Honda Varadero

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Honda Varadero

Post by steve f » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:29 pm

I am thinking of a Varadero to replace the Hayabusa .
Helpful hints and tips I should lookout for , good and pad points included .

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Post by Dave » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:45 pm

I assume you are looking at the big Varadero :confused

A few years ago I looked into get a big ‘adventure bike’, tried most but the big KTM instantly put a smile on my face, and still does.

I like the idea of the big Honda...but it did not do it for me.

The funny thing is I have thought about the small Varadero a few times, for use in the winter when power sometimes is not a good thing, it has good ground clearance, big range etc, slap some lumpy rubber on it and it should be a great winter machine...but I just can’t do it.

I fear that nothing will replace the Busa

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Ride the Varadero, take it over some road you know.
If you like it, get it...sorted

Have you thought about the new Honda Crossrunner :confused

Good points...Honda have a local dealer.

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Post by Bubba13t » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:53 pm

I've had a few big traillies, the vara is best by far,

dont believe the hype re BM's,

vstrom, dont even think about it (the worst bike I ever owned)

Caponord, read the forum, I had a good one but it appears it was one of very few

early ones (5 speed) best build quality but a bit thirsty, rear shock goes soft on them, givi +50mm screen, sit at 90 with your visor up, eyelids fluttering in the breeze :2up

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Post by Newbus » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:21 pm

You can not think of replacing a Hayabusa with a Varadero. Try considering the Tiger 1050 it was for me a great second bike to the Busa. For me the only bike worth replacing the Busa for is another Busa .Oh i so wish i did not have to get rid of mine i miss it so much :( :cry2

Christine says you need to see a Shrink when i told her about this thread. :log

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Post by CBRXX » Tue May 29, 2012 9:09 am

I'm embarrased to say I bought one for a commuter to go alongside the Blackbird, it is so ugly its spent most of the 6 months of ownership in the garage hanging its head in shame, took it out the other week with the luggage on to get the shoppin with the missus, apart from a run to Ireland on the BB I've been using it ever since, don't let the high pegs fool you you'll soon be grinding them with a bike stupid grin on yer dial :log

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Post by Dave » Tue May 29, 2012 11:49 am

CBRXX wrote:I'm embarrased to say I bought one for a commuter to go alongside the Blackbird, it is so ugly its spent most of the 6 months of ownership in the garage hanging its head in shame, took it out the other week with the luggage on to get the shoppin with the missus, apart from a run to Ireland on the BB I've been using it ever since, don't let the high pegs fool you you'll soon be grinding them with a bike stupid grin on yer dial :log
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