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New Honda 800cc Cross over

A little odd, not quite sure what to make of it...

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looks like a jap multistrada..... Meh

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I had really high hope for it. Like the Crosstourer a lot better. Shame that isn't the one they are making.

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A little odd, not quite sure what to make of it...
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It doesn't stir any emotion for me, well maybe some confusion as to what it's purpose is supposed to be.
Forgive my ignorance, but how is this different from the old VFR 800?
And what can it do that the VFR couldn't?

brian, I gotta agree with you too.
A smaller, less impressive Japanese Multistrada IMO.

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I haven't found detailed specs on the bike but it could be to the VFR what the CB900F is the the CBR900...

Now this one is pretty unique:
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Its different from your old VFR in that this bike can be purchased. Sorry to be a smart ass. I undertand your angle. But the VFR 800 was old hat. It was time for something new. Adventure sport gets more heads turned now a days than middle weight sport touring.
I for one like this new bike. I'd hope for higher grade suspension though. Hopefully it at least has long travel to smooth out crap roads.e If so, that would also be a difference to the old vfr. This, if true, is certainly a V-strom fighter. I'd be more interested in a Tiger 800 fighter.

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Is it bad that I hate the rear wheel on the CB1000R and think it should be replaced with the rear wheel from the crossrunner?

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i'm digging that Ducati Diavel!!!!!

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Looks interesting but I'm not seeing the "adventure" aspect of it. Seems like just another street bike to me but I do like the mirrors, might get them for the 919.

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Is it bad that I hate the rear wheel on the CB1000R and think it should be replaced with the rear wheel from the crossrunner?

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It looks comfortable and no doubt will be very functional.

It seems like these bikes are selling well.

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WOW, this is EXACTLY what my dad has been looking for!

what has gotten into honda this year.... they are actually releasing "new" models for the states!

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like the v4, but can't imagine taking this bike off any road; the 9er is more of a adventure bike than this

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Christ another bike with a beak. Did they have to go that far in copying the multi-strada?

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529 pounds...... no thanks.

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Looks like the Honda "Crossdresser"

The very first thing that comes to mind after that is "V4 Dullville"

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In the first photo it looks big and boring. In some of the other photos it looks decent. Why is the adventure market suddenly exploding? and why is the 'beak' mandatory on adventure bikes?
The forks and brakes look like they're from the same parts bin Honda has been using for too many years.
Hopefully that rear wheel will fit on the new CB1000R, it looks much better.

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When you're right you're right Toney. I like the concept of a Honda Adventure as much as I like any adventure bike itself, but Honda really needs to stop it's Geritol Journey and walk with the dirty folk.
Aggressive stature, adventure grade tires, USD forks and reduced plastique, with guards and lastly, high cans.

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529 pounds...... no thanks.

And there it is ........

Living in New Zealand with plenty of unsealed roads that take you to some of the worlds most spectacular scenery, lakes and rivers, the 'adventure' bikes should be the biggest sellers here.

Suzuki V-stroms sell reasonably well.

I for one have no interest in them for the following reasons:

They are bloody ugly, part of my attraction with a motorcycle is visual - engine, wheels, me and hopefully some interesting bits in between. While it may preform well I'd have no pride in parking it where I could see it. And YES - I could design a much more attractive adventure bike.

In the event one wants to ride the back roads (Fire roads in the USA?) surely you want to reduce weight on the bike - after all that's what they spend a fortune on each model year on the trail bikes. There is no way I want to be on board some thing that weight going sideways.

Ability. Lets face it - they are really average road bikes built to look a bit like a big arse trail bike. IMO I'd be better off bending up a kick-arse looking alloy bash plate for the underside of the 9er and finding some suitably size trail tyres or wheels to fit. Fit some wide, high trail bars and off I go.

To summarize, to me it is the bike I never wanted with the inability to do what I may be interested in.

C+ for effort maybe.

Now Honda take that V4 engine and make a friggen good looking real naked bike.

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looks like a vfr with more front suspension and diferent plastic...

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That thing is an Interceptor with different plastics and a trendy name. What kind of adventure is that thing going on? I understand the marketing angle, tho. Ever priced a used Jeep? Why do those things bring 2-3 times as much as they ought to, on the used market? How many Jeeps ever leave the pavement?

