Press Kit Info from launch of VFR 1200

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    I have a lot of info that I received from Honda when I went to the press release last year. I kept thinking I would do something with it, but it has just stayed on my USB key they gave me. Anyway, I uploaded most of the photos on the stick but used the low res version. If you see one you'd like in high-res, send me a PM and I'll see what I can do.

    Here's my directory: vfr1200f press - VFRworld Photo Gallery

    I'll try and upload some of docs we got also as follow ups to this message.
     
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    _________________________________________________________


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    October 8, 2009


    American Honda Introduces 2010 VFR1200F


    Torrance, CA: American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division announced today the release of the much-anticipated 2010 VFR1200F. [​IMG]



    “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.


    VFR1200F
    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.


    About Honda
    American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and personal watercraft in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to Honda Powersports - Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Watercraft.
     
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    VFR1200F

    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/Benefits

    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 (see 2010 Technology Section).

    - Optional dual-clutch automatic transmission featuring manual mode and automatic mode with D and S modes and paddle-style shifters offers unparalleled freedom through innovative technology (see 2010 Technology Section).

    - Next-generation shaft drive system with offset pivot point and sliding constant-velocity joint for a new level of shaft-drive performance and control.

    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 without the need for a balance shaft, resulting in a lighter, more compact engine.

    - Asymmetrical exhaust lengths between front and rear cylinders boost power production and enhance power feel.

    - A unique ignition sequence of 104 degrees-256 degrees-104 degrees-256 degrees between cylinder firings highlights the distinctive V-4 beat in the VFR1200F.

    - Lightweight and compact Unicam® valvetrain allows for significantly smaller cylinder heads. A single overhead camshaft directly actuates two intake valves per cylinder while integrating roller rocker arms with screw-type adjusters to actuate two exhaust valves per cylinder.

    - Honda slipper clutch in manual-shift model allows unencumbered sport riding.

    - Throttle By Wire system is more compact and lighter than conventional cable-operated systems and more accurate throttle repsonse to rider inputs. End benefits are an unprecedented level of control and feel through the throttle that heightens the riding experience.

    - The Dual Clutch Transmission configuration employs independent clutches for odd-numbered gears (1st, 3rd, 5th) and even-numbered gears (2nd, 4th, 6th), respectively. The two clutches operate alternately to effect gear changes, a fast and efficient transition that delivers extremely quick shifts.

    - The VFR1200F’s transmission employs dual concentric input shafts (one shaft runs inside the other hollow shaft), an exclusive in-line clutch design, and concentration of hydraulic circuitry beneath the engine cover to achieve a compact design.

    - A sealed crankcase system maintains mild negative pressure to minimize mechanical pumping or “windage” losses. This system also provides the advantages of a dry sump design (decreased oil churning losses) without the separate oil tank.

    - Four dampers within the engine and drivetrain work in concert to create smooth power delivery while maintaining that connected feel between the throttle and contact patch.

    Chassis/Suspension

    - GP technology layer-concept aero fairing for unrivaled air management. Air entering between the layers and through two oval-shaped spaces in the front of the fairing is channeled to enhance the bike’s handling at higher speeds and cool the engine, and air is also deflected around the rider’s legs for a cooler, more comfortable ride.

    - 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 (see 2009 Technology Section).

    - The Pro-Arm swingarm is placed within a wide-span frame swingarm pivot area for increased chassis rigidity, and the swingarm pivot sits in an offset position above the driveshaft. This allows a wider swingarm pivot/frame mounting structure resulting in greater strength and rigidity.

    - Stout, sport-oriented 43mm inverted cartridge fork with spring preload adjustability and rebound damping adjustability and 4.7 inches
    of travel.

    - Powerful new six-piston front calipers (see 2010 Technology Section) squeeze on large 320mm floating discs and the two-piston rear caliper works against a 276mm disc. Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS) assists in distributing front and rear braking forces (see 2009 Technology Section).

