Honda VFR1200XD Crosstourer DCT (2012 - present)

It’s far, far more sophisticated than a conventional sequential gearbox. That’s a fact.
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£12325
Available from
2012
Ultra smooth and quick shifts
Hand-operated gears on a motorcycle are not to everyone's taste

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Overall Review

A good attempt by Honda to join the adventure bike gravy train but I believe the fuel economy and small tank size leave then with a flawed product for anyone using the bike for anything else but boulevard cruising. Great finnish and typical Honda engineering should keep this bike looking and performing well for many years and I cant help thinking this will become an amazing second hand buy for the discerning biker with any eye for a bargain.

Strengths

This dsg gearbox is the major item of discussion on the Honda Crosstourer. I am 56. I started my biking life on a fs1e and have owned most bikes in my life, from Bussa's to Goldwings, 750 Turbo Kwaks to Choppers so I reckon I am qualified to advise you to TRY IT, get a test ride, change gears with the buttons (leave the auto mode alone for now) and be amazed. Enjoy the smooth fast changes up and down the box, concentrate on your line and braking points, get used to how it feels. Now try the sport auto mode - somehow your mind having one less thing to think about frees up more of your senses!

Weaknesses

The speedo reads 10% fast at all speeds. A sspeedohealer from HPS will fix this. Its VERY tall. Again you can get revised bottom shock plates and drop the yolks down the fork legs to help. The Honda luggage is flimsy and marks too easily and the fuel consumption and tank size are rubbish. The linked brakes could do with more initial bite when just using the front lever.

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Submitted by ukiboy on Wed, 03/04/2013 - 14:19

Overall Review

This bike is superb! As a tourer it excels due to great motorway manners, although the standard screen could be better. I have the manual non dct version and the gearbox is very good, not as clunky as I remember Honda boxes to be. It seems to be quite high geared which adds to the relaxed, reassuring feeling as you sit at motorway cruising speeds. Long days in the saddle and mile munching are definitely the CrossTourers forte although I use mine mainly for city commuting - it's still very good at that albeit a tad heavy. I love this bike!

Strengths

Superb engine: grunt everywhere, refined yet still has a bit of that v4 character Build quality and finish is top level Comfort Big road presence

Weaknesses

Headlight could be better Standard screen is noisy at higher speeds Heavy

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Overall Review

Very capable adventure touring bike with a gearbox that is amazingly good in the alps

Strengths

Fantastic Engine, DCT gearbox, single side shaft drive, build quality

Weaknesses

Fuel range is approx. 400km, should have been at least 500km. Protection from the elements should have been better (buy GIVI Air-flow) Non-adjustable seat height. I bought the high touratech seat

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