Honda Crossrunner | First Ride

VFR turned ADV

By Roland Brown, Photography by Honda

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

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

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

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

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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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