The second era of Honda’s VFR800X Crossrunner wasn’t precisely a runaway success. It wasn’t notably on-trend, providing neither the off-road succesful all-rounder skills of a ‘conventional’ journey bike which have been in vogue on the time, nor the eye-widening efficiency of a extra targeted sporty tourer. However it’s an excellent bike, fantastically put collectively (it’s a Honda…) with a rewardingly succesful V4 engine and surprisingly agile dealing with.
It may not be notably attractive, however from a driving perspective there’s little or no to criticise. Its plush seat and broad bars assist make it snug sufficient to spend all day within the saddle; the marginally agency suspension retains the bike poised and planted even on tough roads; and the 782cc VTEC-equipped engine presents loads of character and ample energy to make swift progress. The one gripe? It’s an enormous outdated lump for a middleweight, tipping the scales at 242kg, however for those who’re used to journey bikes, you’ll don’t have any hassle with the Crossrunner.
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The VFR800X is a traditional Honda in some ways – and meaning it’s going to face the check of time very effectively certainly, even whenever you’re placing large miles on the clock. It is a prime purchase, although put together to put down a bit of money when the valve clearances do want doing because the VTEC motor, nearly as good as it’s, isn’t the simplest to work on.
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