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Honda VF and VFR

VF500F Interceptor, Babyceptor or miniceptor, available as (red and white with stripes), or the reverse, (blue and with red stripes).

The Honda VF and VFR (VF meaning Vee-Four . and VFR meaning Road ) is a line of production made by Honda featuring V4 The VFR was used as Honda’s homologation platform in the 1980s, however the of lighter inline-four powered in the 1990s prompted Honda to the VFR into a mid-sized sport bike.

V4 engine [ edit ]

VF750F

The V-Four engine was prominent in model line-up in the early with engine capacities from 400cc to 1,000cc. The design had only been a few times in the history of motorcycles, notably by Matchless. The V4 cylinder achieves perfect primary giving a smooth and nearly operation.

Primary balance of the requires fewer balance cutting down on weight and friction. The V4 engine is often as a balance between the low end torque in V-Twin engines with the end power available in Inline-four .

Honda FJ 1100
Honda FJ 1100

The earliest Honda VF series was designated the V45 for its size (45 cubic or 740 cubic centimetres) and was very being only 16inches wide. A smaller V30 (500cc) and a larger V65 (1,100cc) engine later available. Since the engine displacement has grown each successive model 750, to 800, to 1200 centimeters.

In 1982, the first year of the VF ‘first gen’, reliability and control problems occurred due to new production equipment at Honda’s in Hamamatsu. Japan. [ 1 ] Regardless, sold out its first year’s of Sabres and the Magnas were not far 1983 saw the engine revised to the problems from the previous year and the introduction of the V65 and the Interceptor. problems surfaced during in the larger displacement bikes, by the time it was corrected, led to eight cam revisions over the course of one year. [ citation needed ]

The chain-driven valvetrain was dropped the VFR, with the 1986 Generation’ VFR750, in favor of driven camshafts to help the VFR from the reputation of the earlier VF faulty cam-chain tensioners. The generation VFR800 introduced valve timing. The seventh VFR1200 has since replaced the VTEC variable valve system with the unicam originally developed for the CRF450R bike. [ 2 ]

1998 Honda VFR800 the 5th generation of VFR)

Honda FJ 1100
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