The brand-new engine is a 670cc liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin with a single overhead cam, four valves per cylinder and a counterbalancer for smooth running. Honda’s trademark PGM-FI fuel-injection system mixes air and combustibles through a single 36mm throttle body. One of the most notable options is the second-generation DCT transmission, a follow-on to the gen-one version that debuted on the VFR1200F sport-tourer. As before, DCT allows fully automatic operation or paddle shifts in manual mode, but with expected improved operation. Honda hopes DCT will attract new riders who may be intimidated by the standard bike’s manual clutch and six-speed gearbox.