    - 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.

    Additional Features

    - Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

    Honda Genuine Accessories

    - 35-litre Pannier Kit.

    - 33-litre Top Box with quick-detach mounting system.

    - Nylon Inner Bags.

    - 13-litre Tank Bag.

    - Sporty 3-position adjustable Add-On Screen that integrates with standard windscreen to extend wind protection.

    - Heated Grips.

    - Replacement lower Seat with narrow profile which provides easier reach to the ground for shorter riders while maintaining the bike’s carefully designed ergonomics.

    - Rear Tire Hugger.

    - Centerstand.

    2010 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 (VFR1200 with DCT)

    Final Drive: Shaft

    Suspension
    Front: 43mm cartridge fork with spring preload adjustability and rebound damping 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): 25°30’

    Trail: 101.0mm (4.0 inches)

    Seat Height: 32.1 inches (815mm)

    Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gallons

    Estimated Fuel Economy: 31 mpg

    Color: Candy Red

    Curb Weight*: 591 pounds (VFR1200F) / 613 pounds (VFR1200F with DCT)

    *Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel--ready to ride.

    Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

    Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
     
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    2010 VFR1200F Honda Genuine Accessories

    29-Liter Saddlebags: Aerodynamically shaped and colored to match the motorcycle’s bodywork, these lockable bags fit onto integrated bag attachments with no need for additional mounting brackets. Honda has developed a new one-key system that enables the VFR1200F’s ignition key to open all the Genuine Accessory bags.

    33-Liter Trunk: Roomy enough to hold a full-face helmet and more, the trunk features a locking, quick-detach system for easy mounting. Like the saddlebags, the box’s lid matches the bodywork color, and its lock is operable with the bike’s ignition key.

    Nylon Inner Bags: For the saddlebags and trunk, these light gray, Honda-branded bags are made from ballistic waterproof nylon with waterproof zippers. Straps and handles make them easy to carry before and after a ride.

    Tank Bag: Made from ballistic waterproof nylon with waterproof zippers, the Honda-branded bag measures 6.7x11.4x11.8 inches to provide about 7 liters of storage capacity.

    Low Seat: This seat’s lower (0.8-inch lower), narrower profile makes it easier for shorter riders to reach the ground, yet it maintains the VFR1200F’s ergonomics.

    Heated Grips: New design for improved function and performance. Features integrated controls, smaller diameter grips, as well as an innovative heat distribution system.

    Windscreen Deflector: An adjustable, three-position windscreen that integrates with the VFR1200F’s standard windshield for added protection.

    Centerstand: Utilizes existing mounting points on the VFR1200F’s frame for simple installation.

    Hugger: Protects the VFR1200F from mud, stones and other road debris thrown by the rear tire.

    Wind Deflectors: Wind-cutting components that mount to the VFR1200F’s fairing to reduce turbulence around the grips.

    12-Volt Socket: Easily accessible to power electronic accessories.
     
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    2010 VFR1200F Development

    Honda’s longstanding legacy of trend-setting machines contains one bright shining star after another, enough to populate the entire sky. Among this host of stellar bodies, however, shines one of the best and brightest machines ever to spring from the Honda clan: the VFR series of motorcycles. Immediately upon its debut in 1983, the VF750F Interceptor wielded more than enough bright-think technology to rewrite the rules in the sport bike class, and its leading-edge performance made it an immediate hit with riders and the motorcycling press.

    This modern liquid-cooled V-4 engine and rectangular-section frame and race-bred chassis--startling innovations back in the day--literally advanced the state of the art in both horsepower and handling. Over the ensuing decades, these forward steps and more to follow gave the VFR spectacular credentials that led to accomplishments beyond count, including AMA and World Superbike championships, as well as best-in-class awards and top-10 honors gathered up year after year from all directions within the enthusiast press. It’s no wonder that the VFR in its many iterations developed a firm standing as one of the most-beloved motorcycles ever to set a tire to pavement.

