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Listing Information Motorcycles

Manufacturer Honda
Model cross tourer
Price 0
Top Speed quick
Insurance Group 12
Engine Size 1200
Engine Type v4
Compression Ratio n/a
BH Power quick
Torque plenty
Gears 6
Seat Hight tall
Ground Clearance plenty
Fuel Capacity large tank
Average MPG depends how quick you go
Tank Range see above
Dry Weight heavy
Front Suspension usd
Rear Suspension mono


hondas adv bike a great all rounder

User reviews

Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
8.4
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
10.0   (2)
Off Road Capability:
 
5.0   (2)
Around Town:
 
7.5   (2)
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
7.0   (2)
Reliability:
 
10.0   (2)
Handling:
 
9.5   (2)
Engine:
 
10.0   (2)
Value for Money:
 
8.5   (2)
 
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Another Underrated Honda

Overall rating: 
 
9.1
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
10.0
Off Road Capability:
 
5.0
Around Town:
 
10.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
9.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
9.0
Engine:
 
10.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

See my comments set out below in "Another Underrated Honda"

Review Information Motorcycles

Time owned Two and a Half Years
I liked Read Review
I Disliked Read my Review
Would you buy again Yes
In one line So Under Rated, A Pleasure to Ride
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 10
 

honda crosstourer

Overall rating: 
 
7.8
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
10.0
Off Road Capability:
 
5.0
Around Town:
 
5.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
5.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
10.0
Engine:
 
10.0
Value for Money:
 
7.0
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

well tested this weekend and big group ride up from gloucester to oulton park on the scenic route and back via a different scenic route and finally into heavy rain for last leg home. points; 1. at 50 to 70 in the group i felt like i was getting sucked in and having to push away from the bars(makes for achey shoulders)engine was smooth drives amazingly well and the T.C. is nice too had to adjust myself forwards to get the right feel from front overall use a tank bag to to stopp the swirl and getting sucked in similar feel to a pan with the screen up.2.dirt tracks at the race track easy t.c. kicked in but drave great thing it could handle a little mor than a fire trail with right tyres.3.fast ride home now when its legs get stretched omg it shows how good it is 85-90kph tight and twisty long flowing straights at these speed the aforementioned suction disapears and gets more comfy silky and stable everywhere no complaints at all.4.in heavy rain and lightning hummm dont like riding in lightning makes you flinch at at proper motorway speeds but stayed fairly dry due to the bubble you get so that was nice protection but 2 up a little vortex pulls the rain between you and passenger so got a nice wet bum doh!!! also noticed at these speeds my normally quiet x-551 gets quite a roar....not happened 0n me 995 or zx7r. hit a major puddle at speed and it didnt twitch or aquaplane great and stable. wife was very comfortable and she enjoyed the ride but there not such a view on if looking left and right on the tiiger she can get a bit better view over me
so happy bunny with it
tho it should be no higher than 2nd gear through town or you can kiss your licence goodbye lol

Review Information Motorcycles

Time owned borrowed
I liked hell yes!!!
I Disliked nothing
Would you buy again Maybe
In one line excellent try one out
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 11
 
 
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Collected the Crosstourer on Saturday
strekev
Clocked up 380 miles this weekend on A and B roads between London and the south east coast.
Seat does slide you forward at slow speeds , but a gel pad might remedy that.
First impressions have confirmed that purchasing this bike was a good move. The V4 responds with plenty of oomph when you give the gas a twist and will poodle along with ease on inclines and twisties.
Can't see me fitting those Honda boxes though and choice seems limited from searches made on internet, would be cool to fit boxes that utilize the system in place without the need for additional mounting brackets
strekev , August 19, 2012
Another Underrated Honda
Big Fish
From the off I must admit I have a soft spot for Honda's and have owned quite a few over the years, from 400/4's to Blackbird's with plenty of others in-between, including Italian and German brands.
My previous bike before my current Crosstourer was an XX5 Blackbird, and whilst really liked the Bird the only thing I miss is the top end rush rush.....
The Crosstourer was purchased new by me in 2013 from Sutton Motorcycles (Bromsgrove) specified extra's were, centre stand, heated grips(can't believe not standard), two 12v sockets & 3D tank pad. Don't like the Honda (plastic) panniers, so went for SW Motec 45 litre in black to match the bike's paint scheme. That involves extra brackets, but well worth it.
Within a few hundred miles realised I needed to replace the standard screen, due to no upper body/head protection and wind noise. Opted for a Spanish Puig in dark smoke (tallest option) that blends in well with the overhaul styling/colour way. Also fitted Puig engine basin black, don't like Honda Silver items
Have also fitted Apropovic (Honda Accessory) exhaust can, unfortunately still sounds to much like a certain German motorcycle! At least to my years.
Have also fitted front mudguard extender, as far to short in standard trim. Resulting in far too much crud on engine and exhaust front pipes.
That's about it for for mods. I think!

Bike has now done about 8,000 miles in 2 and a half years, not as many as I would like, but like most struggle with work, life balance. so hear's my thoughts.

Engine/Power: Smooth...., with virtually no vibration to speak of. Power is there from tick-over right through the rev range. The torque curve seems almost flat. To the extent I don't often take her above 4,000 rpm, there is plenty of power (solo & two up) Have to keep remembering that it has a gearbox, as far too easy to leave it in top gear all the time.

Fuel Consumption/Range: No idea of fuel consumption, not something I measure if it needs fuel I put it in! Full tank range of lowest 190 miles and highest 235 miles, normally around 210/220. Interestingly solo, loaded or two up seems to make little difference.

Handling/Road Holding & Brakes: Good for the size/weight of bike. Front end can get slightly "vague" when pushing on when loaded solo. Haven't experienced this when two up, no doubt due to lower speeds to keep the wife on side. Handling spot on, within size/weight limitations. Original tyres (Bridgestone) replaced at 5,500 for Michelin Anakee III fitted as a pair as don't like mixing tyres. This has improved road holding and general confidence (mine)
The one thing that continues to delight and amaze me almost ever ride is how the bikes weight just seems to disappear once the wheels are moving, it feels balanced and neutral at both slow speed and on turn in.
Not much to say about the brakes, pull the lever or press the pedal and it stops. No drama or fuss, never had an issue with Honda linked brakes. Often use only the brake pedal on initial braking as seems to keep ride level and limit front end dive.

Gearbox: Smooth change by Honda standards, but still no Suzuki gearbox.

Finish/Quality: It's a Honda, so better that most. Don't think it's a good as my old Blackbird, but no complaints.

So overhaul very pleased and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, and wife say's it the most comfortable bike she has been on!

Pro's: Engine, Performance, Tank Range, Comfort, Effort Less to Ride and so Smooth.........

Con's: Weight/Bulk when moving in my garage and when putting on centre stand. Seat height if short in the leg (I'm not) No heated seat option. Poor headlight output/beam pattern
Big Fish , January 17, 2016
Disappointed
Bluebird
The Crosstourer was a big disappointment to me. I had always kept an eye on this bike since it's launch, and eventually went to look at one in the showroom. I really liked the look of this bike, the build quality was good( as you would expect from Honda) it seemed to tick all the boxes.
I got to talking a deal, which seemed good, so the time came for a test ride.

Now I always enjoy test riding a new bike, but not this one. I wanted to take it back after about 10 minutes of riding!! But I persevered, but could not get on with it. The only way I can describe it, it felt wooden, it lacked character and soul. The screen was a nightmare, certainly couldn't see me touring on this.

I know biking is a very personal thing, and what suits one rider doesn't suit another. But I was so disappointed, I so wanted to like this bike.
Bluebird , August 01, 2016

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