50cc moped, then Jawa 350 - used it on the farm, Yamaha 125 YBR, Honda Transalp - good bike, but poor commuter, Honda NC750 - solid commuter, dull to ride, Suzuki VStrom650 - it was great bike - one day will buy one again, Honda VFR800X Crossrunner and now CT.

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #140 on: July 02, 2020, 10:06:44 AM
*Originally Posted by matt28 [+]
Started with 50cc moped, then Jawa 350 - used it on the farm, Yamaha 125 YBR, Honda Transalp - good bike, but poor commuter, Honda NC750 - solid commuter, dull to ride, Suzuki VStrom650 - it was great bike - one day will buy one again, Honda VFR800X Crossrunner and now CT.

Nice progression.

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #141 on: July 03, 2020, 08:25:57 PM
Former owner of Suzuki Hayabusa here.

I never miss any of the previous bikes I owned in the last two decades.  Once I had the flavor of the DCT version, everything else appears boring.  I do have my eye on BMW R1250 GS though.   :001:
Last Edit: July 03, 2020, 08:26:38 PM by Asct17

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #142 on: July 06, 2020, 07:36:00 AM
Started riding when I was 14, off road. Raced motocross & endurance. Family came along and spent many years without a bike. Turned to road bikes. Triumph ST1050, Suzuki GSF1200, Ducati Multistrada 1200. Now riding a 2016 Crosstourer to slow myself down, its working. Need to get a higher seat as the previous owner lowered the seat and I need to upgrade the suspension, it's rubbish. It's a nice motorcycle but they could have designed it better and lighter.

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Re: My previous bike was a ??????
Reply #143 on: July 07, 2020, 01:35:55 PM
I went from a Suzuki GSXR 600 to a CT which has taken a long time to get used to with the biggest challenge for me has been the shear weight difference and I'll never get used to the sensitive throttle just have to learn to live with it.     
At 62 years and now retired my GSXR had become increasingly more uncomfortable on my rides, buying the Crosstourer is a better fit to my retired body. Absolutely love it, although the transition from sports bike to soft and smooth will take a while to adopt to.

 



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