So there are very persistent rumours Honda will axe the slow selling VFR after the 2007 model. The RC 51 is done, and the Blackbird is long gone.
So what should Honda come up with to fill the gap between the CBR 1000 and the ST1300?
Could it be this (from Speedzilla):
Heard a vicious rumor from the deepest parts in Japan, that Honda WILL be making a 1196cc vtwin RC62... 167bhp stock crate for the public, styling looking between a zx14 and zx10, but is keeping a near identical looking bird scooper up front... due out in late 2008.
... weight for the RC62 (RVT12R) would actually be around 400ish... wet. Will still have gear driven cams, an updated single massive swing arm, 46mm inverted forks, stearing dampner, tasty analog gauges, 5.20 gal tank (not sure for US spec) 32bit ECU, more revised frame... but keeping a look of the past RC's, and actual front radiator (large core type) and larger oil cooler.
So, what should Honda build.... or do we all buy the Ducati 1098 ??