Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Finally, after what seems like years of rumor, innuendo, spy shots and speculation, Honda has unleashed the goods on its new 2010 VFR 1200F. And, it's pretty much as we've been expecting. Buried beneath the dual-pane bodywork and vacuum-molded cast aluminum chassis lies a 1,237 cc V4 engine that reportedly puts out 172 hp at 10,000 rpm and 95 lb-ft of torque at a high 8,750 rpm.
Up front sits a 43-millimeter upside-down fork that's adjustable for preload; at the rear is a single shock with Honda's Pro-Link system that's also adjustable for preload in 25 positions. With a claimed weight of nearly 600 pounds, the new VFR is certainly no lightweight, and the highly anticipated dual-clutch gearbox and cylinder deactivation technologies appear to be additional-cost options.
On the positive side, we like the fact that the bike has its own unique look, and the single-sided swingarm sports a shaft drive. Expect the while kit-n-kaboodle to be released at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, hopefully including the bike's retail price and official sale date.
Gallery: 2010 Honda VFR 1200F