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    Just thinking about it...
    on: Feb 17, 2020, 01.09 am
    Feb 17, 2020, 01.09 am
    Had my 2012 DCT for about 4 years now and love her to death.  Does absultely everything I ask of her, top reliability, comfort, smoothness, power...etc, etc, etc...we all know the benefits.
    But the weight...oof!
    Just thinking about maybe trading her in for something a bit lighter...any suggestions (NOT GS...already been down that road and not going back!)?
    It must be a shafty...1000cc or more...suitable for touring and Central London traffic...just can't seem to find anything that even comes close to the CS.

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    Re: Just thinking about it...
    Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2020, 10.36 am
    Feb 17, 2020, 10.36 am
    For me it’s a concern for the future too what with Honda stopping production. I love the four cylinder smoothness so no twins thank you, got to be shaft-chains are messy and need constant care and frequent replacement- and it’s got to have torque, lots and lots of it.
    I just hope someone comes along to challenge the BMW market domination sometime.

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    Re: Just thinking about it...
    Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2020, 10.45 am
    Feb 17, 2020, 10.45 am
    You would have to compromise:

    Love the V85TT

    S10's and full touring barges (Pan/FJR etc) are all still in the heavyweights.

    Going to be a short list!

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    Re: Just thinking about it...
    Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2020, 12.54 pm
    Feb 17, 2020, 12.54 pm
    The Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré may meet your requirements.

    Rob,
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    Re: Just thinking about it...
    Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2020, 01.17 pm
    Feb 17, 2020, 01.17 pm
    *Originally Posted by Funbobby [+]
    The Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré may meet your requirements.

    Rob,
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    Tend to agree, had one prior to my first CT.
    A very underrated piece of kit, just can’t match the CT for comfort.

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    Re: Just thinking about it...
    Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 2020, 12.16 am
    Feb 25, 2020, 12.16 am
    I kept and rode my brother's SuperT for about a month, before it sold.... and I just couldn't find any love for it.  I think the VFRX is a far, far better bike.

    I would cast a vote for one of these.

    Last Edit: Feb 25, 2020, 12.17 am by Big_John

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    Re: Just thinking about it...
    Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2020, 07.38 am
    Feb 25, 2020, 07.38 am
    I’m liking the look of that, even if it’s a twin. Now if they do a DCT...........

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    Re: Just thinking about it...
    Reply #7 on: Feb 26, 2020, 08.53 pm
    Feb 26, 2020, 08.53 pm
    The list of shaft bikes is very small.

    So:

    Although with chain.....
    Last Edit: Feb 26, 2020, 08.55 pm by Superjeap