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Offline Zaentzpantz

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Hello everybody
« on: May 07, 2012, 07:35:26 PM »
I'm being drawn inescapably to the Crosrunner as my first ever new bike. I'm a lapsed IAM observer which sounds like a religious confession, but still try to keep my advanced riding up to the mark.
Used to have the VFR800i (2001) just before the VTEC models which I rode and didn't get on with - too much whoosh and dither around 6.5k revs. The pre-VTEC one was fabulous although would have liked a little more power. I currently have a Triumph Sprint 955i which I bought 3 years ago and love it to bits but now fancy a change.
I was interested in the fuel consumption discussions - I get about 48mpg average from the Sprint. I thought the whole idea of VTEC was to give economy by only using 4 exhaust valves for the lower range of performance. Maybe it's all relative and it would be a lot worse without VTEC.

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 08:35:15 PM »
 :400:

Just finished my first tankfull 41mpg that's being gentle on the throttle hoping it will go up a bit when the engine has loosened up a bit.  I used to get 50mpg on the cbf600.

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 12:50:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Zaentzpantz [+]
I'm being drawn inescapably to the Crosrunner as my first ever new bike. I'm a lapsed IAM observer which sounds like a religious confession, but still try to keep my advanced riding up to the mark.
Used to have the VFR800i (2001) just before the VTEC models which I rode and didn't get on with - too much whoosh and dither around 6.5k revs. The pre-VTEC one was fabulous although would have liked a little more power. I currently have a Triumph Sprint 955i which I bought 3 years ago and love it to bits but now fancy a change.
I was interested in the fuel consumption discussions - I get about 48mpg average from the Sprint. I thought the whole idea of VTEC was to give economy by only using 4 exhaust valves for the lower range of performance. Maybe it's all relative and it would be a lot worse without VTEC.

The vtec hesitancy has been banished now.  Fuel economy wise.  Now thats a good question and the fuel figures can vary massively.  55mpg is achieveable, as is 33mpg.

The crossrunner is a lot more fun to ride than than the 800f vtec its based on.  The midrange is litre bike strong.  The sound the airbox makes once in the vtec zone... You just want to grab another gear

Its a great bike.  Lengendary vfr handling.  Well its an 800f underneath the plastic.  Comfortable riding position.  The v4 engine in this bike...well its bloody awesome.

Take it for a test ride.  You wont be dissapointed. 

Paul

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 01:42:42 PM »
Hi,

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Greetings from Germany

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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 08:11:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Zaentzpantz [+]
I thought the whole idea of VTEC was to give economy by only using 4 exhaust valves for the lower range of performance.

Problem is that the CR is a bike to have fun on and you tend to feel you are having the most fun when it's in Vtec. However as you get over the initial temptation to ride in Vtec wherever/whenever possible - you can get some decent mpg's without turning off the fun button totally.

I did a 200 plus mile run yesterday, in a group of experienced riders, on a wide mix of bikes (eg - KTM990, Sprint,GSX1250F) who were not hanging about when the roads suited, country and A roads, plus a  very fast 50 motorway/dual carriageway to get to the starting point in a hurry - and I think I managed mid 40mpg over the whole day - and had no problem whatsoever keeping up.
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Re: Hello everybody
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 08:17:09 PM »
Welcome on board