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The Mercury Cars Guide : February 13th 2010
14--- Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au Saturday, February 13, 2010 Honda puts form above function HEAD-TURNER: Honda's version of the US Chopper style --- the 2010 VT1300CX Fury. TRUST Honda to make a chopper that actually goes, stops and handles. The VT1300CX Fury is the com- pany's first production chopper with all the features that have made shows such as American Chopper and Biker Build-Off so popular. It has a slimline tank, raked-out forks, simplistic controls, low-rider seat and slam- med rear end. But unlike many custom-shop choppers, this one has factory backing and proper road manners. Ok, it's no sportsbike, but what can you expect of a bike with such geometry? It can't defy the laws of physics. It is most definitely a styling exercise with form well and truly above function. The front forks flex as much as they compress, the short hidden rear suspension which resembles the Harley Softail look is compromised and the big 21-inch front wheel makes steering quite slow. However, it isn't limited to billiard-table smooth boulevard cruises, either. You can actually take this chopper out of the city boundaries and parade through the country, so long as you exercise some caution. The limitations are obviously in the clear- ance, just as they are with many a cruiser. Unfortunately, the hero blobs on the bottom of the footpegs, attached to thin plates of metal or alloy which, on the test bike, quickly twisted and became useless and unsightly. They should be the first thing new owners replace. Get something more robust and help protect frame and pipes from copping a battering. That won't be the only thing owners replace. This is, after all, a blank canvas for custom- isers. The basic work is done in the frame, engine and layout; now you just have to add aftermarket pipes, airbrushing and bling. Even the tank has no Honda badges or decals so you can work your airbrush magic. The Honda features the 1300cc engine from its VTX cruiser and it's a lively unit with enough pulse to provide feel, but with dual balancers there is not too much vibe to rattle the mirrors or your fillings. Honda doesn't give power or torque figures, but it spins up smoothly and is ably assisted by the smoothest five-speed gearbox of any cruiser out there. In stock form it is also very quiet and customisers will probably replace the mufflers first thing. Suspension is compromised by the design, yet it still manages to be plusher than most Softails and certainly better handling than any custom chopper I've ridden. Brakes are incredibly strong with plenty of feel. They also feature confidence-inspiring ABS with the tell-tale ''geared'' hub on the wheels. Despite that necessary but ugly feature, the satin finish mag wheels are a nice touch and a relief from all the chrome. The shaft drive also helps clean up the rear end and keeps the rims cleaner than a chain or even a belt. Bearing in mind that this is a showpiece, rather than mere transportation, it should be noted that your pillion will need to be small and good-humoured, because the rear seat is purely for show and the small sissy bar option fitted ($378.40) is next to useless for holding on. And the small 12.8-litre tank will also get you less than 200km down the road. But it will be 200km of head-turning fun. There is a stack of Honda accessories including seas, lights, chromed bling, braided cables and a screen. MARK HINCHLIFFE used cars Tilford TILFORD Auto Group Used Cars has a luxurious 2007 Toyota Aurion Prodigy for $27,888. This superbly appointed sedan has a full leather interior, climate control, front and rear park assist, airbags and alloys. Its 3.5-litre V6 gets class topping fuel economy thanks to a smooth six-speed automatic. Performance Automobiles A 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan is Performance Automobile's hottest deal today. This sporty, bright red number includes alloy wheels, rear spoiler and a 2.4-litre Mivec engine. A snip at $12,990 drive away which includes a three-year warranty. DJ Motors DJ Quality Used Cars wheel deal for this week is a Mitsubishi VR Outlander. This 2007 3.0-litre V6 comes with sports mode automatic transmission, dual airbags, ABS, traction control and cruise control, 1600kg braked towing capacity, a tow bar, a nudge bar and driving lights. Drive away at $28,990. Co-Op AT Co-Op's used dealership there is a smart deal on a 2008 Toyota Aurion AT-X sedan. This 3.5-litre V6 automatic has a six-speed gearbox, stability control, ABS, airbags and cruise control. It has travelled 7500km and will sell for $26,990. 