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Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
« on: January 25, 2012, 11:09:29 AM »
Hi,

I was happy to see the thread about the Kawasaki Versys which was test ridden by Joe (Jupp :016:)..
I like these reviews from "normal" drivers where I know a little bit their favour bikes and kind of driving.

Maybe we can use this new thread for some testing reports.

I will try to make some testrides...the new Honda Crosstourer,if possible VFR1200F without DCT and the new Fireblade.
All of these bikes are not interesting for a buy in the moment(overesized for driving to work and homebase round  :008:),but I like all of them and will know how it feels to drive it.

Ok,Rocker knows enough about the VFR,but I will feel the differences related to the Blade.

To do list:
Crosstourer
VFR1200
Fireblade

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Re: Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 01:40:19 PM »
Id like to test ride the multistrada, nc700x, ktm 990smt maybe the new crosstourer.

Multistrada, cannot afford.... like a ride on the nc700x out of curiosity.  A ride on the ktm if I can touch the floor, and lastly Honda's crosstourer.  I cannot make my mind up about that bike at all.  I dont see it as a FUN bike to ride that will do everything.  Too big, too heavy and actually too powerful to be fun because you cannot use the power..

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Re: Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 03:05:26 PM »
NC700X and Crosstourer.

In Italy, we have 'Honda in the city'.
You can go and test Honda bikes.

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Re: Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 03:09:27 PM »
Just got back from test riding the NC700X. I will be writing a short review later on today. Just to give you a clue as to how I got on I can only say that there will be one less deauville in my garage after March 1st
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Re: Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 03:11:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ruhri [+]
Hi,

I was happy to see the thread about the Kawasaki Versys which was test ridden by Joe (Jupp :016:)..
I like these reviews from "normal" drivers where I know a little bit their favour bikes and kind of driving.

Maybe we can use this new thread for some testing reports.

I will try to make some testrides...the new Honda Crosstourer,if possible VFR1200F without DCT and the new Fireblade.
All of these bikes are not interesting for a buy in the moment(overesized for driving to work and homebase round  :008:),but I like all of them and will know how it feels to drive it.

Ok,Rocker knows enough about the VFR,but I will feel the differences related to the Blade.

To do list:
Crosstourer
VFR1200
Fireblade

Br
Guido
I can't tell you much about the VFR1200 without the DCT or compare it with the Blade as I haven't ridden a modern Blade
4 wheels move the body 2 wheels move the soul
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Re: Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
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Re: Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 04:48:52 PM »
I might test the Triumph Explorer (but think it will be too tall) and also the Crosstourer (which I am certain is too heavy for me - it might be ok on a short test but being realistic I think it's too big and weighty for me and what I use a bike for). I tried quite a few bikes before chosing the crossrunner and don't think there is a 2012 model appearing which will make any difference. I would like to ride a Moto Guzzi at some stage ... the Norge in particular - but finding one to Test Ride is not easy.
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Re: Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 05:22:09 PM »
Well I finally got my test ride today although the conditions were ideal alternating between fog and low cloud. My concern which was the seat height was solved when I found that I could comfortably get either one foot flat or the balls of both feet on the ground. Pulling away at such low revs seemed strange as did changing up so slowly but this soon became natural. I found the riding position very relaxed and the seat whilst not plush was more than adequate for the sort of journeys that I would be using the bike for. Although the bike was very low mileage it cruised happily at 80-85 MPH (on a private circuit of course officer) at 70MPH the engine was doing just over 4K RPM. One of the roads that I rode is in very bad condition but the suspension dealt with it adequately. I did wonder about the fact that it only has a single disc but again the brakes were more than adequate. I was impressed with the size of the storage are in what would normally be the petrol tank area. Wind protection seemed ok although I think I would consider fitting the higher screen. One concern I do have is the fact that the radiator looks very exposed but hopefully somebody like R&G will produce a cover for it.
Overall how much did I like the bike? Let's just say that come March 1st there will be one less Deauville in my garage
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 05:27:30 PM by Rocker66 »
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Re: Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 10:12:13 PM »
so Will it be a manual or dct2 matey ?

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Which bike you will drive for testing this year?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012, 10:16:22 PM »
My local Honda's brought the NC700x for testing, I think I'll book a ride soon.

 


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