2016 Honda VFR1200X

2016 Honda VFR1200X

2016 Honda VFR1200X

2016 Honda VFR1200X
2016 Honda VFR1200X

2016 Honda VFR1200X
2016 Honda VFR1200X

2016 Honda VFR1200X
2016 Honda VFR1200X

2016 Honda VFR1200X
2016 Honda VFR1200X

2016 Honda VFR1200X Review

2016 Honda VFR1200X on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Explore Your World…

You probably know someone like this. Maybe it’s your brother-in-law, or your neighbor, or some guy at your workplace. He’s always telling you what he’s going to do . . . but he never really does anything.

But there’s another kind of guy too—someone who turns every day into something that’s fun. Every weekend he comes back with a story to tell, even if he never crossed a state line.

Honda’s new VFR1200X is built for people who know adventure isn’t someplace you go, it’s what you do getting there. It’s an excellent machine for exploring the world around you, and doing it in comfort, confidence, and style. Sporty, athletic, nimble enough for around-town cruising or tight winding back roads, it’s also big enough to reel in those highway miles, and see the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the Alamo all in the same trip.

And the new VFR1200X is loaded with features too—the most important being its 1237cc V4 engine and choice of six-speed transmissions. Best of all, we’re offering a ton of accessories, so you can fine-tune it to how you want to ride.

Where will a new 2016 Honda VFR1200X take you? Wherever adventure calls.

Many roads. One motorcycle.

To travel by motorcycle is to fully experience life. And by blending technology from across Honda’s range the Crosstourer is a high performance ticket to ride. Powered by a refined V4 engine, with sophisticated electronics and rugged chassis to match, it is an accomplished all-rounder. Where could it take you?

Built for life on the move

Ready for the long haul, two-up and loaded or the cut and thrust of the city, the Crosstourer is built to soak up whatever it rolls over. Durable bodywork cuts aggressive angles with a small frontal area and yet it offers plenty of weather protection. The seat profile is carefully shaped to deliver comfort and easy ground reach, computerised self-cancelling indicators mean you’ll never spare them a second thought, while the compact ‘wave’ design ignition key improves security.


For wherever the road leads the Crosstourer’s chassis deals out surefooted ability with nimble handling. The lightweight and massively strong aluminium twin-spar frame features an optimised rigidity balance and supple suspension – 43mm inverted forks and Pro-Link rear monoshock – that irons out surface imperfections. Combined ABS (C-ABS) links front and rear brakes serving up balanced stopping power for more stable deceleration, with the added safety of an Anti-lock Braking System. While a relaxed and upright riding position brings all-day comfort.

The power to perform

Dynamically suited for sports touring duty, the 1,237cc V4 engine drives out large amounts of usable power, with linear torque from low rpm and a soulful feel thanks to the uneven firing order, due to offset crankpins. Response is razor-sharp thanks to PGM-FI fuel injection and acceleration is instant in any of the six gears. A sophisticated Torque Control System (TCS) constantly monitors and maintains rear wheel traction and offers 3 stages of control, covering all riding conditions. Final drive is via maintenance-free shaft.


V4 Power

The VFR1200X’s V4 isn’t just another engine—it’s a spectacular example of motorcycling’s best. Case in point: the two rear cylinders are closer together than the front two, making the engine narrower where your legs are. Smart engineering!

Two Transmission Choices

Take your pick between a conventional six-speed manual transmission or our third-generation automatic DCT: six speeds, push-button shifting, your choice of shift modes.

Shaft Final Drive

Clean, efficient, proven, low-maintenance. Shaft final drive is the perfect choice on a top-of-the-line machine like the VFR1200X.

One-Hand Adjustable Windscreen

One size doesn’t fit all—and neither does one windscreen. Adjusting the VFR1200X’s windscreen only takes one hand and a couple of seconds.

Selectable Shift Modes

When you choose the Automatic DCT model, you can scroll between standard “D” mode, three sport modes, and even the option to “manually” shift up or down with the handlebar-mounted buttons.









2016 Honda VFR1200X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Adventures Should be Where You Go, Not Wondering if Your Bike Will Get There.

The motorcyclist’s corollary: the further you adventure from home, the more you need your bike to be reliable—and, we might add, comfortable. VFR1200X riders know they’ve come to the right place. But hey, that’s a big reason why you choose a Honda in the first place, right? Because serious riders know that nobody can match Honda’s reputation for smart engineering that you can count on to work—no matter how far you ride.


Options & Pricing

The VFR1200X is loaded with features, but perhaps the most impressive is the option to choose between a conventional 6-speed manual transmission or our latest, third-generation Honda Automatic DCT transmission. With the DCT, you upshift or downshift with a pair of handlebar-mounted buttons, or you can let the gearbox shift for itself.


Features & Options
•1237cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V4 engine
•43mm Inverted Fork
•Pro-Link Rear Suspension



Features & Options
•1237cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V4 engine
•43mm Inverted Fork
•Pro-Link Rear Suspension
•Honda Automatic DCT transmission


UK Options:

CROSSTOURER: With the Crosstourer suddenly anything seems possible.
CROSSTOURER DCT: The Dual Clutch Transmission version provides faster, smoother gear changes.
CROSSTOURER HIGHLANDER T: Honda’s range-topping adventure sports touring motorcycle.
CROSSTOURER HIGHLANDER T DCT: Go-anywhere, do-anything tool, with faster, smoother gear changes.

