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Offline J-man

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Re: One year and 5000 miles on a Crosstourer
« Reply #10 on: 08 July, 2018, 09:50:11 PM »
Thanks for sharing the experiences  :028:
I'm currently drooling over beemer R 1000 RS. God forgive me?

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Re: One year and 5000 miles on a Crosstourer
« Reply #11 on: 09 July, 2018, 01:43:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by J-man [+]
I'm currently drooling over beemer R 1000 RS. God forgive me?

The old airhead thing? Must be a classic and going up in value by now
Designed in Japan, assembled in Italy, fiddled with in Britain

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Re: One year and 5000 miles on a Crosstourer
« Reply #12 on: 09 July, 2018, 06:39:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ali-bear [+]
The old airhead thing? Must be a classic and going up in value by now
OOOOOpsss typooo, must have been R 1200 RS  :158:

Huge wheels base and rake, wonder if it turns swift.
Is mentioning beemer like swearing?  :016:
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Re: One year and 5000 miles on a Crosstourer
« Reply #13 on: 10 July, 2018, 10:01:38 AM »
Well if you must have one, that does look quite handy  :015:
If I wasn't sworn off them I would have that in my list of potential biffer replacements
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Re: One year and 5000 miles on a Crosstourer
« Reply #14 on: 10 July, 2018, 10:34:14 AM »
Very nice too !   Had a test ride on a new one back in February and found it quite good, very tempted in fact but the price (new) and set up with luggage etc. for touring was around £15K  :005:
Downsides were the riding/seating position was a little too sporty for me, the gear change was positively "agricultural" compared to a CBF, even with the quick-shifter (not sure of its' value or effectiveness on a touring bike)  Most surprisingly, for a bike of that cost, it had the worst instrument panel I have ever come across !
Sticking with old faithful for the foreseeable future.

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Re: One year and 5000 miles on a Crosstourer
« Reply #15 on: 10 July, 2018, 11:37:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by WileyCoyote [+]
Very nice too !   Had a test ride on a new one back in February and found it quite good, very tempted in fact but the price (new) and set up with luggage etc. for touring was around £15K  :005:
Downsides were the riding/seating position was a little too sporty for me, the gear change was positively "agricultural" compared to a CBF, even with the quick-shifter (not sure of its' value or effectiveness on a touring bike)  Most surprisingly, for a bike of that cost, it had the worst instrument panel I have ever come across !
Sticking with old faithful for the foreseeable future.
In line with many reviews.
Sorry for not being on topic of Crosstourer  :034:

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Re: One year and 5000 miles on a Crosstourer
« Reply #16 on: 10 July, 2018, 12:12:34 PM »
I started this thread for people thinking of moving from the biffer to the Crosstourer. I think it's great that people are talking about other alternatives. I should have tried more bikes before I made my choice.

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Re: One year and 5000 miles on a Crosstourer
« Reply #17 on: 10 July, 2018, 02:47:46 PM »
Whilst at Milton Keynes bike show Sunday, was very impressed with Triumph Tiger 800 XR.....

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Re: One year and 5000 miles on a Crosstourer
« Reply #18 on: 17 August, 2018, 08:21:47 PM »
My wife and I tried a crosstourer last week.

I was not impressed, yes it's a nice bike but i found the CBF smoother and just as fast.

It was a 12 plate with less than 10'000 miles. the original screen is awful and I know new bike have a different screen. The wife said that if she were blindfolded she would have said she was on the chuggy BMW 1200 GS.

The wife also said that the CBF has more space between the rider and the top box.
Upgrading to Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

 


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