A 529 pound 800cc streetbike when you already have the CB1000R in the line up? Maybe Honda had a slew of Interceptor engines built, and needed something to put them in.

Take a 1000RR engine, leave one cylinder off. It'd be a 750cc, 110 hp triple. Put that engine in a simple light naked bike. Out "street triple" the Street Triple.

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That thing is an Interceptor with different plastics and a trendy name. What kind of adventure is that thing going on? I understand the marketing angle, tho. Ever priced a used Jeep? Why do those things bring 2-3 times as much as they ought to, on the used market? How many Jeeps ever leave the pavement?

A 529 pound 800cc streetbike when you already have the CB1000R in the line up? Maybe Honda had a slew of Interceptor engines built, and needed something to put them in.

Take a 1000RR engine, leave one cylinder off. It'd be a 750cc, 110 hp triple. Put that engine in a simple light naked bike. Out "street triple" the Street Triple.
oh lawdy id love a honda street triple.... but that aint never gonna happen.

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Ok then. What's with this tread of putting on a high front fender and calling it an adventure bike? That bike could no more go offroad than my FJR. Does adventure now mean that you can ride it on a slightly rough road? I can hear my XR laughing from here.

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imo it is ugly way to many lines in the body work for me

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I still think it is a big fat drag queen.

Sorry.

Lame attempt to get a bit of the adventure market share Honda.

I'd rather see that sweet 800cc engine poked out to 950cc or close and popped into a sporty chassis in a sweet naked ride. Like a V4 Honda 'Monster'.

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I still think it is a big fat drag queen.

Sorry.

Lame attempt to get a bit of the adventure market share Honda.

I'd rather see that sweet 800cc engine poked out to 950cc or close and popped into a sporty chassis in a sweet naked ride. Like a V4 Honda 'Monster'.
lol... its the same 800cc motor out of the vfr800.... just buy one of doz!

id rather see honda bring over the VTR250 to the states.

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How did it gain 60 lbs from a normal VFR? All I see is different plastic, bars, and a beak. Did they add a lead skid plate?

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Just in case anyone with a CB1000R wants that rear wheel, it's the same rear wheel on the VFR800's from 2002 and up, so you could pick one up cheap

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Still better than that lame-ass NT700 Honda is peddling here.

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Just completed the first 1000 muiles on my new Crossrunner and I'm loving it

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I think we need a better report than that Rocker!! Oh, and hi welcome back to the site!

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I've a English magazine review of the Crossdresser and they have highly rated it.

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I think we need a better report than that Rocker!! Oh, and hi welcome back to the site!
Due to the weight and foot rest position of my VFR 1200 DCT aggravating my old knne injury to the extent that dropped in a bike park I decided that I need something lighter. I considered the CBF1000FA as well but as my wife rides one I didn't want His & Hers bikes. I has a short test ride on the runner and found it had adequate power for 90% of situations and was easy to flick through corners and manage in traffic. The only 2 doubts I had were the lack of wind protection (cured by fitting the Honda higher screen) and the much publicised rearset footrest position.To allow me to test this the dealer allowed me a 2nd test ride which tiurned into an almost 250 mile day with no adverse effect on my knee.At 64 I also finf the more upright position more comfortable and the bike easier to manouvre so 2 more plus points.My bike has the higher screen top box panniers and centre stand fitted as extras. As to fuel I have got a low of 44 MPG (UK) and a high of 55. so far it has averaged circa 52. This allows 200+ miles before refills
One other advantage is that it is very easy to filter in heavy traffic which is a big bonus in UK traffic
Whilst I found the DCT an excellent bike I think just maybe the Crossrunner ( NOT Crossdresser) is more suitable for me personnaly
I have attatched a photo of my bike standing next to the site of T.E. Lawrence's fatal crash which you will notice shows my bike fitted with red luggage.This was because Honda UK had no white in stock so the dealer kindly loaned me the set destined for his red demo bike. I now have the correct white set fitted
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It doesn't stir any emotion for me, well maybe some confusion as to what it's purpose is supposed to be.
Forgive my ignorance, but how is this different from the old VFR 800?
And what can it do that the VFR couldn't?
With respect it is for those of us that have old (and possibly injured*) bodies that are no longer comfortable on bikes with a sportier riding position

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