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  • Offline pete fairbairn

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    AF DCT on loan
    on: Aug 25, 2017, 08.58 am
    Aug 25, 2017, 08.58 am
    PIcked a new AF DCT up from Craigs Honda for 4 days ,first impressiones its a bit agricultural and reminds me of my 07 V Strom but with a decent gearbox,going to give it a go over weekend.
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    Re: AF DCT on loan
    Reply #1 on: Aug 25, 2017, 10.32 am
    Aug 25, 2017, 10.32 am
    Hello,

    Not 4 days but I had a loan of one when my CT was in for a service.

    Lighter yes. Seemed quite nimble. Went well for a twin. Seat was comfy. Wind protection was (for me) not great (6ft 1"). Overall quite liked it.

    However when I got my CT DCT back after it's service I was quite glad. It felt just.... More substantial?

    Looking ahead though I am beginning to find the CT's overall weight a bit of a chore but I'll stick with it for the time being.

    Will be interested to hear what you think of it over an extended period?

    Best regards,

    David :028:
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    Re: AF DCT on loan
    Reply #2 on: Aug 25, 2017, 04.04 pm
    Aug 25, 2017, 04.04 pm
    *Originally Posted by David_S_Walker [+]
    Hello,

    Not 4 days but I had a loan of one when my CT was in for a service.

    Lighter yes. Seemed quite nimble. Went well for a twin. Seat was comfy. Wind protection was (for me) not great (6ft 1"). Overall quite liked it.

    However when I got my CT DCT back after it's service I was quite glad. It felt just.... More substantial?

    Looking ahead though I am beginning to find the CT's overall weight a bit of a chore but I'll stick with it for the time being.

    Will be interested to hear what you think of it over an extended period?

    Best regards,

    David :028:
      My review 'first impressions', is under 'On Two Wheels,.
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    Re: AF DCT on loan
    Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2017, 04.11 am
    Sep 30, 2017, 04.11 am
    *Originally Posted by David_S_Walker [+]
    Hello,

    Not 4 days but I had a loan of one when my CT was in for a service.

    Lighter yes. Seemed quite nimble. Went well for a twin. Seat was comfy. Wind protection was (for me) not great (6ft 1"). Overall quite liked it.

    However when I got my CT DCT back after it's service I was quite glad. It felt just.... More substantial?

    Looking ahead though I am beginning to find the CT's overall weight a bit of a chore but I'll stick with it for the time being.

    Will be interested to hear what you think of it over an extended period?

    Best regards,

    David :028:

    The VFR 1200X 2016 is very heavy. To me it is the biggest downside of the bike. Also wish the ground clearance was better with the exhaust pipes being run differently.
    The bike is very heavy.

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    Re: AF DCT on loan
    Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2017, 06.30 am
    Sep 30, 2017, 06.30 am
    Ive finally given in and have made a deal on a bmw r1200r sport, basically due to the weight of the bike which has always been the achillies heel for me.
    Ive recently completed my dream trip 2 up and the weight caused sevral problems. On tight turning circles 2 up and fully loaded i nearly dropped the bike sevral times. When riding the mountain passes the brakes did not inspire confidence with the extra weight . When riding the motorways in the wind, the bike was difficult to control as the bikes centre of gravity is high on the bike and heavy.
    Its a sad day for me and not something i had not planned for, but onwards and upwards

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    Re: AF DCT on loan
    Reply #5 on: Sep 30, 2017, 07.15 am
    Sep 30, 2017, 07.15 am
    Sorry to here it hasn't worked for you Whitegloss. I've been to the Alps, twice , Dolomites , Italian lakes and I've found the CT very good.
     However, there's no doubt it's a heavy bike and it isn't working for you then find something that does.
    Do like the look of the R1200R ( I like naked bikes ) mate of mine has an R1200R Classic, he's toured two up with us to the Harz this year, lovely bike.

    All the best with the new ride.


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    Re: AF DCT on loan
    Reply #6 on: Sep 30, 2017, 08.22 am
    Sep 30, 2017, 08.22 am
    Cheers hartley, i hope the beemer is as well built as my crosstourer but i doubt it  :001:

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    Re: AF DCT on loan
    Reply #7 on: Sep 30, 2017, 08.25 am
    Sep 30, 2017, 08.25 am
    Hope you get on better with your new bike Whitegloss, safe riding  :305:
    Bill