Would you buy this bike instead of a BMW or Triumph or any other self proclaimed ADV DS bike?  (pics can be clicked on for high resolution)

Honda has confirmed that the Crosstourer, unveiled as a concept at the EICMA last year, will go into mass production in 2012 and will be showcased at the EICMA show in November this year. Billed as an ‘adventure sports tourer,’ the Crosstourer is fitted with a 1200cc V4 engine that comes from the VFR1200F, along with long-travel suspension, an upright riding position and off-road styling cues. Dual Clutch Transmission will also be available as an option on the Crosstourer.

Has Honda developed a temptation?  For me, not sure.  Would love to hear thoughts about another attempt by Honda to enter the ADV world.  The Varadero did not seem to do too well from what I have read.  Don’t get me wrong I really like Honda bikes.  We both had 2008 Honda CBF1000’s and really liked that bike for street riding. 


  1. AlanI says:

    I too like Honda bikes with my last ownership of the brand being a VFR800. Lovely bike but it was a pain touring alongside my wife’s 650 Thumper so it had to go.
    As to the question of would I buy the Crosstourer. Well in a word – no, looks far too heavy.

  2. Hans says:

    One very interesting specification is the dual clutch transmission. I wonder if that is a motorcycling-first or it is just my ignorance. Certainly, is a very test-worthy feature.

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