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Offline chelsea chas

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Hi from London UK
« on: April 16, 2012, 08:01:05 PM »

 Hi everyone, thought i would just say hello, i ordered my Cross Tourer yesterday in black, and went for the DCT version. looking forward to trying it out on the streets of London :152:
    Will have to wait to beginning of next month to collect, trading in my Honda Pan European 1300 for it, it's getting too heavy for my old bones now  :008:
    Anyway been riding for 40 years now, always had a bike from my very first one a Suzuki 50cc S lovely little bike, anyway nice to join you all  :821:
But he was too old,old,old, to rock n roll ol ol but he was too young to die

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Re: Hi from London UK
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 08:05:12 PM »
Hi Chas, and  :400:

I swapped my ST1300 for the DCT Crosstourer too - you are going to love it. After the ST, it's a lightweight! I can't stop grinning  :001:

My tip - try the DCT in S-mode around town  :028:

Offline chelsea chas

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Re: Hi from London UK
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 08:11:50 PM »

 Cheers mate,   :062:  great minds eh ?  :028:
But he was too old,old,old, to rock n roll ol ol but he was too young to die

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Re: Hi from London UK
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 08:32:09 PM »
Yep!  :164:

You will appreciate the Crosstourer's power - it is similar to the ST's, but with more grunt low down. The dash is much easier to read - no more reflections, and everything you need is there. Fuel consumption is basically the same as the ST, so you will average about 350km to a tank, which is OK. The Crosstourer is very stable at speed and stays on line - those ridges in the road don't unsettle her at all. She corners like a dream - and the ST was not bad. Standard suspension settings are much harder, but you could soften it up a bit. I'm waiting until the 1000km service before I start tinkering.

One warning though - you will not get the same weather protection you are used to. You need the touring screen and the side wind deflectors as standard - that improves things, so it's not that bad. The hand protectors keep the wind off quite well, but I'd still go for heated grips - which are really good.

The Honda luggage hasn't won many friends either, so third-party luggage may be the way to go - I've not decided yet. After the gear changing on the ST, you will be smitten with DCT - those Alps are crying out for me!  :305: :305:

You will enjoy this machine  :082: :082: :082:
« Last Edit: April 16, 2012, 08:37:26 PM by Doc »

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Re: Hi from London UK
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 08:44:52 PM »
 Thanks for the advice mate, yes I'm spoilt with the Pans protection, will order the taller screen, and the fairing deflector kit, before I get it, rest can wait a bit, not sure I want panniers and box on this, might get throw over panniers like I used to have many years ago on a Honda XL 500, which was a devil to kick start, but sounded lovely when it did  :001:
But he was too old,old,old, to rock n roll ol ol but he was too young to die

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Re: Hi from London UK
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 11:21:29 PM »
Hi and  :400: from Australia - you will enjoy this bike a lot  :001:
2012 VFR1200X CrossTourer - April 2012 - http://crosstourer.tumblr.com/

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Re: Hi from London UK
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 07:31:51 AM »
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Re: Hi from London UK
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012, 09:57:30 AM »
 :400: :400:  From another grey beard! Still waiting for mine , looks like first week in May is our target date.If ever you are heading North on the M6 give us a shout..