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  • Offline Longtail

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    Newbie.
    on: July 14, 2019, 04:56:52 pm
    July 14, 2019, 04:56:52 pm
     :002: picking up a 2019 Crossrunner up tomorrow having traded in my 2014 Crosstourer.
    Loved the Crosstourer, but at 65yrs old was finding it a bit heavy to push around so looking forward to having something slightly lighter.  :001:
    Will run it in then make a start on planning a tour for next year, and get some miles in.
    Just spent a month touring Slovenia and Austria so miles do not worry me.  :008:
    Really looking forward to breaking in a new bike and putting my accessories on it.  :028:

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    Re: Newbie.
    Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 09:12:28 pm
    July 14, 2019, 09:12:28 pm
     :400:
    Good move, you’ll have no problem moving this lightweight around.

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    Re: Newbie.
    Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 03:15:12 pm
    July 15, 2019, 03:15:12 pm
    *Originally Posted by Longtail [+]
    :002: picking up a 2019 Crossrunner up tomorrow having traded in my 2014 Crosstourer.
    Loved the Crosstourer, but at 65yrs old was finding it a bit heavy to push around so looking forward to having something slightly lighter.  :001:
    Will run it in then make a start on planning a tour for next year, and get some miles in.
    Just spent a month touring Slovenia and Austria so miles do not worry me.  :008:
    Really looking forward to breaking in a new bike and putting my accessories on it.  :028:

    Hi and welcome.

    I'm sure you'll love the 800 but you will feel the step-down in performance from the 1200. I spent the last 4 days hooning around Wales on my 1200 and the ride to work this morning on the 800 felt somewhat lacklustre.

    Still love the old girl though! MoT tomorrow too, plus a 40k service due soon.  :003:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Newbie.
    Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 01:50:30 pm
    July 16, 2019, 01:50:30 pm
    Hello Longtail, Welcome.

     :031:
    (Vangelis playing) I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain
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    Re: Newbie.
    Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 01:57:06 pm
    July 16, 2019, 01:57:06 pm
    welcome

    i never went for the 1200 as it was supposed to have washy / spongy front end handling?

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    Re: Newbie.
    Reply #5 on: July 16, 2019, 06:27:26 pm
    July 16, 2019, 06:27:26 pm
    No more so than the 800X, not on the few test rides I've had anyway.

    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Newbie.
    Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 01:34:08 pm
    July 17, 2019, 01:34:08 pm
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    No more so than the 800X, not on the few test rides I've had anyway.


    ive not ridden one, but might just have to do it. cheers