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 Triumph Tiger and BMW GS lines. Hit the jump for the official press release.
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Honda Announces Plans for New Adventure Sports Tourer

Honda today confirms that the Crosstourer model unveiled as a concept at the 2010 EICMA show will go into mass production, and will be first revealed at the 2011 EICMA Milan show in early November, followed by its UK debut for customers to see at Motorcycle Live show from 19-27 November.

The Crosstourer will deliver all the fun and excitement of a sports-tourer, with the comfortable, upright riding position and manoeuvrability of an adventure machine. It combines sports touring features, such as the powerful V4 engine configuration – also found in the VFR1200F – with long travel suspension, adventure focused riding position and dynamic off-road machine styling.

Underpinned by Honda's V4 expertise, the machine will also be offered with the option of Honda's innovative second-generation Dual Clutch Transmission technology. The Crosstourer offers a unique and versatile package that will provide great all-weather, all-road capabilities.

Yosuke Hasegawa, leader of the Crosstourer development team said, "The Crosstourer offers a high-level fusion of vibrant off-road styling, upright riding position, V engine power and Dual Clutch Transmission that offers more direct power transmission and easy operation. We are convinced that we have successfully brought out new value in what can be termed the true crossover concept."

Further information and images about the Crosstourer will be released in early November, at the same time as Honda announces its full range of new-for-2012 motorcycles and scooters.

To find out more about any of Honda's great range of further products, Genuine Honda parts and accessories, latest news and forthcoming events, visit your local Honda dealer, go to www.honda.co.uk or call 0845 200 8000.


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      Rob Cook
      • 3 Years Ago
      Between the Honda, Yamaha finally bringing over the Super Tenere, BMW, Triumph and Ducati the adventure touring segment is finally getting crowded in the US. It will be interesting how Honda using a V4 will fare, that could be a big deal.
      rem
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, nice to see Honda actually developing something modern for a change. Their recent emphasis on cruisers and scooters that cost as much as a Civic has had me a bit worried.
      boehrdi
      • 3 Years Ago
      well another heavy steel bomber....
      Dave
      • 3 Years Ago
      So much better than their other Crosstour.
      nattomethane
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is Honda running out of ideas? this is just disgusting.
      Chopper
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice rip off of BMW.
        rem
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Chopper
        I prefer to seem them ripping off BMW rather than OC Choppers... Besides, a GS with a V4 would be pretty nice.
          husam
          • 3 Years Ago
          @rem
          170hp on a gravel road...yeah, that sounds manageable.
      QCRamAir
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great concept; horrible name. For the love of God, do not call it the "Crosstourer". The "Crosstour" name is stupid enough on the humpback Accord; please do not pollute the motorcycling world with the same name.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking to get a new F800 GS next year. Interesting to see how this will stack up against the GS series' pedigree.
      tellydoug
      • 3 Years Ago
      So if I was the 11th person to link this in Facebook, do I get a free one? I could deal with a GS with a wet clutch and 170 horsepower... heh heh heh heh heh ......
      Kelly Hatcher
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very nice looking! Finally Honda, the retro look lost me... I will purchase this...
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