New Honda VFR 1200F motorcycle for 2010
Honda has unveiled their all-new 2010 VFR 1200F motorcycle. Underneath the extensive bodywork is a vacuum-molded cast aluminium chassis and a 1,237 cc V4 engine that is good for 172 hp at 10000 rpm and 129 Nm of torque at a screaming 8750 rpm. That is just insane for a two-wheeler.
A 43mm upside-down “fork” is fitted up front and adjustable for preload, while a single shock featuring Honda’s Pro-Link system, and equipped with 25 preload positions, is mounted at the rear. With a claimed weight of only 270 kg, the new VFR is on the heavy side in terms of motorbike weight.
A dual-clutch gearbox and cylinder deactivation technologies are expected to be extra-cost options.
The uniquely-styled bike is debuting at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. After churning out sleep-inducing cars for the last few years, it looks like Honda fans have to resort to bikes if they want to keep the flame alive.