|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)|
|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)|
The Honda Crossrunner is a motorcycle launched by Honda at the 2010 EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show. It went on sale in the 2011 model year, with first deliveries made in Summer 2011. 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. 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.
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." 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."
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.
Honda commissioned a European design team. Development included trying different Crossrunner prototypes in over 120 wind tunnel sessions to establish the optimum designs to ensure stability in varying airflow.
- Madson, Bart (5 November 2010). "Honda Crossrunner First Look". Motorcycle USA. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
- "Media Information 2011 Crossrunner ABS" (PDF). Honda UK. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010.
- "Crossrunner is winner at NEC". Motorcycle News. 1 November 2010. p. 2. ISSN 0027-1853.
- Pictures of Honda Crossrunner
- Video of Interview with Teofilo Plaza (Design Project Leader) on YouTube
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