posted October 07, 2009 07:00 PM
Edited By: frEEk on 1 Sep 2015 21:30
Honda Releases All-New VFR1200F for 2010
Staying true to the Internet rumors - Honda today announced the Spring 2010 release of their long-awaited VFR1200F. Stuffed full of technology, the new 1237cc V4 employs features such as fly-by wire throttle, combined anti-lock brakes, an available 6 speed tiptronic style dual clutch transmission, seamless fastener-less bodywork, sliding CV joint shaft drive and more. Price and further specs are TBD. Claimed curb weight for the fully automatic version is 613lbs, while the 6 speed manual slipper clutch equipped unit weighs 22lbs less.
Drawing from a longstanding legacy of innovation within Honda’s V-4 lineup, the 2010 VFR1200F embodies the new generation of V-4 technology and unsurpassed rider benefits, setting the stage for Honda’s next 50 years. Honda’s V-4 heritage and VFR tradition is fully realized in the VFR1200F. It has been re-created in astonishingly innovative form through the fusion of advanced technology imported from the MotoGP world and other cutting-edge environments. Net result: a futuristic sport motorcycle created for the sheer joy of riding, custom tailored for experienced hands who ride hard, ride long, ride far and ride often.
- Honda MotoGP V-4 engine technology and architecture bring cutting-edge performance to the VFR1200F.
- Unique cylinder layout with rear two cylinders located innermost on the crankshaft and front cylinders located outboard narrows the rider interface aboard the VFR1200F.
- Throttle By Wire for next-generation throttle response.
- Optional Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission with manual mode and automatic mode with two D/S modes and paddle-style shifters offers unparalleled freedom through innovative technology.
- Next-generation shaft drive system with offset pivot point and sliding constant-velocity joint for a new level of shaft-drive performance and control.
- Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
- Light and compact 1237cc liquid-cooled 76-degree V-4 pumps out amazing levels of power with a distinctive V-4 feel and sound.
- Symmetrically Coupled Phase-shift Crankshaft uses 28-degree crankpin offset to eliminate primary engine vibration.
- Asymmetrical exhaust lengths between front and rear cylinders boost power production and enhance power feel.
- Lightweight and compact Unicam® valvetrain allows for significantly smaller cylinder heads.
- Honda slipper clutch in manual-shift model allows unencumbered sport riding.
- GP technology layer-concept aero fairing for unrivaled air management.
- Honda Pro Arm® single-sided swingarm with single gas-charged shock delivers cutting-edge rear suspension action; features handy remote spring preload adjuster, rebound damping adjustability and 5.1 inches of travel.
- Stout, sport-oriented 43mm inverted cartridge fork with spring preload adjustability and 4.7 inches of travel.
- New controls with smoother and more precise tactile feel enhance the riding experience.
- New-technology seat construction permits a higher level of seat shaping and forming details.
- Saddlebag mounts come standard on both versions of the VFR1200F.
Model: VFR1200F / VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission
Engine Type: 1237cc liquid-cooled 76° V-4
Bore and Stroke: 81mm x 60mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Valve Train: SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with automatic enrichment circuit, 44mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors
Ignition: Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Transmission: Six-speed (VFR1200F) / Six-speed automatic with two modes and manual mode (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission)
Final Drive: Shaft
Front Suspension: 43mm cartridge fork with spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single gas-charged shock with remote spring preload adjustability and rebound damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel
Front Brake: Dual full-floating 320mm discs with CBS six-piston calipers with ABS
Rear Brake: Single 276mm disc with CBS two-piston caliper with ABS
Front Tire: 120/70 ZR17 radial
Rear Tire: 190/55 ZR17 radial
Wheelbase: 60.8 inches (1545mm)
Rake (Caster angle): 25°30’
Trail: 101.0mm (4.0 inches)
Seat Height: 32.1 inches (815mm)
Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gallons
Color: Candy Red
Curb Weight*: 591 pounds (VFR1200F) / 613 pounds (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission)
Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
Specifications subject to change.
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel--ready to ride.
posted October 07, 2009 08:21 PM
A single camshaft per bank...somewaht like the original CB750.
Get on the shortbus boys 'cause its time to get schooled.
9.03 @ 149mph
8.95 @153 small shot n2o
8.68 @160mph 5lbs boost
posted October 07, 2009 10:58 PM
Fish, you lucky dog!! Thanks for getting this to us. I've been wondering what's next from Honda, I've been hoping for a 1500 Blackbird but WTF? This bike looks a little LOOOOng...no? And the tail end looks weak with 2 riders on it....wonder what the price and HP is?....Sticking with the Connie for now....
What we don't understand, we can
make mean anything...
posted October 07, 2009 11:39 PM
think this is essentially the new blackbird... actually appears as though it may pick up where the zx-12r left off!
____________ What business is it of yours where I'm from, Friendo?
quote:not everyone dragraces shane... you need to remember that!
Yeah...but the 12R was much more sport oriented. Chain drive, shorter wheelbase...nearly 50 lbs. lighter.
The 14 really picked up where the 12R left off...in a sport touring sense, at least.
There has yet to be real replacement for the 12R...the bike had a bit of an identity crisis, unfortunately. Great bike, but basically a big, powerful, heavy sportbike. Not much of a sport touring slant at all.
posted October 08, 2009 12:08 AM
not sure if I agree with you on that... the 12R had a certain "techy" factor to it that other bikes since have lacked... a lot of 12R guys didnt like the 14 .... anyways... it's all conjecture until someone get to ride the thing
____________ What business is it of yours where I'm from, Friendo?
quote:not sure if I agree with you on that... the 12R had a certain "techy" factor to it that other bikes since have lacked... a lot of 12R guys didnt like the 14 .... anyways... it's all conjecture until someone get to ride the thing
Yeah, I'm sure the 12R guys who didn't like the 14 are going to trade their 12's for a 600 lb. shaft drive, 60" wheelbase, sport-tourer.
I like the looks of this Honda...but it is what it is...
Needs a job
spell chequer is bustimicated
posted October 08, 2009 12:56 AM
Is it just me or do all modern motorcycle exhuast engineers have matal retardation issues ?
Nice bike but WTF on that exhuast can ?
I would really want to try that tiptronic before I actaully bought one .....
posted October 08, 2009 04:27 AM
My take is this
60mm stroke and 10k RPM redline doesn't sound like loads of low end torque for the relatively low top end.
single overhead cam means what more frequent valve adjustments or hydraulic followers
4.9 gal tank ours is 5.8 lots of full-ups short range sounds like unless it gets incredible mileage.
whats with the bobbed sports tail with the plastic rear fender like a track bike that is meant to be removed on a sport tourer could use some more built in storage instead
probably work good though being its a Honda I myself would like a shaft drive ZX14 for low maintenance and lots of power and still a sports bike like the BMW K1300S
posted October 08, 2009 11:45 AM
Flawless execution of an ambiguous concept...or something like that. I'm not sure what this bike is really about. I'm not enamoured with its looks but that's totally subjective. To me this bike makes more sense with hard integrated saddle bags, more comfy passenger accommodations, taller windscreen etc a la C14. There's also something very BMWesque about this machine, sort of a mating of high technology in a refined but like said before, somewhat purpose-ambiguous package.
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