Honda VFR1200F India Review, Price, Photos…

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Honda VFR1200F. A Comprehensive + An In-Depth Look at the Dual Transmission

Recently HMSI Motor Scooter India) launched VFR1200F . This is sports bike after the of its flagship bike CBR1000RR and CB100R. It is one of the bike of its own kind of in sports touring segment offers its rider ultimate of touring.

Sports touring refers to blending bikes with long distance while providing utmost and comfort to the rider. The VFR has always Honda’s technology flagship, and is proof of that. With the of VFR 1200F Honda has reengineered the of motorcycling in India. What’s so in this bike let’s look…


Imagine waking up in the morning thinking adventurous long drive of 300 effortlessly devouring large of highway before carving twisty canyon roads, to enjoy lunch at a perfect and then head back With the same inspiration the sketch of this dream came forward and later on into Honda VFR 1200F . A which is extensively driven by needs.

According to Honda . the was to create “a futuristic sport for the sheer joy of riding, custom for experienced hands who ride ride long, ride far and often.”


Honda is equipped with 1273CC . 76 degree liquid cooled V-4 (V for V shaped 4 stands for four four valve per cylinder which is designed as light and as possible. The V-4 engine is derived Honda Moto GP engine.

bore … of 81mmx 60 mm and ratio of 12.0: 1 . this is capable enough of producing power of 127 KW (170 bhp) @ rpm . Maximum torque is 129Nm peaks @ 8,750 rpm out of which 90% can be as low as @4000 rpm. The torque of this bike itself about its excellent low end torque With the kerb weight of 268 kg kg for DCT version) the bike is able to power to weight ratio of .

The other special thing this engine it comes crankshaft which Honda a “Symmetrically Coupled Phase-shift This crankshaft has 28 degree offset which works 76 degree V angle to eliminate engine vibration. Result the has perfect primary balance results in elimination of counterbalancer (A added to a moving engine intended to offset vibration and smoothness) and weight savings of 1.4 kg.

The other feature includes Crankcase system” (first on the street bike) which a mild negative pressure to friction losses due to air force or pumping. It is a system where a pump pulls oil and gases out of chamber which result in of overall friction on engine parts like crankshaft, and connecting rod. It also in decreased oil churning losses separate oil tank.

Honda has incorporated Unicam valve into the engine of VFR1200F . It a single overhead camshaft directly triggers two intake per cylinder while integrating rocker arms with type adjuster to trigger two valves per cylinder. The advantages are of weight as you don’t need to use camshaft which you find in (Double overhead camshaft) reduction in space which the engine size very and a very flat combustion for faster and efficient burn.

To problem of oil pressure the VFR1200F with constant oil-pressure system which tracks a of variations in oil pressure within a operating zone. The VFR1200F incorporates idea of mass which reflects in its unique layout. This layout No.

2 and No. 3 cylinder side by side but together in the rear bank and No. 1 and No. 4 more widely spaced in the bank.

Result a compact that easily fits the rider’s legs.


comes a new magic of Honda . VFR1200F is available in two options six manual transmission or Dual Automatic transmission (DCT). is the first time in the history of that any motorcycle is equipped Dual Clutch Automatic This technology is used on cars like Nissan’s BMW’s M3, several Porsche and models, and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz SLS

Another thing is despite Dual Clutch Transmission made the engine very As an indication of the deep level of involved in developing such a transmission, Honda has 100 patents related to this design.

Wet Multi-Plate Dual Clutch

The two are laid out in-line along the with the hydraulic control of the installed on the inner face of the disc. This configuration lateral interruption in the direction of the

Dual Clutch Transmission

As in the name Honda’s Dual Transmission has two separate clutches the gear box which are operated ECU (Engine/Electronic Control Unit). One which operates odd no.1, 3, 5 and the second clutch operates no. 2, 4, 6 gears.

