Honda VFR800 – CycleChaos

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Honda VFR800

The Honda VFR800 is a motorcycle produced by Honda from 1998 to 2008.

The Honda VFR800 Interceptor is a motorcycle introduced by Honda Motor Company in 1998.

Before the introduction of the VFR800, the VFR in 750cc form had been considered by some to be the best all-round motorcycle money could buy. The original VFR750 was produced to follow the VF750. a machine with camshafts prone to failure. Accordingly, the VFR750 motor was engineered to be more durable.


Physical characteristics

It had a new, detuned and longer-stroke RC45 power plant rather than a development of the original VFR family line. Power and torque figures were up on the old model but the torque was the real improvement. From 6000rpm the rider is propelled on a steady wave right up to the 11750rpm red line .

The new bodywork covered a frame derived from the VTR1000 Firestorm. This incorporates the VFR trademark of a single-sided swing-arm pivoted in the rear of the crankcase, thereby using the engine as a stressed member of the frame. Handling is described by some as impeccably neutral.

The braking system departed from the normal front and rear independent arrangement and Honda fitted their DCBS (dual-combined braking system). In this system, squeezing the front brake lever applies pressure to four of the six front pistons. The rotational movement of the left caliper. when braking, actuates a secondary master cylinder which applies pressure to one of the rear pistons.

The rear brake pedal is directly attached to the remaining two rear pistons and two front pistons. This arrangement irritated some but was praisedin some circles at leastfor removing fork dive under heavy braking. When Honda released a new generation of VFR in 2002, the DCBS was modified to be less linked. With the new DCBS, the front brake lever now activates five of the six front pistons and the rear brake pedal activates the two rear pistons and only one front piston.

The secondary master cylinder (which is actuated by the rotational force of the front left caliper under braking) remained unchanged continuing to activate one rear piston.

Unlike its VFR predecessors, all VFR800 models use fuel injection instead of carburetors for fuel-air mixing. In 2000, Honda updated the fifth generation VFR with a catalytic converter. oxygen sensors and an EFI system that would enter closed-loop mode under highway (cruising) operation.

2006 Honda VFR800 (6th generation).

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