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Honda V4 Crosstourer Concept Debuts

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Honda V4 Crosstourer Concept
The Honda V4 Crosstourer contains a V-Four powerplant with AT features like wire-spoked wheels, large panniers and a tall windscreen.   
Honda V4 Crosstourer ConceptHonda V4 Crosstourer Concept
For now the Crosstourer remains a concept, but looks production ready and would be an intriguing entry in the 1200 adventure-touring class.
The Honda V4 Crosstourer contains a V-Four powerplant with AT features like wire-spoked wheels  large panniers and a tall windscreen.
Honda eyes the 1200 adventure-touring market with the release of its V4 Crosstourer Concept at the Milan Bike Show. The EICMA debut announcement states the new “the V4 Crosstourer Concept will deliver all the fun and excitement of a road sports bike; but with the comfortable upright riding position and manoeuvrability of an adventure machine.”

The new ride shares the V-Four powering the VFR1200F, as well as Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission. Like its VFR sibling, the Crosstourer sources a shaft final drive.

Perking up its AT cred are wire-spoked wheels and tubular crash guards covering the upper fairing. Large panniers adorn the concept model, along with a tall windscreen and small beak-nose.

The new Honda looks production ready. And Honda certainly hints that there’s more V-Four models to come, stating: “The VFR1200F was the first model to utilize the new iconic V4 engine that signified the beginning of the new era in Honda’s engine line-up.”

The new Crosstourer is an intriguing design, and another bike to challenge in the 1200 adventure-touring category, where its engine configuration is unique. 

Check back for more Crosstourer updates as details are made available. Also make sure to check out Big Red's other EICMA Milan Bike Show debut, the Honda New Mid Concept.

Follow all the exciting new motorcycle releases on our EICMA Milan Bike Show page. 
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jim -greeny  January 14, 2011 08:12 PM
not trying hard enough honda.been hangin on to my xr650r since 2000 just waiting for an electric start usd fork longer range and good lights you didnt need to invent this thing just improve what you had.anyway i still love it and think its great
Lawrence Hiebert -pathetic....  November 18, 2010 08:55 PM
remember the 80's when Honda actualy had their own identity? Now they make Harley wannabees, and now BMW wannabees too. Spineless pussies......
TG -LOL @ Dave  November 5, 2010 10:17 AM
Under $15k? Stay off the pipe man. Even the base model VFR12 is $16k without bags/etc. The Yam is the only real budget 1200 adv available, but it misses out on hp, off-roadability (ABS on full time), and weighs the same as the R12ADV...except without the fuel capacity.

Sorry to the red fanbois out there, but the only exciting adventure bike for 2011 is the tiger 800 xc.
Julian -Why not 800?  November 4, 2010 09:34 PM
If honda produces a 800cc little sister of this big bike would screw the F800. It could be the new Africa Twin... a real offroad baby
william -honda v4 crosstourer  November 4, 2010 06:01 PM
j attends avec impassiance de voir top speed of that babe
Dusty -looks hideous  November 4, 2010 02:07 PM
And why no inverted forks like on the KTM Adventure, Ducati MS1200 or Yamaha Tenere? Even the budget Versys has inverted forks. I'll stick to a true sport-tourer.
Dave -Perfect!  November 4, 2010 01:43 PM
That is exactly what I've been waiting for and a nice surprise. I thought we would get the VFR-1200T version rumored for a few months but this is even better. I ride an FJR with friends that have GS12000 Adventures. Too expensive, too much maintenance. Yamaha's new Super Tenere is close but looks to have less power and considerably more weight than the GS so can't go there. Honda's V-4 should fix that problem and I think the bike looks great. Honda, are you listening? Give it to us with 125HP, bags and ABS for under $15K and I'll be first in line.
Carl -Looks great!  November 2, 2010 07:43 PM
Love it. Just what I've been waiting for. Go anywhere bike with POWER. Can't wait. I hope they give it a good size fuel tank, 500kms range, and that the windscreen is adjustable without tools. :-)
Louis -Finally, if they bring it to the states...  November 2, 2010 06:57 PM
Finally, Honda is coming out with a bike that will be able to meet head to head with established adventure bikes in the market, hopefully the American market. I think the bike looks great! Note to Ryan, my 650 V-Strom has a fantastic suspension on the road. The tires are not knobby (unless you buy them aftermarket)and adventure bikes are great for the real world where roads are under construction or in poor condition.
Matt Richards -dirtbike tourer  November 2, 2010 06:20 PM
oh AND...these Adventure bikes are also known for being superior touring bikes. I think these hybrid "adventure" bikes are what motorcycling needs an all around great machine. On or off road these bikes excel & in a fight to the death they prety much own the competition. GO RIDE ON. If you need help get some training. My hats off to Honda to bring a bike like this to market,
Matt Richards -big bike off roader  November 2, 2010 06:17 PM
Nobody? just check out the BMW GS Trophy competition. & if you think "nobody" takes big adventure bikes off road you clearly dont know "nobody... Take a BMW GS Adventure, the thing is huge. It will do single track, you can jump it, you can ride one like a dirtbike IF you can ride. 7 these overgrown dirtbikes will simply humiliate a sportbike on the serious twisties with knobbie tires on. I know because i i been there & done that...
Z -Clearly you don't "get it"......  November 2, 2010 03:17 PM
Nobody is taking these bikes "off road" like you say. But there are some incredible dirt roads off the beaten path that are much rougher than a graded forest road and you need the extra suspension travel these bikes have. Like the Grays River Rd. in Western Wyoming and the Magruder Corridor in Idaho. The suspension is an advantage for soaking up bumps on horribly broken pavement like the Lost Coast in Northern California. I would much rather ride that road on a 1200GS or a KTM 990 Adv than any sport tourer or cruiser.
Ryan -I don't get it  November 2, 2010 01:29 PM
Never quite understood the appeal of large displacement adventure bikes. Are there people out there who are really going to take a $16K, 600lb, 1200cc bike off-road? Maybe a dirt fire road but nothing really off the beaten path. And for those few times you get to enjoy a dirt road, you sacrifice so much on-road ride quality because of the dual-sport oriented suspension and tires.
Chrome -wrong bike  November 2, 2010 11:51 AM
This is nice honda, but first, don't name the bike the same thing as a poorly executed sedan/wagon/suv mashup, and second, please focus all your efforts on a vfr1200t.
Gritboy -Meh...I'll go for a new Tiger 800  November 2, 2010 10:11 AM
It looks EXACTLY like a V-Strom and the new Ducati Multistrada had a bastard child.