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Honda Deauville

Dave Parry

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Hi all,

As much as I like my R1100RT I do find it a bit of a handfull in confined places and traffic and was wondering about giving a 700cc Deauville a try? I ride solo most of the time and do the 200 mile trip to Exeter fairly regularly. I have read quite a few reports on them and the general opinion seems good, although they seem to have got known as Dullsville by many but as i'm not a "boy racer" these days I don't think that would worry me!

Reasonable performance and comfort and also weather protection would be my main considerations.

Any comments/opinions most welcome. (good/bad/indifferent)



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Heavier than a R1200RT, not sure about the 1100RT. It is a competent bike but low-powered especially for its weight.

When I looked for a lighter, more nimble machine I went to the BMW R850R. That and its 1100 brother are about 1-inch lower and much lighter than your RT. Fitted with the BMW screen they keep most of the weather off you.

I have recently moved to Bere Alston, near Plymouth. Perhaps we could meet up on one of your Exeter trips and you could try it for size.



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Hi Andy, thanks for the prompt reply I will bear those point in mind. I do also have an R80RT mono which I haven't used for several years since i've had the 1100 so I might get that one mot'd and start using it again. From memory it was a lot more manageable than the 1100.

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