Honda Crossrunner

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Honda Crossrunner
Honda VFR 800X Crossrunner.jpg
Manufacturer Honda
Also called VFR800X
Production 2011–
Predecessor VFR800
Class Standard or adventure touring crossover
Engine 782 cc (47.7 cu in), V4, quad-cam, VTEC, PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Bore / stroke 72.0 mm × 48.0 mm (2.83 in × 1.89 in)
Compression ratio 11.6:1
Power 74.9 kW (100.4 hp) @ 10,000 rpm
Torque 72.8 N·m (53.7 lbf·ft) @ 9,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed, chain drive
Frame type Twin spar aluminium
Brakes Front: Dual 296 mm discs with 3-pot callipers
Rear:Single 256 mm disc
Combined with ABS
Tyres Front: 120/70 R17
Rear: 180/55 R17
Rake, trail 25.75° / 96 mm (3.8 in)
Wheelbase 1,464 mm (57.6 in)
Dimensions L: 2,130 mm (84 in)
W: 799 mm (31.5 in)
H: 1,243 mm (48.9 in)
Seat height 816 mm (32.1 in)
Weight 240.4 kg (530 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 21.5 L (4.7 imp gal; 5.7 US gal)
Oil capacity 3.8 L (4.0 US qt)
Related VFR800

The Honda Crossrunner is a motorcycle launched by Honda at the 2010 EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show.[1] It went on sale in the 2011 model year,[2] with first deliveries made in Summer 2011.[3] It is an all-road sport-touring motorbike with a 782 cc (47.7 cu in) V4 engine that derived from the highly acclaimed street-oriented VFR800.[1] While the VFR800 was a mid-sized sport touring motorcycle evolved for street use, the Crossrunner implements a low saddle, wide-handlebar stance, long-travel suspension, and specifically developed Pirelli Scorpion tires to achieve more soft-road capability in the style of BMW's midweight F800GS motorcycle.[citation needed]

A Motor Cycle News review said: "The Crossrunner stands out from the crowd and performs as a real world, day-in, day-out bike impressively well."[4] Journalist Kevin Ash added: "It's a fine looking bike with a reassuring and satisfying chassis matched to a characterful and muscular engine that compels you to use it. But there’s a downside, and these days it’s a big one: fuel consumption."[5]

In September 2014, Honda Motor Europe announced the 2015 model year Crossrunner, to be called the VFR800X, will use a revised 800 cc V4 engine, new bodywork and changes to the suspension, brakes and wheels.[6]

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Honda commissioned a European design team.[2] Development included trying different Crossrunner prototypes in over 120 wind tunnel sessions to establish the optimum designs to ensure stability in varying airflow.[2]

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