The trusty-old VFR800 is re-born, 10kg lighter and now features traction control, adjustable seat height, self-cancelling indicators and a single exhaust
HONDA launched the new VFR800F today at the Milan motorcycle show.
The new bike supercedes the current VFR800 and Honda say they’ve developed it with a close eye on feedback from owners of the current VFR800.
The frame remains unchanged but the new aluminium subframe is 3kg lighter. The aluminium single-sided Pro-Arm swingarm is new, as is the 43mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) which features stepless spring preload adjustment and 108mm wheel travel; the HMAS gas-charged rear shock operates through a Pro-Link suspension linkage with remote spring preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment.
The front brakes are now radially mounted and the VFR800F features twin floating 310mm discs. The bodywork is all-new and the front headlight is now LED. Honda claim the 21.5L fuel tank offers a 215 mile plus cruising range. The underseat exhausts have gone, now replaced with a single conventional exhaust.
The seat is height adjustable (789mm or 809mm) using the tool provided and a handlebar height spacer, adding 15mm is available as a Honda Genuine Accessory.
A new dashboard houses a digital speedometer/tachometer plus gear position indicator,ambient temperature gauge, fuel consumption informationand clock. There’s also an indicator for the 5-stage heated grips, which are fitted as standard
There’s also a shift-assist (quickshifter) on the accessories list.
The VFR800F will be available in the following colour options: Pearl Glare White, Darkness Black Metallic, Victory Red
You’ll be able to see this bike at the NEC Motorcycle Live 23rd Nov – 1st Dec.
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