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Specifications: 2012 Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

2012-04-19 11:03

2012 Honda Crosstourer

2012-04-19 08:59

Bavarian automaker's have long held a grip on the adventure tourer market but won't be able to rest easy knowing Honda has entered the fray. Resident bike guru DRIES VAN DER WALT gets to grips with the VFR1200X Crosstourer.

The boys from Bavaria have for long ruled the roost of adventure tourers, but they have been facing some competition lately. The fact that the world’s largest bike manufacturer has decided to join the fray may well cause some sleepless nights in the executive bedrooms in Munich.

Considering Honda's VFR1200X Crosstourer’s quality and aggressive pricing, it may well be justified.

The large-capacity adventure touring section of the bike market is arguably the fastest-growing one and Honda’s Crosstourer is a decisive step into this market.

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Type: Four-stroke Unicam 16-valve 76° V4
Displacement: 1237cc
Fuel supply system: PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Max power 95kW @ 7750rpm
Max torque: 126Nm @ 6500rpm
Fuel type: Diesel Petrol

Type: six-speed

Overall length x width x height (mm): 2285mm x 915mm x1335mm
Wheelbase mm: 1595mm
Minimum ground clearance: ????mm

Fuel tank: 21.5-litres

Front: 310mm Single Disc
Rear: 276mm Single Disc

Front: 43mm inverted telescopic forks with hydraulic damping
Rear: Pro-Link with gas-charged damper

Wheels: 110/80 - 19
Tyres: Tubeless Spoked

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