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Offline inztigator

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2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
on: November 13, 2016, 02:41:16 AM
Found a clip of the changes to the VFR800F, X, and CB500X for 2017.

New 12v accessory socket, adjustable screen, and new exhaust.


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Re: 2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 09:46:48 AM

Haven't seen any mention of the accessory pack that came with the 2016 CR, so if the price goes up due to the Pound falling, and no accessories then I feel fortunate that I bought when I did during July '16.

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Re: 2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 05:43:44 PM
Better detail here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7RsvEBpjDw

New tyres (Bridgestone Battlax Adventure), shiny fork legs, colour matched top & rear cowling.

I guess they've been reading how much the riders despised the Pirelli Scorpion Trails in the wet. :138:
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Re: 2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
Reply #3 on: November 15, 2016, 05:54:18 PM
Other than the adjustable screen and the accessory socket it's purely cosmetic. Not sure I'd want an accessory socket there where there is no storage. The forks are colour reversed as the lower part is now black and the upper part shiney. We will see what the tyres are like I guess, I like Bridgestones so I might try them as my next set.

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Re: 2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
Reply #4 on: November 18, 2016, 06:10:37 PM
What do you guys think about the adjustable screen?Did you notice the new exhaust?It looks like the crosstourers .

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Re: 2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
Reply #5 on: November 18, 2016, 06:46:11 PM
I'm off to the NEC Bike Show on Monday. Hopefully they'll have the new model on show.
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Re: 2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
Reply #6 on: November 18, 2016, 10:55:59 PM
I believe that the new exhaust will be part of a change necessary to make the bike euro 4 compliant. I will be at the NEC on Tuesday to have a look.

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Re: 2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 12:54:51 AM
Looking forward to reviews of the adjustable windscreen. I'm guessing we could just replace with our existing ones if its a winner!!
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Re: 2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016, 12:58:36 PM
Screen looks very good in the video, hopefully even better in real life.

I shall order one when available for sure  :046:

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Re: 2017 Crossrunner changes revealed
Reply #9 on: November 19, 2016, 01:28:51 PM

I saw the adjustable screen in the video but think the problem remains that it is manually adjustable and only through a small range that I wouldn't want to alter while riding.

I've only owned one bike with an adjustable screen and that was infinitely adjustable within its greater range by pressing a button on the left grip. This was one of the best features of the bike (GTR1400) but even then, I almost always rode with the screen in its lowest position except when raining hard.