UPDATE for all on here...
just had my 600 miles service (at almost 500 miles actually).
Finding the weight reduction a huge bonus.
Also lower adjustable seat helps...835H 815L. Higher setting is perfect for me.
Once I accepted the lower power I have quickly began to feel that the change was the right choice.
Very easy to ride bike (VFR800X CrossRUNNER), quick, smooth, nimble and much more easy to turn and do U-turns in smaller space. Both 17 inch wheels will no doubt help in this.
Gearbox is so much more smooth than the CT.
VTech kicks in at around 6.5k revs, and boy does that move... in 3rd or 4th gear it bloody flies.
Seat comfort is impressive, and overall riding position feels great.
New all LED WHITE lighting is impressive, with day running amber indicator front lights also.
Self cancelling indicators work well and once used to them are quite an asset if used correctly.
In a lot of ways, it feels like a very similar bike to the CT, and that is very satisfying.
So, overall summary is one happy new owner.
I don't really know of anything else I would have swapped for.
I loved the CT and looks like I'm loving the CR already.
Thanks all, safe riding,
Geoff The Chef.