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2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner – More Than an Update

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For the 2015 model year, the Honda VFR800X Crossrunner is getting a massive update from Big Red. As such, the 800cc V4 engine on the Crossrunner sees more horsepower (104.6 peak) and more mid-range torque added, new design aesthetics, longer suspension (+25mm) , and new wheels and brakes also get updates for 2015.

Other highlights for the 2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner include Honda’s Selectable Torque Control system (HTSC), ABS brakes, full LED lighting, self-cancelling indicators, and heated grips, which Honda hopes will help ADV buyers consider the Japanese brand.

With these changes, the 2015 Honda Crossrunner pushes further into the adventure side of the touring equation, making the Crossrunner an attractive sport/ADV model from Honda.

Other changes helping make the turn are a revised chassis from Honda, which give the VFR800X a new and lighter subframe, as well as a new swingarm. The HSTC system is the same found on the Honda Crosstourer, and offers two levels of control (and can also be disabled).

With 17″ wheels front and back, the new Crossrunner is definitely street focused, but should be good for some fire trail riding and light off-road use. Don’t expect to see the 2015 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner come across the pond though, we’re pretty sure it’s a Europe-only model for this coming year. No word on pricing yet either.

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Source: Honda Europe



Jensen Beeler

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