Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2010 Honda VFR1200 revealed!


Is this really the all-new V4-engined 2010 Honda VFR1200?
Pic: MCN

...and here are more pics of the VFR1200 from LeftLaneNews

The bike you see here is, according to MCN, the all-new V4-powered Honda VFR1200 that will go on sale next year. The bike is based on the V4 concept that was shown a few months ago and might feature bits like selectable cylinder deactivation, ride-by-wire throttle and brakes, electronically adjustable suspension, C-ABS and perhaps even an airbag. Going by the pictures here, the new Honda, with its single-sided swingarm and shaft-drive (?) looks like a sports-touring competitor to the Kawasaki 1400GTR, which could also be slated for a major update for the 2010 model year.

There is no official word from Honda on any of this and at this time, any 'details' about the new bike are mere conjecture. Stay tuned for further updates though...


Another pic of the bike sent to us by one of our readers in Japan...


...and even more pics from Motoblog

22 comments:

walter said...

YAWN. another over-weight, over-gizmo'ed sport tourer.

Anonymous said...

That is f*&%!!n sweet Nice job Honda!!

Anonymous said...

looks terrible is that the future of Honda. they need to fire their designers and start from scratch.

Dennis J. said...

regardless of how it looks, the vfr1200 is quite likely to be the best performing bike in its class. kawasaki gtr14, beem k13s and other big capacity sports tourers should be getting worried now... ;-))

Jason D'Souza said...

after all of that PR funk which honda bosses spouted about the new V4 bike being something radically new and different, the vfr1200 doesn't look all THAT hot. still, it's a honda and I'd bet that v4 makes close to 180-190 bhp so it should be fun!

Anonymous said...

The Japanese are leaving the rest in dust.
Competetion buck up, its a must.

Pull up ur socks
cause i can see ur ugly legs.

Anonymous said...

Just a huge piece of junk nothing more.

Anonymous said...

Cylinder deactivation?
Why not 2 co-joined twin engines coupled to a centrifugal clutch. I think weight could be greatly compensated with reliability & performance. Simplicity, it a civilian bike.
Cadillac failed using this idea.
Ariel/Douglas (?) made a successful
quad-engine bike before WW II.

Rider 1772

Max said...

what happened? Honda decided to build a BMW...?!?

Gustaad_0902 said...

As a high-tech sports-tourer, the VFR1200 will be THE bike to beat in 2010. 200bhp V4 engine, shaft drive, adjustable suspension and a host of cool gizmos - what more DO you want?! ;-))

freddyb said...

Some of the Honda models based on the V four will hit the mark, others won't. The sportbike versions look great! Sport tourer, not so much.

And...'cylinder deactivation', 'displacement on demand', 'active fuel management', 'variable cylinder management'...whatever a particular OEM chooses to call it, is being used in hundreds of thousands, if not millions of new cars worldwide, and is being adopted on more and more mid to large displacement engines in the near future. Toyota, Honda, GM, Chrysler, and I'm sure others as well are using this technology on cars that have been on the roads for a while now. Citing Cadillac's early failures back in the 80's as an example for why this technology is no good is a bit like saying that the helicopter is a failed idea because Da Vinci never pulled it off...okay, that might be a bit of a stretch :)

Anonymous said...

Your piece on Honda designer Kohama he said “The design of a motorcycle requires that such functional units be shaped into a pleasant form” If this is an example then his idea of a pleasant form is much different than mine. Or maybe he is cross-eyed?

walter said...

what ever happened to the rumoured V5 engine?! i think i like the new BMW K1300S more than this. have to see this in person to be sure, though.

3du Mesa said...

Heavy over designed too complex ugly chunk power rangers kind of motorcycle.

Anonymous said...

jajajaja wait fo the price, if the DN-01 cost about 16.000 how much the VFR-1200

Anonymous said...

been a vfr man for nearly 20 years.. been waiting years for a bigger engine..cant say i love the look.. but i'll get one anyway..

Anonymous said...

i hope it's comfortable for clowns. i like to ride to all my gigs on a honda, it's when i get the biggest laughs!

Anonymous said...

we want a supersport v4 superbike.like aprilia rsv4.

Motowalt said...

Honda hit its mark with the new VFR1200. The styling is cutting edge different, so some people will have a difficult time getting used to it. I love the new look and think it will be the bike to beat in the sport-touring segment. I plan on buying one as soon as my dealer is able to place orders here in the USA.

Anonymous said...

While its not for me, I love it as it will bring the value of the 800s down so I can at last afford one.

As for the negative comments, amazing opinions when I realised that none of us have seen one in the flesh. Photos never do any vehicle justice.

Under 10 Cricket said...

Me thinks I found the replacement for my ST1100

Anonymous said...

sorry but my 1999 vfr800 looks nicer but if i can take that shit pipe off i will bye one

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