http://www.WhichBike.com staff member, Ade, now fancies a tourer so decides he needs to take out the 2015 Honda Crosstourer DCT. What will he make of this powerful, adventure tourer with an Automatic gearbox!?
Long detailed review of the Honda Crosstourer DCT including a full walkaround and test ride.
Details from Honda: Ready for the long haul, two-up and loaded or the cut and thrust of the city, the Crosstourer is built to soak up whatever it rolls over.
Durable bodywork cuts aggressive angles with a small frontal area and yet it offers plenty of weather protection. The seat profile is carefully shaped to deliver comfort and easy ground reach, computerised self-cancelling indicators mean you’ll never spare them a second thought, while the compact ‘wave’ design ignition key improves security.
For wherever the road leads the Crosstourer’s chassis deals out surefooted ability with nimble handling. The lightweight and massively strong aluminium twin-spar frame features an optimised rigidity balance and supple suspension – 43mm inverted forks and Pro-Link rear monoshock – that irons out surface imperfections. Combined ABS (C-ABS) links front and rear brakes serving up balanced stopping power for more stable deceleration, with the added safety of an Anti-lock Braking System. While a relaxed and upright riding position brings all-day comfort.
Dynamically suited for sports touring duty, the 1,237cc V4 engine drives out large amounts of usable power, with linear torque from low rpm and a soulful feel thanks to the uneven firing order, due to offset crankpins. Response is razor-sharp thanks to PGM-FI fuel injection and acceleration is instant in any of the six gears.
A sophisticated Torque Control System (TCS) constantly monitors and maintains rear wheel traction and offers 3 stages of control, covering all riding conditions. Final drive is via maintenance-free shaft.