Few motorcycles have generated as many editorial column inches as Honda’s VFR1200F. Cycle World has published nearly 30 pages related to this sporting V-Four since its introduction in 2010. Why so much press? Well, we were excited that Honda had finally introduced a replacement for the aging VFR800F, even though Interceptors in both 750 and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Maintenance-wise, we didn’t have to touch our long-term 2010 Honda VFR1200F DCT for more than 8000 miles. Okay, we changed the tires once—going from the original-equipment Dunlop Sportmax RoadSmarts to crisper-steering and only slightly less-durable SportMax Q2s ($498.43)—and topped up the engine oil once with half a quart. But, as far as any actual wrenching [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
In just three months’ time, we’ve managed to rack up more than 5000 miles on our long-term Honda VFR1200F DCT. In addition to the bike’s use in February’s sport-touring comparison, CW staffers Mark Hoyer, John Burns and Andy Leisner, plus Road & TrackAssociate Art Director Bert Swift and former National Editor Mike Monticello, have all [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Honda’s 2010 VFR1200F DCT is the latest addition to our long-term test fleet. This is the push-button, paddle-shift-equipped Dual Clutch Transmission version of the new shaft-drive, 1237cc V-Four sportbike that debuted earlier this year. Our early production example arrived at Cycle World’s Newport Beach editorial offices this past August equipped with a variety of accessories [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2009 Tokyo Motor Show – 2010 Honda VFR1200F – Video Honda unveils its flagship sport-tourer at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo.
2010 Honda VFR1200F – Road Test This manual-shift VFR1200F is an exceptionally good performing, highly refined sporting motorcycle.
It was an odd thing to have cross my mind the first time I thumbed the starter button on this2010 VFR1200F, the long-awaited follow-up to theprevious Interceptor. But as the lightly syncopated combustion rhythm of the 76-degree V-Four with 28-degree-offset crankpins made its flat, almost-360-degree-crank sound—a droning, distant echo of MotoGP—I thought, “Honda made a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
First Ride: 2010 Honda VFR1200F We ride Honda’s new V-Four sport-tourer with optional Dual-Clutch Transmission.
Photography By Kevin Wing “Revolutionary” is a buzzword that is thrown around far too frequently, but I have to say that after riding Honda’s brand-new 2010 VFR1200Faround the Sugo Circuit outside of Sendai, Japan, as well as on public roads nearby, this bike truly defines that expression. Only 12 months after showing the V4 Conceptat [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2009 Tokyo Motor Show: 2010 Honda VFR1200F Honda unveils its flagship sport-tourer at the Tokyo show.
The biggest news by far at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show was the unveiling of the 2010 Honda VFR1200F. The Honda display area reverberated with excitement as a packed-in crowd watched company president Takanobu Ito pull the sheet off the all-new sport-tourer. In an overall down economic climate that saw Kawasaki withdraw from its home [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)