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Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

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This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer.

This maintenance schedule applies to the following models:

  • Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

The Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer is an adventure-styled motorcycle and most definitely a street machine, however, it does have some off-road capability. The “X” first appeared in Europe in 2011 as the Crosstourer. The VFR1200X is powered by Honda’s incredible 1237cc, 76-degree Unicam V4 with an attractive metallic Pearl Black paint. The front gets a single headlight setup with no LEDs and below it sits the cute small beak and above is an adjustable windscreen.

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Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer.

The maintenance for the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer is broken into two sections: Emission-Related Items and Non-Emission-Related Items.

Periodic Maintenance Chart

Itemsx 1000 mi0.64812162024Regular Replace
Emission-Related Itemsx 1000 km16.412.819.225.63238.4
Fuel LineXIII
Throttle OperationXIII
Air Cleaner*2XRR
Spark PlugXEvery 16,000 mi (25,600 km):I Every 32,000 mi (51,200 km):R
Valve ClearanceXI
Engine OilRRRR1 year
Engine Oil FilterRR
Clutch Oil Filter*6RR
Engine Idle SpeedXIII
Radiator Coolant*4III3 Years
Cooling SystemXIII
Secondary Air Supply SystemXI
Evaporative Emission Control System*3XI
Non-Emission-Related Items
Final Drive OilX3 years
Brake Fluid*4IIIIII2 years
Brake Pads WearIIIIII
Brake SystemIII
Brake Light SwitchIII
Brake Lock Operation*6XIIIIII
Headlight AimIII
Clutch System*5III
Clutch Fluid*4, *5IIIIII2 years
Side StandIII
SuspensionXIII
Nuts, Bolts, FastenersXIII
Wheels/TiresXXIII
Steering Head BearingsXXIII

Maintenance Level

  • X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your dealer, unless you
    have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. Procedures
    are provided in an official Honda Service Manual.
  • XX: Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle
    serviced by your dealer.

Maintenance Legend

  • I: Inspect (clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary)
  • R: Replace
  • L: Lubricate
  • C: Clean

Notes:

  • *1: At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here.
  • *2: Service more frequently when riding in unusually wet or dusty areas.
  • *3: 50 STATE (meets California).
  • *4: Replacement requires mechanical skill.
  • *5: VFR1200X/XA
  • *6: VFR1200XD/XDA

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

The Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer has the following tyres and tyre sizes standard:

  • Front: 110/80R19M/C 59V
  • Rear: 150/70R17M/C 69V

Tire type: Radial, tubeless\

Front:

  • PIRELLI SCORPION TRAIL E
  • BRIDGESTONE BW-501 RADIAL F

Rear:

  • PIRELLI SCORPION TRAIL E
  • BRIDGESTONE BW-502 RADIAL F

The manual for the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):

  • Front: 36 psi (250 kPa, 2.50 kgf/cm2)
  • Rear: 42 psi (290 kPa, 2.90 kgf/cm2

About the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

The VFR1200X is powered by Honda’s incredible 1237cc, 76-degree Unicam V4. The motor, previously used in the discontinued VFR1200F, has been re-tuned to produce even more low-and mid-range grunt; it is deceptively powerful. 

The throttle-by-wire system also uses cables to give the rider more feel and a smoother application. It works in conjunction with an impressive suite of electronic aids that have three levels of traction control (plus Off), that combine with the top-notch linked ABS brakes.

The Honda VFR1200X’s suspension works exceptionally well. Clearly, because of the engine’s prodigious power output, the suspension has to be on the firmer side, as this bike is more than capable of spirited sport riding.

It is a very good-looking motorcycle and unlike its predecessor, the VFR1200F, the X model doesn’t suffer from an identity crisis. The Adventure theme is enhanced by the spoked wheels (19″ front, 17″ rear) that come shod with Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires, which grip well and allow for modest off-roading.

The windshield provides very good wind protection. Short of an electrically adjustable screen, this has to be the easiest to operate adjustable windshield ever. It is one-hand height adjustable from the seat, using a large easy to use the lever on the left.

Manual for the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer Maintenance Schedule Screenshot From Manual

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer.

You can download it from here.

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