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Motorcycle Sport & leisure magazines writers ratings
« on: December 13, 2011, 03:53:09 PM »
The writers of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure (a magazine that I rate as one for serious motorcyclist) were asked to rate the bikes on their current long termer test fleet which currently includes the Crossrunner.
I'm only showing those that incluse the Crossrunner as some of the writers didn't ride all the fleet.
James Robinson 1st Ducati Diavel 1st= Xrunner 3rd Yamaha V-max 4th HD Sportster 1200
Steve Rose 1st Xrunner 2nd BMW S1000RR 3rd V-max 4th Diavel
Mike Penny 1st Triumph Speed Triple 2nd Suzuki GSR 750 3rd Xrunner 4th Sportster 1200
Dave Bell 1st Kawasaki 750R 2nd GSR 750 3rd Xrunner 4th Sportster 1200
I think that these results from a very varied range of bikes are very good.
In my opinion the best quote came from Steve Rose who said of the Xrunner "One bike,all bases covered. The Honda is comfy, it is crazy-like a V4 four-stroke TDR250. It is fast and it's 55MPG frugal"
The word shown in bold are as it appears in the magazine
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Re: Motorcycle Sport & leisure magazines writers ratings
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 04:38:26 PM »
I also read these comments today and agree the Xrunner came out very well indeed.

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Re: Motorcycle Sport & leisure magazines writers ratings
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 09:22:50 PM »
Its really good to se these sort of reviews when they confirm your basic judgement is good and make the risk of buying a new "untried" bike worth it.I also agree with Rocker that MS@L is a very good publication as is Bike magazine who in their January edition have a feature on the "TOP 25 bikes that do it all; the most versatile motorcycles in the world, ever"

The crossruner comes out a very creditable 14th (remember this is all bikes EVER) - but it's pedigree is confirmed by the fact that the VFR750/800VTEC is number 1.

For those interested..
2 - BMW 1100/1150 /1200GS
3 - Yamah ZS1000/Z1
4 - Multistrada
5 - Triumph Tiger800XC
6 - Honda CBF100F
7 - BMW F800ST
8 - KTM 990 SMT
9 - Honda VFR1200F
10 - Kawaski Versys
11 - Yamaha Fazer 600
12 - V-Strom 650
13 - Suzuki GSX1250F/650F/Bandit
14 - Crossrunner
Described as "A hybrid VFR800 engine and chassis dressed in tall - rounder looks and riding position. Odd but massively useful"
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Re: Motorcycle Sport & leisure magazines writers ratings
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 10:18:12 PM »
Excellent result. However if that is meant to be out of all bikes EVER then to my way of thinking they all look VERY MODERN. There have been many great all rounders in the past.
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