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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 06:33 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
and everything else in between - oval cylinder,...

and everything else in between - oval cylinder, diesel etc :eek1:lol3:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 03:49 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
and end the argument once and for all,...

and end the argument once and for all, twin/single (although in my mind that is already settled :wink:)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
seems to be working this thread is a good example...

seems to be working this thread is a good example of filler...:rofl

(yeah I know, I'm partially responsible for some of that filler too... :*sip*)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-10-2015, 02:29 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Depends entirely what you consider a real...

Depends entirely what you consider a real adventure bike is. That definition differs between people, as it should.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-09-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
There you go, see you call adventure...

There you go, see you call adventure offroad/adventure.

I call it on-road/gravel running, but not dirt or sand (which is what I call offroad) - I'll leave to the mad and insane - err I mean the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 11:32 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum. ...

Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum.

My response to your post is each to their own, but you're wrong when you say there is no market for an adventure bike. There is, it's just that it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 01:41 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I think the only epic fail is your comment?

I think the only epic fail is your comment?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 01:37 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
True, my choice of a large displacement adventure...

True, my choice of a large displacement adventure bike that is good on gravel and tarmac is the KTM 1190. However, I bought the VFR1200X, because it is shaft drive, I do 99 percent on tarmac and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 12:03 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Yes, both were street oriented. The Varadero was...

Yes, both were street oriented. The Varadero was the better of the two in my view...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I don't think you could have ridden a DL1000, I...

I don't think you could have ridden a DL1000, I owned a Varadero for a while and I rode a V-Strom for a bit. True Varadero was heavy but it was one hell of a better bike than the Strom! It rode...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2015, 02:29 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Just caught up with this thread. Love the...

Just caught up with this thread. Love the photography and writing style... :1drink
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 02:04 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I own one here in NZ, exactly for the reasons...

I own one here in NZ, exactly for the reasons stated above.

I like the upright sitting position, all day touring, with the ability to do gravel roads (manage gravel roads is a better term, it's a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 01:55 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
what he said...:evil

what he said...:evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
lol, not a spark plug, the mud is fake... :deal ...

lol, not a spark plug, the mud is fake... :deal

... and is your winter really that bad...:huh :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
But the rake is different from that picture. ...

But the rake is different from that picture.

Interesting perspective though, thanks for posting the pic...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 03:32 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
enjoying this trip report. Some fantastic...

enjoying this trip report. Some fantastic scenery and those gravel roads look like very good riding.:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 12:40 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
and your problem with that is...:eek1

and your problem with that is...:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 06:43 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
One of the criticisms I have of the CT is the...

One of the criticisms I have of the CT is the fuel tank size (prefer another couple of litres at least) and the V4's thirst.

I took the bike on a 1600km ride last weekend (3 day weekend), and I'm...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 06:37 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
mcmann - you're too funny...:rofl:rofl:rofl

mcmann - you're too funny...:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
lol, it's one of the little joys in life :rayof ...

lol, it's one of the little joys in life :rayof

Got to find ways to amuse ourselves until the bike is confirmed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Yeah I read the article - there's nothing new...

Yeah I read the article - there's nothing new other than timing. But I have been saying what I have been saying since EICMA and before, so for those saying my BS is BS I once again say it is all...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 12:42 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I'm resisting.... yes I am... ...

I'm resisting.... yes I am...


Dang.... nope can't...

Hmmm let's see, what did I say in previous posts... the only thing I got wrong was timing of launch...:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 09:34 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Damn, you got me there :D

Damn, you got me there :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 07:19 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Yes Two Plugs, I agree, although I note I see you...

Yes Two Plugs, I agree, although I note I see you riding a stranger through South Africa at present :huh...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 04:52 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Nah, only need a four gallon tank being a...

Nah, only need a four gallon tank being a diesel:lol3...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 04:39 PM
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Views: 7,551
Posted By MrKiwi
Me too...

Me too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 08:28 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
It is more than likely an engine sensor...

It is more than likely an engine sensor...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 06:37 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
and diesel to boot... :rofl

and diesel to boot... :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 03:56 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
as above, I rest my case :evil

as above, I rest my case :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-20-2015, 02:00 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Only it's not a second spark plug... :huh

Only it's not a second spark plug... :huh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 04:51 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
If they use the Dakar to market this bike (and...

If they use the Dakar to market this bike (and that is a big assumption) then they are more than likely to draw on the number of stage wins in my view.

However, I have some doubt they will use the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 04:48 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I have several times, in this very thread, but I...

I have several times, in this very thread, but I do not claim to have inside knowledge in the usual term of what many would consider to be inside knowledge. I am close to the industry because of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 12:23 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
As you know (from commenting in my post in the...

As you know (from commenting in my post in the Crosstourer thread) I ride one of these and we have plenty of choice in the NZ market. However, the Crosstourer in my view is not really an adventure...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 12:15 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I have posted quite a few times in this thread...

I have posted quite a few times in this thread what I know about the bike, it's just buried in 300 plus pages of amusing posts...:rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 11:58 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
:freaky yep for sure. 21 inch front wheel...

:freaky yep for sure.

21 inch front wheel too... :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 11:18 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
BS is all about perspective.:evil I'm...

BS is all about perspective.:evil

I'm now going to wait see how much BS I've been preaching. I suspect I might get away with a few told you so though :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 07:07 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Let's just say some of us are more closely...

Let's just say some of us are more closely associated with the industry than others. I trust my reliable rumour mills... :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 01:46 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
You'll love it. Soon the Honda will be a distant...

You'll love it. Soon the Honda will be a distant memory. I rode a KTM 1190 adventure for 3 months last year and really liked the bike. I chose the Crosstourer as I wanted a shaft drive road...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2015, 12:23 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Quote: Originally Posted by arrcrussell View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by arrcrussell View Post
... but if I'm not mistaken, Honda has yet to release specs so all this BS about engine size, HP and torque is quite amusing - kinda like reading...
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