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Offline Longtail

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Newbie.
on: 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:

Offline Goggins

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

Offline Skids

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Re: Newbie.
Reply #2 on: 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 (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

Offline felo

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

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Offline Duke

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Re: Newbie.
Reply #4 on: 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?

Offline Skids

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Re: Newbie.
Reply #5 on: 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 (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

Offline Duke

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Re: Newbie.
Reply #6 on: 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