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2011-12-14 08:46

CROSSOVER: Honda's new Crosstourer aims to knock BMW's R1200GS off the top of the international sales charts.

It's been a year since we first saw the Honda Crosstourer in concept form at the 2010 EICMA show. Now Honda has taken the wraps off a production-ready version and we're pleased to see most of the striking design elements have remained.

Powered by the same 1200cc V4 as the VFR1200F which is capable of 95kW, the Crosstourer is treated to an aluminium beam frame and optional DCT transmission. Traction control and clever combined ABS completes the picture.


Yosuke Hasegawa said: “The Crosstourer offers a high-level fusion of vibrant off-road styling, upright riding position, V engine power and Dual Clutch Transmission that offers more direct power transmission and easy operation.

“We are convinced that we have successfully brought out new value in what can be termed the true crossover concept,” continues the leader of the Crosstourer development team.

Honda Crosstourer

OFF-ROAD DESIGN: The Crosstourer sports an adjustable windscreen which according to Honda has been shaped for an aero dynamism and wind protection.

The Crosstourer features off-road inspired hand-guards to provide wind and weather protection for the rider.

According to Honda the Crosstourer delivers all the fun and excitement of a sports-tourer, with the comfortable, upright riding position and manoeuvrability of an adventure machine.

“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,” the Japanese automaker said.

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