Honda VFR1200X

  • WORLD LAUNCH: First RIDING impressions. Honda’s Africa Twin Adventure Sports

    WORLD LAUNCH: First RIDING impressions. Honda’s Africa Twin Adventure Sports

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    We’re out in Sardinia for the launch of Honda’s three new Africa Twins. Today we’ve been riding the top of the range Adventure Sports with Showa semi-active suspension. Straight off the bike here are our first impressions of Honda’s new flagship adventure machine from our man on the ground. Touted as a sports tourer rather…

  • Honda VFR1200X getting a new front end and less beak for next year

    Honda VFR1200X getting a new front end and less beak for next year

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    We know it’s not going to make ‘story of the year’ or anything, but it’s interesting to see that Honda is updating the VFR1200X Cross Tourer for 2017. Gone is the bike’s stubby beak to be replaced by a new fairing ‘shoulder’ to improve weather protection for the rider. The bike’s screen has also come…

  • Honda releases details of 2016 VFR1200X Crosstourer

    Honda releases details of 2016 VFR1200X Crosstourer

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    Honda releases details of 2016 VFR1200X Crosstourer In addition to the changes for NC750X and CB500X for 2016, Honda has also announced a number of updates for the VFR1200X Crosstourer. The following upgrades to the V4-engined adventure sports tourer have been confirmed for 2016: New adjustable windscreen, easily operated with one hand, that allows fine…

  • The Africa Twin is back! Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin confirmed for 2015

    The Africa Twin is back! Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin confirmed for 2015

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    We brought you the patent drawings and speculated on exactly what this new model from Honda could be back in March – and we were right, the Africa Twin is back! The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin has now officially been confirmed for 2015. Here’s what the press release from Honda had to say: “Honda is…

  • New Repsol colours and more for 2015 Honda motorcycle range

    New Repsol colours and more for 2015 Honda motorcycle range

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    With other manufacturers launching a host of new bikes this year, it’s a shame to see nothing really ground-breaking (and in production) from Honda. However, we are pretty chuffed to see the Respol paint scheme (announced in November), not just on the Fireblade, but on scooters too. Here’s the full lineup of 2015’s colours… MotoGP Champions…

  • 2015 Honda Crossrunner VFR800X review

    2015 Honda Crossrunner VFR800X review

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    Honda Crossrunner VFR800X | £10,229 | 105bhp@10,500rpm | 55lb-ft@8500rpm | liquid-cooled 90° V-4 Tested by Simon Hargreaves Photography by Honda The Honda Crossrunner, launched in 2011, was a recycled VFR800 engine and chassis with bland supermoto/adventure Euro-styling. Dynamically a good bike, it never caught on. The 2015 Crossrunner uses the revamped VFR800F engine and chassis, but…

  • Honda VFR800X Crossrunner | 2015 new motorcycles

    Honda VFR800X Crossrunner | 2015 new motorcycles

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    Honda’s premium sports tourer – the VFR800X Crossrunner – has evolved for 2015, with a host of upgrades designed to deliver more hard-riding excitement. It features more mid-range torque and top-end power from its upgraded V4-VTEC engine, sharper modern styling plus refined ergonomics and longer travel suspension, new wheels and brakes. Honda Selectable Torque Control…

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