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Old 09-12-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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VFR800X Crossrunner for 2015

It appears that this thread should be over here in Road Warriors.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1009010



Will be interesting to see what the price will be.

Blurb from Honda.

'Honda Motor Europe today announces the new 2015 VFR800X, which boasts a host of changes and new features to confirm its position as a premium Sports Tourer. The 2015 VFR800X benefits from revisions to its 800cc V4 engine for more top end power and mid-range torque, sharper looks all round, longer travel suspension, and new wheels and brakes. Other features include S-TCS, ABS, LED lights, self-cancelling indicators and heated grips as standard.

The 2015 VFR800X combines Honda's unique 800cc V4 engine with an upright, street-oriented riding position for maximum touring comfort but with the phenomenal performance of its twin brother, the VFR800F. The 2015 VFR800X pushes the concept forward for a stronger all-round sporty ride and sharper modern styling.

The heart of the machine remains its VTEC-equipped 90 V4 DOHC 16 valve engine, which now offers increased low and mid-range torque for flexible, effortless drive, plus increased peak power of 78kW, delivered at 10,250rpm.

The aluminium twin-beam frame features a lighter, revised subframe and new aluminium swingarm *- another VFR signature piece. Suspension has longer travel: 25mm in its two-piece telescopic forks and 23mm in the rear shock. ABS comes as standard and the front 17-inch hollow-cast aluminium wheel is fitted with dual 310mm discs, worked by radial-mount four-piston calipers. Tyres are sporty street-size 120 front and 180 rear for optimal on-road performance.

The rider now also benefits from the same kind of Selectable Torque Control System (S-TCS) fitted to the Crosstourer. Two levels of S-TCS are available (plus off), to sense imminent loss of rear wheel traction, and seamlessly reduce torque to allow the tyre to grip.

The VFR800X is a true VFR - a motorcycle designed for hard riding fun, but with style, comfort and practicality. Accordingly, the seat is now adjustable, offering two height options, and 5-stage heated grips and Honda's self-cancelling indicators are both fitted as standard. New, full LED lighting adds a distinct presence and premium finishing touch.




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Old 09-13-2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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I really hope Honda brings this bike to US.
To my eye it looks beautiful, I'm a long time fan of the VFR (owned two in the past) and with the upgrades that they did this bike really pulls my strings.

I'm not looking for a dual sport, not a tourer, not a sport bike. Something FUN and reliable for commuting and weekend trips to the Sierras.

Honda, I have my checkbook ready....
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:04 PM   #3
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Question V2

Wouldn't the V2 come close to this Honda on the road?

The sponge suspension and 19" tyre would slow her down on in the twisties.

But a good rider could keep up with a average Honda rider in the twisties, right?
The ergo package looks about the same.
Not sure if the Honda wieghs less than the V2.

I would rather have more flexabilty with the V2.
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But, the Honda does look nice.

BTW, how old is this engine? Brand new, or a tweek and peak?
Edit. Looks like it is tweak and peak.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:32 PM   #4
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What is V2?

This new Crossrunner has 17" front and I'm not sure what you're referring to with the "sponge suspension"...
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:46 PM   #5
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The problem I see is that old-tech 800 engine. It's ok for a bike to be as heavy as the VFR1200X if it carries it's weight well. Old lame VTEC technology does not run along those lines. I wouldn't be surprised if the 800 crosstour feels just as heavy as the 1200. JMHO.

If they bring it here, same story as the new VFR800 lots of lookers until they see the price.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:03 PM   #6
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What is V2?

This new Crossrunner has 17" front and I'm not sure what you're referring to with the "sponge suspension"...

http://www.suzuki-vstrom.com

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Old 09-13-2014, 05:06 PM   #7
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The problem I see is that old-tech 800 engine. It's ok for a bike to be as heavy as the VFR1200X if it carries it's weight well. Old lame VTEC technology does not run along those lines. I wouldn't be surprised if the 800 crosstour feels just as heavy as the 1200. JMHO.

If they bring it here, same story as the new VFR800 lots of lookers until they see the price.
I was just fixing to ask about the engine.

Thanks for the post.

I was going to ask if this would make a good engine for Honda's ADV touring MC that may come out in the near future.

Guess not.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:32 PM   #8
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If this new Crossrunner is like the curent Crossrunner (and it seems to be), its biggest problem is the riding position which is especially odd because Honda claim to set out to create a more comfortable VFR, then hobbled it with supremely uncomfortable placement of pegs resulting in really bent knees. For me that one issue pretty much killed the whole idea and I'm not particularly tall, maybe with relatively long legs but still, only 5'10.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:19 AM   #9
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Pegs have been moved forward and lower, as they were on the previously updated model which we didn't get in Oz.
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:17 AM   #10
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Hope that this motorbike will be different that the first version. Some good things inside!
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:39 PM   #11
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I love it! Shame it's a europe only machine.
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Looks better than the previous "chaffinch" styling.

I wonder if you can shoehorn an Aprilia V4 in there....?
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:06 AM   #13
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It looks like a premium bike to me. It has a lot of nice standard features - ABS, TCS, self cancelling indicators, LED lighting, heated grips, adjustable seat. I think it looks pretty darn good, too. I like Suzuki's big V-Strom, but this looks better to me.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:33 AM   #14
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The problem I see is that old-tech 800 engine. It's ok for a bike to be as heavy as the VFR1200X if it carries it's weight well. Old lame VTEC technology does not run along those lines. I wouldn't be surprised if the 800 crosstour feels just as heavy as the 1200. JMHO.

If they bring it here, same story as the new VFR800 lots of lookers until they see the price.
Yes. Especially if it is priced near the S1000XR.
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Yes. Especially if it is priced near the S1000XR.
why shouldn't it be priced near the S1000XR? What does the BMW have that the Honda doesn't have? Serious question, you may be far more familiar with these bikes than I am.

Honda has a much better reputation for reliability than BMW does. Also there are many more Honda dealers around the US than BMW dealers.

Everything else being the same, I would pick the Honda.
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