The European market has already had the Honda Crosstourer for some time, and now it will come to the American market as well, as the 2016 Honda VFR1200X.
The Crosstourer gets some updates for 2016, namely a Euro4 compliant engine, an adjustable windscreen, three levels of S-Mode for the dual-clutch transmission (DCT), and a software upgrade that detects uphill and downhill slopes and adjusts shifting accordingly.
For those who may not be familiar with the Honda Crosstourer, or the Honda VFR1200X as American Honda is calling it, the machine features the same 1,237cc V4 engine as the Honda VFR1200F, though it has been tuned to 127hp. It also has the optional DCT gearbox, which riders either love or hate.
Honda’s “don’t call it traction control” Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system is on-board as well, as are ABS brakes – both as standard features. Touring riders will enjoy the implementation of a shaft-drive final drive system.
The Honda VFR1200X has a 17″ rear wheel, with a 19″ front wheel, and is designed really for street use, with some light off-roading. That’s a good thing, since the European model tips the scales at 600 lbs, and we expect the same from the US model.
Pricing hasn’t been figured out yet for the American market, but you can buy the 2016 Honda VFR1200X in any color you want, as long as it’s pearl black. Expect to see this adventure-tourer in your local Honda dealer, starting May 2016. We would expect it to be priced aggressively.
Source: American Honda