Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

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The Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer touring enduro model was first introduced in 2010 at the EICMA Motorcycle Show and began mass production in 2012. The main reason for the creation of this motorcycle was the desire of Honda to compete with the top models in the Touring Enduro class - the BMW R1200GS, Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere and Triumph Tiger Explorer. In addition, it was necessary to offer a more modern replacement Honda XL1000V Varadero.


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As a basis for the new model, it was decided to take the platform of the flagship sports tour Honda VFR1200F, the engine of which has been reconfigured to increase traction at low revs. As a result, the engine of the new Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer became less revving and lost 43 hp. power, however, it became more high-torque at the bottom and approached the characteristics of the flagship enduro tourists - 129 hp. power and 126 Nm of torque.

Also, in addition to the basic version of the motorcycle, a version with an automatic robotic gearbox with two clutches (DCT - dual clutch transmission) was proposed. All European versions of the motorcycle in stock were equipped with a combined braking system with ABS (C-ABS).

Other features of the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer include a 4-cylinder V-engine, an aluminum frame, adjustable suspensions in the form of an inverted fork in the front and a progressive monoshock at the rear, a cantilever rear swingarm, spoke wheels, cardan drive, hydraulic clutch, 6-speed gearbox, fuel a 21.5 liter tank and 275 kg of unladen weight (for the version with a manual gearbox).

The Crosstourer is available in many countries around the world and is officially sold in Japan. The Japanese versions are characterized by a reduced seat height (850 → 810 mm) and a lower ground clearance (180 → 165 mm) compared to the export versions.

Since 2015, a new model has been added to the dual sport range of motorcycles - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. This model is more off-road and is a modern reincarnation of the legendary Honda Africa Twin.

The "little brother" of the model is Honda VFR800X Crossrunner.



Specifications Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer:

Model Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer
Motorcycle type tourist enduro (adventure, dual sport)
Release year 2012+
Frame aluminum
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (76 °)
Working volume 1237 cm³
Bore / stroke 81.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 12.0: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system injector, PGM-Fi, 44mm
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 129.0 h.p. (95.0 kW) at 7750 rpm
Maximum torque 126 Nm (12.7 kg * m) at 6500 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed - VFR1200X

6-speed automatic (DCT) - VFR1200XD

Drive type cardan
Front tire size 110 / 80R19 M / C (59V)
Rear tire size 150 / 70R17 M / C (69V)
Front brakes 2 discs, 310mm, 3-piston calipers (C-ABS)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 256 mm, 3-piston caliper (C-ABS)
Front suspension 43mm telescopic inverted fork (adjustable), 145mm travel
Rear suspension linkage Pro-Link with monoshock (adjustable), stroke - 146 mm
Motorcycle length 2285 mm
Motorcycle width 915 mm
Motorcycle height 1335 mm
Wheelbase 1595 mm
Saddle height 850 mm

810 mm - VFR1200X (Japan version)

Minimum ground clearance 180 mm

165 mm - VFR1200X (Japan version)

Acceleration to 100 km / h 4.0 sec
Maximum speed 200 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 21.5 l
Motorcycle weight (curb) 275 kg - VFR1200X

285 kg - VFR1200XD (DCT)

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption of the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer is 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style and the load on the motorcycle.