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    Just Bought a VFR1200X
    on: Oct 31, 2018, 01.32 am
    Oct 31, 2018, 01.32 am
    Been lurking for a bit and looking for a deal on a used DCT and found one



    It's joining my NC700X DCT and Africa Twin DCT in the garage. 

    Took it for a quick spin when I got it home and its fast  :156:

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    Re: Just Bought a VFR1200X
    Reply #1 on: Oct 31, 2018, 02.11 am
    Oct 31, 2018, 02.11 am
    Yes, they are great machines.  I added one too ('16 manual) to join my two other Hondas
    Follow your front wheel

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    Re: Just Bought a VFR1200X
    Reply #2 on: Oct 31, 2018, 11.09 am
    Oct 31, 2018, 11.09 am
    Congratulations on the new bike!  Mine is finally going to arrive on the 7th or 8th.  The bike looks like it has been well taken care of.  Enjoy it safely.  And yes, that bike is fast...but controllable. 

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    Re: Just Bought a VFR1200X
    Reply #3 on: Oct 31, 2018, 11.59 am
    Oct 31, 2018, 11.59 am
    Yeah, the bike appeared new to me.  Only 155 miles on it.

    I do like that you can pick D or S modes on this bike. 

    On my other DCT bikes, its not that big of a difference, but on this bike, it seems like the modes really tame the power for you, which is nice to me.

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    Re: Just Bought a VFR1200X
    Reply #4 on: Oct 31, 2018, 12.51 pm
    Oct 31, 2018, 12.51 pm
    'D' mode is good for wet slippery surfaces as well.
    Bill

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    Re: Just Bought a VFR1200X
    Reply #5 on: Oct 31, 2018, 12.55 pm
    Oct 31, 2018, 12.55 pm
    My goal is to not take this thing out when its wet.  At least for a good while.

    I feel most comfortable on the Africa Twin in the rain for whatever reason.  Probably because I've ridden it in the rain so much :)

    The funny thing is I have knobby tires on the AT and street tires on the VFR1200X.  And in my mind, since I've spent more time with the knobbies in the rain, I feel like the AT has more traction than those slick looking street tires on the VFR. 

    I'd be the opposite is true from what I've read, but hard to shake that feeling.

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    Re: Just Bought a VFR1200X
    Reply #6 on: Oct 31, 2018, 12.58 pm
    Oct 31, 2018, 12.58 pm
    Yes you are right the knobbly tyres on the AT are good in the wet but they do wear quicker with road use.
    Bill

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    Re: Just Bought a VFR1200X
    Reply #7 on: Nov 01, 2018, 08.04 am
    Nov 01, 2018, 08.04 am
    Enjoy your new bike, they are brilliant, in my opinion the X is better build built and a better road bike for wet weather, I have owned the AT as well.  Also you won’t  have the upkeep of the chain, so if it was me I know what one I would prefer to ride in the wet.


    Have fun with all those cool bikes  :400: