New Hondas at Italy Show
November 17, 2011
Filed under Honda Motorcycle Road Tests: Reviews on Honda Motorcycles, Latest News
Honda revealed production versions of its new Crosstourer, Integra and two new mid-sized machines, the NC700X and NC700S, at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, last week. No word as yet from American Honda if the bikes will be coming here to join the ranks of updated 2012 motorcycles like the Gold Wing, CBR1000RR, and VFR1200F/DCT, but we’ll keep you posted.
Highlights of the new machines include:
Crosstourer: An adventure sports tourer which takes Honda’s unique V4 heritage in a new direction. Unveiled as a concept model in 2010, the Crosstourer gets the VFR1200’s engine, adventure styling, long suspension travel, an upright riding position, Combined ABS, traction control and optional Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
Integra: A new machine that Honda says offers the stability and dynamic ride of a motorcycle, with the protection, comfort and look of a large scooter, plus the Dual Clutch Transmission and an all-new, fuel efficient, high torque 670cc engine.
NC700X and NC700S: Said to be affordable, both have a new 700cc parallel twin-cylinder engine and offer easy handling in crossover and naked styling respectively for both commuting and weekend use.
These bikes expand Honda’s range of Dual Clutch Transmission models to five machines: the VFR1200F (upgraded for 2012), Crosstourer, Integra (the first model to have the system as standard), NC700X and NC700S.