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Old 02-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #76
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I'm also thinking that their idea of 'touring' is not the ADVrider idea of 'touring'. These bikes being labeled as tourers are probably very well suited to pack with a weekend's worth of clothing, ride comfortably and cheaply a few hours to visit family for a weekend, as an alternative to driving a car. And with a low buy in price tag, it makes more sense than a 13k+ tourer.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:40 AM   #77
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Nothing to see here, move along...

YAWN.............at least Honda didn't

disappoint me.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:41 AM   #78
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DN-01 revisited at a lower price.

No Crosstourer or ST1300 replacement.
+1

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Bold new commuters. Oh well.
You meet the nicest gas savers on a Honda.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:42 AM   #79
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:46 AM   #80
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Yup, what with the crossrunner, crosstourer, and jacked up accord crosstour I misspoke.

My point was I don't understand why anyone would still be bitching about the lack of a ten year old sportbike in the Honda lineup, especially when it technically is (just not in the usa - small market, remember). If honda still had the VFR in showrooms I doubt it would sell, especially not at around the same price as a CB1000R. I'm surprised the cross runner does where it is offered.

I agree that if Honda left the 800 alone, it would be a 10 yr old pseudo-sportbike, my point was that Honda should've updated that bike, IE a few more cc's, better suspension, but instead we got something all new in the 1200, which as far as I can figure NOBODY wanted, and I'm sure isn't flying out of the showrooms.....

Maybe Honda is switching focus to "commuter" rather than "enthusiast" motorcycles, but as someone who rides everyday, I'll be picking up a V-strom for my next bike, not a Honda.....
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:47 AM   #81
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:14 AM   #82
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:17 AM   #83
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Maybe Honda is switching focus to "commuter" rather than "enthusiast" motorcycles, but as someone who rides everyday, I'll be picking up a V-strom for my next bike, not a Honda.....
In the grand scheme there are not many "enthusiast" left in the US market...........and they all have several bikes

The new (3) 500's and NC700X are good start.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:22 AM   #84
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I suppose this is what Honda thinks will sell in the American market. Low seat height and cruiser ergos are what they think we want. Even though these have no interest to me, I could see them being popular here. Honda sees growth potential in the lower end practical market and are filling holes there. You could do worse than a fairly cool looking bike that's very practical and economical and you don't have to deal with shifting if you don't want to.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:22 AM   #85
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I must admit I am a bit disappointed. I was hoping for something completely new, with maybe a 900cc motor. I will reserve final judgement until I see one in the flesh, however. Not crazy about a 3 gallon gas tank, either. When I saw the first pic and realized it was the same motor as the NC700X, I thought for sure it would carry at least 5 gallons.

I do like the looks of this quite a bit:

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:30 AM   #86
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I must admit that my first impression of these new 700s is that they are targeted toward the existing rider's "little lady", who would like to get off the old man's pillion seat and on to a ride of her own. But, wants something that looks a bit pretty, has a low seat height, and manageable power.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:31 AM   #87
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Maybe Honda is switching focus to "commuter" rather than "enthusiast" motorcycles, but as someone who rides everyday, I'll be picking up a V-strom for my next bike, not a Honda.....[/QUOTE]


I agree.. I had an 05 DL650 and rocked it for a few years, it was an impossibly good tourer, outfitted properly. I think this actually looks great with the accessory tall windshield and bags, but if you arent vertically challenged, and prefer to occasionally unweight your body with your legs, a 2012 wee looks hard to beat for the same money. ..it sure is nice to be able to stand on the pegs easily and air your ass out for a few minutes while you are cruising.. Im just wondering what this bike does better than anything else out there I guess.. Its kind of ironic to me how honda made a bike with such a fairing, seating position, and touted long range comfort, only to adorn it with a 3gal tank..im still kinda interested though..been looking forever for a modern replacement for a cherry old GL500 I should never have sold..


"With its new full-coverage fairing and windscreen, the CTX700 lets you enjoy long trips in comfort. But that fairing is a great choice for commuters on chilly mornings too—this is a bike that can really do it all."
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:34 AM   #88
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Here's a pic of the CTX700N in red.

Also for the NC700X fans the UltimateMotorcycling.com article states:
"The CTX lineup will feature the same parallel twin that is featured in the NC700X, which also returns in 2013 with two new color changes.'

At least American Honda is giving some us a few color choices.

Edit: More info/pics/accessories/etc at the website now http://powersports.honda.com/ctx.asp...ctx.honda.com/

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:37 AM   #89
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Possibly Honda is using the F800GT, in a price point state of build, as a basis to draw customers their way...Can't afford a Beemer, but wants a mid sized tourer/commuter, look at this Honda... The F800 is really good looking. The Honda is trying.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:38 AM   #90
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I was hoping for a sport-tourer with the NC concept and 700cc engine.
Instead, I got an ugly DN-01 rehash with a tiny tank and smaller "not a tank".
Are those saddlebags the same tiny pizza boxes from the NC700X?

As the kids would say these days, "Fail".
I would have preferred the NC700S to this.
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