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Honda V4 Concept

Originally Posted by slapshot

Hopefully we see a V4 in their 2012 literbike, although correct me if I’m wrong but being a V4 would make it the next RC-. bike. CBR is inline only if I remember right.

Interesting, I didn’t know that. Doing some google searching I found this:

There’s a well of information on the Net, and some of it is even good! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I know the exact words the abbreviations stand for, but I can tell you what they mean (learned it working for a Honda motorcycle dealer on Oahu). But, please don’t take my word for it either, go down to your local Honda dealer check it out.

There is a data/VIN plate either on the frame at the side of the bike or on the frame neck/steering head area. It’ll say Model have the number. Ok, so here goes:

There are exceptions that I don’t know because of model changes since I’ve been in the business, but they basically follow the following formula:

First is the Alpha Digits which identify the engine configuration type, such as CB, GL, VF, VT etc. If the bike’s engine is built to race specs, it gets a further designator R. CB= Inline-four engine

VF= V-four engine

VT=V-twin engine

GL= Opposed Cylinder Engine

Second is the engine size (self explainatory).

Next digit is the one which identifies the type/body style of bike. Most sportbikes are an F, most cruiser bikes are a C

Last, if the model has a sub-model it’ll have further alpha digits after. For example the Magna was a VF750C. They also offered some with a mini-fairing around the headlight two-toned paint. This one was a VF750CDC. On our beloved CBR’s, the last digit also tells us which generation bike it is.

The original (Hurricane) was the CBR600F, the next generation is the CBR600F2, followed (of course) by the F3/F4 and F4I (Injected). I have no idea what the RR actually denotes. anybody?

Hopefully you will all see the pattern here. Here’s some examples of different models by model name engine type followed by the Model Designator:

Honda V4 Concept

Nighthawk 750 (inline 4)= CB750

CBR (inline 4)= We all know these!

599/919 (inline 4)=I haven’t looked yet to see what model designator they got.

Interceptor (V-4)=VFR800I (Remember the old VFR750F?)

Magna (V-4)=VF750C

Shadow 600 (V-twin)=VT600C

Shadow 750’s (V-twin)=VT750C (with additional designators for different 750cc


Shadow 1100 (V-twin)=VT1100C or CDC (many different models have been made

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