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  • Offline navigator1946   gb

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    Updates and their model years.
    on: Aug 16, 2017, 04.12 pm
    Aug 16, 2017, 04.12 pm
    It would help my search for a CT to have a note of the modifications/updates to each of the model years so I know what I'm getting before I spend time viewing. Does any member know where I might find this?
    Just love my HONDA Crosstourer dct, and my manual TDM900.

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    Re: Updates and their model years.
    Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2017, 10.13 pm
    Aug 16, 2017, 10.13 pm
    Not really that many changes since the CT was released but be aware that many bikes are not actually registered in their year of manufacture, for instance i have a 2015 model first registered in 2017. I was aware of this when i bought.

    From memory the bike was released in 2012. 

    2014 seat was slighly reshaped

    2015 bikes were the first to have the two tone paint scheme (for want of better expression) Silver/Black with red stripe (like mine) and White and Black with gold stripe.

    Biggest change came in 2016  Red and Black with lever adjustable screen/power point in cockpit area and DCT had upgrade to 3 sport modes and i think some hill desent software.





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    Re: Updates and their model years.
    Reply #2 on: Aug 17, 2017, 08.55 am
    Aug 17, 2017, 08.55 am
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    Lots of older bikes lurking at dealerships...

    Pre '15 year  luggage had a not so waterproof zipped top box

    I believe the 3 step Torque Control came in for this year too, replacing the ON/OFF traction control..These bikes should have the Demarcation "T"
    So "VFR1200 Crosstourer Highlander T"

    I couldn't buy a two tone '15 bike as I wanted a manual...was told only available on the DCT . That could be dealer "hogwash" because I swear most of them know or care F**K all about bikes!

    The '15 onwards bikes have the Wave style ignition key..this SHOULD be matched to all your luggage...again..ignorance at dealerships means a lot of bikes have a bundle of keys.

    The '17 bikes have the adjustable screen..slightly re-designed cockpit and power socket.

    All bikes should have had the shaft recall done..check the one you buy has had it done!

    Good luck!

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    Re: Updates and their model years.
    Reply #3 on: Aug 17, 2017, 10.02 am
    Aug 17, 2017, 10.02 am
    The '17 bikes have the adjustable screen..slightly re-designed cockpit and power socket.

    That was actually available on the black and red 16 bikes,which are also EU4 compliant, though in short supply or as I suspect were held back later in the year to clear old non EU4 stock.

    Remember my order for one being cancelled by Honda UK in September 2016? Reason given was that they were all gone and no more would be coming in.
    All of a sudden they were available come January. :230:
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    Re: Updates and their model years.
    Reply #4 on: Aug 17, 2017, 10.18 am
    Aug 17, 2017, 10.18 am
    Ah yes  :002:



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    Re: Updates and their model years.
    Reply #5 on: Aug 17, 2017, 03.14 pm
    Aug 17, 2017, 03.14 pm
    Launched in 2012 in many parts of the world and in the USA in 2016. The original design team was led by acclaimed Large Project Leader Yosuke Hasegawa.

    In 2014 the bike received improved comfort and evolved its existing technology a bit. Honda added selectable torque control, which allows the rider to select three different levels to control engine torque and the resultant drive to the rear wheel; the system can also be switched off. Honda’s six-speed DCT gearbox received software refinements to deliver a more intuitive and natural performance.  Honda’s self-cancelling indicators were also fitted.  Lastly, the seat was modified to improve rider comfort and facilitate easier ground reach and a ‘wave’ design ignition key was set as standard.

    For 2016, the CT (now rebadged as the VFR1200X in NA) was made EURO4 compliant, and got enhanced practicality with an easily-adjustable windscreen, 12V socket and three levels of S Mode in its DCT version.

    For 2017, two new colors were made available.  The rest of the machine remained unchanged.
    Last Edit: Aug 17, 2017, 03.42 pm by DEMBONES

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    Re: Updates and their model years.
    Reply #6 on: Aug 20, 2017, 05.36 pm
    Aug 20, 2017, 05.36 pm
    Thanks, everybody, for your replies.  Special thanks to Dembones.  That's just exactly what I was looking for.  Seems a 2014on model is the one for me.  Now I just have to find the right bike in the right colour at the right price!!  Thanks again.
    Last Edit: Aug 20, 2017, 05.40 pm by navigator1946
    Just love my HONDA Crosstourer dct, and my manual TDM900.

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    Re: Updates and their model years.
    Reply #7 on: Aug 21, 2017, 01.34 pm
    Aug 21, 2017, 01.34 pm
    so, does anyone know anything about whether honda is gonna make a whole new CT in the coming years?
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