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    2010 Honda VFR1200F

    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."

    2010_Honda_VFR.jpgThe 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.

    Features and Benefits:

    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.

    Features

    * 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.


    Engine/Drivetrain

    * 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.


    Chassis/Suspension

    * 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.


    Specifications:
    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
    Suspension: Front: 43mm cartridge fork with spring preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
    Rear: 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
    Brakes: Front: Dual full-floating 320mm discs with CBS six-piston calipers with ABS
    Rear: Single 276mm disc with CBS two-piston caliper with ABS
    Tires Front: 120/70 ZR17 radial
    Rear: 190/55 ZR17 radial
    Wheelbase: 60.8 inches (1545mm)
    Rake (Caster angle): 2530
    Trail: 101.0mm (4.0 inches)
    Seat Height: 32.1 inches (815mm)
    Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gallons
    Color: Red
    Curb Weight*: 591 pounds (VFR1200F) / 613 pounds (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission)

    Source: Honda USA

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    Last edited by michael; 12-24-2009 at 11:09 AM.

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