MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
pinball
I got slow
 
pinball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SE
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,670

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 2


Big dirt bike (sold)
2003 Honda Sabre (sold)







2016 Honda Adv. Bikes

Looks like two are hitting the US market...the VFR1200x and the revived Africa Twin. Not sure how I feel about either one, since they're both pretty heavy for their power (VFR-127hp @ 610# wet, AT-97hp @ 501# wet). Oh, well...someone will buy them as long as Honda prices them right.

honda vfr1200x crosstourer 10

http://powersports.honda.com/2016/vfr1200x/colors.aspx


2015 honda africa twin 4

https://powersports.honda.com/africatwin.aspx
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bun1t View Post
Shelnutt thinks mechanics should work for free
pinball is online now   Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Old 11-05-2015, 04:12 PM   #2
flipstyledsm22
Lets go fishing!
 
flipstyledsm22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Seabrook, Texas
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 4,745

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
1994 FLSTC Pro-Street Chopper
1964 Tote Gote
2003 GSXR600 - SOLD
2004 ZX6R - SOLD
1986 VFR750 - SOLD






Send a message via Yahoo to flipstyledsm22
I like the Africa Twin
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solracer View Post
People have no idea that I'm walking around with dicks on my face.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gixxerbill View Post
I hate perma bans they are sooo...permanent.
flipstyledsm22 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 04:16 PM   #3
pinball
I got slow
 
pinball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SE
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,670

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 2


Big dirt bike (sold)
2003 Honda Sabre (sold)







Marquez on the AT.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bun1t View Post
Shelnutt thinks mechanics should work for free
pinball is online now   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 11-05-2015, 06:23 PM   #4
joeburt1
JoeJoe the dancing monkey
 
joeburt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Humble
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,741

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+




1976 Yamaha chappy
TL 1000S






You can't really look at the hp to judge these types of bikes, the AT is a beast...I'd pick one up in a heartbeat
joeburt1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 11-05-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
joeburt1
JoeJoe the dancing monkey
 
joeburt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Humble
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,741

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+




1976 Yamaha chappy
TL 1000S






Quote:
Originally Posted by pinball View Post
Marquez on the AT.

https://youtu.be/dp2NJMbUyzg

I kept waiting on VR46 to catch up to him and knock him over...lol
joeburt1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 11-05-2015, 06:56 PM   #6
Truckin_Thumper
Senior Member
 
Truckin_Thumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Dallas
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,054

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
El Tigre 1050
WR426 Blue Hooligan Motard ---once back together








Quote:
Originally Posted by flipstyledsm22 View Post
I like the Africa Twin
I did too, until the Marquez guy.........
Truckin_Thumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 08:48 PM   #7
pinball
I got slow
 
pinball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SE
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,670

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 2


Big dirt bike (sold)
2003 Honda Sabre (sold)







Quote:
Originally Posted by joeburt1 View Post
You can't really look at the hp to judge these types of bikes, the AT is a beast...I'd pick one up in a heartbeat
Man, I just think you'd have to do 90% of your riding off road to really get any use out of the AT. The ground clearance would be great in dirt, but with the 21" front, 18" rear, and nearly 10" of ground clearance, it wouldn't be much good on pavement. Another thing is that Marquez is 5'6" and says is comfortable both sitting and standing. Makes me think a taller fella might be bunched up on it. My VStrom falls into the 500#, 100hp dirt bike category, too, and a 5'7" buddy of mine can't even ride it. Perfect ergos for me, though.

As for the VFRX...well, I just don't see the point of that one. I'm sure it's supposed to compete with the 1200gs, which has the same HP but is 85# lighter, so I just don't think it'll measure up.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bun1t View Post
Shelnutt thinks mechanics should work for free

Last edited by pinball; 11-05-2015 at 08:53 PM.
pinball is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 09:00 PM   #8
joeburt1
JoeJoe the dancing monkey
 
joeburt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Humble
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,741

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+




1976 Yamaha chappy
TL 1000S






", but with the 21" front and 18" rear, it wouldn't be much good on pavement."

Agreed...the 21/18 combo is harsh on the street, but it is great for climbing over stuff...double track and fire roads would be fun though...my klr is a 21/17 set up...it gets squirrely on the street around 70...still, the AT looks comfortable for a 100 mile ride and a doable off roader, which is what that bike is..like your Strom..., I'd probably take a Strom any day too..
joeburt1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 09:31 PM   #9
Bevo
Hook 'em!
 
Bevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston-The South Loop
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 24,292

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
'12 CBR1000RR Red/Black
'14 CB1000R Matte Gray
'10 CBR1000RR (destroyed)
'09 CBR1000RR C-ABS (sold)
'09 CBR600RR C-ABS (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by pinball View Post
and a 5'7" buddy of mine can't even ride it.
Seat height too tall?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
"I lack skillz"
Bevo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 09:40 PM   #10
pinball
I got slow
 
pinball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SE
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,670

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 2


Big dirt bike (sold)
2003 Honda Sabre (sold)







Quote:
Originally Posted by Bevo View Post
Seat height too tall?
Yup. Looked like a Weeble. I put it on the center stand just so he could sit on it, but the MX bars I put on had him stretched across the tank.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bun1t View Post
Shelnutt thinks mechanics should work for free
pinball is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 09:42 PM   #11
pinball
I got slow
 
pinball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SE
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,670

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 2


Big dirt bike (sold)
2003 Honda Sabre (sold)







Quote:
Originally Posted by joeburt1 View Post
", but with the 21" front and 18" rear, it wouldn't be much good on pavement."

