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Offline Adst

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first couple of rides...
on: October 18, 2015, 05:56:58 PM
my first couple of rides have confirmed my good decision in buying this 2015 CR .. super stable good turning in lovely sprightly pick up .. good thrum from the Akro with baffle out .. easy to move around on seat ..good heated grips .. no aches n pains in legs ...love the display..great seat height for me 29"leg flat foot at stop , and great slow riding stability, 4 hrs riding to Rye and back ..only the slight buffeting as a negetive .. try the adjuster palmer next .. and needs a 12v adapter ... why not standard fit? .. that aside.. really fun ride to Rye ..

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Re: first couple of rides...
Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 11:17:17 PM
Hi

Glad that like me you are happy with the 2015 Crossrunner!

It's a great bike.

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Re: first couple of rides...
Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 09:56:26 AM
sounds like we are being smug self congaratulating ..posters  / however , I feel this bike is really owed more respect than it gets ... even down to the damn slow activity this site gets .... its down to numbers I know and they aren't large .. in trade terms... so I suppose we cannot expect much more ... shame -

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Re: first couple of rides...
Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 05:12:58 PM
Pose on - fantastic bike - I've never wanted to ride as much as I do with mine
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Re: first couple of rides...
Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 07:24:41 PM
*Originally Posted by Adst [+]
sounds like we are being smug self congaratulating ..posters  / however , I feel this bike is really owed more respect than it gets ... even down to the damn slow activity this site gets .... its down to numbers I know and they aren't large .. in trade terms... so I suppose we cannot expect much more ... shame -

True but having mainly ridden bikes with a sportier riding position I have just fallen in love with the more comfortable, upright  riding position of the Crossrunner and the view it affords.

I now feel safer and if anything I think I make better progress on the Crossrunner than I did on my previous bikes as a result.

I test rode the Yamaha Tracer and Triumph XRX when I bought mine and although the other bikes were both great the Honda had more of the features I wanted and felt slightly more premium than the other two in terms of build quality.

There are quite a few excellent bikes out there in the same catergory all with their own plus and minus points but I think in general the owner of any of them would probably feel the same about their own personal choice.

Regarding the amount of uptake of the Crossrunner, I think it loses out in the UK in terms of the Britishness of the Triumph marque and in cost versus the Yamaha. But what the media don't seem to take account of when harping on about the low price of the Yamaha is the equipment that comes as standard on the Honda and the better purchase terms for those of us who are not fortunate enough to able to pay the full asking price in cash.

I had the pcp quote on all three bikes with heated grips, lower seat where necessary and a topbox and by virtue of a better px on my old bike and lower interest rate deal the most expensive of the three (the Crossrunner) worked out the cheapest to buy for me.

Now I am using my bike much more regularly and coming home smiling each time and although I am sure I would have enjoyed the other bikes I test rode do I regret my decision? .... Not one bit!

So congratulations to me, to you and to anyone who chooses the right bike for them and enjoys it half as much!

For me at least  :419:  :001:

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Re: first couple of rides...
Reply #5 on: October 20, 2015, 09:58:48 AM
Agree with so much of what you say Greenie ..I too test rode the Tracer ..and was v tempeted by a new style versys 1000 but the tracer ride was really not that exciting to me ..and it had a feeling of being a bit glitzy/tacky when compared to the more substantial Honda CR . I thought too that if the tracer starts cheaper and is already showing signs of Grey import reduced price deals ... it is not going to hold its price (although none of them do really) ... also as a lighter bike it was twitchy and nervous .. whereas the CR was the opposite ...a few friends have been waiting for bits for the tracer they bought when in dealer and the seat was absolutely awful .. one hour and I couldnt wait to get off the rock solid thing ... each to his own ... c u around ...

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Re: first couple of rides...
Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 04:06:17 PM
Since when what others think should influence our opinion when it comes to what's best for ourselves? Sure, it's not a very popular bike, not like a BMW, but whomever owns one shall know true happiness.  :031:


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