Honda Crossrunner VFR800X (2011 - 2015) review

Honda's reworked VFR800 in a new 'Adventure' guise

By Mark Forsyth on Tue, 1 Mar 2011 - 12:03

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Adventure
Price:
£ 9075
Overall
4
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it seems to be the sort of bike that's perfect for attacking an unseen (hazardous) road
ABS is fitted as standard and Honda have remapped the fueling so the VTEC transition is now much smoother. The high bars gives a comfortable riding position and excellent visibility.
It's not sportsbike sexy, but for the majority of us, it's more than capable.

Just got back from a pretty hard-core 120 mile ride on the new Honda Crossrunner and these are my findings. Are you sitting comfortably?

Last night at the unveiling and press conference there was a bit of a murmur going round the assembled hacks. It was a bit like the Emperor's New Robe except the throngs weren't quite so wiling to play the sycophants.

Most people in the room weren't looking at the Crossrunner as a  brave new concept or a new twist on an everyday machine as Honda were touting it. They saw it as a slightly tweaked VFR with a spot of lippy and some new knickers. Me too, to a certain extent - I mean, there's no denying that beneath the new skin lies a VFR800 that's been around for over a decade.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-honda-crossrunner/17635.html#ixzz2Cr5nLAgw

Just got back from a pretty hard-core 120 mile ride on the new Honda Crossrunner and these are my findings. Are you sitting comfortably?

Last night at the unveiling and press conference there was a bit of a murmur going round the assembled hacks. It was a bit like the Emperor's New Robe except the throngs weren't quite so wiling to play the sycophants.

Most people in the room weren't looking at the Crossrunner as a  brave new concept or a new twist on an everyday machine as Honda were touting it. They saw it as a slightly tweaked VFR with a spot of lippy and some new knickers. Me too, to a certain extent - I mean, there's no denying that beneath the new skin lies a VFR800 that's been around for over a decade.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-honda-crossrunner/17635.html#ixzz2Cr5nLAgw

Score Breakdown
Overall
4
Engine
4
Brakes
4
Handling
4
Comfort
4
Build Quality
4
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