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Honda VFR800X Crossrunner review

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Tourers
Price:
£ 10299
Overall
Not rated
The new Crossrunner exudes quality from the engine all the way down to the fit and finish of the bodywork. It offers an engaging riding experience and is more than a giant leap away from the old model.

I ALWAYS find it a bit difficult to get excited over the launch of a sports tourer. Higher bars here and a detuned engine there, it tends to be more or less the same recipe every time. It’s all gotten a bit predictable.

To me, a detuned engine speaks volumes - you’re getting less of something else. A watered down version, neutered in the name of practicality and usability. It makes me feel like I’ve been shortchanged, even if the end result is a good bike.

I’m not saying practicality and comfort are bad things, not even close, but the sports tourer class needs to shake its reputation of being an old bike in new threads.

It needs to have its own spark, its own purpose, and ultimately remain exciting. In fact, it needs to be more like Honda’s 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner.

Click here to read the rest of the review.

I ALWAYS find it a bit difficult to get excited over the launch of a sports tourer. Higher bars here and a detuned engine there, it tends to be more or less the same recipe every time. It’s all gotten a bit predictable.

To me, a detuned engine speaks volumes - you’re getting less of something else. A watered down version, neutered in the name of practicality and usability. It makes me feel like I’ve been shortchanged, even if the end result is a good bike.

I’m not saying practicality and comfort are bad things, not even close, but the sports tourer class needs to shake its reputation of being an old bike in new threads.

It needs to have its own spark, its own purpose, and ultimately remain exciting. In fact, it needs to be more like Honda’s 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner.

Click here to read the rest of the review.

I ALWAYS find it a bit difficult to get excited over the launch of a sports tourer. Higher bars here and a detuned engine there, it tends to be more or less the same recipe every time. It’s all gotten a bit predictable.

To me, a detuned engine speaks volumes - you’re getting less of something else. A watered down version, neutered in the name of practicality and usability. It makes me feel like I’ve been shortchanged, even if the end result is a good bike.

I’m not saying practicality and comfort are bad things, not even close, but the sports tourer class needs to shake its reputation of being an old bike in new threads.

It needs to have its own spark, its own purpose, and ultimately remain exciting. In fact, it needs to be more like Honda’s 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner.

Click here to read the rest of the review.