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Offline baudbish

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Just thinking about it...
on: February 17, 2020, 01:09:14 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: February 17, 2020, 10:36:13 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: February 17, 2020, 10:45:01 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: February 17, 2020, 12:54:23 PM
The Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré may meet your requirements.

Rob,
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Re: Just thinking about it...
Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 01:17:25 PM
*Originally Posted by Funbobby [+]
The Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré may meet your requirements.

Rob,
Navarre, FL
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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.
"The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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Re: Just thinking about it...
Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 12:16:11 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: February 25, 2020, 12:17:18 AM by Big_John

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Re: Just thinking about it...
Reply #6 on: February 25, 2020, 07:38:39 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: February 26, 2020, 08:53:00 PM
The list of shaft bikes is very small.

So:

Although with chain.....
Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 08:55:03 PM by Superjeap

 



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