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Old 04-05-2011, 11:13 AM   #76
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mazing bikes!With new Honda's face
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:49 PM   #77
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Did you see this.........The motorcycle daily says this..........

"We understand Honda is developing a more dirt oriented version of the Crossrunner, but for now we are happy with the street oriented compromises (you could take the bike on smooth fire roads, but that is about it)."

Maybe a little competition to the 800s of BMW and Triumph????????????
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:42 PM   #78
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Did you see this.........The motorcycle daily says this..........

"We understand Honda is developing a more dirt oriented version of the Crossrunner, but for now we are happy with the street oriented compromises (you could take the bike on smooth fire roads, but that is about it)."

Maybe a little competition to the 800s of BMW and Triumph????????????

Too little, too late.........Honda's mantra for the past 15 years.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #79
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Too little, too late.........Honda's mantra for the past 15 years.
If you want to make that kind of comparison then the crossrunner takes after the Yamaha TDM.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:19 PM   #80
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If you want to make that kind of comparison then the crossrunner takes after the Yamaha TDM.
It absolutely does - if there is one bike Crossrunner should be compared to, it's TDM. There is just one difference: I suspect Crossrunner will be quite a bit more expensive!
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:31 PM   #81
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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).
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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   #82
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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   #83
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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   #84
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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   #85
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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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Old 07-06-2011, 09:09 AM   #86
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:09 AM   #87
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:13 AM   #88
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One last pic. I am 6ft tall. The bike seats lower than a CBR and/ or VFR.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:15 AM   #89
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Ok, last one... Sitting on the bike.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:27 PM   #90
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Thanks for the pics, looking forward to your riding impressions. I like the look of the bike except for the dash/handlebars, looks like the dash on my 15 year old snowmobile.
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