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Offline Veefer

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New To Crosstourer
on: July 05, 2020, 04:04:29 PM
Hi folks,
I'm Andy from Leeds and I've been lurking around here for a while.  After 8 years on a Tiger 1050 I was looking to change two years ago. I tested the Explorer 1200 and a Crosstourer DCT.  I went with my head rather than my heart and decided on the Triumph.  BIG mistake!  I never really gelled with it at all.  It would flop into corners and I could never get on with Triumph's programming of the fly by wire throttle, which gave the feeling of having a massively loose throttle cable with lots of free play (if you see what I mean!). Also it seemed flat as a fart below 3000 compared to my old 1050.
 Anyway here I am now with the bike I should have bought in the first place Its a 2019 DCT.


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Offline Asct17

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Re: New To Crosstourer
Reply #1 on: July 05, 2020, 05:56:47 PM
I don't see the 2019 model on Honda website.  The last model was 2017.

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Offline Veefer

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Re: New To Crosstourer
Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 06:15:51 PM
Ah ok, it was registered in 2019 :028:

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Offline Ernest_T_Bass

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Re: New To Crosstourer
Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 09:10:41 PM
*Originally Posted by Asct17 [+]
I don't see the 2019 model on Honda website.  The last model was 2017.

Asct17:  The last model in the US was 2017.  Things are different across the pond.
https://www.honda.co.uk/content/dam/local/uk/brochures/motorcycles/20YMBrochures/HUKMC2020RangeBrochureADVENTURE.pdf

Veefer:  Welcome to the club.  It's an addictive machine.

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Offline Asct17

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Re: New To Crosstourer
Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 06:59:27 PM
Ernest_T_Bass: No it is not.  That latest version on the UK website that I see is for the Black/Red color scheme.  If you look at the link it says vfr1200x-2016.   Crosstourer was not produced after 2017.

https://www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles/range/adventure/vfr1200x-2016/overview.html

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Offline Veefer

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Re: New To Crosstourer
Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 07:48:09 PM
Asct17
According to my VIN my model is VFR1200XD-J which on another thread (Which model do I have ?) is a 2018 model year.

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Offline Asct17

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Re: New To Crosstourer
Reply #6 on: July 08, 2020, 08:09:15 PM
Mine is 2017.  Go to this website.  It will decode it for you.  Then let me know.

https://driving-tests.org/vin-decoder/

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Re: New To Crosstourer
Reply #7 on: July 08, 2020, 08:11:54 PM
Look at the 10th character from the left and tell me what do you have.