2016 Honda VFR1200X www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Spoked Wheels

With a 17-inch rear and a 19-inch front, the VFR1200X’s wheels are built to handle the rigors of gnarly pavement or dirt/gravel roads.

Dual Front Discs

The twin front brakes use huge 310mm discs for plenty of fade-free stopping power. Combined ABS is a standard feature.

43mm Inverted Fork

Who knows where you’ll be riding, but the VFR1200X’s suspension is up to the job. The 43mm KYB fork is adjustable for spring preload as well as rebound damping, and is plenty stiff for steering precision.

One-Hand Adjustable Windscreen

It couldn’t be easier to adjust the new VFR1200X’s windscreen. One hand and a couple of seconds is all you’ll need. The range adjusts over three inches from high to low.

Accessory Socket

Need to charge your phone, run a GPS, or any other electrical accessory? This handy outlet makes it a cinch.

Selectable Torque Control

Honda’s Selectable Torque Control system (HSTC) is designed to help riders adapt to multiple traction conditions. With the push of a button the VFR1200X’s (HSTC) lets you choose from three levels of engine-torque The system can also be turned off according to rider preference. Available on both manual-transmission and Automatic DCT versions of the VFR1200X.

Aluminum Frame

The VFR1200X’s twin-spar aluminum frame members are fine-tuned to offer very precise control over weight and rigidity, and form the foundation of the bike’s stellar handling.

1237cc V4 Engine

Drawing on 30 years of V4 technology and racing success, Honda designers gave the VFR1200X what is one of our most advanced streetbike engines yet: a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 1237cc, 76-degree V4 brimming with low-end torque.

Transmission Choices

You can choose between a conventional six-speed manual transmission or our latest, third-generation Honda Automatic DCT transmission. With the DCT, you upshift or downshift with a pair of paddle-style buttons, or you can let the gearbox shift for itself.

Pro-Link Rear Suspension

The KYB shock on the VFR1200X’s rear suspension is adjustable for rebound damping and features a convenient no-tool preload adjuster making it easy to fine-tune the ride for varying loads.

Shaft Final Drive

Tough, durable, silent, clean, and low-maintenance, the VFR1200X’s shaft final drive is exactly what you want in a bike designed to turn out some serious miles.

Single-Sided Swingarm

The final-drive assembly runs right through the single-sided aluminum swingarm housing, making rear-wheel removal a snap.


2016 Honda VFR1200X – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer USD

Engine Type 1237cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke Unicam 16-valve 76° V4
Bore And Stroke 81 x 60
Induction PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Ignition Electric
Compression Ratio 12:1

Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Enclosed Shaft

Front Suspension 43mm inverted telescopic forks with hydraulic damping, preload and rebound damping adjustment
Rear Suspension Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment
Front Brake Dual 310mm discs, Combined ABS
Rear Brake Single 276mm disc, Combined ABS
Front Tire 110/80-R19
Rear Tire 150/70-R17

Rake 28.0°
Trail 107mm
Wheelbase 62.8 inches
Seat Height 33.5 inches
Fuel Capacity 5.68 gallons

Model Id VFR1200X
Available Colors Pearl Black
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.

One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.




























2016 Honda VFR1200X – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $17999 CDN

Engine & Drivetrain


Engine Type

Liquid-cooled 76-degree V-four


1,237 cc

Bore & Stroke

81 mm x 60 mm

Compression Ratio


Valve Train

Unicam, 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection


Standard: Six-speed or optional six-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) with manual shift mode and four automatic shift modes

Final Drive


Chassis & Suspension


Front Suspension

43 mm inverted telescopic fork with spring preload and rebound damping adjustments; 145 mm (5.7 in.) travel

Rear Suspension

Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment; 146 mm (5.7 in.) travel

Additional Information



Front: 110/80-R19 Rear: 150/70-R17


Front: 310 mm dual discs with three-piston calipers Rear: single 276 mm disc with twin-piston caliper (Combined Braking System with ABS)

Seat Height

850 mm (33.5 in.)


1,595 mm (62.8 in.)

Curb Weight

Standard: 277 kg (611 lbs.) DCT: 287 kg (633 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride

Fuel Capacity

21.5 litres


Candy Red / Graphite Black


12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus





2016 Honda VFR1200X – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £12499 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


Bore × Stroke (mm) 81 x 60
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 12:1
Engine Displacement (cm³) 1237
Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke Unicam 16-valve 76° V4
Max. Power Output 95 kW/7,750 rpm
Max. Torque 126 Nm/6,500 rpm
Starter Electric


Brakes Front Dual 310mm discs with Combined ABS
Brakes Rear Single 276mm disc with Combined ABS
Suspension Front 43mm inverted telescopic forks with hydraulic damping, preload and rebound damping adjustment
Suspension Rear Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment
Tyre Size Front 110/80-R19
Tyre Size Rear 150/70-R17
Wheels Front Tubeless spoked
Wheels Rear Tubeless spoked

Dimensions and Weights

Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V/11.2Ah
Caster Angle 28°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2285 x 915 x 1335
Frame type Diamond; aluminium twin-spar
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 21.5 Litres
Fuel Consumption 47.2 mpg* (WMTC mode) *DCT version tested in D-mode.
Ground Clearance (mm) 180
Headlights 55W/55W
Kerb Weight (kg) 275
Seat Height (mm) 850
Trail (mm) 107
Wheelbase (mm) 1595


Clutch Wet, multiplate
Final Drive Enclosed shaft
Gearbox 6-speed





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