Here it is at last, and what it is, Honda says, is "a futuristic sport motorcycle created for the sheer joy of riding, custom tailored for experienced hands who ride hard, ride long, ride far and ride often." The all-new VFR1200F actually looks quite tasty in the flesh and adorned in its Candy Red metal-flake paint, and not quite so alien as the stealth-mode black version captured in the previous "spy shots." Apart from the muffler that looks a bit like an aluminum-foil sculpture gone wrong, the rest of the bike hangs together pretty well. And while it is no lightweight sportbike, it hasn't ballooned up too terribly: Honda says 591 pounds for the six-speed manual-shift model ready to ride—including a full 4.9-gallon fuel load. The tricky Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission version, which lets the rider choose between two fully automatic modes and a paddle-shifter mode, weighs in at 613 pounds on the official Honda scales. The new manual bike, then, has gained about 40 pounds compared to the last generation VFR800—but given that it's also gained 456cc, that doesn't seem like too bad a thing at all.