VFR1200F / Overview

Refined 1200cc V4 Sports Tourer

The distinctive VFR1200F has been developed for 2012. The engine now offers even greater performance, with significantly more refined torque between 2000rpm and 4000rpm. Changes to the PGM-FI fuel injection system, combined with increased tank capacity, mean the VFR1200F can now travel more than 186 miles on a single tank of petrol. The optional Dual Clutch Transmission has been improved, with new functionalities. The adoption of a reassuring Traction Control System and along with a more comfortable seating position, further enhance the bike’s all-round capabilities.

Launched in 2009, the VFR1200F was developed to deliver a blend of sports and touring capabilities using the latest technologies. It was a clean-sheet interpretation of the ultimate road-sport machine – a concept driven by extensive understanding of customer needs and the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies.

In pursuit of heightened levels of control and feedback, the VFR1200F adopted the latest race-track bred technologies, adapted and evolved to create a machine that can be many things to many riders. The harmonic growl of the flexible and responsive V4 motor rekindles the emotions inspired by previous iconic VFRs, with its unique ‘heartbeat’ engine feel and an unrivalled level of refined performance.

VFR1200F / Specification

Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke UNICAM 76° V-4
Displacement 1,237cc
Bore ´ Stroke 81 ´ 60mm
Compression Ratio 12:1
Max. Power Output ED: 127kW/10,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque ED: 129Nm/8,750min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed 1,050-1,250min-1
Oil Capacity 4 litre
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Air-cleaner Oil-permeated, viscous-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 19 litres
Fuel Consumption 16km/l
Ignition System Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing 6.4° ~ 10.4° BTDC (idle speed)
Sparkplug Type IMR9E-9HES (NGK); VUH27ES (DENSO)
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V / 11.2AH (YTZ14)
ACG Output 570W
Headlights 12V, 55W x 1 (low) / 55W x 1 (high)
Clutch Wet, multiplate slipper type
Clutch Operation Hydraulic
Transmission Type Constant mesh 6-speed
Primary Reduction 1.738 (73T / 42T)
Gear Ratios 2.600 (39T / 15T)
2   1.737 (33T / 19T)
3   1.364 (30T / 22T)
4   1.160 (29T / 25T)
5   1.032 (32T / 31T)
6   0.939 (31T / 33T)
Final Reduction  2.699 (37/39x19/17x28/11)
Final Drive Shaft
Type Diamond; aluminium twin-spar
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,244 x 752 x 1,222mm
Wheelbase 1,545mm
Caster Angle 25.5°
Trail 101mm
Turning Radius 3.45m
Seat Height 815mm
Ground Clearance 128mm
Kerb Weight 267kg
Loaded Weight (GVWR) 463kg
Type Front: 43mm cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload adjustment, 120mm axle travel
Rear: Pro-Link with gas-charged damper, 25-step (*stepless remote-controlled hydraulic) preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 130mm axle travel
Type Front: 5-spoke hollow gravity die cast aluminium
Rear: 7-spoke gravity die cast aluminium
Rim Size Front: 17M/C ´ MT3.5
Rear: 17M/C ´ MT6
Tyre Size Front: 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear: 190/55 ZR17M/C (75W)
Tyre Pressure Front: 250kPa
Rear: 290kPa
Type Front: 320mm dual floating hydraulic disc with two 6-piston calipers, C-ABS and sintered metal pads
Rear: 276mm hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper, C-ABS and sintered metal pads
* Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

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