VFR1200X: Adventure (Lite) … and Quickly

16_VFR1200XIt was announced late last week that the US will be getting the VFR1200X as a bookend to the new Africa Twin as a 2016 model. The VFR1200X features the V-4 engine from the no longer available in Canada VFR1200. The shortcomings many perceived with the big, fast and comfortable VFR1200 sport-touring machine should be perfectly acceptable in a big, fast, comfortable upright adventure (lite_ touring machine. The Africa Twin will satisfy those with dirt in their adventure while the VFR1200X should satisfy the even more who like to keep their adventures on the pavement but appreciate the upright riding position. The bike will be available as either a six speed manual or with the ubiquitous DCT.  ABS, torque control, single-sided swingarm, spoked wheels and shaft drive are additional features. There is no current word on whether the VFR1200X will be coming to Canada but we will keep you posted.

UPDATE Honda Canada revealed December 4th that the VFR1200X will be coming to Canada as a 2016 model in both manual and DCT options. No price announced.