Saturday, August 7, 2010
VFR 1200F has been developed in keeping with previous VFR's; that have delivered a combination of sports and touring capabilities using the latest technologies. This motorcycle is however brand new: A clean-sheet interpretation of the ultimate road-sport machine - a concept driven by extensive understanding of customer needs and the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies.
The VFR1200F frame, suspension and drive components are brought together in a unique configuration that facilitates both sports bike power and smooth stability. Its strong aluminium twin-spar diamond configuration frame is both lightweight and rigid. The swingarm and driveshaft length are optimised without extending the overall length of the motorcycle.The long swingarm contributes to balanced, confident manoeuvring and exceptional highspeed stability.
The swingarm is complemented by a compliant Pro-Link rear shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping. At the front, sturdy 43mm telescopic forks with adjustable preload provide smooth and assured control. Together, these systems ensure a comfortable ride, even with a pillion and luggage on board, and add to the overall feeling of total control.
Honda VFR 1200F
EngineLiquid cooled,four stroke,76 ° V-4,SOHC,4 valve per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 81.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
InductionPGM-FI electronic injection
Ignition / StartingDigital transistorized with electronic advance computerized control Ignition Timing: 6.4 ° -10.4 ° BTDC (idle speed) Sparkplug Type: IMR9E-9HES (NGK); VUH27ES (DENSO)/Electric
Clutch Oil, wet
Max Power172.72 hp @ 10,000 rpm
Max Torque129 Nm @ 8750 rpm
Chassis Type Double beam cast aluminum vacuum mold Geometry direction: 25.5 degrees, 101 mm forward Swingarm: single-arm aluminum driveshaft
Front SuspensionInverted telescopic fork 41 mm HMAS cartridge-type with adjustable spring preload without positions, 120 mm wheel travel.
Rear SuspensionPro-Link HMAS gas shock, adjustable spring preload 25 positions, 120 mm wheel travel.
Front Brakes2x Hydraulic discs 320mm floating, 6-piston radial calipers, Combined-ABS
Rear BrakesSingle hydraulic 276mm disc 2 piston caliper, Combined-ABS
Front Tyre120/70 ZR17M / C (58W)
Rear Tyre190/55 ZR17M / C (75W)
Seat Height 815 mm
Curb -Weight267 kg
Fuel Capacity18.5 Liters