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Offline Goggins

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Size of the crossrunner
on: November 21, 2019, 07:28:41 PM
Was at the NEC bike show this week and had a look at the different bikes on offer. Seeing the crossrunner at the Honda stand, I couldn’t help but notice how little it looked compared to others. As my own one was back home and I always felt it was a large-ish bike, has anyone else noticed the size of modern bikes getting bigger?

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Re: Size of the crossrunner
Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 06:51:43 AM
It seems to me with some of the larger capacity adventure style bikes, especially BMW, KTM & Triumph the newer the model the bigger they are. Maybe it's it to make us punters feel we're getting more for our £15k -£20k  :104:

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Re: Size of the crossrunner
Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 09:14:57 PM
[Maybe it's it to make us punters feel we're getting more for our £15k -£20k  :104:
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That’s the scary bit, some people do believe that they are. I remember when a pal of mine bought his first Capri. Said it was so much better than his 1600 escort. Thing was so much bigger, slower and would disappear in front of your eyes with rust, but fell for the marketing.
Did like the Kawasaki 1000se though, something about that green that screams come and buy me. I must resist  :135:

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Re: Size of the crossrunner
Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 08:49:25 PM
Recently changed my CrossTOURER 1200x ffor the CrossRUNNER, and the Ct was a big bike, but feel that the CrossRUNNER is still a fair size in its category. Noticeable next to my mates bikes, like the Suziki VStrom 650 and the Yamaha Tracer 900. I sure don't consider the CR small.

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Re: Size of the crossrunner
Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 04:18:46 PM
From when I was wandering around the NEC the other week (which, incidentally, is to blame for me now owning a Crossrunner) I sat on several big bikes, including the obvious GS, RTs and even the Crosstourer and found them all too big for me (at 5ft 9). However the Crossrunner felt right . . . but made me then realise my existing bikes at the time were actually too small for me!