Agreed...the 21/18 combo is harsh on the street, but it is great for climbing over stuff...double track and fire roads would be fun though...my klr is a 21/17 set up...it gets squirrely on the street around 70...still, the AT looks comfortable for a 100 mile ride and a doable off roader, which is what that bike is..like your Strom..., I'd probably take a Strom any day too..
I think the AT would be absolutely perfect for Mr. P's Mexico trip.

Oh...and there's a VStrom posted in the "For Sale" section.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bun1t View Post
Shelnutt thinks mechanics should work for free
pinball is online now   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 11-05-2015, 09:59 PM   #12
Bevo
Hook 'em!
 
Bevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston-The South Loop
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 24,292

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
'12 CBR1000RR Red/Black
'14 CB1000R Matte Gray
'10 CBR1000RR (destroyed)
'09 CBR1000RR C-ABS (sold)
'09 CBR600RR C-ABS (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by pinball View Post
Yup. Looked like a Weeble. I put it on the center stand just so he could sit on it, but the MX bars I put on had him stretched across the tank.
Yeah, the standard seat height on the Africa is almost a full inch taller than the 2015 V-Strom. The F800 GS I rode in Cali was freaking tall. I don't know what they had the seat at but I know it can be set as high as 36 inches and it was every bit of that or near it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
"I lack skillz"
Bevo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 11:08 PM   #13
BYRDMAN
WX MAN
 
BYRDMAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (8)
Posts: 9,311

Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2015 KTM Adventure 1190
2007 KTM 300 XC smoker
2007 KTM 300 XC smoker


Member Garage





KTM1190Adv all day
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher, because its in English, thank a soldier"

AMERICAN MADE WITH MEXICAN PARTS
BYRDMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 11-05-2015, 11:20 PM   #14
False
Senior Member
 
False's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 351












Honda makes bikes for what the people who buy them what they are actually used for. I think both of these will be great bikes. The VFRx has been around for a few years already and people love it.
False is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2015, 07:36 AM   #15
longboarder65
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Meyerland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 780

Experience: 10+ years


Husaberg TE 300-plated
KTM 690R
KTM 250SX






Quote:
Originally Posted by BYRDMAN View Post
KTM1190Adv all day
You sound a little bias, like you own one or something.
longboarder65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 11-06-2015, 09:11 AM   #16
pinball
I got slow
 
pinball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SE
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,670

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 2


Big dirt bike (sold)
2003 Honda Sabre (sold)







Quote:
Originally Posted by False View Post
Honda makes bikes for what the people who buy them what they are actually used for. I think both of these will be great bikes. The VFRx has been around for a few years already and people love it.
There are a lot of bikes people love that never hit the US market. The CBF1000 has been around a while, too, and looks like an awesome bike, but you'd have to get one from Canada.
pinball is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2015, 09:50 AM   #17
brandontx
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 4,746

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2008 Husqvarna SM 510
2008 Yamaha YZ250F








The Africa Twin looks mean. Looks like a big proper dirt bike like the KTM only it's missing 60 horsepower.
brandontx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2015, 09:55 AM   #18
SilverBullet
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Harmaston, TX
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,116

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2013 Yamaha Super Tenere
2011 Husqvarna TE630
2009 KTM 250SX
2002 KTM 300EXC
1974 Suzuki TM400






Quote:
Originally Posted by pinball View Post
..Not sure how I feel about either one, since they're both pretty heavy for their power (VFR-127hp @ 610# wet, AT-97hp @ 501# wet). Oh, well...someone will buy them as long as Honda prices them right.
AT even heavier as base model not available in the US. ABS is 511 lbs and DCT is 534 lbs. Then add a center stand, luggage rack, better skid plate, racks and luggage, etc. Most will be riding a near 600 lb. bike. I still like it though, just doesn't get my money. I'm more impressed with the Honda CB500X with Rally Raid kit on it for $4,000 less.

_
SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2015, 12:11 PM   #19
pinball
I got slow
 
pinball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SE
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,670

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 2


Big dirt bike (sold)
2003 Honda Sabre (sold)







Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverBullet View Post
I'm more impressed with the Honda CB500X with Rally Raid kit on it for $4,000 less.
Oh, ! That's nice!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bun1t View Post
Shelnutt thinks mechanics should work for free
pinball is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2015, 12:21 PM   #20
Volfy
Fava Beans & a Chianti
 
Volfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SW Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,504

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
'15 300RR
'15 250XCF-W
'14 Trophy SE
'10 VFR1200F
'05 GSXR600 (track)

Member Garage





Just got into off-road riding myself. Advice I got was to stay away from these 500+ lbs behemoths and get a "real" dirt bike. Just picked up a plated CRF450X. Pretty much worthless on tarmac, but I didn't buy it for that. I only need it to be road legal for connecting trail heads.

I might get a slightly heavier dual sport, like a DR650, later. Then way down the road, may be an adv.
Volfy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy