Honda VRF1200F: A Sports Tourer from Honda

The concept is same but this is the next generation of VFR. You can call this new VFR closer to a tourer than a sports bike. It’s for the people who are over 40 but still want to ride a sports bike.

The designing of the motorcycle is awesome. The massive 1237cc engine, 170 bhp of power at 12,500 rpm, the MA and TSUYA slash cut rear end looks are breathtaking. That great V4 roar coming out the exhaust and the new Honda dual layered air management system together makes it a great machine.

A fuel capacity of 18.5 liter with 267 kgs of kerb weight makes it more of a sports tourer than a genuine sports bike. Below is the specification sheet to give you a fair idea what VFR1200F is capable of.

VFR1200F Specs
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 Brakes: Dual full-floating 320mm discs with CBS six-piston calipers with ABS
Rear Brake: Single 276mm disc with CBS two-piston caliper with ABS
Tires: 120/70 ZR17 radial (Front) / 190/55 ZR17 radial (Rear)
Wheelbase: 60.8 in. (1545mm)
Rake (Caster angle): 25°30’
Trail: 4.0 in. (101.0mm)
Seight Height: 32.1 in. (815mm)
Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gal.
Color: Red
Curb Weight: 591 pounds (VFR1200F) / 613 pounds (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission)


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