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Guy Procter  says:

New VFR1200T Pan European-replacement revealed

Honda’s V4-based Pan European replacement will be the world’s most technologically-advanced bike when it’s released next year. Full details are in the new issue of MCN, but what do you think of the looks? Leaked Honda design drawings have shown the bike’s distinctive duck-billed styling, which we’ve made real using CGI. The colours are our guess – but the look...

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adrenalin

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adrenalin says:

FUGLY!

That must qualify as the ugliest bike on the planet! It makes the Buell 1125R look positively svelte!

Buy a car and be done with it :)

 

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Georg3

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Georg3 says:

"the world’s most technologically-advanced bike in the world"

My word.

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omega1

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omega1 says:

Personally I think Honda have lost touch with Bikers. Do WE really want this amount of technology, I certainly don't! And to cap it all it's UGLY!

No, in my opinion Yamaha and the FJR1300 has nothing to worry about here! 

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chc-pr

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chc-pr says:

Honda, here is what you need to do ...

A touring bike by its definition should be about touring effectively.  This is what will tempt me off my ST1100.

1 - A DRAMATIC reduction in weight to around 220-210 kg dry

2 - A simple but efficient V4 engine which can be easily serviced ANYWHERE I go.

3 - A reasonably asthetically pleasing bike - not some avant guard styling exercise - unless its from someone with the skill of Tamburini who probably could pull it off, otherwise it just dates so quickly.

4 - The comfort/weather protection/heated grips, plug-in accessory loom as standard

5 - if you want innovation, make it helpful rather than just expensive to service.  How about a built in solar battery trickle charger so teh bike is always charged even if not used for a while?

Honda is just too wrapped up in its own love of technology for its own sake and forgotten how users actually USE their products IMO.   

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chc-pr

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chc-pr says:

Sorry, point 4 was meant to read ...

4 - The comfort/weather protection/heated grips of previous models (including the electric screen of teh 1300), plug-in accessory loom as standard

 

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metroplex

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metroplex says:

Looks quick, I wonder how many knots that does?

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CosherB

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CosherB says:

still not sure

can't see why honda are mucking about with their sport touring/touring bikes the way they are - i echo many comments already listed here.  why wasn't the vfr800 put on a weight saving programme and given a more powerful v-tec free engine?  now there are two hugely powerful, hugely complicated, heavy, ugly, expensive honda bikes to choose from.  lost the plot big H.

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1100970

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1100970 says:

Honda the Best

Mr Honda as a piece of engineering your new bike is great and will be well put together as it is a Honda, but as a thing I would want in my garage well I have seen Sick look better on the pavement on a Sunday Morning.

Come back to the real world of that looks good or  thats worth  12 grand of my hard earned money, slim your Management  down and take a look at Ducati who always produce a good looking bike for the real world you have better engineering and can produce a bike with the Ducati`s looks then add Honda Engineering and you will have a bike for my Garage.

Andy

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Boult

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Boult says:

Very nice...

but in 10 years or so, who's going to be servicing it? Buyers of 2nd hand bikes can't really afford dealer servicing - esp not when an electronic engineer is called for rather than your local trusty mechanic....

 

Sure it'll be very good though.

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chc-pr

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chc-pr says:

Boult said

"but in 10 years or so, who's going to be servicing it? Buyers of 2nd hand bikes can't really afford dealer servicing - esp not when an electronic engineer is called for rather than your local trusty mechanic...."

which is exactly why it is no good now as a tourer.  Imagine going on a ride to say outback Slovenia and you get a problem.  Who is going to fix it?

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