Honda bringing Crosstourer Concept to production
22 October 2011 - Autoblog
Honda has announced that the company will bring a version of the company's Crosstourer Concept motorcycle unveiled at the 2010 EICMA Show to production.
The final version of the adventure/sports tourer hybrid will be unveiled under the lights of the 2011 EICMA show next month. According to Honda, the Crosstourer will boast a 1200cc V4 engine borrowed from the company's VFR1200F, which means the bike could boast up to 170 horsepower. Combined with a more upright riding position, off-road aesthetics and a long-travel suspension, Honda hopes that the Crosstourer will be a more versatile addition to the company's stable. There's also word that the production version will come equipped with a dual-clutch transmission.
The Crosstourer Concept wore styling that appeared to be heavily influenced by the BMW GS family, which certainly doesn't bother us in the least. With its wire spoke wheels, near vertical windscreen and subtle skid plates, the bike looks to be a legitimate alternative to the rest of the adventure bike set. But, as we all know, looks aren't everything. We'll have to wait until we get our gloves on the final version before we can say one way or the other whether the bike can hold its fenders high against the likes of the Triumph Tiger and BMW GS lines.