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Old 03-04-2008, 02:31 PM   #46
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Thumb Hello. Wow, nice bike!!!

I like it. Can imagine that it is great for long distance in Europe.
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Here's mine.... A 2003 year model.

I keep it in Germany. It is a great long distance touring bike that I can drag the pegs on when I flog it. It has been a great bike for rides throughout Europe.

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Old 03-04-2008, 11:14 PM   #47
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Here is what we can do to ours in South Africa. This is an 07 model but converted to be about 80% off road now.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:13 AM   #48
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Here is what we can do to ours in South Africa. This is an 07 model but converted to be about 80% off road now.
Hey buddy, Please let me know how that thing does in the sand and more gnarly terains. I love the more offroad approach. I nearly bought a 99 and did a similar conversion, Just the crappy fuel consumption made me change my mind.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:34 AM   #49
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the xlv1000

i just got an email from honda price will be 13,999.99 canadian plus taxes and prep. the bikes are ready and are bbeing shipped right now. it sounds like honda made 1 batch of them for canada and that might be it for this year.only honda powerhouse dealers will get them . if you want one go get one .

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Old 03-21-2008, 09:03 AM   #50
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Trophy Trail in the ISDT

Check out the bottom of http://www.tr5tadventurer.net/wst_page5.html and the bottom http://www.tr5tadventurer.net/wst_page10.html for more info on the ISDT and the trophy trail.

A few years back I had a nicechat with Tom McDermott (McDermott's H-D in Lake George NY). He was a Triumph dealer at the time and was at the ISDT in Western Mass in 1973. Great Guy, great stories.

Interestingly enough for this forum, I bleieve the TR5T was the first bike to use the name "Adventurer" (the name Triumph used for the Trophy Trail in the UK).

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Old 03-21-2008, 10:23 AM   #51
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i just got an email from honda price will be 13,999.99 canadian plus taxes and prep. the bikes are ready and are bbeing shipped right now. it sounds like honda made 1 batch of them for canada and that might be it for this year.only honda powerhouse dealers will get them . if you want one go get one .

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Hey North Rider , Im from south africa, they are readily available here :)
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:18 PM   #52
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honda xlv1000

i know you guys had them for a long time but this is the first year that honda is bringing them to canada ( the usa is not getting them this year). honda only officially anounced the price today, although most of us new it would be 14g's. you have to remember that there is ZERO aftermarket parts here for them so any FARKLES will have to come from europe and that will be pricey.

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Old 03-21-2008, 01:29 PM   #53
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if you can kit it out like the one above , im sure it will be just as good as the GSA's
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Old 03-21-2008, 03:10 PM   #54
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Accessories for the Varadero are actually reasonably priced. I placed a deposit for a Varadero several months ago for one of the first to arrive in Canada, and have been looking on the net for a few months for accessories. It's been somewhat difficult to find particular items at times, but I've found that US importers for manufacturers such as Motech and Hepco & Becker have access to the Varadero stuff and are willing to import it. It's actually comparable in price to equipment that I have ordered for other bikes. I'm waiting until the bike arrives however, as I can see firsthand the variant before I place an order.

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Old 03-21-2008, 03:58 PM   #55
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Here is what we can do to ours in South Africa. This is an 07 model but converted to be about 80% off road now.
This is serious stuff! Which kind of tyres have you been fiting? TKC's? We have been cruising around in SA last month (on a Buell Ulysses rental and only in the north east - Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal, Freestate and Northwest Province - and this country realy is amazing bikers territory!
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:47 AM   #56
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i agree, im in the western cape tho, my big touring days are still coming :)

glad your enjoying our wonderful country.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:27 AM   #57
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Nice looking Varadero

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Here is what we can do to ours in South Africa. This is an 07 model but converted to be about 80% off road now.
I like what you've done. I've seen a similar bike in PE (older model) also with the offroad tyres and crash bars. Post some more pics of your bike, it's awsome.
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:50 PM   #58
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The Dutch club (www.varaderoclub.nl / www.transalpclub.nl) hosted an (wet and muddy) offroad tour this weekend:





View the full series here; with also lots of Africa Twins and Transalps in muddy action:

http://www.transalpclub.nl/site/inde...2&limitstart=0
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:58 PM   #59
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It's coming, really!!?

The Varadero is a great looking bike. Plus, I am Honda fan.

I plan to get a Strom later this year, the best deal for the type riding I want to do. But, a Varedero...
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:23 PM   #60
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The Varadero is a great looking bike. Plus, I am Honda fan.

I plan to get a Strom later this year, the best deal for the type riding I want to do. But, a Varedero...
Unfortunately the United States will not be receiving the Varadero as of yet Gary. Honda has only released the bike to Canada which will be sold in very limited numbers through select dealers, supposedly arriving the 15th of April.

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