2012 Crosstourer

Door Marcel Doornbos op . Gepost in Techniek

Model updates: All-new model; premium adventure sports tourer; 1,237cm3 V4 engine; all-road chassis; comfortable upright riding position; TCS, LED indicators, Dual Clutch Transmission and Combined ABS

1. Model overview
2. Key features
3. Model details
4. Colours
5. Model history
6. Optional equipment
7. Technical specifications

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1. Model overview

Honda is proud to announce the expansion of its state-of-the-art V4 model line-up by introducing the new Crosstourer, first launched as a concept model in 2010 at the Eicma Show. The Crosstourer will deliver all the fun and excitement of a sports tourer with the comfortable upright riding position and manoeuvrability of an adventure machine. This is underpinned by Honda's V4 expertise and its Dual Clutch Transmission with new functionalities.

The development team, led by Yosuke Hasegawa (Large Project Leader), wanted to create a machine that gave the rider a sense of challenge and adventure. Japanese phrases used during the concept creation and development translate into English as, "I can do this. I can go to a place like that". "This" could be a long distance journey on fast major roads and motorways, or an adventure to a remote destination in the mountains. The Crosstourer development team wanted to create a motorcycle that was fit for all purposes, a perfect travel companion, while also offering a premium and unique design complemented by cutting edge technologies.

The Crosstourer combines sports touring features, such as the powerful V4 engine configuration also found in the VFR1200F, with features found on off-road motorcycles such as long travel suspension and an upright riding position for reassuring handling and grip. This crossover between two biking genres makes the Crosstourer a unique and versatile package. The long-travel suspension usually found on off-road bikes to smoothly travel over rough terrain will benefit riders on uneven road surfaces. The rugged long-travel suspension systems also make for superb ride quality and precise control. The upright riding position provides comfort, control and outstanding visibility for the rider.

Like the Crossrunner unveiled at EICMA in 2010, the Crosstourer provides the power of a V4 engine packaged in a crossover motorcycle. Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission system is a perfect fit with the Crosstourer's advanced, pioneering spirit. The twin-clutch transmission offers both manual gear shifting, using buttons on the handlebars, and stress-free fully automatic functionality which can be manually overridden whenever the rider chooses. The machine also comes equipped with a TCS (Traction Control System), which increases the rider's reassurance on low-friction riding surfaces by ensuring the engine never transmits more power than the rear tyre can handle. Refinements such as Honda's Combined ABS underline the motorcycle's all-weather, all-road capability – this machine really is ready for anything.

The Crosstourer sets a new standard in full size adventure sports touring motorcycles. It offers a unique combination of V4 engine performance with advanced technology (Combined ABS, TCS, Dual Clutch Transmission) for stability and handling when riding solo or two-up on all types of road and all lengths of journey. The adventure starts here.

2. Key features

2.1 Engine

Big-capacity V4 power

The 1,237cm3 V4 engine, installed for the first time in a Honda adventure sports touring motorcycle, has been optimised for stronger low and medium rpm drive, delivering smooth power to make the Crosstourer feel effortless on long rides.

2.2 Transmission

Dual Clutch Transmission

Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission ensures seamless and even smoother gear changes in any of its three riding modes, making the Crosstourer a supremely versatile motorcycle. Using two electronically controlled clutches, the system offers the choice of manual gear shifting and two fully automatic modes, one for general use (D-mode) and another for high performance riding (S-mode). The Crosstourer's Dual Clutch Transmission also features new software logic with added functionality.

2.3 Chassis

Versatile chassis

Chosen for its excellent weight/rigidity balance, the Crosstourer's die-cast aluminium frame mounts long-travel suspension systems front and rear to deliver an engaging riding experience and a comfortable ride, even on rough roads.

2.4 Honda Technology

Honda's Traction Control System (TCS) and Combined ABS underline the new machine's any-road, any-weather capability. The two ensure rider peace of mind, even in low-grip conditions.