The VFR1200X Crosstourer is the flagship adventure touring motorcycle in the Honda family and gets new practical bits apart from complying with Euro 4 emissions norms with MY2016.
Not sold in India, the VFR1200X Crosstourer (also known only as the Crosstourer in some markets) is an adventure touring motorcycle to come from the house of Honda and has been updated for the 2016 model year. With the newest upgrade, the 2016 XFR1200X gets a host of changes making it more practical while the powertrain is now Euro 4 compliant and will also be introduced in the US starting next year.
In terms of upgrades, the 2016 Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer gets an adjustable windscreen, three levels of S-Mode for the dual-clutch transmission (DCT), as well as a software upgrade that detects uphill and downhill slopes and adjusts shifting accordingly. In terms of power, the VFR1200X continues to use the same 1237cc V4 engine that is now tuned to belt out 127 HP of power at 7750 RPM and 126 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM, paired to the optional DCT gearbox which comes with a manual mode.
Suspension duties are performed by the 43 mm inverted telescopic forks with hydraulic damping at the front while the rear gets a Pro-Link unit with a gas-charged damper. Braking performance comes courtesy of dual 310 mm at the front and single 276 mm at the rear disc brakes. Electronic aids on the Crosstourer include traction control which the automaker chooses to call ‘Honda Selectable Torque Control’ (HSTC) system along with Combined ABS. There is also a shaft-drive final drive system on the adventure tourer.
The new Honda VFR1200X rides on a 110/80/R19 front tyre while 150/70/R17 rubber serves purpose at the rear. Coming to colour options, the VFR1200X Crosstourer is available in Digital Silver Metallic, Pearl Cosmic Black and a new special edition two-tone red introduced on the 2016 edition. Prices for the model are yet to be announced while an Indian launch is uncertain at present. That said, we do hope Honda India considers offering the same, especially given the success of the Triumph Tiger models in the same segment.