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Offline Gemat

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Member from Greece.
« on: December 05, 2011, 11:50:31 AM »
Hi, my name is George and I am a happy Varadero owner from Lesvos island of Greece.

I am not interested in aquiring a CrossTourer at the present, and I am somehow confused about if I like it or not, but I would like to leave my options open and learn a few more things and listen to other people's opinion about the new Honda.

I would also like to add the I am pissed that Honda did not take into account the "wishes" of the Varadero owners and produced a GS-like bike. If I wanted a GS, I would get a GS! What I expected from honda was a new VARADERO! I agree with most of the tech upgrades of the CrossTourer but I disslike it's looks! I wanted it to be bulky without this stupid looking beak and the slim rear....

 :063: :031: :821:

Offline Freaky

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Re: Member from Greece.
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 06:23:45 PM »
 :400: to the forum.... Be cool man, its not a perfect world. We cant always get what we wants. Put ur anger aside and checkout pass comments and posts. I am sure u will like whats coming....  :031:

Offline ojo

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Re: Member from Greece.
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 08:46:26 PM »
 :400: Gemat and hi to the pretty Greek island  :029:

A bike can never be to everyones likes. I wanted it another way too this and that and more....  :084:

There is not much GS like on the bike, really! Not technically nor for the look ... the beak? This was "invented" by Suzuki Dr Big first back in 1991. If you ask me I dont like it too much either, but on CrossTourer it's kind of decent and doesn't look too bad. Imho.

I think it's a bit a matter of getting used to - or - for example you could think that the beak is like an "offroad bike mudflap"  :063: as in:
http://www.google.ch/search?hl=de&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:de:official&channel=s&biw=1175&bih=572&q=suzuki+dr+big&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=540867l544429l0l544862l13l9l0l4l4l0l373l2005l1.3.3.2l12l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=liLdTqbCMMrQsgbc8ODBCw#um=1&hl=de&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:de%3Aofficial&channel=s&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=honda+xl+500&oq=honda+xl+500&aq=f&aqi=g3g-S7&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=106667l111817l0l112145l12l12l0l2l2l0l381l2338l0.4.2.4l10l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=27bb49eddd953bb2&biw=1175&bih=572
... did that look good or bad ? I liked it at my good old Honda XL 500S at the time. Of course they had a function but still, those were mostly roadbikes .....

 :016:

Around the world and back ... driven Honda motorbikes all over Europe, Australia, NewZealand, Japan, Russia .....
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Offline Murdock

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Re: Member from Greece.
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 12:31:18 PM »
Welcome from Rimini... :400:

Offline Freaky

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Re: Member from Greece.
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 04:03:36 PM »
Hey Ojo... :0461:
Your reasons are really smoooth...  :062:

Offline SOHO

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Re: Member from Greece.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2011, 01:14:13 PM »
 :400: George!!!