The concept shares the V4 engine and the Dual Clutch Transmission with the VFR1200F model. Honda promises that the bike is able to deliver the sensations of a sports bike, while offering a comfortable upright riding position and handling of an adventure machine.
“The VFR1200F was the first model to utilize the new iconic V4 engine that signified the beginning of the new era in Honda’s engine line-up. The V4 Crosstourer Concept will utilize the same engine as the Road Sport category VFR to bring the benefits of this world-beating engine to a new type of customer. This will be the first time an Adventure Tourer bike has been fitted with a compact and powerful four cylinder V-engine unit."
"The riding experience will be further enhanced with the V4 Crosstourer Concept being developed with the revolutionary Dual Clutch Transmission that gives seamless gear changes for a sport riding feel. The new bike is the second Honda to be fitted with this innovative transmission system after the VFR1200F and it is the first time this award-winning technology has been seen in this category,” explained the press release.
We’ll remind you that the engine we are talking about has a displacement of 1,237cc and uses fuel injection, as well as liquid colling. The V4 unit offers a strong torque delivery, as it produces over 90 percent of its peak torque (129 Nm at 8,750 rpm) starting from 4,000 rpm.