Friday, October 21, 2011

Production-ready 2012 Honda Crosstourer to be revealed at the EICMA

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For all those who wanted a big, heavy, expensive dual-purpose bike powered by a complicated V4 engine, your prayers have been answered by Honda...

Honda has confirmed that the Crosstourer, unveiled as a concept at the EICMA last year, will go into mass production in 2012 and will be showcased at the EICMA show in November this year. Billed as an ‘adventure sports tourer,’ the Crosstourer is fitted with a 1200cc V4 engine that comes from the VFR1200F, along with long-travel suspension, an upright riding position and off-road styling cues. Dual Clutch Transmission will also be available as an option on the Crosstourer.

‘We are convinced that we have successfully brought out new value in what can be termed the true crossover concept,’ says Yosuke Hasegawa, leader of the Honda Crosstourer development team. We’re not too convinced though – the Crosstourer seems to be the two-wheeled equivalent of a big, heavy, expensive and complicated SUV – we wouldn’t want one.

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