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All New: 2010 Honda VFR 1200F
 Date: October 08, 2009 14:17
 Submitted by:  JMU R1
 Source: Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


American Honda Motor Company's Powersports Division announced today the release of the much-anticipated 2010 VFR1200F.

"This is one of the most exciting motorcycles in Honda's history," said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. "The VFR1200F establishes a whole new definition of performance motorcycling, one that taps into Honda's rich V-4 VFR heritage and extends it into the future of Honda motorcycling. The new technology within this motorcycle is flat-out amazing and it all works together in a manner that takes the VFR1200F strides forward in how a high-end machine looks, works and feels. This is a sport motorcycle that will leave you smiling and ready for more even after you've been riding for hours on end."

More detailed information and images of Honda's model line can be found on www.powersports.honda.com or see your local Honda powersports dealer.

The 2010 VFR1200F embodies the next generation of new motorcycle technology, resulting in unsurpassed rider benefits for those in search of a sporting motorcycle that truly transcends common bounds. Honda's V-4 heritage has been re-invented in astonishingly innovative form through the fusion of advanced technology to craft 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.

Just a few of the incredible features and benefits found in the VFR1200F include Honda MotoGP engine technology and architecture; a light and compact 1237cc liquid-cooled 76-degree V-4 that pumps out amazing levels of power; Throttle By Wire for next-generation throttle response; lightweight and compact Unicam® valvetrain allows for significantly smaller cylinder heads; optional Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission with manual mode and automatic mode with two D/S modes and paddle-style shifters; Honda slipper clutch in the manual-shift VFR1200F; GP technology layer-concept aero fairing for unrivaled air management and futuristic style; next-generation shaft drive system with offset pivot point and sliding constant-velocity joint for a new level of shaft-drive performance and control.

The VFR1200F will be available at Honda dealers in Spring of 2010. For more information on the VFR1200F, go to www.powersports.honda.com.


Specifications

Engine

Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke UNICAM 76° V-4
Displacement 1,237cm3
Bore x Stroke 81 x 60mm
Compression Ratio 12: 1
Max. Power Output 127kW/10,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 129Nm/8,750min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed 1050-1250min-1
Oil Capacity 4litres
Fuel System

Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Aircleaner Oil-permeated, viscous-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.5litres
Fuel Consumption 15.5km/l (WMTC mode*)
Electrical System

Ignition System Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing 6.4° ~ 10.4° BTDC (idle speed)
Sparkplug Type IMR9E-9HES (NGK); VUH27ES (DENSO)
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/11.6AH (YTZ14)
ACG Output 560W
Headlight 12V, 55W x 1 (low)/55W x 1 (high)
Drivetrain

Clutch Wet, multiplate slipper type
Clutch Operation Hydraulic
Transmission Type Constant mesh 6-speed
Primary Reduction 1.738 (73/42)
Gear Ratios 1 2.6000 (39/15)
2 1.7368 (33/19)
3 1.3636 (30/22)
4 1.1600 (29/25)
5 1.0322 (32/31)
6 0.9393 (31/33)
Final Reduction 2.7
Final Drive Shaft
Frame

Type Diamond; aluminium twin-spar
Chassis

Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,250 x 755 x 1,220mm
Wheelbase 1,545mm
Caster Angle 25.5°
Trail 101mm
Turning Radius 3.5m
Seat Height 815mm
Ground Clearance 125mm
Kerb Weight 267kg
Loaded Weight 463kg
Suspension

Type Front 43mm cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload adjustment, 120mm axle travel
Rear Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, 25-step (*stepless remote-controlled hydraulic) preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 130mm axle travel
Wheels

Type Front 5-spoke hollow gravity die cast aluminium
Rear 7-spoke gravity die cast aluminium
Rim Size Front 17M/C x MT3.5
Rear 17M/C x MT6
Tyre Size Front 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear 190/55-ZR17M/C (75W)
Tyre Pressure Front 250kPa
Rear 290kPa
Brakes

Type Front 320mm dual floating hydraulic disc with two 6-piston calipers, C-CBS/ABS and sintered metal pads
Rear 276mm hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper, C-CBS/ABS and sintered metal pads

*Figures obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC.
*May vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, loaded weight...
*Tests conducted on rolling road using standard version of vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment.
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

Last edited by JeffX on October 14, 2009 10:58

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