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    Hi New member saying hi
    on: Jan 04, 2021, 08.34 am
    Jan 04, 2021, 08.34 am
    Hi my username is Archerydudem real name Richard. I live in the UK and have been riding all sorts of bikes over the last 20 years

    I have just pulled the trigger on a new black and red DCT 1200. I have had no opportunity to test ride it due to the crappy weather and covid so it's a huge leap of faith. I'm trading in my lovely ZZR1400 that I think is secretly trying to either destroy my licence or my life  :164: so it has to go. I'v also gone for the DCT as as I commute every day and spend a lot of time in traffic.

    So Sleepless nights hoping I have done the right thing as I pick the bike up in a weeks time  :087:

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    Re: Hi New member saying hi
    Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2021, 11.47 am
    Jan 04, 2021, 11.47 am
    Morning Archerydude. Going to try and maybe re-assure you a bit. I too traded a ZZR1400 for a DCT Highlander (in September just gone). Do I regret it. No.

    Don’t get me wrong the, ZZR was lovely and I enjoyed mine for all the reasons you no doubt did BUT personally (and being totally honest with myself) my days of razzing down the outside lane of motorways are long gone, long gone. I live in rural Lincolnshire so pretty much all roads around me are below 60mph and then 30/40 mph villages with high hedges and lots and lots of tractor’s.

    Even compared to the ZZR the CT IMHO has a grungy engine, with plenty of oomph, it’s very well balanced, comfortable, with excellent ergonomics for me, DCT is lovely. Takes a few hundred miles to get into it but on this bike it’s a treat. Sure it’s not got the searing top end but neither are you on the wrong side of 100mph snicking into 3rd hanging on like a raggy doll looking for cops and cameras.

    It feels like a bike ‘for grown ups’. I don’t feel I have to overtake everything in front of me like maybe I did on the ZZR. Again, IMO the CT is an all rounder that’ll do pretty much anything you want. I tried an Africa Twin before this and it was nice BUT I prefer the CT. I read loads on this forum before going CT and folk in America, Oz and Europe love em.

    I am sure you will get on with it. Happy New Year BTW.




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    Re: Hi New member saying hi
    Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2021, 03.09 pm
    Jan 04, 2021, 03.09 pm
    Thanks so much for your input. It does indeed re-assure me  :002:

    You pretty much summed up my situation too. I just want to chill out and enjoy the ride as I have nothing to prove :062:

    I have just come back from the Honda dealer to finalise the paperwork. I had a look at the Africa Twin adventure Sport. The controls are insanely complicated and the thing is huge. So as DCT bikes go the VFR is really the only option anyway for what i use the bike for.

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    Re: Hi New member saying hi
    Reply #3 on: Jan 05, 2021, 06.13 pm
    Jan 05, 2021, 06.13 pm
    Hi Richard, I think you got the gear right, the ZZR1400 is a too powerful bike, enjoy the tranquility of the Crosstourer without completely losing the feeling of power.

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    Re: Hi New member saying hi
    Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 2021, 06.51 pm
    Jan 05, 2021, 06.51 pm
    Indeed the ZZR1400 is a great bike and very easy to ride but dare I say a bit dull unless you wind it up a bit, then it just gets silly  :038:

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    Re: Hi New member saying hi
    Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2021, 08.26 pm
    Jan 05, 2021, 08.26 pm
    *Originally Posted by oskar [+]
    Hi Richard, I think you got the gear right, the ZZR1400 is a too powerful bike, enjoy the tranquility of the Crosstourer without completely losing the feeling of power.

    Hi Oskar,
    I just noticed the town you are from............say hello to Fernando for me, if you see him!!

     


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