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Offline Captain Scarlet

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CrossTourer 'SE' anyone? :-D
« on: April 07, 2012, 02:45:00 PM »
A little bit of what you fancy?

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Re: CrossTourer 'SE' anyone? :-D
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 03:05:25 PM »
It would be nice to have the choice of a higher-spec model, but here on mainland Europe we have to make do with the individual accessories. I've added the Honda extras that I wanted (€680) and the rest I am getting from third-party suppliers like Hepco & Becker and SW-Motech.

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Re: CrossTourer 'SE' anyone? :-D
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 03:11:38 PM »
It is disappointing the centre stand does not come standard on the CT.  :019:

Triumph Explorer centre stand is standard, plus cruise control ............. and its cheaper !

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Re: CrossTourer 'SE' anyone? :-D
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 03:29:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by AIR4CE1 [+]
It is disappointing the centre stand does not come standard on the CT.  :019:

Triumph Explorer centre stand is standard, plus cruise control ............. and its cheaper !

I had to order the centre stand separately - I need one so it's easier to clean those spoked wheels  :003:

Cruise control on a bike; I have never understood the need - I don't do motorways, ever, so I would never use it. It would be like ordering a bike with an ashtray! But I don't smoke either, so...  :745:

When you work out the cost per cylinder - the Honda is a bargain!   :745: :745: :745:

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Re: CrossTourer 'SE' anyone? :-D
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 03:39:19 PM »
It has been reported in the MCN that the explorer requires to much front brake to cancell the Cruise control. Perhaps it was just the test bike. You'll need to test this when you test ride one.  :084:

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Re: CrossTourer 'SE' anyone? :-D
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 04:04:45 PM »
Cruise control on a bike; I have never understood the need - I don't do motorways, ever, so I would never use it.
... I completely empathise, because I too thought that, until I hired a Road King Classic and did a 400 mile day on it. When you get on a long straight it's relaxing and intuitive to use.

I read the MCN test and it was a comment that they had to brake harder than expected before the cruise knocked-off, but quite a lot of people have taken delivery now on the main T12 site (http://tinyurl.com/84fk6qb) and aren't reporting this problem. So, like the imbalanced front wheel of the CrossTourer, in the same test, I assume this is an isolated concern.

AIR4CE1, as your existing bikes are pretty hardcore (KTM/Ducati), you may prefer the reputedly better handling/agility of the Triumph, but as always if you can demo both (preferably on the same day back-to-back) that will tell you which is right for you, which test reports aside is all that really matters.

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Re: CrossTourer 'SE' anyone? :-D
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 04:15:28 PM »
Like we've all said in the past. There isn't much between the Explorer and the Crosstourer, buy the one that suits you best.  :047:, Personally, go for the good looking one mate

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Re: CrossTourer 'SE' anyone? :-D
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 04:28:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Strider [+]
...Personally, go for the good looking one mate

Yeh, don't wanna make that mistake again... :745: :745: :745:

  :005:  I'm joking love, honest!  :087:  ...I didn't realize she was reading my posts... :430:
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