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Bit nervous about this.....

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by DEG5Y, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. DEG5Y

    DEG5Y Been there, and had one Club Sponsor




    OK got myself together now....

    My name is DEG5Y.
    And I have put a deposit down on a Crosstourer.

    There, I've said it!
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  2. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    No comment !
  3. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    At least it's not a VFR1200..... oh but wait a minute..... :shakehead:
  4. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    Piccie please, before we condemn you. :D
  5. Malone

    Malone Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I must get my specs checked I thought it meant you were a crossdresser. :risas3:
  6. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    That's what everyone around here calls them Honda crossdresser :p
  7. DEG5Y

    DEG5Y Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    20191128_140752.jpg This is the only pic I have at the moment. Taken after a test ride.
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  8. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Probably a nice bike to ride but it sure did fall out of the ugly tree & hit every branch on the way down, I really don't get this recent trend for lumpy angular bikes with flutes & bits randomly stuck on for no apparent reason :(

    Hate the scaffolding on the front, suppose it serves a purpose in an off but it sure is ugly

    Wheels are nice with the edge mounted spokes (nicked from BMW)

    Sorry but as you can guess I am not a fan :D
  9. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Spokes are a pain in the arse unless you enjoy cleaning the bike more than riding.
  10. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    No better or worse than any other motorised bicycle on the market.
  11. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    That might be less embarrassing. :D
  12. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    I like that... good choice.
  13. johnboy

    johnboy rather fond of a cream bun Club Sponsor

    I've ridden one and thought it was alright, styling may not be to everyones taste. I still prefer the Varadero over it.
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  14. DEG5Y

    DEG5Y Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    My aim, in buying this, is to get a bike where I am sat more upright, with a view to a few trips were the trip meter will pass the 2k mark within a few days.
    Now I know my Bird is more than capable but I'm not while riding the Bird!
    I love the build quality of a Honda and had thought about the Crossrunner. But while looking at Varaderos for a mate, I spotted this and liked it enough to go and have a test ride.

    I had thought about the flat bar conversions for the Bird but as mine was bought while it was wearing a LSL bar conversion and Vario screen that were soon discarded
    as butt ugly and totally the wrong riding position for the Bird, I couldn't and wouldn't consider going back.
    My Bird fits me like a glove, it's just I don't think I can do a week long tour of mile munching on it, any more!

    So come the spring, the XT660X will be on its way. Good fun bike that has a good following, but I'm struggling to get along with the single cylinder vibration.
    I recently bought a 125 Varradero for my grandson and he's dragging me out in all kinds of weather, so I'll use it through the winter and then pass it on.

    The Cross tourer, to me, is an unusual bike, usually a manufacturer brings out a superb bike and then detunes it and the second bike is a shadow of the original. (Blackbird - X11)
    Where as in this case the VFR1200F was not as good as what was expected and the lower spec bike has been better accepted.
    But then Honda was going to have to do something special to better the Blackbird!
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  15. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Heavy bugger, though....even heavier than the Bird.
    I can't imagine that'll be fun to pick up.....:eek:
  16. sr71caspar

    sr71caspar B̶a̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ Club Sponsor

  17. Me!

    Me! Utterly retired Club Sponsor

    Surely can’t be heavier than a Vara with a full tank. I loved the Vara but so so top heavy. I can’t ride the Bird now... too many ops and my XRV is getting considerably more use as it’s so comfy and easy. No where near quick but it rides well and can lift its iron curtain of a skirt if u really ask it to.
  18. Lee337

    Lee337 Confused Poster Club Sponsor

    I can't say anything, I have a Triumph Tiger 955i and another one on the way in January. :couch:
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  19. DEG5Y

    DEG5Y Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Heavy yes, but I no longer plan on being two up and fully kitted for two people, as my grandson now rides.


    I believe the centre of gravity is lower than the Varadero.
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  20. sr71caspar

    sr71caspar B̶a̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ Club Sponsor

    Did you not ask to test ride the RCV?

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