Honda Crossrunner UK Pricing Set at £9,075

03/23/2011 @ 8:28 am, by Jensen Beeler15 COMMENTS

Our friends across the pond are set to get the new Honda Crossrunner this summer, with pricing slated at £9,075 OTR. The VFR800 based V4 motor has been wedged into a new adventure bike chassis, finally giving the winged brand something to compete against the BMW GS, Ducati Multistrada 1200, KTM Adventure, Yamaha Super Ténéré, etc. Perhaps a little late to the party with the Crossrunner, we’ve heard relatively little chatter about the bike since its EICMA launch back in November. No word yet on American pricing or availability.

2011 Honda Crossrunner Technical Specifications:

TypeLiquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC 90° V-4
Bore x Stroke72 x  48mm
Compression Ratio11.6 : 1
Max. Power Output74.9kW/10,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque72.8Nm/9,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed1,200min-1
Oil Capacity3.8 litres
CarburationPGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore36mm
AircleanerOil-permeated, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity21.5 litres
Ignition SystemComputer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing8° BTDC (idle) ~ 50° BTDC (1,200min-1)
Sparkplug TypeIMR9D-9H (NGK); VNH27Z (DENSO)
Battery Capacity12V/11AH (YTZ-12S)
ACG Output386W
Headlights12V; 55W x 1 (low) / 55W x 1 (high)
ClutchWet, multi-plate with coil springs
Clutch OperationHydraulic
Transmission TypeConstant mesh 6-speed
Primary Reduction1.934  (64/33)
Gear Ratios1    2.846 (37/13)
2    2.062 (33/16)
3    1.578 (30/19)
4    1.291 (31/24)
5    1.111 (30/27)
6    0.965 (28/29)
Final Reduction2.687  (43/16)
Final DriveO-ring sealed chain
TypeDiamond; aluminium twin-spar; pivotless
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,130 x 799 x 1,243mm
Caster Angle25° 45′
Turning Radius2.8m
Seat Height816mm
Ground Clearance140mm
Kerb Weight240.4kg  (F: 115.2kg; R: 125.2kg)
TypeFront: 43mm cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload adjustment, 165mm axle travel
Rear: Pro-Link with gas-charged HMAS damper, 7-step preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 145mm axle travel
TypeFront: 6-spoke cast aluminium
Rear: 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rim SizeFront: 17M/C x MT3.50
Rear: 17M/C x MT5.50
Tyre SizeFront: 120/70 R17
Rear: 180/55 R17
Tyre PressureFront: 225kPa
Rear: 250kPa
TypeFront: 296mm dual floating hydraulic disc with 3-piston calipers, C-ABC and sintered metal pads
Rear: 256mm hydraulic  disc with 2-piston caliper, C-ABS and sintered metal pads

Source: Visordown

  • joe

    Why would anyone choose this over the competition? Heavy, budget suspension, completely road biased, too close to the VFR .

  • Looks like an extra-large super moto, will be hard for it to compete with the GS range with what appears to be a road focus.

  • Looks like a more-upright, less ugly version of the very unfortunate VFR. I’d personally prefer this to a VFR for most touring duties. Reminds me of a lower-spec/cheaper/less exotic Multistrada.

  • Lionel

    It looks a lot like a 4-cylinder Yamaha TDM (with an extra bit of fairing).

  • Ranger Jay

    Too freaking heavy…

  • Kevin

    THAT’S an adventure bike?! HA! No wonder there has been little chatter about this bike since EICMA.

  • wbkr

    How would anyone looking at a GS or a Tiger be considering this? It’s just a funky looking road bike, just like the DN was just an ugly cruiser. I’m sure the tech is good but Honda needs a new designer.

  • xborne

    hahaha off road?!?! … good luck finding tires for 180/55 R17 anything else pure road tires

  • GeddyT

    I really can’t wait until this “phase” is over. It really is the motorcycle equivalent of the SUV, isn’t it? They’re big, heavy, bloated, overpriced macho machines with manly adventure pretenses that will NEVER see anything but asphalt. The engineers will hate designing them, but the accountants will love raking in the obscene profits off of the duped.

    This is a 2002 Interceptor with a different tank/body. Look at the fork, brakes–hell, even the frame, swingarm, and footpeg brackets are nearly unchanged! And ten years later Honda expects people to pay HOW much for it? They’re either going to need a time machine or some really gullible buyers.

  • Andre

    What is with all the “bird beak” styling???? this thing looks like a pigeon.
    Some designers don’t know the difference between fashionable and attractive!

  • JR

    but that engine!

  • Taikun

    Just another “ugly” reliable product from Honda.

  • The Crossrunner is NOT a competitor for the GS, Multi, Super Ten or Adventure. It’s priced thousands less than those bikes. It’s a little more than half the price of a Multistrada S Touring in the UK.

    The motor is not in a new adventure chassis… it’s the VFR800 chassis with what looks like a little more suspension travel. Who writes these “articles”? Do you just make shit up?

    This is just an upright road bike like the V-Strom or Versys. It’ll probably be great for its intended purpose.

    Honda’s big adventure bike comes next year with the 1200 Crosstourer.

  • I Love honda, but i don’t like this motorcycle. I like honda CBR1000RR. Thanks

  • ohio

    The ford explorer of motorcycles.