    During the course of a lifespan that stretches more than a quarter-century, the VFR ushered new technology to the marketplace as it was developed. In fact, during the 1990s, VFR development sprinted so far forward Honda split its V-4 line in two as the racing-oriented RC30 and RC45 advanced in concept and execution to win ever-greater glory on tracks the world over, while the VFR/Interceptor evolved into the preeminent street-going sport bike for those who enjoy the challenge of the road and the thrill of giving their bike a thorough workout, whether over short distances or the long haul.

    Now this heritage of innovation within Honda’s V-4 lineup enters the next generation of new technology and uncompromising rider benefits--with the 2010 VFR1200F. Here in the VFR1200F, we fully recognize Honda’s V-4 heritage and VFR tradition, but it has been re-created in astonishingly original form through the fusion of advanced concepts imported from the MotoGP world and other cutting-edge environments. Net result: a sport motorcycle created for the sheer joy of riding, a machine custom tailored for experienced hands who ride hard, ride long, ride far and ride often.

    Advanced technology

    - Honda MotoGP engine technology and architecture

    - Light and compact 1237cc liquid-cooled 76-degree V-4

    - Unique cylinder layout with rear two cylinders located innermost on the crankshaft; front cylinders located outboard

    - Symmetrically Coupled Phase-shift Crankshaft uses 28-degree crankpin offset to eliminate primary engine vibration

    - Asymmetrical exhaust lengths between front and rear cylinders

    - Throttle By Wire

    - Lightweight and compact Unicam® valvetrain

    - Continuous oil pressure monitoring

    - Optional dual-clutch automatic transmission featuring manual mode and automatic mode with D and S modes and paddle-style shifters

    - Honda slipper clutch in manual-shift model

    - GP technology layer-concept aero fairing

    - Honda Pro Arm® single-sided swingarm with single shock

    - Next-generation shaft drive system with offset pivot point and sliding constant-velocity joint

    - New controls with smoother and more precise tactile feel

    - New-technology seat construction

    Engine
    At the heart of the VFR1200F rests a light and compact 1237cc liquid-cooled 76-degree V-4 engine that draws directly from Honda’s V-4 RC212V MotoGP technology. Mass centralization plays a key role throughout this design, and as a result the VFR1200F incorporates a unique cylinder layout placing the rear two cylinders inboard in the center of the crankshaft, while the front cylinders are located outboard. Such a configuration narrows the rear cylinder head substantially as well as the entire rear section of the engine, right at the key rider/motorcycle interface--the seating area. Because the engine boasts remarkably slim dimensions, especially at the rear cylinders--overall, it’s more compact than the engine from the 781cc Interceptor--the entire chassis and seating area of this 1237cc machine features a distinctly narrowed profile. These pronounced, wasp-waisted ergonomics allow the rider to sit down in the bike rather than feeling perched atop the machine, and as another benefit the rider has a shorter reach down to the ground when bringing the bike to a stop.

    The VFR1200F engine also incorporates a special high-strength Symmetrically Coupled Phase-shift Crankshaft that features a 28-degree crankpin offset that works in concert with the 76-degree Vee angle to essentially negate primary engine vibration for smooth running. And because the powerplant now has perfect primary balance, the need for a balance shaft is eliminated, which allows for a more compact engine and also yields a weight savings of nearly 3 pounds. To accentuate the V-4 feel of the VFR1200F, a unique ignition sequence of 104 degrees–256 degrees–104 degrees–256 degrees between cylinder firings highlights the distinctive VFR beat. Another design element that adds to the VFR1200F’s distinctive feel can be found in the exhaust system: note that the head pipes for the two front cylinders carry a substantially longer length than the headers for the rear cylinders, a Honda first. This asymmetrical pipe length alters the tuning of the exhaust pulses to create a unique power delivery, an intriguing blend of V-4 torque and aggressive in-line rush. And make no mistake: the VFR1200F delivers Honda’s famous V-4 power in spades, as more than 90 percent of peak engine torque kicks in at a mere 4000 rpm, giving this machine incredible roll-on acceleration in every gear.

