2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT

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2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT
2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT

2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT
2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT

2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT
2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT

2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT
2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT

2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT
2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT



2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT Review

2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Boundless Exploration…

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.

READY FOR ANYTHING

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 DCT 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.


VFR1200X

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


VFR1200X DCT

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 DCT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine & Drivetrain

Rugged shaft drive

Tough, durable, quiet, clean, and low-maintenance, the VFR1200X’s shaft final drive is the perfect choice for a bike designed to cover serious distances in all types of conditions.

 

Selectable Torque Control

Honda’s Selectable Torque Control system (HSTC) is designed to help the rider 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 if you prefer. It’s available on both manual-transmission and DCT versions of the VFR1200X.

 

Choose your transmission

Choose between a conventional six-speed manual transmission or Honda’s third-generation automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission. With DCT, you upshift or downshift with a pair of paddle-style buttons, or you can let the gearbox shift automatically in either standard mode or one of three selectable sport modes.

 

Brimming with torque

The engine makes big power everywhere but is especially strong at lower revs, making the VFR1200X as well suited to exploring off the beaten track as it is navigating through the city or cruising the open road.

 

Clever engine design

The VFR1200X’s 1,237 cc 16-valve Unicam V-4 engine is a spectacular example of Honda’s best engineering. Case in point: the two rear cylinders are closer together than the front two, making the engine narrower where your legs are. Clever.

 


Chassis & Suspension

Single-sided swingarm

The single-sided swingarm houses the shaft final drive and also makes rear-wheel removal a snap.

 

ABS power and control

Large 310 mm twin front brake discs and single 276 mm rear disc provide plenty of fade-free stopping power. Honda’s Combined Braking System with ABS helps to enhance stopping power and control on all types of road surfaces.

 

Easy suspension adjustment

The inverted 43 mm KYB fork is adjustable for spring preload as well as rebound damping, while the KYB shock in the Pro-Link rear suspension is adjustable for rebound damping and features a convenient no-tool preload adjuster that lets you easily fine-tune the ride for varying loads.

 

Beautiful spoke wheels

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

 

Light and strong frame

The VFR1200X’s twin-spar aluminum frame members were carefully engineered to be as light as possible while also providing the sturdiness required to handle all kinds of riding on all kinds of roads.

 

Impressive handling

Sporty, athletic, nimble enough for around-town cruising or tight winding back roads, the VFR1200X is also stable and roomy enough to eat up long highway miles in comfort.

 


Additional Features

Quality accessories

A wide selection of Honda accessories lets you personalize your VFR1200X exactly how you want it.

 

Handy power outlet

Need to charge your phone, or run a GPS or another electrical accessory? The VFR1200X’s handy accessory outlet makes it easy.

 

Extra protection

Standard hand guards provide added protection against wayward stones or inclement weather.

 

Adjustable windscreen

The VFR1200X’s protective windscreen easily adjusts over a range of 76 mm (3 inches) using just one hand.

 

Comfortable ergonomics

An upright riding position with adjustable tube-type handlebar and spacious seat help to keep you comfortable even on cross-province or cross-country rides.

 

 


 

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

ENGINE
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 Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 12:1

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission 6-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission
Final Drive Shaft

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
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

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

OTHER
Model Id VFR1200XD
Available Colors Pearl Black
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.

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


 

 


 

2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $18999 CDN

Engine & Drivetrain
Engine Type

Liquid-cooled 76-degree V-four


Displacement

1,237 cc


Bore & Stroke

81 mm x 60 mm


Compression Ratio

12.1:1


Valve Train

Unicam, 4 valves per cylinder


Fuel Delivery

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection


Transmission

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


Final Drive

Shaft


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


Tires

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


Brakes

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.)


Wheelbase

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


Colour

Candy Red / Graphite Black


Warranty

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





 

2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £13299 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine

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

Wheels

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) 285
Seat Height (mm) 850
Trail (mm) 107
Wheelbase (mm) 1595

Transmission


Clutch Wet, multiplate, hydraulic 2-clutch
Final Drive Enclosed shaft
Gearbox 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission



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