2010 Honda VFR1200F reviews and information

Reviews and information on the new VFR1200F and the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) model

Posted: 11 June 2010
by Visordown
The Candy Prominence Red on the Honda VFR1200F
A rear side on of the VFR1200F in Seal Silver Metallic
Honda VFR1200 side on in Pearl Sunbeam White
Honda DCT Automatic controls
Cross-section of the Dual Clutch Transmission

Here is a collection of reviews, details and features of the Honda VFR1200F.

The Honda VFR1200F world launch review from Japan with Mark Forsyth around the Sugo race circuit and Tim Skilton's VFR1200 European launch test report on the wet roads of Spain. The first impression of the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) version and a full review of the Honda VFR1200F DCT.

An interview with the designer of the VFR1200 and the inspiration behind the style, an understanding of how does the DCT works, the history of the Hondamatic that launched automatic gearboxes on motorcycles and what makes the new Honda VFR1200F clever.

An image gallery of the new Honda VFR200F and detailed specifications and a list of the technical specs of the new sports-tourer. The colour options and the optional extras available and the UK price for the VFR1200F. Videos of Honda's advert for the Honda VFR1200 and a presentation of the new V4 engine for the VFR1200.

User reviews of the Honda VFR1200F and Honda VFR1200F DCT.

Specifications

Price: £12,075.00 (DCT £13,175.00)

Engine

Engine: 1237cc, 16 valves, liquid-cooled, V-four
Bore x stroke: 81mm x 60mm
Compression ratio: 12:1
Power: 175bhp at 10,000rpm
Torque: 95ft-lbs at 8,750rpm

Transmission

Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed (DCT Electronic Dual Clutch 6-speed)
Drive: Shaft

Suspension and brakes

Front suspension: 43 mm telescopic forks
Adjustment: Preload and rebound damping
Rear suspension: Pro-Link monoshock
Adjustment: Preload and rebound
Front brakes: Six-piston Nissin calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake: Twin-piston Nissin caliper, 276mm disc

Dimensions and weight

Length x Width x Height: 2,250 x 755 x 1,220mm
Wheelbase: 1,545mm
Ground clearance: 125mm
Wet weight: 267kg (588lbs)
Seat height: 815mm
Fuel capacity: 18.5 litres

Colour options: Candy Prominence Red, Seal Silver Metallic and Pearl Sunbeam White



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