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  • Offline Bogcat

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    Hello
    on: Jun 18, 2017, 10.45 pm
    Jun 18, 2017, 10.45 pm
    Hi everybody

    I joined this forum as i am thinking about buying a Crosstourer. I have a VFR 1200f at the present time but I am finding that it is too 'crouchy' for my old body! I tend to do one or two big tours to europe every year.

     I am interested to read peoples comments and reviews about the Cross. This will not be th first adventure bike I have owned as i had a GS1200 back in 2010 but I found it a right old tractor compared to Honda V4 engines. I went back to Honda quickly!

    Is the Cross similar to a GS?

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #1 on: Jun 19, 2017, 01.07 pm
    Jun 19, 2017, 01.07 pm
    Hi Bob cat  :400:to the group.

    The CT is similar in looks. It's a tab heave at 608 pounds for the manual plus 10 kgs for the DCT for handling you would be good to change suspension settings to veejay as a new starting point if you short in the leg you can buy a honda lower seat or fix on a lowering kit.
     
    As for fuel range on the 21 half ltrs tank it's good for a bout 190 on main and about 220 over all depending how you ride. In all the others gears you can over take at will no need to change down.

    I am just under 16000 miles in 18 months so my main service is on the 28th it's reliable and a joy to ride I have no hesitating in recommending the CT I all so come form the VFR1200F there are few us come from the VFR F have a few test rides on the manual or the DCT what ever you decide you won't be disappointed that's it really. 







    The V4 1200 engine is what makes the CT liked it just pull the 1st and 2nd gears are tall great for over taking

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #2 on: Jun 19, 2017, 01.13 pm
    Jun 19, 2017, 01.13 pm
     :400: sounds like you know what you want...Just do it!...No regrets!
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    Re: Hello
    Reply #3 on: Jun 19, 2017, 02.03 pm
    Jun 19, 2017, 02.03 pm
    I very nearly bought a GS recently but opted for another CT. There are similarities, riding position and height but there are also areas where they feel completely different.

    The GS and the GSA felt a lot lighter than the CT. This was very apparent when moving the bikes around. I'd also say the GS felt more nimble than the CT, the suspension is also better.
    That said the CT does win in a few areas, the engine is the big one. On paper they're close on BHP but the honda felt so much stronger. In gear acceleration on the CT is far better.  I went from a manual to a DCT which was a strong argument for choosing the Honda over the BMW ( and the fact the misses didn't like the GS :006:)

    I will be honest, if it'd been my decision only at the time , I'd have the GS in the garage now but this would have been heavily influenced by shoddy treatment by Honda UK.





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    Re: Hello
    Reply #4 on: Jun 20, 2017, 07.48 am
    Jun 20, 2017, 07.48 am
     :400: and safe riding. Good accurate comments above to help you choose,  good luck.
    Bill

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #5 on: Jun 20, 2017, 10.54 pm
    Jun 20, 2017, 10.54 pm
    THANKS FOR THE REPLIES AND ADVICE.

    I am going to have alook at some Crosstourers next week. As I said in my post I did not like the GS as I found the engine very course. maybee I just don't like twins. The GS was also quite unreliable which came as a surprise breaking down twice. However after sales was top rate......Maybe Honda could learn from BMW after all!

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    Re: Hello
    Reply #6 on: Jun 21, 2017, 09.05 am
    Jun 21, 2017, 09.05 am
    I too am a convert from the F.
    Easy comfort plus the DCT plus the V4 made it a no brainer for me as these are things you can't get anywhere else... even if other fine machines are available.
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    Re: Hello
    Reply #7 on: Jun 23, 2017, 10.13 pm
    Jun 23, 2017, 10.13 pm
     :400: aboard Bogcat, you'll already know the engine and its smoothness, i think its a great package with a couple of places for improvement and personnalisation.
    Great all rounder.  :028: :031:
    keep it shiny side up !!!