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Hello,
Patiently awaiting the arrival of my AT here in the pacific northwest USA. Forums just like this one have helped me with bikes I have owned in the past so I thought I should join one from the start. Now all I have to do is wait all summer for it!
 

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Hello,
Patiently awaiting the arrival of my AT here in the pacific northwest USA. Forums just like this one have helped me with bikes I have owned in the past so I thought I should join one from the start. Now all I have to do is wait all summer for it!
Welcome MadMatt I'm located in Wenatchee. What model and when is your arrival date?
 

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Welcome MadMatt I'm located in Wenatchee. What model and when is your arrival date?
I will be getting a red manual. The trouble is my salesman said it could be anywhere from may 29 to august 29! Those are his delivery dates.
I am in vancouver.
 

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Welcome to the club, what other bikes have you owned in the past?

Do you have an idea what you want to do going forward after the AT? Go up in CC's?
 

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Likewise, here in Seattle I was told June 8th for a silver manual.

I put a deposit in May 2015, but won't wait any extra day. If it's not here on June 8th, my AT will be a 1190R...
 

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Welcome to the club, what other bikes have you owned in the past?

Do you have an idea what you want to do going forward after the AT? Go up in CC's?



I am mainly a dirt bike guy but I have owned a few street bikes in my day (VLX600, 650Maxim, CB450). I am currently riding an xr650l. I wanted to step up to a bike I could take long trips with so I am stoked about the AT. Especially with its crf roots.
 

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I think the manual AT's will be easier to get - I've waited 2 years for this bike ever since I heard rumors.
I currently own a trusty 2011 KLR its got me all the way to Prudhoe Bay, though some of the bad lands in Moab Utah, the COBDR and the IDBDR never an issue always got me home, but my only issue with it has been the lack of power - 37hp - so the AT is its replacement.
 

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hi.mad mat i have had my AT for 4weeks and 5000klm aust silver pov pack no abs no traction control nice and simple ,and it dose not look like a candy cane on a christmas tree ( personal opinion) i think you would be very happy with the AT i know i am . it has xr type ground clearance and suspension and plenty of good controlable power witch does not wear you out after a couple of hours, i found the seat has plenty of room to move around on and does not lock you into one man bits crushing position, a lot do.i have done two 1000klm days and could have easily kept riding, in one case i had to stop because of the about 320klm fuel range i will fit a fuel cell .twisty mountain roads are a lot of fun on the AT as you can hold one gear between corners using the excellent torque 4th gear pulls from 50 to 160kph just a light touch of the strong brakes and engine braking tips it into the corners effortlessly.my only other gripe is on the hwy at legal speeds being a tall bike it is affected by buffeting from crosswinds and trucks,and the motor sounds busy, above these speeds its fine it won't be a problem for me as i didn't buy it for the hwy.
 

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hi.mad mat i have had my AT for 4weeks and 5000klm aust silver pov pack no abs no traction control nice and simple ,and it dose not look like a candy cane on a christmas tree ( personal opinion) i think you would be very happy with the AT i know i am . it has xr type ground clearance and suspension and plenty of good controlable power witch does not wear you out after a couple of hours, i found the seat has plenty of room to move around on and does not lock you into one man bits crushing position, a lot do.i have done two 1000klm days and could have easily kept riding, in one case i had to stop because of the about 320klm fuel range i will fit a fuel cell .twisty mountain roads are a lot of fun on the AT as you can hold one gear between corners using the excellent torque 4th gear pulls from 50 to 160kph just a light touch of the strong brakes and engine braking tips it into the corners effortlessly.my only other gripe is on the hwy at legal speeds being a tall bike it is affected by buffeting from crosswinds and trucks,and the motor sounds busy, above these speeds its fine it won't be a problem for me as i didn't buy it for the hwy.




Hello old punt. Good to hear your experiences as we are all waiting to buy a bike we haven't even seen in person yet. I am curious when you say that the motor sounds busy at normal hwy speeds. Can you elaborate? Thanks.
 

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when traveling at between 105 to 120kph you can hear a fair bit of mechanical and induction noise.I think it is because the air behind the fairing is very still at that speed,i noticed it more when i first got the bike but with 5000klm its not as noticeable or i am getting used to it,i used ear plugs and it was good.I think it is a small price to pay to have such good dirt performance and ground clearance.
 

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when traveling at between 105 to 120kph you can hear a fair bit of mechanical and induction noise.I think it is because the air behind the fairing is very still at that speed,i noticed it more when i first got the bike but with 5000klm its not as noticeable or i am getting used to it,i used ear plugs and it was good.I think it is a small price to pay to have such good dirt performance and ground clearance.


Hey guys. There is another post on here about honda releasing the AT on Vancouver island this month. Might be worth the ferry ride for those of you in the Seattle area. If I can find it again I will try to post it here.
 

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I will be getting a red manual. The trouble is my salesman said it could be anywhere from may 29 to august 29! Those are his delivery dates.
I am in vancouver.

Hi Matt,
I'm in Portland. Heard from Beaverton Honda that mine will be here by the end of the month. Possible on the 25th. I'm first on their list.


Getting a manual. Probably will go for a silver one as I'm not too big on flashy color schemes. But I think I'll get a choice and will make up my mind when I see them.


We should meet up some day to ride.
James
 

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Sounds good James. There are some great rides on this side od the river only 30 min from Portland. I am #10 on Beaverton Honda's list. Jones creek area and the 99 road up to Mt. St. Helens If you have never been. Keep in touch.
 

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Hello from Central Oregon

Just got mine the 2nd and all I can say is, well, its "AWSOME" Great job Honda....:wink2:

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There is a silver one at Hinshaws in Auburn. I told them when i got my deposit back i would post it on here ask for Rick if you call tell them Kyle sent you!
 

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Just got mine the 2nd and all I can say is, well, its "AWSOME" Great job Honda....:wink2:

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Hello. Awesome that you got yours. Do you know if yours was pre or post earthquake? Are they shipping again? Manual or DCT?
 

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I live here in Issaquah, near Seattle. Mine is on a transport truck coming from a dealer in MI. My dad rode it for 300 miles before truck picked it up.
In case you haven't heard, search Facebook for PNW Africa Twin ADV Riders to get the NW owners in contact with others.

Jeff
 
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