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replacement bike
« on: 06 November, 2019, 08:09:50 PM »
Just a quick question.My Biffer has been written off by  white van man while it was parked so am now looking for a new bike.
I have pretty much narrowed it down to 2 bikes,a 2017 Biffer or a VFR1200 Crosstourer Highlander T,Has anybody ever had a crosstourer?Both are only a couple of years old,I know exactly what Im getting with the Biffer but quite fancy the shaft drive in the VFR -advice appreciated.

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Re: replacement bike
« Reply #1 on: 06 November, 2019, 10:33:27 PM »
No personal experience, but by all accounts the engine in the VFR is a gem. In fact, pretty much everything about it is good they say. Possibly the looks are more marmite than the CBF, which is more traditional in style, which might or might not be a factor. Generally thought to be over-priced from new. I do seem to recall that the fuel capacity could have been better, limiting the miles between petrol stations, again if that's an issue.

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Re: replacement bike
« Reply #2 on: 07 November, 2019, 10:54:25 AM »
I'd be tempted by the V4.
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Re: replacement bike
« Reply #3 on: 08 November, 2019, 04:59:48 PM »
Rode the Crosstourer,and seat is really high.Struggled to touch the floor at standstill other than tiptoe,thats the trouble of only being 5 foot 8.I know yhat I can comfortably reach the floor on the Biffer so am going to look at a 17 reg tomorrow

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Re: replacement bike
« Reply #4 on: 09 November, 2019, 08:38:32 AM »
I'm 5ft 8 too and love the cbf1000 because I can get both feet flat on the ground. My wife and I use the bike a lot for holidays etc so feeling secure and steady is very important. . There are some lovely bikes out there but they are just  too tall and heavy for me and I don't want a cruiser. Cars are designed for all shapes and sizes, bikes less so.

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Re: replacement bike
« Reply #5 on: 10 November, 2019, 02:58:59 PM »
Replacement bike now bought.

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Re: replacement bike
« Reply #6 on: 15 November, 2019, 08:28:57 PM »
What did you get?
Red MK II with full luggage, MRA screen, hugger, crash bungs, heated grips and Autocom.
CB1300SA with a few bits.
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Re: replacement bike
« Reply #7 on: 15 November, 2019, 10:09:33 PM »
2017 bigger, immaculate low miles.Pick up tomorrow

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Re: replacement bike
« Reply #8 on: 16 November, 2019, 05:17:10 PM »
Picked up today,well pleased

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Re: replacement bike
« Reply #9 on: 17 November, 2019, 01:15:32 PM »
Good news!  IMHO you made the right choice!  Interesting they are still selling these on that side of the pond, our last one here was 2012.