    A great deal of credit for the VFR1200F’s compact engine size and prodigious power output must go to the Unicam valvetrain, a Honda-exclusive system that first debuted on the championship-winning CRF450R motocross machine. A single overhead camshaft directly actuates two intake valves per cylinder while integrating roller rocker arms with screw-type adjusters to actuate two exhaust valves per cylinder. This Unicam technology saves weight and space over a comparable dual-overhead-camshaft design while still maintaining a five-digit redline of 10,200 rpm. As another benefit, this Unicam setup allows for a very flat combustion chamber for a quicker, more efficient burn.

    Another concept carried over from MotoGP design and first offered to the public with Honda’s CRF® motocross line is the application of a sealed crankcase system that maintains a mild negative pressure to minimize mechanical pumping or “windage” losses. This system also provides the advantages of a dry sump design (decreased oil churning losses) without the separate oil tank. A scavenging pump pulls oil and gasses out of the crank chamber, and this reduction in atmospheric pressure reduces resistance as the reciprocating engine elements--crankshaft, pistons and connecting rods--move. Net result: extra power, enhanced throttle response and improved fuel efficiency. The VFR1200F also incorporates a new, more sophisticated constant oil-pressure monitoring system that has the ability to read a range of variations in oil pressure within a safe operating zone, not just report the presence of minimal oil pressure or no pressure.

    The new VFR1200F sports another first for Honda among its numerous technical credentials; the use of a Throttle By Wire (TBW) system. With the throttle valve layout in the Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system now freed from the restrictions imposed by a mechanically linked/actuated throttle-grip system, the VFR1200F’s TBW setup can be made more compact and lighter than conventional cable-operated systems. In addition, this setup incorporates an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to process information from rider throttle control input, engine speed via a crankshaft position sensor, manifold absolute pressure, gear position, vehicle speed, engine coolant and intake air temperatures, and throttle position help the TBW system to return an even more accurate throttle response in a manner that is more sensitive to rider inputs--large or small--compared to a mechanically linked system, yet with fuel delivery that is smoother and more precise than would be otherwise possible.

    The end benefit for the rider is an unprecedented level of control and feel through the throttle, a true next-generation, more direct level of connectivity with the machine that heightens the riding experience. In addition, the VFR1200F’s TBW system eliminates the need for the Idle Air Control Valve used in other Honda PGM-FI systems to deliver a consistent idle; TBW simply delivers more sensitive and accurate fuel metering response to rider input compared to mechanically linked PGM-F1 systems regardless of riding conditions. From where the rider sits, TBW works virtually invisibly to improve engine responsiveness and operation, provide a more linear and well-connected throttle feeling, and also improve fuel efficiency.

    As befitting of a super-sophisticated sport machine, the VFR1200F can be had with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or with the option of an impressively new piece of technology for motorcycles, Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission, the world’s first fully automatic motorcycle dual clutch transmission for large-displacement sport bikes. This new transmission offers riders the enjoyment of full sport riding capabilities along with easy and seamless operation, while also delivering fuel efficiency equal to or better than a conventional manual transmission. To respond to rider demands throughout a broad range of conditions and situations, the transmission offers three operating modes: two full-auto modes (D-mode for regular operation and S-mode for sporty riding), and a six-speed gear-select mode for full rider control via a paddle-shifter-type setup that delivers the same shifting response as a manual transmission. For more details, see the attached technical description of this innovative Honda Dual Clutch Transmission.

