Honda’s new-for-2010 VFR1200F sport tourer features an automatic transmission, shaft drive and a 1237cc V4 engine controlled by the company’s first fly-by-wire throttle.
“This bike is a pretty big deal for us,” said Jon Seidel, Assistant Manager, Motorcycle Press, American Honda, at the unveiling of the motorcycle Wednesday at American Honda headquarters in Torrance, California.
The big V4 represents a further step away from the pure sportbike Honda V4 pure sportbike as represented by the RC30 and RC45 models. It is aimed at the older, “increasingly upscale, highly experienced” rider who is no longer interested in track days, but is interested in making good time on mile after mile of twisty back roads. It is not expected to replace either the existing VFR800 or the ST1300 in Honda’s lineup, but American Honda’s representatives did not know all of their 2010 plans at post time.
The VFR1200F (591 pounds, wet weight) is powered by a 76-degree, 81mm x 60mm V4 that has a 12.0:1 compression ratio and is fed by a quartet of 44mm throttle bodies with one, 12-hole injector per throttle body.
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so its fly by wire and a big fattie. coming to your MC dealer this spring