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Online Dave56

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Re: Have Honda discontinued the Crosstourer ?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2019, 11:09:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by Friday [+]
There is something about the CT that one keeps coming back to. The whole package is uncomplicated, high quality, and does what you tell it (once you know how). Because there’s no CANBUS or complex electronics, it’s really more versatile as a platform. Yes there are compromises—but every bike has them—and so far I haven’t found a better one. And all those others fade away fast when you are riding it or working on it. Great canvas and great partner.

 :0461:, perfectly put Friday.  :028:
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Re: Have Honda discontinued the Crosstourer ?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2019, 08:06:41 PM »
I concur as well.  I miss the seat and the Ohlins  from my GS thats it!
Bikes are like women.  What you want and what you think you want change after the first ride.

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Re: Have Honda discontinued the Crosstourer ?
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2019, 10:29:02 PM »
I’m just coming towards the end of another tour on the CT, it’ll be around 2000 miles in a week, taking my bike up to around  23000 in 2 1/2 years.

I’ve been mulling over what to go for next.

Realistically whatever it is, is going to cost me my bike and another 10k, it’s there anything out there worth that?

With no updated CT on the cards I keep coming back to the same conclusion that the best option is to stick with what I’ve got.






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Re: Have Honda discontinued the Crosstourer ?
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2019, 04:02:34 AM »
yeah well the industry is in a funk for sure.  Not surprised they discontinued it.  and plenty of left over stock.  It takes a discerning eye to find the beauty in this bike but it does many things well and smooth as hell.

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Re: Have Honda discontinued the Crosstourer ?
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2019, 01:47:29 PM »
In all honesty I had not even looked at these previously, they never hit my radar.  It was only when I truly started shopping I added it to the list for comparative purposes.  As I worked through my list I found reasons to eliminate everything else.  I was like I guess I need to try one.  I took a manual out then tried the DCT and was hooked.

My deciding preference is simply the fact it encourages a heavy hand.  The other bikes in this class felt too staid.  Fat old man bikes with lots of power, but not wanting to be flogged.  This thing seems to have that underlying sport bike "want to be flogged".  With all the utility of the fat old man bike.  I load it like a mule when I need to.

I lost a few features but in the end even knowing what I would upgrade, I felt I came out ahead.   :305:
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Re: Have Honda discontinued the Crosstourer ?
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2019, 06:29:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Plane Dr [+]
  This thing seems to have that underlying sport bike "want to be flogged".

It really does.  I just got back from 1200 miles on the twisty roads in NW Arkansas and this VFR1200X was begging for more.  Every turn it was just urging me to hit it a little harder than the last.  Prior to that, I did a track day on it and was impressed with what it could there and what it could keep up with.  I think of it as a sport bike in sheep's clothing.

Sure, I wish it had cruise control and some of the other creature comforts of the competitors, but at its core, its more of the bike that I like to ride.  Now if KTM released a 1290 Super Adventure S with DCT, I'd be like  :084:

 


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