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Offline Carlsv8

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New versus old
on: May 09, 2015, 03:38:02 PM
Has anyone upgraded and is the new model worth the extra cash ?
It's easier to get more money than it is a day of your life back.

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Re: New versus old
Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 05:29:38 PM
No and no.

Comparing it to the competition, you could have a Tiger 800 ABS but no TC for £8199,
a Tracer for £8199 or the Crossrunner for £10299. You'd have to really want a Honda to
pay the extra in my opinion. Coming up to changing mine and can't say I'd have another

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Re: New versus old
Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 01:49:02 PM
Thanks for the comparisons but in my world there are two makes of bike, Hondas and others, so chances are it's a a Crossrunner , just which one. The new one will drop in price after a year with a second hand knock on effect no doubt.
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Re: New versus old
Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 09:31:10 AM
Hi - first post here!

I just bought a 2015 Crossrunner after riding the Tiger and the Tracer.

The one thing the reviews don't seem to focus on is the long term ownership proposition and it's here that the Honda really outshines the others IMHO.  Build quality and general reliability is a lot better again IMHO.

I've owned a Triumph (Street Triple) and after a year or so it just seemed to be a little flaky and the build quality wasn't there  :016:

I found the Crossrunner more entertaining than the Tiger and a lot more comfortable than the Tracer .. and nicer to look at.

In my personal opinion the extra £2K is well spent and I'm loving the Crossrunner  :001:
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Re: New versus old
Reply #4 on: May 19, 2015, 08:55:18 PM
Hard to objectively review long term ownership on 2015 bikes.

Made slightly easier with the Crossrunner on the grounds it's
essentially the same bike as the 2011 with bells and whistles
Reliability? Nothing to choose between the big 4 recently IMHO
Build quality? Not what it was in the 90's IMHO
Depreciation? ouch!

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Re: New versus old
Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 08:26:22 AM

Hi Wedge  :002:

Comments on build quality more based on general perceptions over last 20 years but I agree that modern manufacturing processes have seen most bikes improve in quality.  In terms of reliability I've some poor experience with Triumph recently and I'm hoping having bought the 2015 model that depreciation won't be too severe  :001:
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Re: New versus old
Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 09:08:02 PM
I was tempted by the 2015 model but the dealer discount offered for a 0 miles pre-registered 2014 bike with full Honda luggage at £7999 was too irresistible. I couldn't see the New Model being worth another £3000 (incl. luggage).

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Re: New versus old
Reply #7 on: May 21, 2015, 09:22:03 PM
Sounds like a corking deal 54K+  :001:
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Re: New versus old
Reply #8 on: May 23, 2015, 08:31:53 PM
Absolutely, I would've done the same.

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Re: New versus old
Reply #9 on: May 23, 2015, 11:30:53 PM
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