Honda Crosstourer

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Honda Crosstourer
Manufacturer Honda
Production 2012
Class Dual-sport
Engine 1,237 cc (75.5 cu in) V4
Bore / stroke 81 mm × 60 mm (3.2 in × 2.4 in)
Compression ratio 12:1
Power 95 kW (127 hp) @ 7,750 rpm[1]
Torque 126 N·m (93 lbf·ft) @ 6,500 rpm[1]
Transmission 6-speed sequential manual transmission
6-speed dual clutch transmission
Shaft final drive
Frame type Diamond; aluminium twin-spar
Brakes Front : dual 310 mm discs
Rear : single 276 mm disk
Combined / ABS
Tyres Wire-spoke rims.
Front: 110/80-R19
Rear : 150/70-R17
Rake, trail 28° / 107 mm (4.2 in)
Wheelbase 1,595 mm (62.8 in)
Dimensions L 2,285 mm (90.0 in)
W 915 mm (36.0 in)
H 1,335 mm (52.6 in)
Seat height 850 mm (33 in)
Weight Manual: 275 kg (606 lb)
DCT: 285 kg (628 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 21.5 litres (4.7 imp gal; 5.7 US gal)
Related Honda VFR1200F

The Honda Crosstourer is a dual-sport motorcycle that was announced by Honda at the 2011 EICMA motorcycle show.[2]

The 1,237 cc (75.5 cu in) V4 engine is a re-tuned version of the engine that was first used on the 2010 VFR1200F model.[2] The fuel injection mapping, camshaft, and valve timing have all been revised to produce lower power than the VFR1200F, claimed by Honda to be 95 kW (127 hp) versus 127 kW (170 hp), but the power output is focused at lower and middle engine speeds.[2]

The Crosstourer is equipped with either a conventional six-speed sequential manual transmission as fitted to most motorcycles, or a dual clutch transmission (DCT), which allows the rider to change gears manually without a clutch lever, or leave it to the gearbox to select the appropriate gear as an automatic transmission would. The DCT system is also used on the VFR1200F, the first use of DCT on any motorcycle.[3][4][5] Like the VFR1200F, the Crosstourer uses a shaft final drive.[6]

The Crosstourer was launched to compete in the adventure-touring market with the class-defining BMW R1200GS, the Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré, and the Triumph Tiger Explorer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crosstourer". Honda / 2012. Honda. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Madson, Bart (8 November 2011). "2012 Honda Crosstourer Debuts at EICMA". Motorcycle USA. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Hill, Geoff (10 January 2010), "Oh, You Are Such A Little Tease; The Honda VFR1200F is fast, sexy and smooth - but not as brilliant as promised", The Sunday Times (London, England): 8 
  4. ^ Frank, Aaron (January 2010), "2010 Honda VFR1200F - Mr. Sophisticated Honda builds an automatic for the sportbike people", Motorcyclist (magazine) (Source Interlink Media), ISSN 0027-2205, retrieved 30 November 2011 
  5. ^ Conner, Blake (January 2010), "Honda VFR1200F; Transmission transition: the gearbox you didn't realize you needed", Cycle World (Newport Beach, California: Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.): 10–14, ISSN 0011-4286, retrieved 30 November 2011 
  6. ^ "Honda Crosstourer 2013". 

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