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.

The lineup of the Honda VFR series:


Honda VFR1200F
Honda VFR1200F
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Specifications Honda VFR1200F:

ModelHonda VFR1200F
Motorcycle typesports tourist
Release year2010-2016
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (76 °)
Working volume1237 cm³
Bore / stroke81.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio12.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systeminjector, PGM-Fi, 44mm
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power173.0 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 torque129 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+)

Gearbox6-speed - VFR1200F

6-speed automatic (DCT) - VFR1200FD

Drive typecardan
Front tire size120 / 70ZR17 M / C (58W)
Rear tire size190 / 55ZR17 M / C (75W)
Front brakes2 discs, 320mm, 6-piston radial calipers (C-ABS)
Rear brakes1 disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (C-ABS)
Front suspension43mm telescopic inverted fork (adjustable preload and rebound damping), 108mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum Pro-Link with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 130 mm
Motorcycle length2250 mm
Motorcycle width755 mm - VFR1200F

740 mm - VFR1200FD (DCT)

Motorcycle height1220 mm
Wheelbase1545 mm
Saddle height810 mm

790 mm - VFR1200F / FD (domestic Japanese versions)

Minimum ground clearance125 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h3.0 sec
Maximum speed250 km / h
Fuel tank capacity18.5 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.