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The bike loves to be ridden on the highways and can effortlessly munch miles

Verdict – The Honda Crosstourer X has impressed us and the Japanese bikemaker’s attempt at offering a no non-sense touring machine coupled with slight off-roading capability has truly paid off. The bike looks the part, is practical (with all the luggage carrying capacity), feature-rich, has superb ride quality and what really stands out in this package is the grunt-laden and properly punchy V4 motor and of course, its soundtrack which none of its competitors offers. The Crosstourer’s India launch is uncertain yet but if the company does decide to get it to our shores, it will come at a significant premium over the Africa Twin.

What’s Cool

* No non-sense styling
* Supremely comfortable seats and riding position
* V4 motor’s soundtrack and performance
* Responsive DCT gearbox
* Great ride and handling balance

What’s Not So Cool

* No LED headlights
* Instrument console feels dated
* Heavy

Honda VFR 1200X Crosstourer X Specifications

* Engine: 1237cc, Liquid-Cooled, V4
* Power: 127 HP @ 7750 RPM
* Torque: 126 Nm @ 6500 RPM
* Transmission: 6-speed DCT automatic gearbox with Shaft drive
* Top Speed: 210 km/hr
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Fuel Consumption: 11-15 km/l
* Suspension: 43 mm telescopic forks (Front), Pro-link with gas-charged shock (Rear)
* Tyre Size: 110/80/19 (Front), 150/70/17 (Rear)
* Brakes: 310 mm Twin Discs (Front), 276 mm Disc (Rear), ABS

Honda VFR 1200X Crosstourer X Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 2285 mm X 915 mm X 1460 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.5-litres
* Ground Clearance: 180 mm
* Wheelbase: 1595 mm
* Kerb weight: 285 kgs (wet)

Further Reading

Honda CBR500R Test Ride Review
Honda CB1100 RS Test Ride Review
Honda Gold Wing Test Ride Review

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