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2011 Honda Crossrunner Articles
2011 Honda Crossruner: VFR800 reborn for naked adventure
Here’s the 2011 Honda Crossrunner, which uses a 100bhp 782cc V4, summed up in a single sentence: “Extensive customer research indicated that whilst buyers liked the appearance and the image of adventure bikes, for some the compromised stability caused by long travel suspension, taller seat heights and dual purpose tyres was a concern.” That’s right, it’s an adventure bike that won’t be...
02 November 2010
Honda V4 crossover: the final sketch
Contrast the motorcycle seen in this sketch with the 2011 Honda CBR250R. One is simple and functional, the other isn’t. Honda says the V4 crossover, “will have the flexibility and exciting attitude of a naked performance machine, with the more comfortable upright riding position and design cues inspired by adventure bikes.” That’s right, it’s a vehicle that looks off-road capable, but is...
27 October 2010
Shamu 2, the revenge of the whale
Assuming that Shamu was the biggest whale hiding in the ocean was our fatal mistake. Mock it and that’ll be the end of bloated bikes, right? Wrong, because Shamu has a mom and she’s pissed. This official teaser sketch shows a new “adventure” touring bike, presumably based around the 1200cc V4, that will first be shown in concept form at the EICMA show next month. What’s our beef with t...
14 October 2010
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