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Offline ojo

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Pros and Cons
« on: November 11, 2011, 10:08:47 PM »
First I must say that I really like the design, Crosstourer got a very "attractive look" she's gona be a great looking girl  :002:

Other pros are Power, Torque, Suspension, Spoked wheels ... wow  :152: ... DCT? ..dont know yet but this sounds good.

Personally I think there are some cons too: first the weight with 275kg (285kg DCT) ..that is really on the upper end for a "cross" Tourer. But that would depend on the general balance as well. We got to have a compromise here.

Personally I would rather have seen a chain drive instead of shaft drive.  It's where you got to divert torque two times for 90 degree to get it finally to the back wheel. That is gona loose some power. Shaft is heavier too, but on the other hand probably less service. 

Fuel tank Capacity with 21.5 litres ... come on this is a little bit ridiculous, I mean we are talking about a "Tourer" here. But what can we do ... got to live with this.

Thoughts?
« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 10:11:22 PM by ojo »
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Re: Pros and Cons
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 02:22:01 AM »
Agreed! She is a good looking gal. Lots of comment that its copying GS but that beak serve as an air scoop for the radiator. BTW if that design is prooven, why not integrate it. Rite....

I beleive Honda will distributr the weight evenly so it would be an effortless, enjoyable ride. Just like my current babe XV1000V Varadero, looks HUGE bit very nimble when ridden.

The fuel capacity is much dissapointing, wonder how far can she go. Wish it have all the gizmos that conserve fuel without compromising torque and performance.

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Re: Pros and Cons
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 03:43:18 PM »
I am agree with you about the fuel capacity.
With 16,2 or 16,7 (DCT) kms per liter the range is around ~320 kms with a full of gasoline.
But weight is the same of the last Varadero ABS, weight is centralized and the seat is a little bit narrower than Varadero, so I think that the handling will be great and will be much easy to park it!
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Re: Pros and Cons
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 04:13:45 PM »
Hi Giovannino ... great to know from first hand info somebody actually sat on the bike. I envy you .... sitting on the bike there  :013:  not fair  :006:
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Re: Pros and Cons
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 06:23:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by ojo [+]
I envy you .... sitting on the bike there  :013:  not fair  :006:


 :150: :150:


It's a small priviledge of Crosstourer Club Italia, dear Ojo!  :821:
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Re: Pros and Cons
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 11:26:25 PM »
I Like most of the bike, I wasn't sure about the large box shaped luggage system Honda have gone for. Its a shame they didn't make a luggage system that looks more attractive. Cant wait for the NEC bile show. anyone know if we will be able to sit on the bike - Hope its not just on a turn table 

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Re: Pros and Cons
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 03:45:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by Giovannino [+]
*Originally Posted by ojo [+]
I envy you .... sitting on the bike there  :013:  not fair  :006:


 :150: :150:


It's a small priviledge of Crosstourer Club Italia, dear Ojo!  :821:

Sir, could you post pics of yourself on the bike.

Thank You

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Re: Pros and Cons
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 08:31:37 AM »

Me and new Honda Crosstourer
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