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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:20 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I've given my loan DL650 back after three months...

I've given my loan DL650 back after three months of familiarization. I'm used to riding large bikes, this is the first time in a while I have been on medium size bike.

I was rather taken by the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 08:17 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
Hmmm, now I know how the bike will look when I...

Hmmm, now I know how the bike will look when I sit on it, let alone put any luggage on the bike :eek1:shog
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 05:27 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
:fight :hide

:fight

:hide
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 02:53 AM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
and don't forget the 25 inch front wheel...

and don't forget the 25 inch front wheel...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 02:51 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Oh well, at least I'm good for a string of jokes...

Oh well, at least I'm good for a string of jokes :wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 09:45 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
This part of the world being Australia and New...

This part of the world being Australia and New Zealand :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 08:58 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
If you spoke to your local dealer then I suspect...

If you spoke to your local dealer then I suspect this is not right. If you speak to Honda USA, the manufacturer's distributor for the whole of the USA, I think you find the model is the CRF1000,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 08:54 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
Yes, I heard rumours of three models for this...

Yes, I heard rumours of three models for this part of the world
- base model = manual gearbox
- DCT
- deluxe model that comes with all the farkles (panniers etc). I'm not sure of the deluxe is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 08:26 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
And the fact is the bike is the CRF1000L. Honda...

And the fact is the bike is the CRF1000L. Honda has confirmed this. No other models, just the Africa Twin CRF1000L with a 1000cc motor which is a parallel twin.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 08:22 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
I don't believe Australia will get these until...

I don't believe Australia will get these until early 2016, and I understand all models will have ABS. Hopefully for Australia's sake I am wrong on the timeline... :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 04:57 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
The Honda X range of motorbikes is expected to...

The Honda X range of motorbikes is expected to continue. These are Honda's soft off roaders, ie the 80/20 bike. Good for touring with some limited ability to be managed on unpaved roads, but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 12:17 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
local dealers probably don't know much yet, but I...

local dealers probably don't know much yet, but I bet your UK Honda distributor does, not that they will tell you the specs yet, or the price. My understanding is production starts late this year,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 09:42 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
I headed to the garage and looked at my current...

I headed to the garage and looked at my current bike and thought 'she's a keeper'.

But then I noticed there is quite a bit of space, so maybe the current beauty needs a partner :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 02:51 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
I completely agree, it makes for interesting...

I completely agree, it makes for interesting reading, albeit very tedious at times. Honda knows what they are making and why. There are lots of bikes on the market, if this one doesn't suit...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 02:49 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
No not quite. Honda has officially released some...

No not quite. Honda has officially released some meager specs, ie 1000cc parallel twin.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2015, 05:20 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
That's not right, it is confirmed as 1000cc.

That's not right, it is confirmed as 1000cc.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
200kgs wet

200kgs wet
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 05:55 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
No, leave those passenger grabs there. Some of...

No, leave those passenger grabs there. Some of us do two up riding, just saying...:deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
Honda already has spoked rims sith tubeless...

Honda already has spoked rims sith tubeless wheels, the VFR1200X has a nice set. While Honda have not confirmed this for the AT, I am sure the rims will be tubeless.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 03:14 AM
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Views: 140,886
Posted By MrKiwi
I've bought front and rear TKC 70's to fit to my...

I've bought front and rear TKC 70's to fit to my VFR1200X nce the current tyres wear out. Will be interesting see how they perform on the Crosstourer.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
True, but I already have some Givi frames for the...

True, but I already have some Givi frames for the VFR1200X (I use Givi Trekker Outback panniers) and if the mount points are the same then I can just remove and put in this bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2015, 04:27 AM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
as I said, that is absolute nonsense.

as I said, that is absolute nonsense.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 05:56 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
What absolute nonsense. :eek1

What absolute nonsense. :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 02:56 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
50 pages already in one week. The...

50 pages already in one week.

The speculation has moved on from the old thread about single vs twin, petrol vs other fuel (ok lets not go back there) to weight, frame, metal...

well I guess...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2015, 03:13 AM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
I think that is the most likely combination...

I think that is the most likely combination...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 04:52 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
Well then you are in a pickle :ddog. My...

Well then you are in a pickle :ddog. My understanding is the design brief for this bike is to make it 50/50 dirt/road (as in 50/50 unpaved/paved road), hence the 21 inch front wheel, 18 inch rear...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 04:42 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
Honda in their blurb state the frame is aluminium.

Honda in their blurb state the frame is aluminium.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 03:39 AM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
what's all this nonsense about off road riding....

what's all this nonsense about off road riding. If you want to do that, use your 450. The Africa Twin might do what you call off road, or single track, but its main design brief is paved and unpaved...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
Yeah I'm one of those 'someone', and I'm sticking...

Yeah I'm one of those 'someone', and I'm sticking to about 200kgs wet unless I'm proved wrong when the specs come out. :deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 661,433
Posted By MrKiwi
Well I have some more time before the bike comes...

Well I have some more time before the bike comes to little old NZ at the bottom of the world...:evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,265
Views: 661,433
Posted By MrKiwi
Righto given the CRF1000L is now official I might...

Righto given the CRF1000L is now official I might need to consider selling my VFR1200X. I hope the DCT version becomes available in NZ.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
I'm surprised about that. Last time I spoke with...

I'm surprised about that. Last time I spoke with senior personnel at Honda Australia they were well aware of the bike's development.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 09:46 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
I don't think it has the same basic layout of the...

I don't think it has the same basic layout of the Super Tenare at all. The ST is more road oriented than this bike. The geometry of the two bikes is quite different. The CRF1000L will be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 08:42 PM
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Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
Good on you, glad you're going for DCT, look...

Good on you, glad you're going for DCT, look forward to your assessment of it when you get the bike...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 170,147
Posted By MrKiwi
I'm going to make another prediction. ...

I'm going to make another prediction.

Previously I predicted the bike would be the CFR1000, a brand new 1000cc parallel twin motor, coming both in manual and DCT form.

I predict the wet weight...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,380,695
Posted By MrKiwi
brand new engine I believe. The NC engine is...

brand new engine I believe. The NC engine is derived from the Honda Jazz car, too heavy for this bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,380,695
Posted By MrKiwi
It's a completely new engine on the CFR1000L

It's a completely new engine on the CFR1000L
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,380,695
Posted By MrKiwi
Nah, it's just us saying we told you so......

Nah, it's just us saying we told you so... :deal:rofl:rofl

OK, that's my gloating done with... :p3rry
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,380,695
Posted By MrKiwi
Nope, wrong... :rofl unless of course...

Nope, wrong... :rofl

unless of course you're referring to the AT as Mad Max, which then you're right
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,380,695
Posted By MrKiwi
Yep...:clap

Yep...:clap
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