All-Conquering Honda Crosstourer Returns

Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer
Honda’s range-topping adventure sports touring motorcycle is back in 2015.

The VFR1200X Crosstourer was first launched in 2012, setting itself apart as the best go-anywhere, do-anything machine.

Three years since it arrived on the scene, the Crosstourer continues to deliver what it had first set out to do; give the rider a sense of challenge as well as the facility to explore.

While its rugged versatility sets the standard amongst its peers, the addictive power and electrifying sound of its V4 engine make the Crosstourer truly unique in its class.

The 1,237cc, 16-valve engine employs PGM-FI and fly-by-wire technology for precise throttle control.

The V4 configuration is slim and compact, reducing frontal area and aiding mass centralisation, while the ABS and Honda’s Selectable Torque Control firmly plant the Crosstourer at the high-performance end of the adventure motorcycle sector.

Honda’s Selectable Torque Control system also allows the rider to select three different levels to control engine torque and resultant drive to the rear wheel.

Underneath, the Crosstourer is designed to excel on diverse road surfaces, with the front and rear suspension offering generous amounts of controlled travel.

To match its fierce performance capabilities, the VFR1200X has a combined ABS system between the dual front 310mm discs with three-piston callipers and rear 276mm disc with twin-piston calliper. It delivers balanced braking for more stable deceleration and the extra reassurance of an Antilock Brake System (ABS).

For 2015 the VFR1200X Crosstourer paint schemes include new Special Edition two tone Digital Silver Metallic / Darkness Black Metallic.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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