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The New V4 Adventure Sports Tourer 

Honda is proud to announce the expansion of its state-of-the-art V4 model line-up by introducing the new Crosstourer, first launched as a concept model in 2010 at the Milan EICMA show. The Crosstourer will deliver all the fun and excitement of a sports tourer; with the comfortable upright riding position and manoeuvrability of an adventure machine. This is underpinned by Honda’s V4 expertise and Dual Clutch Transmission with new functionalities.

The development team, led by Yosuke Hasegawa (Large Project Leader), wanted to create a motorcycle that gave the rider a sense of challenge and adventure; a perfect travel companion, while also offering a premium and unique design complemented by cutting edge technologies; A motorcycle that could conquer a long distance journey on fast major roads and motorways, or embark on an adventure to a remote destination in the mountains.

The Crosstourer delivers this by combining sports touring features, such as the powerful V4 engine configuration also found in the VFR1200F, with features found on off-road motorcycles such as long travel suspension and an upright riding position. This crossover between two biking genres makes the Crosstourer a unique and versatile package. Long-travel suspension – a feature of off-road machinery – smooths travel over rough terrain or on uneven road surfaces. The rugged suspension system also enhances ride quality and handling. The upright riding position provides comfort and command and outstanding visibility for the rider.

Like the Crossrunner, unveiled at EICMA in 2010, the Crosstourer provides the power of a V4 engine packaged in a crossover motorcycle. Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission system is a perfect fit with the Crosstourer’s advanced, pioneering spirit. The twin-clutch transmission offers both manual gear shifting, using buttons on the handlebars, and stress-free fully automatic functionality which can be manually overridden whenever the rider chooses. The machine also comes equipped with a Traction Control System, which increases rider’s reassurance on low-friction riding surfaces, ensuring the engine never transmits more power than the rear tyre can handle. Refinements such as Honda’s Combined Anti-lock Braking System underline the motorcycle’s all-weather, all-road capability – this machine really is ready for anything.

The Crosstourer sets a new standard in full size sport adventure sports touring motorcycles. It offers a unique combination of V4 engine performance with advanced technology for stability and handling – when riding solo or with a pillion – on all types of road surface and for all lengths of journey.

Crosstourer / Specification

Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke Unicam 16-valve 76° V4
Displacement 1,237cc
Bore x Stroke 81mm x 60mm
Compression Ratio 12:1
Max. Power Output 95kW / 7,750min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 126Nm / 6,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore 44 mm
Air-cleaner type Oil-permeated, viscous-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 21,5 litres
Fuel Consumption 16.3 km/l (Tested in D-Mode WMTC mode*)
Ignition System Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing   8.4° BTDC (idle speed)
Sparkplug Type NGK : IMR8E-9HES
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/11.2AH (YTZ14S)
Headlights Hi 55W / Low 55W
Clutch Wet, multiplate
*Wet, multiplate, hydraulic 2-clutch
Clutch Operation * D mode/S mode/Manual mode
Transmission Type 6-speed
Primary Reduction  1.738 (73T / 42T)
Gear Ratios 1  2.600 (39T / 15T)  *2.250 (36T / 16T)
2  1.600 (32T / 20T)  *1.700 (34T / 20T)
3   1.260 (29T / 28T)  *1.304 (30T / 23T)
4   1.076 (28T / 26T)  *1.107 (31T / 28T)
5 0.961 (25T / 26T)    *0.967 (29T / 30T)
6 0.897 (35T / 39T)    *0.886 (31T / 35T)
Final Reduction 2.699 (37/39 x 19/17 x 28/11)   * 2.706 (39/41 x 19/17 x 28/11)
Final Drive Enclosed shaft
Type Diamond; aluminium twin-spar
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,285mm x 915mm x 1,335mm (w/ std screen and std position)
Wheelbase 1,595 mm
Caster Angle 28°
Trail 107 mm
Turning Radius 2.7 m
Head turning angle 40°
Seat Height 850mm
Ground Clearance 180mm
Kerb Weight 275kg (F: 132kg; R: 143kg)
* 285kg (F: 138kg; R: 147kg)
Type Front : 43mm inverted telescopic forks with hydraulic damping, preload and rebound damping adjustment
Rear : Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment
Type Front : tubeless spoked
Rear : tubeless spoked
Rim Size Front : 19M/C x MT2.50
Rear: 17M/C x MT4.00
Tyre Size Front : 110/80-R19
Rear : 150/70-R17
Tyre Pressure Front : 250kPa
Rear : 290kPa
Type Front : Dual 310mm disks, Combined ABS
Rear : Single 276mm disk, Combined ABS
*DCT version All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

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