Hi All Based in Scotland, Well I have owned a 2009 VFR 800, I now own a VFR1200 which I purchased last April. I had a shot of the Crossrunner whilst the 1200 was in for a service. I was pleasantly surprised, light and flickable, The VTEC was not an issue but then I never thought it was but I also agree the bike does not need it. I did not like the LCD speedo and cockpit area but other than that I had quite a blast on it. The only negative point is the price but you could say that about all VFR's. Is it a VFR, yes, it has the engine and that is the centre point to what we love about these bikes. So if you are going to get a Crossrunner, enjoy, I thought it was a very good usable practical all rounder.:biggrin: Ps - If they make a 1200 version I think it could be a real Gem.