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Offline Ferretvfr800

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Vfr800x newbie from the Brecons
on: August 16, 2018, 09:58:28 PM
Hello people after much deliberation and many test rides I did the deal today on a 2017 model . I have always fancied a crossrunner but never got round to owning till now . It was a toss up between the Vfr800x and the Kawasaki versys 1000 but Honda build quality and adjustability won through in the the end and the v4 imho is a better motor .

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Re: Vfr800x newbie from the Brecons
Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 11:16:04 PM
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Re: Vfr800x newbie from the Brecons
Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 06:42:22 AM
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Re: Vfr800x newbie from the Brecons
Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 06:44:08 AM
Welcome.

Of course, you don't officially exist until we see a picture of your new bike!  :001:

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Re: Vfr800x newbie from the Brecons
Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 07:53:17 AM
Well my grandson can do the pic upload when he gets here over the weekend,that'll be when I can get his bum off of the bike lol .

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Re: Vfr800x newbie from the Brecons
Reply #5 on: August 17, 2018, 09:42:09 AM
*Originally Posted by Ferretvfr800 [+]
Hello people after much deliberation and many test rides I did the deal today on a 2017 model . I have always fancied a crossrunner but never got round to owning till now . It was a toss up between the Vfr800x and the Kawasaki versys 1000 but Honda build quality and adjustability won through in the the end and the v4 imho is a better motor .

What did you make of the versys? I'm thinking of test riding one

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Re: Vfr800x newbie from the Brecons
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Re: Vfr800x newbie from the Brecons
Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 09:28:24 AM
Nigel Q regarding the versys it's really comfy and a great place to be ,however on the ones  I tested I had a irritating vibration at 3200rpm in the bars and pegs which gave me numbing after an hour or so .This was not expected ,but it was smooth everywhere else .Not as frugal on the fuel either .They turn very easily and was a pleasure in that respect but not as composed over rough surfaces as the Honda .The seat height is high and I would have needed lowering links .I looked at a few and found a year old one to test but that had a lot more corrosion than I expected .I looked at many more and found the finish not as lasting either this then sent me back to the Honda . I know hondas finish especially it's fasteners has gone down but plenty of acf50 and the Honda will fare better I believe.I tried tracers and bmws multistrads etc but the Honda felt better overall .