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Old 05-02-2013, 08:41 AM   #1861
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Invitation to all VFR1200X Crosstourer admirers!

Hi All,

The new CT forum is up and running, 2 weeks before Crosstourer & Varadero riders across Europe (and the World!) are meeting again for their annual meeting in Wales, UK.

You guys are kindly invited to join; the CT section could use some enthusiast posters; without abandon ADVriders; they go well together!

Check & introduce yourselves:
http://www.vci-forum.com/index.php?action=forum
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #1862
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Own experiences? I think he should chat to the US members who do own a Varadero. These days with the Internet, you can get parts all over the place by post order. And the Varadero XL1000V is / was on the Honda program in Canada.

It is a fair alternative choice for the Vstrom DL1000 in terms of quality, comfort and reliability. Cheap to run too, but go for an after 2008 model.
No, I admit I've never ridden a Varadero.

I posted mainly because it would be odd for a someone in the US to be thinking about replacing a US spec bike with a relatively-rare grey market import. I wondered if he even knew they weren't imported.

I agree, if he has a particular bike available to him, the paperwork is sorted, and he's his own mechanic willing to source parts online, could be a interesting alternative. This is a lot of ifs. And based on what I've read, unless there is some specific reason you want a grey market bike, I wouldn't think it worth the hassles. But again, that's just based on what I've read, not first-hand experience.

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #1863
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Any VFR 1200 X (Crosstourer) here on ADV

I just wondering if there are any member with a Honda Crosstourer on this side?
I tried the search function but all I could find is the VFR 1200 Sportstourer! Are there already any existing thread about the Crosstourer, or has anyone the Crosstourer and can say something about it?
If I see it right the Crosstourer is in the same class like the V Strom ore the Multistrada right?
So got anyone already experiance with that bike?
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #1864
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Use the search luke...

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I just wondering if there are any member with a Honda Crosstourer on this side?
I tried the search function but all I could find is the VFR 1200 Sportstourer! Are there already any existing thread about the Crosstourer, or has anyone the Crosstourer and can say something about it?
If I see it right the Crosstourer is in the same class like the V Strom ore the Multistrada right?
So got anyone already experiance with that bike?
OK so you used the search my apologies.

About right. A big comfy tourer capable of some light dirty stuff.

They're all here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633877
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #1865
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Thanks for the link!
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:19 PM   #1866
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There are no 'its', Mark. Grey imported motorvehicles (doesn't matter if its are bikes or motorcars) can give sereous worries, but that does not have to be the case.

In case of importing a XL1000V Varadero MK2 to the US, the technical base is a VTR Firestorm which is on the US paylist.

It won't break down either. Its a Honda.

Difficulties can be expected if the bike is getting damaged, f.e. in an accident.

But still... parts can be ordered 24/7 around the globe thanks to the internet. This makes importing 'grey' a blessing these days, and not an harassment any more.

Same goes for the VRF1200X Crosstourer. Just get it. Unless the importing legislations and fees are that much horrible for the US...

(Blessing me for living in non-boundry Europe... which has its downsides too, believe me!)
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:47 AM   #1867
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There are no 'its', Mark. Grey imported motorvehicles (doesn't matter if its are bikes or motorcars) can give sereous worries, but that does not have to be the case.)
If you're based in Europe, you may not be familar with the issues with respect to titling, insurance, registration, and warranty. The US is difficult here because the laws are fairly strict and there are 50 different sets of rules involved here since states are the ones doing titling and registration.

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Old 05-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #1868
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...Only negative is the front suspension is very hard on potholes and corrugations. You really fell it through the handlebars. But the bike nonetheless still fells solid and secure. ...
Despite asking dealers at pre-delivery and first service to check the head bearings, they were loose. Now fixed and now sweet.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:03 PM   #1869
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Just a little ride, allroad...

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Old 05-26-2013, 04:21 PM   #1870
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Just a little ride, allroad...

http://vimeo.com/66770040

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You've got some nice unsealed roads and beautiful scenery to mess about on over there! Need less wind noise, more V-4 sound next time
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:01 AM   #1871
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J-P, are they the Conti TA II or the TA I (TA=Trail Attack)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...279736&page=17
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #1872
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TA II actually, a massive upgrade AFAIC, sticky as glue! On the downside, I fear a serious decrease in mileage. I rode 13K kms with the TA I... now after little over 3 weeks and 4500 kms, the front is wearing hard.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:31 AM   #1873
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TA II actually, a massive upgrade AFAIC, sticky as glue! On the downside, I fear a serious decrease in mileage. I rode 13K kms with the TA I... now after little over 3 weeks and 4500 kms, the front is wearing hard.
Will be monitoring mine closely regarding the decrease in mileage...
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #1874
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Digging the Cross Tourer

Spent 10 days Spanking the Swiss Alps on the new Cross Tourer and loved it.

Cant wait till they are available here!

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Old 07-23-2013, 05:04 PM   #1875
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Spent 10 days Spanking the Swiss Alps on the new Cross Tourer and loved it.

Cant wait till they are available here!
You got a line on when that might happen?
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