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Offline Madrunner

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Hi all,

Currently riding a VStrom DL1000, however, today test road a 2015 Crossrunner, blown away and ordered a new bike, so almost a new owner.  They also let me test ride the new Africa Twin which turn out to be excellent, solid and planted, but a bit boring as it just did everything well.  Anyway the Crossrunner made me smile and with the extras it comes with, it was hard to pass on.

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Love rain, love mud, love running....

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Re: Hello from Bury St Edmunds, soon to be a Crossrunner owner...
Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 04:28:50 PM
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Good call! Am a relative newcomer myself, having had it only two weeks.. took a test ride and loved it!
 
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Past: Honda CLR125, Honda CB500, Triumph Sprint Sport, Honda VFR750FS, Suzuki DRZ400SM, 2001 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, 2015 Honda VFR800X

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Offline Mr Kean

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Re: Hello from Bury St Edmunds, soon to be a Crossrunner owner...
Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 07:20:55 PM
Hello Madrunner - good name :)

Welcome and well done for choosing this excellent bike. There are so many positives about the 2015 bike that I am sure more and more people will one day find out.

Presumably you purchased from Banks?  The last time I was in there, they had both colours in the showroom - so which colour did you choose?

Maybe you could give us more reasons why you chose the Crossrunner over the Africa Twin. For me the AT has a lack of rubber. For the type of riding I do, I feel the very skinny tyres may compromise spirited B road riding.  Also the upright screen looks like a recipe for serious wind noise/turbulence to the helmet at speeds above 30mph.

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Re: Hello from Bury St Edmunds, soon to be a Crossrunner owner...
Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 09:17:43 PM
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Offline tiggy

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Re: Hello from Bury St Edmunds, soon to be a Crossrunner owner...
Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 09:59:32 PM
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I'm sure you're going to love her like us.

When do you expect to take delivery? 

Offline Madrunner

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Re: Hello from Bury St Edmunds, soon to be a Crossrunner owner...
Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 07:28:34 AM
Thanks for the welcome all, take delivery of my new bike 3 weeks time.

I choose the CR as I felt more connected to the bike, loved its handling, test road on a all road types, with B roads being particularly fun.  It feels a light bike (well compared to my vstrom) and you can flick it around confidently, stuck to the road like glue.  The V4 engine is smooth and love the 6500rpm bark it provides.  I will be mostly commuting from Bury St Edmunds to Norwich on it and with plenty of choices of routes both main and back road it fitted the brief, plus the extras you get it well worth the money.

The African Twin is an amazing bike, does everything so well.  Even with a 21" front wheel it was well planted on the road, though I did not push it through corners as tyres are quite narrow.  I love parallel twin engines and this was an excellent example, very smooth, not aggressive.  I could not fault the bike apart from the white version which remains me of a bad 70/80s colour scheme, makes you look like evil kenevil.  I just did not feel I was part of the bike, more like just sat on top and it did everything for me, hard to explain just did not connect with it.  Plus its the same price as the CR, however, that is box standard, add the extras and your looking at £12500.  Honda a pushing sales of the bike, CJ Ball in Norwich have sold quite a few already and supply of them is slowing up.

Utimately it comes down to what type of riding you do, I am not going off road, if I do I have a trials bike to do that, that what they are for.  The CR met my brief and expectations so in the end it was an easy choice.

Oh! and madrunner is my nickname, more to do with my obsession for running, particularly cross country  :001:
Love rain, love mud, love running....

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Re: Hello from Bury St Edmunds, soon to be a Crossrunner owner...
Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 11:10:14 AM
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Re: Hello from Bury St Edmunds, soon to be a Crossrunner owner...
Reply #7 on: February 18, 2016, 12:42:06 PM
warm welcome Madrunner (as we  all are ?)
was your Vstrom (vee) the new style ? I was tempted ( having had a Glee) with one of those esp as I saw one for 6999 ex demo but the terrible tales on the new style put me off big time ...so I never even tested one and after the CR ride was hooked... the rest is history ..
enjoy

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Re: Hello from Bury St Edmunds, soon to be a Crossrunner owner...
Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 03:39:06 PM
Hi

Welcome to the forum :400:

Enjoy your new bike.

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Re: Hello from Bury St Edmunds, soon to be a Crossrunner owner...
Reply #9 on: February 19, 2016, 01:02:01 PM
Hi and excellent choice of machine

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