Both the clutch independently to affect gear When you shift the gear neutral to 1st the first clutch engage to the gear shaft. you shift the gear from 1st to 2nd the clutch will be released by ECU and 2nd will engage to the gear

In the above process one clutch drive to the rear wheel, the other has the next gear ready to seamlessly take power as soon as the ECU (or rider) it.

Result a seamless gear experience never before on any bike. The main reason automation is time the gear perfectly and Honda has done its job by making actual shift of less than a half-second. The DCT is to deliver fuel efficiency or better tan fully manual which makes it to deliver sporty riding and an environmental performance.

Honda VFR 1200F DCT comes with AT/MT (AT for automatic transmission and MT for manual and S/D/N switch (N for neutral, D is for ride condition and S for sports condition).

The D mode is for city riding situation. In the D mode acceleration the gears up shifted as as possible while during the gears downshifted is as slow as Result minimum braking and fuel economy which is for a street bike.

The S mode is for riding situation which is of D mode. In S mode during the gears up shifted as slow as white during deceleration the downshifted as fast as possible. excellent corner handling.

In in the S mode the gear selection is operated by ECU whether it’s medium or fast cornering.

If you get of automatic transmission and would to select gear your press the AT/MT switch to MT As the DCT version comes with clutch there is no clutch and pedal for changing gears. on the left handlebar you have an finger pull switch for and a thumb button for downshifts.

The manual transmission version with six speed gear box and clutch. The slipper clutch is used in Moto GP in order to engine stalling while changing gears. To understand how the clutch works just that you are riding at the speed of 120 in 6th and suddenly you moved to 3rd gear will be the result?

The bike undergo massive engine and might cause the rear to lock and hence jeopardize the safety. The Slipper Clutch by allowing the clutch to partially until the engine speed your own speed. This generally found on Moto GP bike.

Talking about the VFR1200F comes with by wire system (TBW). is the first time Honda has Throttle by wire system The TBW with PGM-FI (Programmed injection) gives its rider an throttle response. The 44mm sprays fuel through injector.

The TBW set up comes with ECU process information from throttle control input, speed via a crankshaft position manifold absolute pressure, position, vehicle speed, coolant and intake air temperatures, and position and deliver the accurate response compared to mechanically system. In addition to above system eliminates the need for the Air Control Valve used in Honda PGM-FI systems to a consistent fuel delivery. The is also more sensitive and in delivering fuel compare to linked PGM-FI .

One more for VFR1200F is absence of conventional drive system. The bike has with newly designed drive system for the rear The engine power is transmitted a shaft which is found in

The output shaft is placed the transmission countershaft to create a swingarm without having to the wheel.

The Honda Pro Arm® sided swingarm is integrated the shaft drive system an “offset pivot point and constant velocity joint for a new of shaft-drive performance and control”, to Honda . The pivot expands as well as sliding while velocity joint takes up any in length during the rear arc of travel. At the output shaft a damper absorbs backlash Thus enhancing cornering high speed handling and capability compared to prior drive shaft.

Nothing has left by Honda engineer’s can be proved by its uniquely designed system. The triangular muffler and exhaust pipes produces like heat beats at low rev and you revved the engine hard, the changes to a truly inspiring, V4 moan to churn the emotions.

Much of talk about technicalities let’s have a how it works in real world. The can achieve 0-100 KMPH in than 3 seconds. It can achieve KMPH in 5 seconds only.

The mile (0-400 meter) at 10.33 @ 217.00 KMPH . The top recorded was 253 KMPH and the speedometer was all the time. These figures are surprising when the bike more than 270 Kilograms. is summary of VFR1200F performance.

The VFR1200F ’s revolutionary sculptured can’t fail to impress every angle, the patented fairing design creates a beautiful shape and, at the time, optimal airflow and management. There are two layers in faring. Air entering between the and through two oval-shaped spaces in the of the fairing is channeled in exact which enhance the bike’s at higher speeds.

