Honda Motors has announced some major updates to its flagship VFR1200F for 2012 model. The Honda VFR1200F was first introducted late in 2009, the motorcycle blurred the line between sportbike and tourer. For the upcoming 2012 model, the Honda VFR1200F will comes traction control, improved engine driveability as well as range and comfort. The company is also offers the optional of a second-generation automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system for a more user-friendly operation. It provide the rider either a fully automatic mode, or the ability to switch the gears using a paddle shifter.
The 1237cc V4 engine features the uni-cam valve train and has been revised to boost more low-end torque between 2000 and 4000 rpm.
2012 Honda VFR1200F has larger fuel tank that can holds 5.0 gallons compared to the previous 4.89 gallons. Other features include revised seats which 0.2 inches closer to the ground, as well as “a large, sporty” analogue tachometer and digital speedometer which are surrounded by LCD readouts which include real-time fuel-consumption meter, average mpg and range remaining. The display also includes a clock, ambient temperature display, Traction Control System activation (On/Off) and ABS indicator.
The 2012 Honda VFR1200F will be available in a new color Candy blue which replaces Candy Red. There’s no word on pricing at the moment.