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Phil West  says:

Staff bikes - Honda Crossrunner: You never stop learning

Two thousand, three hundred and forty-seven miles can reveal a lot about a bike. Even about one you thought you already knew. Such has been my first couple of months with the Crossrunner. I picked it up in May having already sampled Honda's new VFR800-based crossover machine (their description, not mine) at the world press launch and at the time thought I...

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Jan 11

Posts: 8491

snev says:

I love the brown pipes.

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Apr 10

Posts: 26

rugbybiker says:


Looks like you were either struggling to make any useful comments or fell off the potty this morning and got in a tiz..

Its taken u how many miles to realise that the screen ain't tall enough for u - would have thought about three miles would have shown that fact and you would have sorted it by now. Need for taller screen for large bloke does not mean its a bad bike - just means its a tall bloke riding it. My 6'6 mate is same on his Multistrada.

The seat is slippy for rider and pillion - not an uncommon problem and easily sorted.

Comment about build quality and panels is interesting though cos her is a lot of plastic on thios bike - including round bars which does create its own issues.

Look forward to some more gems from you though - he says ongue in cheek - got my new Xrunner today and maybe not handling criticism too well maybe having parted with £9k+ (or did I fall off my potty as well!!)


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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:

Pity they wrapped all that pointless plastic around it.

Would have been nice to see it unfaired.

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Lightning Boy


Mar 07

Posts: 82


Well, I've seen one on the road, seen the photos in magasines etc and have come to the conclucion that this is a really ugly bike. Truly nasty fairing - it looks monstrously fat around the midrif. There appears to be a lack of power, a lack of creativity, lack of care. And £9k? Yuk.

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Feb 06

Posts: 200

Banzai600 says:

Honda build Quality In General

This xrunner is a good looking bike maybe, middle of the road. But over priced by miles for what it actually is. Pillion seat was never gonna work imo regardless - why should you need to buy aftermarket material to make it work?!   Screen is useless and its not really a new bike.

I  bought a "traditional" style honda in recent times (last 18 months ) and its browned with rust / oxidation, p*ss poor build quality. I clean it regular but that didnt make any difference at all. After owining Honda's for yrs I reckon there quality issues began after the 2004 / 05 bikes. Bikes are pricey enough. I aint anti honda but stating truths..................Honda are you listening ? ( doubt it ).


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Aug 02

Posts: 105

tl1000kid says:

awful thing

Who is going to buy this horrible looking thing? Ughh...

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Apr 10

Posts: 26

rugbybiker says:

Electronically Restricted top speed

Presumably you will find out about the Electronically Restricted Top Speed as well soon - try reading Bike mag - it will tell you all you need to know. Then maybe you will publish an apology for the wild overestimate of 145mph v actual of around 125mph.

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