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Honda VFR800X Crossrunner

VFR800X Crossrunner can adapt to almost every road and situation as it has the high power and performance of a naked bike as well as the style and riding comfort of an Enduro bike.

VFR800X was designed to keep it’s stability and provide a safe ride at any speed and road condition. Equipped with low seat and wide handlebars to create an upright riding position for more comfort, it also has V4 VTEC engine to provide the superior performance that you may need in either urban traffic or during long trips and combined ABS braking system for the ultimate riding safety.

Honda VFR800X Crossrunner Panel

Here are the pros and cons according to overall user reviews & experiences;

Pros

  • Easy to handle
  • Comfortable seat and thus enjoyable riding during long trips
  • V-Tec technology is activated over 6000-6500 rpm
  • Selectable torque control allows the rear tyre to maintain grip in slippery conditions and it could also make it easy for riders who do not have any experience with such high cc bikes
  • Heated grips with 5 levels of heating
  • LED headlights make the bike more visible in traffic
  • Quick acceleration and braking give the rider both joy and the feeling of safety
  • Single sided swingarm makes it easier to repair rear tyre
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Self-cancelling turn signals

Cons

  • High fuel consumption in urban traffic or when the V-Tec is active
  • Even though the windscreen is adjustable, it is still short and does not stop the wind from hitting your helmet. Therefore a taller touring windscreen may be needed
  • At higher speeds (over 120-130km/h) the wind may cause you discomfort coming from both sides of the bike
  • Does not come with any accessories, at least the center stand should be factory-installed
  • No cruise control
  • 242 kg weight can be an advantage during the long trips but otherwise it is definitely a disadvantage

Honda VFR800X Crossrunner

Engine

Bore × Stroke (mm) 72 x 48mm
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 11.8 : 1
Engine Displacement (cc) 782cc
Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC 90° V-4
Max. Power Output 78kW (106PS) @ 10,250rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 75Nm @ 8,500rpm (95/1/EC)
Starter Electric
C02 Emissions (g/km) 121
Oil Capacity (Liters) 3.9L

Wheels

Brakes Front ABS (2-Channel) 310mm x 4.5mm dual floating hydraulic disc with radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear 256mm x 6mm hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Suspension Front 43mm HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload and ten DF adjustment, 131mm axle travel, 145mm stroke
Suspension Rear Pro-Link with gas-charged HMAS damper, 35-step (remote-controlled hydraulic) preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 148mm axle travel
Tyre Size Front 120/70 R17
Tyre Size Rear 180/55 R17
Wheels Front 17M/C x MT3.5 10-spoke die-cast aluminium
Wheels Rear 17M/C x MT5.5 10-spoke die-cast aluminium

Dimensions and Weights

Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V/11AH (YTZ-12S)
Caster Angle 26°30’
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2,190mm x 870mm x 1,360mm
Frame type Diamond; aluminium twin-spar; pivotless
Fuel Tank Capacity (Liters) 20.8L
Fuel Consumption 53mpg (WMTC) (4,44 liters/100km)
Ground Clearance (mm) 165mm
Headlights LED (Hi-2/Low-2) with extension
Kerb Weight (kg) 242kg
Seat Height (mm) 835/815mm
Trail (mm) 103mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1,475mm

Transmission

Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Final Drive O-ring sealed chain
Transmission Type Constant mesh 6-speed

Instruments and Electrics

12v Socket Yes
Headlights LED (Hi-2/Low-2) with extension
Instruments Fuel meter, fuel consumption, water temperature, gear-position indicator, Grip Heat ON-OFF, ambient temperature and clock
Tail Light LED
Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) Yes (Adjustable 2 levels and can be turned off)

Honda VFR800X Crossrunner Review Score

Engine - 8
Brakes - 9
Comfort - 8
Fuel Consumption - 6
Handling - 7
Design - 7

7.5

Total Score

VFR800X Crossrunner can adapt to almost every road and situation as it has the high power and performance of a naked bike as well as the style and riding comfort of an Enduro bike.

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