2011 Honda Crossrunner

11/02/2010 @ 2:53 am, by Jensen Beeler13 COMMENTS

Finally unveiled, this is the much-hyped 2011 Honda Crossrunner that Honda has been releasing sketches of for the past month. A 782cc 90° V4 that’s derived from the VFR800 series, Crossrunner’s liquid-cooled, DOHC motor makes 102hp and 54 lbs•ft of torque. Honda hopes the Crossrunner will fill in a gap that is a cross between a naked street bike and an adventure bike, but has been very clear that it intends the Crossrunner to be a road-only machine (the Honda Crosstourer Concept should fill the off-road need just fine).

Sans a shaft-drive, the Honda Crossrunner will come with a chain final drive, uses an evolution of the VFR’s VTEC valve system for its 16 valves, and features Honda’s combined-ABS braking system. Road warriors get excited because the 2011 Honda Crossrunner comes with a 5.68 gallon tank. The only downside? The Honda Crossrunner is 530lbs when its on the curb. Photos and technical specifications after the jump.

2011 Honda Crossrunner Technical Specifications:

Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC 90° V-4
Displacement 782cm3
Bore x Stroke 72 x  48mm
Compression Ratio 11.6 : 1
Max. Power Output 74.9kW/10,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 72.8Nm/9,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed 1,200min-1
Oil Capacity 3.8 litres
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore 36mm
Aircleaner Oil-permeated, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 21.5 litres
Ignition System Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing 8° BTDC (idle) ~ 50° BTDC (1,200min-1)
Sparkplug Type IMR9D-9H (NGK); VNH27Z (DENSO)
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/11AH (YTZ-12S)
ACG Output 386W
Headlights 12V; 55W x 1 (low) / 55W x 1 (high)
Clutch Wet, multi-plate with coil springs
Clutch Operation Hydraulic
Transmission Type Constant mesh 6-speed
Primary Reduction 1.934  (64/33)
Gear Ratios 1    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 Reduction 2.687  (43/16)
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain
Type Diamond; aluminium twin-spar; pivotless
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,130 x 799 x 1,243mm
Wheelbase 1,464mm
Caster Angle 25° 45′
Trail 96mm
Turning Radius 2.8m
Seat Height 816mm
Ground Clearance 140mm
Kerb Weight 240.4kg  (F: 115.2kg; R: 125.2kg)
Type Front: 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
Type Front: 6-spoke cast aluminium
Rear: 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front: 17M/C x MT3.50
Rear: 17M/C x MT5.50
Tyre Size Front: 120/70 R17
Rear: 180/55 R17
Tyre Pressure Front: 225kPa
Rear: 250kPa
Type Front: 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
  • This is not just ugly. It is unbearable.

  • bikepilot

    That may be the most unattractive bike I’ve ever seen. Even heavier than the old viffer, didn’t think that was possible :( Honda may be the only mfg to have managed to take a bike that was brilliant 20 years ago and slowly make it worse with each “evolutionary” step.

  • That looks like a hot mess.

  • Dabber

    I like it! This new class of bikes from various bike companies is the future. People are too critical. There are plenty of styles for everyone, at least it’s not a new cruiser.

  • Maas

    I just can’t find anything nice to say…

  • Nobody

    For anyone unfortunate enough to see one in a parking lot, Honda should offer bolt-on puke buckets as an option.

    Honda–in an effort to increase sales you should design your scooters to look like motorcycles, not the other way around.

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  • brij

    A little disappointed!! Although the idea of the cross runner with a the V4 engine is good! the styling department really lags behind. At least a saving grace would be some USD forks and a lighter more agile chassis. Come on Honda you can do better than that!!

  • larlok

    Too heavy. Too complex. Too busy. Too ugly….tiger 800 looking better and better.

  • MikeD

    I like it, im just dissapointed that they kept the V-TEC Gizmo on this sweet Mill, keeping it’s valve adjustments still xpensive and complicated.

    Belt drive like a BMW F800ST could have been nice too…and a Center Stand(doesn’t have one?) for good measure and to ease flat repairs, chain cleaning, lubing and adjusting.

  • You’re looking at the replacement platform (1-2 years) for the NT700. Buh bye to the Dullsville. Honda will sell both side by side until the inventory of the Dulls are gone, and then “poof”, slap a larger screen and standard bags on this.

    BTW, it’s lighter than the Dull, and has lots more power. But I gotta agree with y’all, the styling doesn’t work for me.

  • mike

    It reminds me , not in a good way, of a scooter, you know the big wanna be motorcycle ones !

  • PorscheBob

    December 15, 2010


    It’s not ugly, it’s oogly (worse).

    It hurts my eyes ~

    I’ll keep my ’98 VFR800.