Crossrunner VFR800X (2011 - 2015) review

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

Crossrunner VFR800X (2011 - 2015) review
Brand
Category
Engine Capacity
800cc
Price
£9,075.00
Pros
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.
Cons
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

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