I have just traded up from a Crossrunner and, although the press would have you believe otherwise, the old model Crossrunner is a fantastic bike. One of the best bits being the engine note which the Crosstourer lacks. I've spent a good bit of time getting the Tourer suspension sorted out, no such troubles on the Runner, bang up the preload a bit and you're off! Don't get me wrong, I like the tourer but I bought a brand new Runner for £7k and the Tourer retails at £12k ish...needless to say my Tourer is not brand new!
Anyhoo, I had a 94 TDM 850 that I still say is one the best bikes I've ever ridden so maybe's my observations are out of touch.