Honda VFR1200F

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The Honda VFR1200F sports tourist model was first introduced as a concept at the 2008 Intermot show in Cologne. Production of the model started at the end of 2009, and official deliveries of motorcycles began in 2010. Honda VFR1200F has positioned itself as the "big brother" Honda VFR800F and as the flagship model of the VFR line.


The Honda VFR1200F was based on a specially designed 4-cylinder V-twin liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 1237 cc, producing 173 hp. power and 129 Nm of torque. The layout of the engine is such that the camber angle of the cylinders is not 90 °, but 76 °. In addition, the pairs of cylinders are not strictly opposite each other, but are spaced apart on the sides. Also, due to the change in the crankshaft angle and the sequence of flashes in the cylinders, the motor is practically devoid of vibrations, and at the same time does not have a balance shaft. The timing system is chain-driven and the valves are rocker-driven, allowing only one camshaft per cylinder head.

In addition to the basic version of the motorcycle, a modification with an automatic transmission (DCT - dual clutch transmission) was also presented, which had the designation Honda VFR1200FD (in the North American market - Honda VFR1200FA).

Other features of the motorcycle include an aluminum frame, adjustable suspensions, a cantilever rear swingarm (which is a signature feature of almost all VFR motorcycles), powerful combined 6-piston radial brakes with ABS, an 18.5 liter fuel tank, cardan drive and 268 kg of curb weight. masses (on the version with a manual transmission).

In 2012, the Honda VFR1200F model underwent minor changes, receiving a traction control system (TCS), other camshafts (Japanese versions), as well as settings for the control unit (ECU) and automatic transmission (DCT). The fuel tank capacity has been increased from 18.5 to 19.0 liters.

There are currently 2016 Honda VFR1200F models on the market, 2017 and 2018. no model produced.

A dual-sport model was built on the basis of the Honda VFR1200F in 2012 - Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer.



Specifications Honda VFR1200F:

Model Honda VFR1200F
Motorcycle type sports tourist
Release year 2010-2016
Frame aluminum
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (76 °)
Working volume 1237 cm³
Bore / stroke 81.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 12.0: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system injector, PGM-Fi, 44mm
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 173.0 hp (127.0 kW) at 10,000 rpm

111.0 h.p. (82.0 kW) @ 8500 rpm (Japanese domestic versions VFR1200F / FD 2010-2011)

111.0 h.p. (82.0 kW) @ 7,500 rpm (Japanese domestic versions VFR1200F / FD 2012+)

+ TCS (traction control system) - VFR1200F / FD (2012+)

Maximum torque 129 Nm (13.0 kg * m) at 8750 rpm

111 Nm (11.3 kg * m) at 6000 rpm (domestic Japanese versions VFR1200F / FD 2010-2011)

120 Nm (12.2 kg * m) at 5500 rpm (domestic Japanese versions VFR1200F / FD 2012+)

+ TCS (traction control system) - VFR1200F / FD (2012+)

Gearbox 6-speed - VFR1200F

6-speed automatic (DCT) - VFR1200FD

Drive type cardan
Front tire size 120 / 70ZR17 M / C (58W)
Rear tire size 190 / 55ZR17 M / C (75W)
Front brakes 2 discs, 320mm, 6-piston radial calipers (C-ABS)
Rear brakes 1 disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (C-ABS)
Front suspension 43mm telescopic inverted fork (adjustable preload and rebound damping), 108mm travel
Rear suspension linkage Pro-Link with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 130 mm
Motorcycle length 2250 mm
Motorcycle width 755 mm - VFR1200F

740 mm - VFR1200FD (DCT)

Motorcycle height 1220 mm
Wheelbase 1545 mm
Saddle height 810 mm

790 mm - VFR1200F / FD (domestic Japanese versions)

Minimum ground clearance 125 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.0 sec
Maximum speed 250 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 18.5 L - VFR1200F / FD (2010-2011)

19.0 L - VFR1200F / FD (2012+)

Motorcycle weight (curb) 268 kg - VFR1200F

278 kg - VFR1200FD (DCT)

Fuel consumption

The official declared fuel consumption for the Honda VFR1200F is 6.53 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style and the load on the motorcycle.