What one, RSE has the electric boot,fairing and twin exhaust. Used mine for commuting a 20 mile round trip. It always needed choke to start but I probably had it set up wrong, in winter it needed a fair amount of cold start, no problem as the air intake is under the seat. Apart from the starting I had no mechanical problems in the 4 years of ownership (from new)
Motorway was uncomfortable for anything over 3 hours being quite a pain, Easily sorted with a conan or seat rebuild.
I changed the sprockets and it took off like **** off a shiny shovel, lost the top end though and it ate tyres and chains in next to no time.
I laid it down a couple of times on the ice once cracking the engine case with the brake lever,easy to prevent and had a mate weld it.
In short an excellent bike true overlander, I'm contemplating getting another for messing about on
It is an RSE, but in Blackpool (bit of a trek from Devon) not sure about the model before, and it will need a bit of work for the next MoT, might factor that in as the Flebay clock ticks down. But you sound quite impressed overall.
A forum community dedicated to Honda XRV Trail Bike owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Open to all Honda models including Transalp, XR, Varadero, Blackbird, NX400 and more.