i have a varadero xl1000v and love it to bits, i wanted a new AT because i love them too but by the time i could afford a new bike they were 5/6yrs out of production. im not sorry i got the vara, if id got the AT i wouldve changed by now because i like the speed of a litre bike.
saying that the varadero is not an off roader, greenlanes are fun but try picking up a 245kg bike before you do anything more serious! some people put AT front ends on their varaderos because its a 21" wheel and better forks, and wire spoked wheels.
the 1200, if it comes out, is just worse and a fashion thing in my opinion. a great road bike like the 1000, but even worse for off road and far too techno to take round the world. and if its like the new VFR it will be way overpriced anyway.
there is a market for these bikes, look at the 800GS, but where would a remade @T fit in the honda line up? they have the XR range of singles, the transalp is 700cc, the vara 1000cc, and the new V4 1200cc (if it ever happens) so where would a 750cc fit in? they already have the biggest range of adventure bikes to choose from.
Last edited by DAVSATO; 21 Feb 2010 at 19:15.