Honda Crossrunner | First Ride

VFR turned ADV

By Roland Brown, Photography by Honda

tech SPEC

EVOLUTION
Honda's venerable VFR800 repackaged in adventure-bike bodywork.

RIVALS
BMW F800GS, Yamaha Super Tenere, Suzuki V-Strom, Triumph Tiger 800.

TECH
Engine type: l-c 90-deg. V4
Valve train: DOHC, 16v w/VTEC
Displacement: 782cc
Bore x stroke: 72.0 x 48.0mm
Compression: 11.6:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: 102 bhp @ 10,000 rpm
Claimed torque: 54 lb.-ft. @ 9500 rpm
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: Showa 43mm fork with adj. spring preload
Rear suspension: Showa shock with adj. spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake: Dual Nissin three-piston calipers, 296mm discs w/ABS
Rear brake: Nissin two-piston caliper, 256mm disc w/ABS
Front tire: 120/70R-17 Pirelli Scorpion Trail
Rear tire: 180/55R-17 Pirelli Scorpion Trail
Rake/trail: 25.0o/4.5 in.
Seat height: 32.1 in.
Wheelbase: 57.6 in.
Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 530 lbs.
Colors: Red/gray, black/gray, white/gray
Availability: na
Warranty: 12 mo./unlimited mi.
Contact: American Honda Motor Co.
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
310.783.3745
www.powersports.honda.com

VERDICT: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Comfortable, versatile and fun, though it could use a chassis upgrade.

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terrycoxusa
Is Honda TRYING to go out of business? This bike is ugly, heavy, and expensive.  Look at the new Triumph 800, and then tell me which one you would buy.
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