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    Hi, Jusr bought a Crossrunner!!! - Sam Johnson
    on: May 19, 2014, 08:49:59 pm
    May 19, 2014, 08:49:59 pm
    Swopped in my BMW F800GT for a 2012 Crossrunner from the local dealer here in Chester. Not pickin it up till a week on Friday can't wait!
    Its a white one with all the toys, done 8k miles. Needs a good clean but enjoy doing that.
    So HI to all fellow Crossrunners from Sam in Cheshire

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    Re: Hi, Jusr bought a Crossrunner!!! - Sam Johnson
    Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 08:32:22 am
    May 20, 2014, 08:32:22 am
    Hello and welcome. You'll like the Crossrunner, I've seen it described as Honda's best kept secret. It's a VFR, that's what makes it special; but it's a VFR800X that is even more flexible and adaptable than a VFR800F.

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    Re: Hi, Jusr bought a Crossrunner!!! - Sam Johnson
    Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 11:01:15 am
    May 21, 2014, 11:01:15 am
    I drove it yesterday for the first time and i loved it. 

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    Re: Hi, Jusr bought a Crossrunner!!! - Sam Johnson
    Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 07:52:29 am
    May 22, 2014, 07:52:29 am
    *Originally Posted by Sam Johnson [+]
    Swopped in my BMW F800GT for a 2012 Crossrunner from the local dealer here in Chester. Not pickin it up till a week on Friday can't wait!
    Its a white one with all the toys, done 8k miles. Needs a good clean but enjoy doing that.
    So HI to all fellow Crossrunners from Sam in Cheshire

    I nearly bought my Crossrunner from Bill Smiths...

    I was looking around for a bike capable of touring but still agile and poky enough to 'scratch' and the helpful staff there alerted me to the Crossruner - it had previously escaped my attention as a suitable next bike.

    I arranged a test ride for later in the week, but the next day saw a fully loaded example at a tempting price in Preston, so went for that instead.

    As it happens, I have now moved on to a KTM, but I can see myself buying an updated Crossrunner in the future!

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    Re: Hi, Jusr bought a Crossrunner!!! - Sam Johnson
    Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 07:54:28 am
    May 22, 2014, 07:54:28 am
    *Originally Posted by Sam Johnson [+]
    Swopped in my BMW F800GT for a 2012 Crossrunner from the local dealer here in Chester.

    How did you find the F800GT? It's a very similar concept to the Crossrunner, so I was wondering what made you give up the BMW?

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    Re: Hi, Jusr bought a Crossrunner!!! - Sam Johnson
    Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 07:48:35 pm
    May 22, 2014, 07:48:35 pm
    The 800 GT is a very nice bike, does everything you want, tour, commute and even Sunday morning hooligan. But the motor lacks any 'soul'  I had an old VFR800 and loved it. I test rode the new VFR800 but found the riding position all wrong for me, but I loved the vtec motor so thought what else uses that motor, the Crossrunner.
    Nothing wrong with BMW but 'its not a Honda' so that's it deal is done I collect on Sunday. Not new but comes fully loaded with 8k n the clock

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    Re: Hi, Jusr bought a Crossrunner!!! - Sam Johnson
    Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 09:09:34 pm
    May 22, 2014, 09:09:34 pm
    I know what you mean about the relative characters of both engines - I had an F800GS with a similar engine.

    Great bike, but I was never going to take it off road, and it's a bit buzzy at cruising speeds.

    I found the Crossrunner brilliant at touring, and a really sporty thing to hustle on the twisties. I do think there were a few issues with it that prevented it from greatness, hence the interest in a revised version perhaps in the future...

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    Re: Hi, Jusr bought a Crossrunner!!! - Sam Johnson
    Reply #7 on: May 30, 2014, 11:18:51 pm
    May 30, 2014, 11:18:51 pm
     :028:good choice get rid of the German crap and buy a proper bike

     


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