    In keeping with its serious sporting abilities, the conventional manual-shift VFR1200F comes equipped with a slipper clutch mechanism. This system acts like other Honda slipper clutch systems to moderate the effect of deceleration torque (or “back torque”) on the rear wheel during aggressive corner entries with heavy engine braking, thereby allowing engine braking to slow the bike without causing the rear tire to chatter. It’s an elegantly simple way to lend the assistance of a slipper clutch to sport riders with a minimum of weight and complexity.

    Along with the VFR1200F’s substantial sporting prowess come additional high-tech features that create a riding experience laden with many sophisticated touches. Case in point: the VFR1200F incorporates four dampers within the engine and drivetrain to smooth power delivery: a clutch damper, final damper, cam damper and tornado damper all work in concert to create smooth power delivery without losing that connected feel between throttle and contact patch.

    Chassis
    The VFR1200F rolling chassis centers on a four-piece aluminum twin-spar diamond configuration frame that is both lightweight and rigid. The swingarm and driveshaft lengths are optimized without extending the overall length of the motorcycle through the use of another clever and sophisticated touch: the output shaft is placed below the transmission countershaft to create a more compact engine and allow for a longer swingarm without extending the total wheelbase--a move that enhances both handling and traction without resorting to dimensions beyond the moderate 60.8-inch wheelbase.

    Honda’s distinctive single-sided Pro-Arm swingarm is placed within a wide-span frame swingarm pivot area for increased chassis rigidity, and the swingarm pivot sits in an offset position above the driveshaft. This highly developed shaft drive system features a drive shaft that passes below the swingarm pivot. This allows a wider swingarm pivot/frame mounting structure resulting in greater strength and rigidity. A sliding constant velocity (CV) joint compensates for drive shaft length variations throughout the rear wheel’s arc of travel. Thanks to this new configuration and the rigidity of the pivot structure, the new shaft drive system enhances cornering ability, high-speed handling and traction capability compared to prior-generation shaft drives.

    The VFR1200F’s single-sided Pro-Arm® swingarm system incorporates a single Pro-Link® gas-charged shock that includes a handy, easy-to-alter remote spring preload adjuster, and the shock is also adjustable for rebound damping. The shock delivers 5.1 inches of wheel travel, while up front the 43mm inverted cartridge fork delivers 4.7 inches of travel and also offers spring preload adjustability. All together, this combination of adjustability in the suspension at both ends give the VFR1200F a broad range of application, be it hard sport riding, more casual long-distance trips or two-up adventuring.

    The VFR1200F also features sophisticated brake technology that complements its sporting abilities. Powerful new six-piston front calipers act on large 320mm floating discs and the two-piston rear caliper works against a 276mm disc. Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS) creates the optimal balance of front and rear braking forces. With this particular CBS setup, actuation of the front brake lever activates all pistons in the right-side caliper, and four pistons on the left side; the other two pistons are actuated when the rear brake is applied. However, to maintain equal braking force when the front brake is applied, those right-side pistons measure 25mm in diameter while in the left caliper the pistons measure 27mm and 30mm in diameter. In this case, asymmetrical brake pistons equal balanced braking loads--another bit of forward thinking that makes the VFR1200F so advanced. Also, the addition of a compact and lightweight ABS supports both the motorcycle’s exceptional sports riding potential and its long-distance proficiency.

    A balance of positive and negative bodywork surfaces gives the VFR1200F a light, open look while also creating a profile that slices through the wind with the least possible resistance. In addition to this modern, cutting-edge look comes a number of distinct benefits. Closer inspection reveals that Honda’s designers and engineers worked together to utilize this uniquely attractive shape to also generate optimal airflow and maximize heat management. The fairing design incorporates two layers that harness flowing air to gain several dynamic advantages. Air entering between the layers and through two oval-shaped spaces in the front of the fairing is channeled to enhance the bike’s handling at higher speeds and cool the engine, and air is also deflected around the rider’s legs for a cooler, more comfortable ride.

