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Offline Whistler

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The name . . . . .
on: October 07, 2012, 09:47:09 PM
'Crossrunner'. Do you like it? I have to say I am not keen on it. It does not captivate the spirit of the bike for me  :151:
It's a bit of a 'runner', but there is nothing 'cross' about it!  :015:

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Re: The name . . . . .
Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 09:58:45 PM
Yes, I like it...  :028:  --sv

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Re: The name . . . . .
Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 10:33:30 AM
I use VFR800X. Only a Hondarider knows the difference between Crossrunner and -tourer

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Re: The name . . . . .
Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 10:47:26 AM
Often thought about this before I sold mine..don't think Honda are very imaginative apart from the Fireblade when it comes to naming their bikes. Maybe the "elements" should be the common thread in naming bikes
I would therefore have gone for CrossFire!!
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Offline leathers999

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Re: The name . . . . .
Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 10:51:11 AM
I dont think Honda thought about it very well....."friends" of mine call it the Honda Crossdresser!!!

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Re: The name . . . . .
Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 07:58:21 PM
*Originally Posted by leathers999 [+]
I dont think Honda thought about it very well....."friends" of mine call it the Honda Crossdresser!!!

Hmmm.  :084: Do we have the same 'friends' per chance?  :006:

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Re: The name . . . . .
Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 10:20:44 AM
As a guy who was known as quite a good writer said What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

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Last Edit: October 09, 2012, 06:17:13 PM by Rocker66
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Re: The name . . . . .
Reply #7 on: October 09, 2012, 05:52:00 PM
Hey' leave me out of this Rocker - A Rose (Ali).Most folks haven't a clue what the bike is!

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Re: The name . . . . .
Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 04:35:55 PM
Especially when you have "Sharkey" emblazened all down the side of the fairing!!   :047:

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Re: The name . . . . .
Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 03:09:58 AM
The trouble is if you call it a VFR800X most people envision the sports bike (most insurance companies do too!).  If I call it a Crossrunner I then have to explain that it's sort-of a VFR800 with a more upright handlebars.
If only everyone could ride one, then they'd understand!

 



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