The power of the VFR800 is just awesome! I opened up to 8000rpm and it began to rock and roll.
However, I think it is too powerful for me. I cannot control it, and therefore I cannot enjoy a smooth ride through the winding roads.
The sitting position is also lower (somehow) compared to the NCX.
The seats are also wider (maybe it is the motor width itself). Me, being a guy with short legs, just don't cut it.
I suspect (they look like) the seat length is shorter than the NCX. (bad for 2 up)
I was so glad when I got back my NCX.
So, the Crossrunner may be good for some other taller, more skillful rider, it is not for me, a weekend warrior and one who only rides when the sun is out.