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New company bike for July
« on: April 03, 2012, 08:05:52 PM »
Hello again, I posted a while back saying that I was looking at the CR for my new company bike.
The company presently owns a Yamaha 660Z Tenere (which is not really up to the job!).

I personally own a 97 VFR750 with 125K miles showing, so am obviously very fond of the V4 engine!

Need to ask a few questions:

What are you guys averaging in mpg/litre .. tank range?

What are they like on distance motorway miles/comfort/weather protection etc?

What is the turning circle like .. any better than a standard VFR?

Cheers guys .... don't be afraid to voice any pros and cons you think may be of use :)

Bailey.

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Re: New company bike for July
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 08:42:27 PM »
I get just under 10miles to a litre - so about 45 to a gallon - which is mixed riding - mostly brisk and plenty of miles over 6500 revs (ie in Vtec). If I kept it below 6500 (which you can do depending on where/how you ride) I fancy I would be getting a bit more.

I have yet to run down the tank as I don't like to run low- I tend to be looking to fill up after about 150 miles (time for a break then anyway).

Ihave put a slightly taller screen on and it does make some fifference on motorway when at high speed you could get a strong blast into the chest.body. I am 5'10ish and have bought a Powerbronze screen (as per thread on this forum) - which I think suits the bike aerodynamically better than some others.

I find the turning circle pretty good and easier to manouver due to the higher/more upright seating position. I guess you courier?  - would have thought it would make a super pony for you.

Hope that helps.

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Re: New company bike for July
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 09:46:11 AM »

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Re: New company bike for July
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 12:40:00 PM »
Maybe I shouldn't mention it on here but have you considered the Honda NC700 with it's excellent fuel consumption and low purchase price. Also servicing is @ 8000 miles
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Re: New company bike for July
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 12:43:28 PM »
Here is a picture of my NC700X taken outside my garden gate  :008:
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Re: New company bike for July
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 06:19:44 PM »
Nice one Rocker  :047: :047:
It  shows you have a well developed sense of humour, a prerequisite for a Spurs fan  :152:

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Re: New company bike for July
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 08:09:29 PM »
Errrm - slightly diminished the argument for a white bike there I think Rocker - looks a bit Goonerish to me.

Back to the topic - I don't think you would find the CR a slow or uncomfortable bike on the motorway mrvelcrofast and an aftermarket screen would probably assist. You would certainly not be struggling for speed on this bike anywhere below three digits. Filtering through traffic should not be any problem either - you get a good view from the riding position and turning control at low speeed should be fine.

Rockers comments on NC700 probably worth thinking about though.
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Re: New company bike for July
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 10:55:35 AM »
I only picked the red one because it was available. There are loads of people on the NC forum that have been waiting weeks for their bikes due to the unexpected popularity of this bike. The fact that I'm averageing high 70s to the gallon on my daily commute which includes motorways A roads & town work may have something to do with it
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Re: New company bike for July
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 08:31:04 PM »
Have to say that when I sat on one recently I was instantly impressed by the whole set up - it felt a bit taller than the CR but in no way felt less than a solid, well built machine. I assume that the motorway issue raised by mrvelcrofast would not be a problem - maybe a bit slower overall and less of an acceleration kick - but able to run at legal plus some more with ease? As a work bike - has a lot going for it.
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Re: New company bike for July
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2012, 08:45:32 PM »
top speed of 120mph and quicker than a cbf600.  The nc is no slouch.  nice review here on the vfr forum.  unfortunately the pics are missing

Paul

 


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