Honda has revealed the updated 2014 Honda VFR800F at the 2013 EICMA show, in Milan. The middleweight sport-tourer receives a number engine and chassis upgrades.
For its 782cc V4-VTEC engine – same as last year -, Honda has improved low- and mid-range power by optimizing cam timing and valve duration/overlap. With bore and stroke is 72mm x 48mm, compression ratio of 11.8:1, the engine is claimed can deliver 104.5 hp at 10,250 rpm and 55.4 ft-lbs of torque at 8,500 rpm. The VTEC transition has been softened and the PGM-FI fuel injection system was revamped. Furthermore, the 2014 Honda VFR800F now comes standard with Two-channel ABS and Honda’s single-mode Traction Control System (TCS) which is operated from the left handlebar.
Also new for 2014 is the aluminum, single-sided Pro-arm swingarm and new single exhaust system that cut weight by 6.6 pounds and 15.4 pounds, respectively, from the previous model. The 2014 Honda VFR800F uses 43mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) gas-charged telescopic fork with stepless spring preload adjustment and 108mm wheel travel as well as comes equipped with new Fine Die-Cast (FDC) hollow aluminum wheels that employ radial-mount four-piston front brake calipers that grip dual 310mm floating disc and a two-piston rear brake caliper griping a 256mm disc. Front tire size is 120/70-17 while the rear tire is 180/55-17.
The headlight shape has been upgraded and now features LED lights. The taillight also features an LED lights with combined indicators. Other features include an adjustable seat height (31.06 inches to 31.85 inches), a 21.5 litre fuel tank, a new dashboard with analog tachometer central and dual digital display, five-stage heated grips, self-cancelling indicator system as well as a compact automotive-style ‘wave’ design key.
A shift-assist (quickshifter) a handlebar height spacer, rear carrier, color-matched top boxes, Averto security kit, U-lock, pannier and top box inner bags are on the accessories list.
The VFR800F will be available is available in three color options: Pearl Glare White, Darkness Black Metallic and Victory Red.