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Old 07-26-2013, 04:59 PM   #1906
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You guys keep talking about image. Some of us want this machine because we actually want to ride it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:04 PM   #1907
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Hear hear...
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #1908
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You guys keep talking about image. Some of us want this machine because we actually want to ride it.
Exactly, and by a strange twist of fate (long story) I ended up on a Caponord for now, but it could've been a Honda...
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:18 PM   #1909
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You guys keep talking about image. Some of us want this machine because we actually want to ride it.
You just want something RED, HOT and throbbing between your legs, Go on admit it..
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #1910
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I ended up on a Caponord for now, but it could've been a Honda...
Capanord?? Is that like a BMW?
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:12 AM   #1911
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i don't think it will have the low cg that the gs has or had and it has all the personality of a refrigerator.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:12 AM   #1912
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Lot`s of opinions, only little real knowledge (which is logical as most people haven`t ridden the damn thing in the first place let alone having seen it in real life).

I really give a hoot what personality this bike has, after over 400K kms on 3 GSses, lot`s of costs and oil consumption I was glad Honda released a bike that could compete with that without the hassles at the dealer. I`ve done 30K kms in little over 8 months with it and it has been effortless. You can ride corners like a madman with this thing and the most important thing: it hasn`t had any issues. And with the dual clutch, I have to find the first GS keeping up in acceleration...

About the cg of the bike: it isn`t as low as the GS, it feels lighter though... the power of Honda.

By the way: these pictures are of my bike after the last tire switch...



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Old 07-27-2013, 08:28 AM   #1913
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Lot`s of opinions, only little real knowledge (which is logical as most people haven`t ridden the damn thing in the first place let alone having seen it in real life).

I really give a hoot what personality this bike has, after over 400K kms on 3 GSses, lot`s of costs and oil consumption I was glad Honda released a bike that could compete with that without the hassles at the dealer. I`ve done 30K kms in little over 8 months with it and it has been effortless. You can ride corners like a madman with this thing and the most important thing: it hasn`t had any issues. And with the dual clutch, I have to find the first GS keeping up in acceleration...

About the cg of the bike: it isn`t as low as the GS, it feels lighter though... the power of Honda.

By the way: these pictures are of my bike after the last tire switch...
Thanks for posting. Since you are actually living with / experiencing the bike I give a lot more credence to your opinion than the sideline shooters.

Reminds me of a quote I heard somewhere a long time ago: "A man with a fact will always be at the mercy of a man with an experience."
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #1914
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BTW: some footage of me on the CT during a little stroll around the block:

https://vimeo.com/66770040
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:54 AM   #1915
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...By the way: these pictures are of my bike after the last tire switch...
Nice work!
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:42 AM   #1916
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Saw my first one on UK roads yesterday. Black with engine bars. Looked bloody lovely.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:41 AM   #1917
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J-P, that is awesome work! I'm seriously impressed with your bits of missing footpeg!

Did you do that on stock tyres and stock suspension?

I find that the OE Battlewings are not particularly good tyres, I shall try Metzeler Tourance Next as replacement tyres.

Other than that perhaps I just need to book some advanced training ;-)
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:49 AM   #1918
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i don't think it will have the low cg that the gs has or had and it has all the personality of a refrigerator.
Let's face the facts. V4s are the coolest motorcycle engines available and could never have the personality of a refrigerator unless that fridge too was lucky enough to be powered by a V4.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:51 AM   #1919
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A V4 fridge. Put me down for one.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #1920
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Let's face the facts. V4s are the coolest motorcycle engines available and could never have the personality of a refrigerator unless that fridge too was lucky enough to be powered by a V4.
Lots of people (ie - the fella that made the original fridge comment) seem to be climbing on board the anti-adv train nowadays. Probably inevitable since the ADV market took off and everyone started buying one. The pendulum always swings back and forth. Are fat tired, raked out custom choppers coming back around again already? Give 'em time...they will eventually.

The V4 engine is the heart and soul of this Xtourer and really the biggest selling point for the machine IMHO. Seen any other V4 "ADV" bikes lately?
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