    Engine cooling is optimized by effectively increasing the speed of the airflow before it reaches the radiators by channeling it through tapered apertures. An additional vent in the side of the bodywork directs air downwards for engine cooling. And the hot, exhausted air is channeled away from the rider for greater comfort. Further ducting and heat shielding technology channel heat away from the rider’s environment, thus improving comfort for both the rider and passenger.

    For decades, Honda products have stood out among the crowd thanks to a distinctively high level of fit and finish, but the 2010 VFR1200F raises the stakes even higher than ever before in the arena of quality control. A high attention to detail and quality is evident everywhere, but take special notice of where the front cowl and body are fused together, creating one smooth, unified, aerodynamic surface. This incredibly tight and precise fit comes courtesy of a new generation of rectangular-shaped fasteners that locate body panels within two dimensions for a fit that is tighter than would otherwise be possible with conventional fasteners. And of course the very latest production technologies used at the new Kumamoto Plant in Japan where the VFR1200F is built contribute to the bike’s exceptional fit and finish. It’s classic Honda attention to detail, but at its newest and finest.

    Note also that new Honda technology is at work in the seat. Here you’ll see shaping and forming details like never before, thanks to a new process that literally bonds the seat cover (which has a special, tactile surface) to the seat foam. Net result: exquisite control to shape every part of the seat for improved ergonomics as well as the ability to execute intricate patterns.

    More attention to detail has been showered upon key components of the VFR1200F that interact with the rider’s fingertips through new premium control elements. Here Honda’s engineers have developed next-generation switches and controls for the VFR1200F that return a smoother and more precise feel when actuated; the tactile response feels more direct than ever before.

    From the finest details to the grandest application of racetrack technology, the 2010 VFR1200F comes laden with innovation upon innovation, a machine that once again changes the state of the motorcycling art. In each case, however, the target of these benefits remains the same: The rider. The VFR1200F brings to motorcycling enthusiasts a unique blend of elegant sophistication and hard-core sport performance never before offered to the riding public. Such a unique and lofty mission serves as the perfect target for the 2010 V-4 VFR1200F, a machine that traces its deep and rich V-4 heritage to a true revolution in sport bike design, and one that is bound to repeat the sport-altering history of its famed forebears.
     
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    Honda Genuine Accessories
    VFR1200F Pricing/Availability*
    Accessory Price (SRP) Availability
    Sub Harness $19.95 Available
    Heated Grip Kit $349.95 Available
    Low, Narrow Seat $249.95 Available
    Rear Carrier $399.95 End of May 2010
    12V Socket $99.95 End of May 2010
    Windscreen Deflector $249.95 End of May 2010
    Wind Deflector Set $174.95 End of May 2010
    Rear Trunk Pad $99.95 End of May 2010
    Color Matched Saddlebags $1,399.95 Mid-July 2010
    Saddlebag Liners $129.95 Mid-July 2010
    Tank Bag $149.95 Mid-July 2010
    Centerstand $249.95 Mid-July 2010
    Color Matched Rear Trunk $599.95 Mid-July 2010
    Rear Trunk Liner $94.95 Mid-July 2010
    Rear Tire Hugger $129.95 Mid-July 2010
     
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    I realize a lot of this is redundant and older but I figured I'd get most of what I have in one place so people can go to it and get most of their questions answered.

    Also, if anyone from Honda is reading this and you don't want something here posted, send me a PM and I'll take it down. It is all taken directly from the press kit, though.

    (on a side note, if I do get asked to take it down, I'll post up a message saying the rationale given by Honda)

    I don't work for Honda, but if you(Honda) are looking for a test rider who also happens to be trained in critical care and a certified trauma nurse, shoot me an e-mail about that, too. :biggrin:
     
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    ...or a comparo with an FJR.
     
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    Oh Billy, it's always such a treat when you contribute something of value to a thread. This isn't one of those times.
     
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    Guess everyone will have to wait until the dude decides to sell me that FJR since you've cornered the review market for the time being.
     
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