Uncrating my ‘17 VFR1200X Crosstourer

Discussion in 'Crosstourer' started by JacobH, May 29, 2020.

  1. JacobH

    JacobH New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 13, 2020
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
    Map
    Went this afternoon to see my new leftover 2017 being prepped for delivery at my dealer. Picking it up next week.

    7548B8AD-3752-4B99-A622-60E576D8E6C8.jpeg
     
    owen8552 and Samuel like this.
  2. philois1984

    philois1984 New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    Map
    I bet you are like a five year old the night before Xmas
     
  3. raYzerman

    raYzerman Insider

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2019
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    179
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Millgrove, ON
    Map
    Too bad that thing didn't make it to North America..... almost! Congrats. Looking forward to a ride review..............
     
  4. owen8552

    owen8552 New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 7, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Congrats!!! also just picked up my new 2017! Love it, Im 6'1", so comfortable and handles great for such a big bike. Soon to order an exhaust to hear that big V4 sound! Welcome hope you picked up the new ride!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2020
    JacobH and Samuel like this.
  5. raYzerman

    raYzerman Insider

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2019
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    179
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Millgrove, ON
    Map
    Disregard my earlier comment, that bike did make it to North America/Canada... the adventure version called VFR1200X. Saw one on Sunday, quite impressive. Not many sold, so they are rare... DCT even more rare.
    I was confused with the CrossRunner, the VFR800X. That I would like to have also.
     
  6. JacobH

    JacobH New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 13, 2020
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
    Map
    RaYzerman, 800 miles so far on my new VFR1200X. I’m really enjoying it. The 1239cc V4 is awesome, the ergonomics are very good, and it’s in its element on high speed roads with sweeping turns. No slouch on tight curve country roads in mountains or on super highways either. It is beautifully put together — typical for a Honda.

    It’s not really engineered for serious off-road low traction riding, but not a concern for me. It’s not exactly flickable in turns, but handles well for a 608 lb bike. The lack of cruise control is a drawback for some folks but I don’t care. The bike was designed a decade ago so no TFT instrumentation. Again, I don’t need that. Riders under about 5’8” tall might be uncomfortable on the bike due to its seat height and overall size.
     
  7. raYzerman

    raYzerman Insider

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2019
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    179
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Millgrove, ON
    Map
    Thanks, Jacob for your impressions.
     
  8. mello dude

    mello dude Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Southwest Ohio
    Map
    Great bike....,.how bout a few more photos?
     
  9. JacobH

    JacobH New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 13, 2020
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
    Map
    Great 120 mile circuit around Western Connecticut this morning pushed the odometer over 1000 miles during the first month with my new VFR1200X.

    7B8E7286-8BEC-43C6-8D25-3EA80EAF5C9E.jpeg B0BC7EB9-2C52-45EA-966E-484535AE512D.jpeg F859803A-F508-469A-8A5A-50EF05BA7C77.jpeg
     
    philois1984 likes this.
  10. owen8552

    owen8552 New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 7, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Awesome! Nice looking riding there! I just hit 950 miles on mine, replaced tires with Dunlop Roadsmart 3s. Really handles well if your not gonna venture off road.
     
  11. mello dude

    mello dude Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Southwest Ohio
    Map
    Jacob... a suggestion.. tape up your shoelaces when you ride..... .very possible you may get into a spot where you a surprised that you cant get your foot down at stop...
    (or get something without laces)

    (Dont ask how I know...)
     
    VFRIRL, Paul Myers and 34468 Randy like this.
  12. JacobH

    JacobH New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 13, 2020
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
    Map
    Mello Dude, good point. Did you actually drop your bike when your lace got tangled in the foot peg? My riding shoes’ laces are long enough I might be able to just stuff them into the shoes, but tape could work. When it’s not so hot I wear my Dainese boots.
     
  13. mello dude

    mello dude Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Southwest Ohio
    Map
    Seem like I remember it on the left shift lever ..... I didn't go down but a quick shake on the bars got me leaning to to right side and foot down.. And then a determined effort to rip the left foot free. -Prolly would have been a good video....... nothing like a realization panic for a second on the bike that you may be effed and need to make a quick decision.....
     
  14. raYzerman

    raYzerman Insider

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2019
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    179
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Millgrove, ON
    Map
    Definitely tuck in the laces, or go get yourself a pair of Bates G8 tactical boots (Goretex) with side zipper, still has laces but tuck them in permanently. Most comfortable boots I have worn and reasonably inexpensive. Comfy all day long.
    I hooked a lace on my running shoes in the right footpeg curb feeler while parking my FJR. I didn't have the kickstand down yet, and the bike leaned left on me... as I shifted my weight to prevent a tipover, shoelace got caught and I actually pulled the bike over more... down we went. Fortunately I had crash bars, but I did manage to scrape up my mirrors. Wouldn't want that to happen on the street while riding, it could be quite disastrous as it will throw your balance off.
     
  15. philois1984

    philois1984 New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    Map
    I have a pair of these Gaerne boots. Very comfortable on and off the bike. Still going strong after four years. No laces so don’t have to worry about them catching.
    824B65D8-BAFF-400C-A4F8-6F9BCEEA3784.jpeg
     
  16. JacobH

    JacobH New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 13, 2020
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
    Map
    I’ve been tucking the laces into my Dainese riding shoes this week and I’ve ordered a pair of LOCK-LACES for boots from Amazon to see if they work and seem less likely to cause a problem while riding. The “loose” ends of these laces are designed to tuck securely underneath the part of the laces that are under tension. I’ll report on the LOCK-LACES once I can test them.

    When the weather turns cooler I’ll be back to wearing my Dainese Fulcrum Gore-Tex touring boots that close with zippers and Velcro.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2020
    mello dude likes this.
  17. JacobH

    JacobH New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 13, 2020
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
    Map
    8F9BABEA-B36A-4146-986D-B2742390C272.jpeg

    These LOCK-LACES for boots seem like a much safer solution for laced motorcycle boots and riding shoes. This is what my Dainese Persepolis Air shoes look like with the original laces replaced with LOCK-LACES for boots. A ten minute and $10 safety measure to remove the risk of tangled laces at just the wrong moment.
     
    philois1984 likes this.
  18. mello dude

    mello dude Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,672
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Southwest Ohio
    Map
    Looks good......
     
  19. Sherl

    Sherl New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    @JacobH How much did you cost and which part of the country? In lookout for one in trade with NC700. So any tips would be helpful. Also if I am right there is only black and red in US. There is no silver/white as I see in England.
     
  20. JacobH

    JacobH New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 13, 2020
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Southport, Connecticut
    Map
    You can still find new ones throughout the U.S. mostly still in crates at Honda regional warehouses. Unless you find a dealer who already has one in stock they will get one for you from a regional warehouse. It just takes a few days to ship to the dealer. Generally, they are bikes built in 2017. All U.S. model VFR1200X’s are red. All U.S. 2016 model year bikes are black. No prior model year VFR1200X bikes were sold in the U.S. Plan to pay $10,000 or so plus tax, etc. for one of the leftover new 2017 VFR1200X’s. A very good deal!
     
Related Topics

Share This Page