The air is also through smaller hole it reaches the radiators, which the velocity, optimized engine and a cool and comfortable ride for and pillion. Apart from a small amount of air is channeled the windscreen to reduce buffeting the rider’s head and shoulder.

One thing about the patented faring is the side cowl and faring are merged without any attachment and screws showing the different sections of faring which gives the bike surfaces. The motorcycle has a very quality feel to it. The fit and finish of the is where this is most with a sleek high paint finish developed at new paint plant in Kumamoto.

The got X shaped headlight with two LED -look strips that the sides of the headlight. Concave direct the light and air towards the which increases the illusion of and space. The bright airy contains an instrument cluster is elegant and easy to read, a large LCD gear position that works even in mode on the DCT version.

The left of the panel contains A large, analogue rev counter and a digital are surrounded by LCD readouts of the fuel, temperature levels and fuel while the right wing has the gauge, odometer with two meters, clock, ambient display, HISS indicator and ABS Above the instruments is another that has various warning which were legible in bright sunlight.

The seat of this bike is 32.1 inch above the level which is firm yet A new process is used to bond the to the seat. If you are not comfortable with the seat, a 6 inch lower and seat and a Luxury Alcantara cover is offered by Honda Department.

Due to cylinder’s arrangement we mentioned before, the engine is at its where the rider sits. It the rider feels like ‘in’ bike rather sitting ‘on’ bike. The covered foot pegs of bike are slightly higher like in Moto GP racing

Honda accessories department offers a 35 liter Pannier, 31 top box, 13 liter tank sporty 3 positions adjustable add on slim heated grips and kit.


The VFR1200F ’s is handled by a single Pro-Link® shock that includes a easy-to-alter remote spring adjuster, and the shock is also for rebound damping.

The shock 5.1 inches of wheel travel. The 43mm inverted cartridge delivers 4.7 inches of travel and offers spring preload All together, this combination of in the suspension at both ends this bike broad of application, be it hard sport more casual long-distance or adventuring with girlfriend or


It is one more area, Honda has exaggerated the next technology. The VFR1200F comes Combined Braking System with Anti lock system (ABS). The front is equipped with two 320 mm floating with six piston calipers so are total 12 piston calipers in the front braking.

The rear is equipped with 276mm with 2 piston calipers. The CBS creates an optimal balance front and rear braking When the front brake pressed the CBS system will all pistons of right hand and four pistons in the left the other two pistons are activated the rear brake is applied.

The side pistons are slightly than left side In addition to above the lightweight and ABS will give you smooth and ride in both sporty and distance ride. The no speaks about the capabilities of these The bike took only meters to stop from 100 speed and only 9.45 to stop from speed of 50 (Source: Cycle world

Even if you apply the brakes at high speed the bike remain stable.


What fuel efficiency you expect from a V-4 1273 cc which produces 170bhp . to Honda the VFR1200F gives Km/liter while tested in D under standardized testing prescribed by WMTC while in the test taken by Cycle magazine the best figure was 17.46 KM/liter when carefully in D mode. The worst obtained was 11.92 Km/ liter and the comes at 14.48/liter . With liter tank the bike can you range of 268 kilometers.

According to claimed fuel efficiency can be stretched till 294 kilometer. is the only area where distance bike rider has The bike can’t run 300 kilometer full tank.


The VFR1200F cost £11,596 8,34,912) in UK . €14,990 (Rs. in Europe and $15,990 (Rs. in USA . But in India the bike is launched at Rs. ex showroom price with colors option Candy Red, Seal Silver and Pearl Sunbeam White.

The due to 110% import duty. The is imported via CBU (complete built which attracts 110% duty. The on road price is Rs.

which makes it almost to buy for majority of people in India.

Though the price is out of range bike lover and who has capabilities to own machine surely can go for this DCT keeping in mind the range of which is low in comparison of the segment it is. But if you are ok the range it can give you the experience of riding which you have before.

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