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Old 12-13-2012, 02:52 AM   #7
Lars1974 OP
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Joined: Jun 2009
Location: UK - Berkshire
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Originally Posted by F800ekelley View Post
Would love to get your opinion on this bike, how does it do on highways crusing at 70plus? How did it handle off road i see the tires look like full street tires. Honda made this to be entry to the adv riding u think this is a good start? Any shortcomings on the bike?
Hello,

let me try and answer some of these questions:

how does it do on highways crusing at 70plus? - with ease. 70mph is no problem at all - I had it up to 100mph...but about 85 it gets a bit slower in acceleration and you need to be in 5th to get up to speed as sixth gear is very tall...

How did it handle off road i see the tires look like full street tires
- tires are the main weak point. front suspension is very good... rear - pretty basic. Brakes are good and ABS is not too harsh in cutting in... I was fine on the muddy lanes, but it not for a MX track etc...but handles a fire road with ease. a bit like my Buell Ulyssess! the low revving engine helps too.

Honda made this to be entry to the adv riding u think this is a good start?
I think its a great starting point into adventure riding. at real road speed the bike is perfect and with the 200 mile range from a 14 liter tank its made for touring! Comfort is fine.

Any shortcomings on the bike? - the screen is pretty useless..as its not blocking much wind. I would have liked heated grips too (but these are available as an option)

other than that - try one...

Thanks
Lars
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