Author: Bike Social Reporter Posted: 10 Sep 2014
Honda has today unveiled an upgraded VFR800X Crossrunner for the 2015 model year. The Sports Tourer sees a number of changes, including Honda’s revised 800cc V4 engine from the legendary VFR800F.
Honda says the revised motor offers increased low and mid-range torque ‘for flexible, effortless drive’ plus a slight increase in horsepower to 106bhp. The Crossrunner’s aluminium twin-beam frame features a lighter, revised subframe and also has a new aluminium swinging arm while the suspension gets longer travel. The upgraded model also features new, 17 inch hollow-cast aluminium wheels and dual 310mm discs.
ABS comes as standard on the 2015 model as does the ‘Selectable Torque Control System’ (traction control) originally featured on the larger Crosstourer model. The seat is now adjustable, offering two height options and the VFR800X is fitted with heated grips and self-cancelling indicators as standard.
Honda’s official spiel reads: “Honda Motor Europe today announces the new 2015 VFR800X, which boasts a host of changes and new features to confirm its position as a premium Sports Tourer. The 2015 VFR800X benefits from revisions to its 800cc V4 engine for more top end power and mid-range torque, sharper looks all round, longer travel suspension, and new wheels and brakes. Other features include S-TCS, ABS, LED lights, self-cancelling indicators and heated grips as standard.”