2010 Honda VFR1200F - MR. Sophisticated

Honda builds an automatic for the sportbike people

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Kevin Wing

tech
Spec
Evolution
Honda's versatile VFR is reinvented with MotoGP engine technology, Formula 1 transmission trickery and Gold Wing-like long-distance attributes.

Rivals
Luxury hypersports like the BMW K1300S, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 and Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa.

TECH
Price na
Engine type l-c V4
Valve train SOHC, 16v
Displacement 1237cc
Bore x stroke 81.0 x 60.0mm
Compression 12.0:1
Fuel system PGM-FI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slipper or dual-clutch automatic
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension 43mm Showa inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Showa shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Nissin six-piston radial calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Single Nissin two-piston caliper, 276mm disc
Front tire 120/70-ZR17 Dunlop Roadsmart
Rear tire 190/55-ZR17 Dunlop Roadsmart
Rake/trail 25.3 deg./4.0 in.
Seat height 32.1 in.
Wheelbase 60.8 in.
Fuel capacity 4.9 gal.
Claimed wet weight 591 lbs. standard, 613 lbs. automatic
Color Candy Red
Available March
Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact
American Honda Motor Co.
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
310.783.3745
www.powersports.honda.com

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
A better long-distance hauler, and the automatic transmission is a revelation.

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