Honda 1200 CROSSTOURER DCT 2016

Born from the illegitimate love of a VFR 1200 and a path winding the forest, the Crosstourer perfectly illustrates the Honda philosophy embedded in a big trail-GT. More GT than trail for that matter, but superbly devoted to driving and rolling.

It is one of the few in its category to be powered by a 4-cylinder; and the only one to contain a V4.
2016 brings a lot of improvements. The first of which allows the engine to express itself fully. The VFR 1200 X is brought into compliance with the Euro4 standard, which allows it to finally deliver its 129 horsepower on French territory. The DCT gearbox (optional) is enriched with a new programming: S mode has 3 sub-programs to better adapt to the various types of driving. Its management software is refined for a more efficient selection. Already in 2014, the software that manages the changing of gears was recalibrated to be more intuitive: downshifts are smoother and take place earlier in modes D and S with additional engine braking.

The bubble has been modified and a 12V socket appears. This is in addition to the pack "2014" upgrade: a strengthening of its technological arsenal. The torque control system was improved, having 3 operating modes and being able to be disconnected. When it is active, and it detects a difference between the speed of the front and rear wheels, the gadget comes into action by acting on the opening of the butterflies and the ignition. When the slip is reduced, the electronic control intervenes only on the opening of the throttle. Couple calmed down, bowl avoided. The Crosstourer also gained a turn signal booster, like on the VFR 800, a slimmer, more comfortable front seat, and an automotive-style key. A sum of fairly light modifications, in the sense of increased user-friendliness. A set that does not change the pretensions of this machine but gradually improves its skills.

The approach taken by Honda to create this hybrid between grand touring and gravel is similar to the genesis of the Crossrunner: a sport-GT with trail suspensions. It is no coincidence that the first name of this bike is VFR 1200 X! Let’s remove all the plastic, the tank and the wheels and discover the massive frame taken directly from the big VFR. A double perimeter aluminum beam with a large section, capable of withstanding cavalry exceeding 170 horsepower. A very accomplished mechanics, and here adapted to a less sporty behavior. To achieve this, and to offer more torque at low and mid-range, the design of the camshafts has been revised, as has the timing of the distribution and the shape of the intake and exhaust ducts. Having abandoned power in favor of availability, the Crosstourer still has 129 horsepower at a reasonable speed of 7,750 rpm. Not enough to go in pursuit of a Ducati 1200 Multistrada or a KTM 1290 Adventure, but he does not care: it is neither his target nor his desire. Its stronghold is tourism more than sport.

It was designed to take a trip, far, long, everywhere. Well, almost everywhere. It may be equipped with spoked rims and long-travel suspensions, but it is not to be ventured into the desert or on mountain trails. Its ground clearance of 180 mm, 55 mm higher than the VFR, allows some fleeting detours, but we are far from the capabilities of a KTM Adventure, offering 261 mm (or even 301 in its R version).
On the other hand, take a few side roads and then take the motorway and then take a look at the climb to Alpe d’Huez, he asks for more. Thanks to an upright and natural driving position, hand guards adjustable in 3 positions, a screen that is also adjustable, and about fifteen options, the crew can leave from sea to ocean without asking any questions. No problem with the transmission: it is provided by the single-sided arm coupled with a VFR gimbal.

With its 1200 Crosstourer, Honda offers a worthy descendant of the 1000 Varadero, with more technology, power, technique, and ambition. The manufacturer is not satisfied with that and now offers a real range of ‘crossover ’with this VFR 1200 X, the Crossrunner, the NC 750 X and the CB 500 X. In front of him, the road, but also a host of contenders. Up its sleeves, two assets that the competition can envy: its big V4 and the robotic transmission.

Accessories and optional equipment – The Crosstourer can be customized with a range of accessories and optional equipment:

– Polycarbonate side case set
– Inner bags for side cases
– Top-case 45 liters
– Inner bag for top case
– High screen
– Steel drop guard
– Tank protection
– Fog lights
– Heated grips
– 12V socket
– Central stand
– U-lock
– Alarm system
– Engine case protections

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    Model marketed in

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    Performances

    Max speed:
    200 km / h

  • Consumption
    medium: 6.20 l

The technical aspect

2016 Honda 1200 CROSSTOURER DCT

  • Frame
  • Tank: 21.5 liters
  • Width: 915 mm
  • Height: 1335 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,595 mm
  • Weight in running order: 275/285 kg
  • Train before

Honda 1200 CROSSTOURER DCT 2016

  • Transmission
  • Secondary cardan drive
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 1237 cc
    (81 x 60 mm)
  • 129
    ch
    at 7,750 rpm
  • 12.80 mkg
    at 6500 rpm

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exhaust
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filtration
braking
chain kit

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