Development of Honda‘s new production racer is well underway, as the new (relatively) low-cost MotoGP racebike underwent testing at Japan’s Twin Ring Motegi circuit May 23-24. Conceived as a lower-cost option for race teams, the production racer project is running slightly behind schedule but Honda still expects it will available in time for the 2014 […]
EICMA 2011 Preview: 2012 Honda Crosstourer Headed for Production
Honda announced it will mass produce the Crosstourer adventure tourer unveiled first in concept form at the 2010 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.
The 2012 Honda Crosstourer will use a V4 engine similar to the one used in the VFR1200F and will also be available with Honda’s dual clutch transmission. Long-travel suspension adds to the adventure touring theme, but the Crosstourer is still more suited to paved roads than dirt.
“The Crosstourer offers a high-level fusion of vibrant off-road styling, upright riding position, V4 engine power and Dual Clutch Transmission that offers more direct power transmission and easy operation,” says Yosuke Hasegawa, leader of the Crosstourer’s development team. “We are convinced that we have successfully brought out new value in what can be termed the true Crossover Concept.”
The production version of the 2012 Honda Crosstourer will be unveiled at the 2011 EICMA show. Stay tuned for our coverage of the Milan show on Nov. 8 for more information on the Honda Crosstourer and other new models.
Click here for more pictures of the Honda Crosstourer concept from last year’s EICMA show.
EICMA 2010: Honda V4 Crosstourer Concept