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Old 11-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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Honda Crossrunner - US Market - Who Wants One?

Let's start a head count and see if we can make Honda USA bring it over here.
I want one. I'll take the red one (or a nice yellow).
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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Let's start a head count and see if we can make Honda USA bring it over here.
I want one. I'll take the red one (or a nice yellow).
For 10-11K, I would be interested. I am not interested in it for 14-15K. Honda Red White and Blue for me.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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For 10-11K, I would be interested. I am not interested in it for 14-15K. Honda Red White and Blue for me.
It looks like the price in euro will be 11,000 or 11,500. It is cheaper than the VFR800. I think Europeans pay about 13,000 euros for a VFR.
The Crossover might be $10,999 for US buyers with a bit of luck.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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I want one. Lots of pieces have to fall just right though, and none of them have anything to do with Honda or the Crossrunner. I have a kid starting college next year, so I may be selling kidneys (do they have to be mine?) just to make tuition payments...

hopefully she will get that "full ride" scholarship, and Daddy will get the "new ride"...
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:38 PM   #5
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:54 PM   #6
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:24 AM   #7
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For 10-11K, I would be interested. I am not interested in it for 14-15K. Honda Red White and Blue for me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:41 AM   #8
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Can I get a package deal if I buy the Crossrunner, Crosstourer, and Accord Crosstour?
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:52 AM   #9
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Can I get a package deal if I buy the Crossrunner, Crosstourer, and Accord Crosstour?
Of cross not.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:45 AM   #10
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This bike pretty much offers exactly what I want in a future replacement for my V-Strom DL1000. I'd like to see this engine put in the Cross-runner as well.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:31 PM   #11
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Let's start a head count and see if we can make Honda USA bring it over here.
I want one. I'll take the red one (or a nice yellow).
In.

VFR enthusiast here -- I've owned two 5th Gens and loved 'em both. I've ridden several friends' VFRs with VTEC...great bikes for sure, but I never felt smitten with those like I did the 5th Gen. However, the visordown review sure makes it sound like Honda has sorted the VTEC on this new bike.

The OEM side cases look capable and plenty roomy. That trunk/top case doesn't really do it for me, but I think most top cases look out of place on motorcycles anyway (like bolted-on Weber Grills). So if I need to carry camping gear or more than the side cases can hold, I'd just overflow into my Wolfie dry duffle -- precisely what I did on my VFRs.

I like the more upright ergos of the Crossrunner, and the increased travel in suspension ought to make it a more capable bike on graded gravel roads -- although I've ridden my VFRs on several hundreds of miles of gravel and smooth, dry dirt getting to and from remote campsites. Slow going, for sure, but not impossible.

The looks of the new bike don't really grab me, but the VFR wasn't the best looking bike I've ever owned, either. IMO, the Crossrunner is a damn sight prettier than, say, a V-Strom (which I've also owned and loved). I like the fact that there's not much shiny, expensive plastic to replace when I drop the heavy ol' girl.

In short, bring it Honda. Looks good to me.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:22 AM   #12
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I sat on a Crossrunner today and I have to say the riding position is near perfect. The bike looks really nice, much nicer in person.
I have booked a test ride for next week and I hope to be posting my riding impressions soon after.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:38 PM   #13
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I sat on a Crossrunner today and I have to say the riding position is near perfect. The bike looks really nice, much nicer in person.
I have booked a test ride for next week and I hope to be posting my riding impressions soon after.

In the US?
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #14
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In the US?
I wish! I'm just visiting across the pond.
But I sure hope Honda USA will bring the bike over next year. The VFR 800 isn't offered anymore and that bike would make for a great replacement. I'll try and post a couple of pics next week.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:08 AM   #15
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I went for a test ride earlier today. The French do it right! I was gone for an hour and a half. Sweet!
Here are a couple of pics. I will give a ride review later but I can already say that Honda should bring this bike over here in the US.
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