Built to deal with whatever the road ahead has to offer, the VFR800X Crossrunner’s muscular and minimal adventure-sport style puts the hardware on display, showing off the V4-VTEC engine and aluminium twin-beam frame.
Increased suspension travel – front and rear – smoothes rough tarmac, while the upright riding position and wide handlebars deliver razor-sharp steering response and agile handling from city block to mountain pass. It’s made to handle long distances too, with a seat height that adjusts to either 815mm or 835mm for optimal comfort.
The Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system carefully monitors rear wheel traction, using smooth engine management to ensure that the tyre maintains grip in slippery conditions. Controlled from the handlebar, it features three modes selection, which appears within the LCD instrumentation.
The VFR800X Crossrunner’s distinctive x-shape headlight uses a bright ‘white light’ LED for improved visibility and beam penetration. This unique design is combined with the led taillight to reduce electrical drain on the engine.
Front: 310 x 4.5mm dual floating hydraulic disc with radial fit 4-piston calipers (ABS) and shintered metal pads. Rear: 256 x 6mm hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper (ABS) and sintered metal pads
43mm front HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload and ten DF adjustment, 131mm axle travel, 145mm stroke
Pro-Link rear with gas-charged HMAS damper, 35-step (remote-controlled hydraulic) preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 148mm axle travel