453 MAIN RD, GLENORCHY PH 6273 4433 2015617-07 Black Beauty Rare Manual Must See Performance Plus Big Alloys Fully Featured Rare Manual Gorgeous Colour Won't Last Very Tidy Budget Priced Be Quick For Work or Play 5.4 Litre Engine Top Unit Automatic Good Klms Popular Model 3 Seater Canopy + Alloys LowKm's- immaculate BF XR6 5SPD UTE $26,990 BF XR6 TURBO SEDAN $29,990 XR8 5 SPD SEDAN $26,990 BF XR6 SEDAN $24,990 BA V8 FALCON UTE $19,990 07 FORD FOCUS AUTO HATCH $17,990 BA FALCON UTE $18,990 05 TERRITORY GHIA 7 SEATER $28,990 FORD SELECTION 7 Leather Seats All Wheel Drive Luxury & Style Motor Cycles A Chance to Ride A Range Sat 20th Feb Horizon Motor- cycles give you the chance to Ride the following bikes on our ride day. CRUISER: VT1300CX Fury, VT750C, XVS1100A SUPERSPORTS: CBR1000RR, YZF-R1, YZF-R125 SPORTS: CB1000R, CB400, XJ6S ADVENTURE: TENERE, WR250R, VAREDERO SCOOTER: LEAD100, CYGNUS125 Leaving on the hour, between 10am and 2pm. Free BBQ and light refreshments provided. Pre booking is essential. Call Horizon Motorcycles on 6272 0144 0APRILA (05) SCOOTER 200cc auto, Sportscity, black, low ks, (Cost $8,000), as new, $2,990. Ph 6231 3131 0 APRILIA 2001 RSVR $9,000 ono 0409 537 085 0 A RIDE FOR HOPE Elwick Showgrounds Feb 21st, 12 noon. Enq 0437 222 600 1 ATOMIC 250 2008 Only had 2 ½ tanks of petrol, $1,200 ono ... may swap, consider anything. 0439 974 135 or 6244 3250 1 Autism Tasmania RIDE AND DRIVE Sat Feb 20. Depart Montrose Yacht Club 10.30. Ph Chopper 0418 838 602 or 0407 144 290 1 BIKE AMBULANCE Motorcycle pick up and delivery. Ph 0437 862 966. 0BMW ADVENTURER many extras, $20,000. Ph 0418 126 421. 1 BMW R1100 RT '00 gloss black, reg 06/10, 70,000 klms, Stay in Tune exhaust, panniers c/w liners, top box, tank bag, lambswool seat cover, exc condition, $11,900 ono. Ph 0412 888 999 0 BMW 1992 K100 Tourer top box and panniers, best you will see. $6,500. 6248 1032. 0 BMW R1150RT 2001, electric screen, 83,000 klms, heated grips, adjustable seat with backrest, ABS brakes, panniers, D'port. Phone 0418 143 442 no offers $8750 0 BUGGY Prof made by fussy boiler maker welder, 5 spd Yamaha motor cycle engine, suit kids or adults, a quality buggy made to last, $1,800. Ph 0428 293 829. 1 CBR 125R 07/08 Excellent cond, black, 3,000 klms, 6 mths reg, $3,500 ono. Ph 6249 7764 or 0438 347 757 0Daytona Triumph 96 955i, low ks, red, 5 m reg, $6,400 ono. Ph 0418 994 130 1 DIRT BIKE 2008 DMX 250CC full size, exc cond, regular service, Yamaha YZF plastics $1,200 ono. 0458 121 515. 0 SOUTHERN DIRTBIKES 505 Main Rd Montrose Ph 6273 2871 Easy finance interest free or deferred payment available TAA 2044776-32 Draggin Jeans Rossi and Thomas Cook boots, leather jackets, jeans, vests, gloves, - ladies and mens. W/proof jean polar fleece lined. Oilskin jeans, jackets. Country Leather 108 Elizabeth St, Hbt 62315082 DUCATI ST2 1997, red set up for touring with Ducati panniers and top box, heated grips, electronic cruise, staintune pipes, excellent cond $8,000 firm ph 0447 503 761 0FOR SALE 2001 Yamaha WR, 426cc road trail, reg, excellent cond with extras, $5,500 ono. Reluctant sale...0418 170 844 0GOD'S SQUAD RIDE This Sun departs Cooleys Hotel Moonah, 1.00 pm. All welcome 1GPX250 90 model, out of reg, needs work, $1,000. Ph 6249 3592 0 HARLEY DAVIDSON Sportster, Late 70's, complete, suit restore, $3,500. Ph 0421 877 559 0 Harley FXD Wide Glide 2003, An. Series, black, mint cond, extras, 40Ks $25,500. Ph 0412 386 111 0 HIGHLIGHTER ADS Make your ad stand out from the rest! Ask the operator for a price when next placing your car ad for Saturday. Ph 62 300 400. Honda CBR 600 RR '09 showroom condition, black/ green, 920kms, not run in yet. $13,500 ono. Call Julian 0427 22 22 64 anytime. 0 HONDA CBR 954 '03, exc cond $8,700. Ph 0421 792 809 0 HONDA CRF 450 2009 model, exc cond, $1,200 worth of extra oils and gear, $8,000. Ph 0415 320 470. 0 Honda CR250 2004 vgc, $3,500 ono. Ph 6263 4902 Honda Rebel 250cc $5,000 ono. 0447 388 497 HONDA XR100 '90 exc cond, ideal beginners bike, $1,500. Ph 0437 668 206 0 HONDA XR400 2004 reg, exc cond, $5,500 0418 487 367 0 Hummer Atomic 07 good running order, needs little TLC, $1,300 ono. 0407415608 1 HUSKY 510 TE 2005 $5,000 ono Ph 0458 051 133 0 HYOSUNG GT 650S 08 mod, 1st reg 09, sports exh, LAMS appr, heaps of extras, 7,600kms, as new $7,850. Ph 0448 875 678 or 0439 641 385 KAWASAKI KDX 1992 goes, needs work $650 Ph 0428 112 778 0 Kawasaki ZX2R'C Ninja, metallic blue. New brakes, tyres, chain, filters. Ready for rego. A 2nd bike for parts plus spares. VGC, $5,500 ono. Ph 0448 412 264 KAWASAKI 2001 125 trail bike, $3,000 ono. Ph 0409 860 365. 1 KLR650 '08, 7,000 klms $7,800 ono. Ph 0416 094 605. 0 KLX250 2005 A1, reg, $3,800. 0447 013 904 Bikes continued on page 16 0 BASKERVILLE RACEWAY Sat 27th MARCH 2010 Sun 28th MARCH 2010 Please Book Early Ph 1300 366 640 or www.stayupright.com.au Advanced Skills L1 Course A must for all road riders Suitable for all skill levels $300.00 Advanced Skills L2 Cornering and Braking Course Upgrade your cornering skills Increase your braking confidence $300.00 2029403-07
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