Mike Stevens | Feb 16, 2010

HONDA AUSTRALIA HAS announced availability of the all-new 2010 Honda VFR1200FA, the latest offering in the nearly two decades-old VFR line.

While it doesn't yet feature the promised dual-clutch transmission (which is expected on a later higher-spec variant), the VFR1200FA promises high-performance touring from its 76° 1237cc V4, producing 129kW at 10,000rpm and 115Nm of torque at 8750rpm.

Weighing in at 266kg, the VFR1200F is be one of the heavier sports-touring bikes on the market. Even heavier is the upcoming dual-clutch model (though an Australian future has not been confirmed), weighing a solid 278kg.

Options include hard panniers, a top box, centre-stand, satellite navigation, fairing extenders that reach up in front of the handlebars, and a flip-up weather screen.

 

Pricing and Availability

The VFR1200FA is available in Candy Prominence Red and Seal Silver Metallic and is available from Dealers nationally at an MSRP of $24990.

 

Specifications

  • Engine Type: 4 cyl. V-4 at 76 ° 4T LC SOHC 16-valve Unicam
  • Displacement: 1,237 d.c.
  • Bore x Stroke: 81.0 x 60.0 mm x 4
  • Compression ratio: 12 to 1
  • Max Power: 172.72 hp at 10,000 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 129 Nm / 8750 rpm
  • Idling speed 1050 to 1250 rpm
  • Crankcase capacity 4 liters
  • Power supply: PGM-FI electronic injection
  • Clutch: oil, wet
  • Clutch Operation: Hydraulic control
  • Gearbox: 6 gears
  • Final drive: shaft driven single-arm
  • Chassis Type: Double beam cast aluminum vacuum mold
  • Geometry direction: 25.5 degrees, 101 mm forward
  • Swingarm: single-arm aluminum driveshaft
  • Front Suspension: Inverted telescopic fork 41 mm HMAS cartridge-type with adjustable spring preload without positions, 120 mm
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link HMAS gas shock, adjustable spring preload 25 positions, 120 mm
  • Wheels: Aluminum 17M / C x MT3.50 and 17M / C x MT6.00
  • Tires: 120/70 ZR17M / C (58W) and 190/55 ZR17M / C (75W)
  • Front brake: 2 hydraulic discs 320mm floating, 6-piston radial calipers
  • Rear brake: 1 hydraulic disc 2 piston caliper 276 mm
  • Brake System: Combined-ABS
  • Ignition system: Digital transistorized with electronic advance computerized control
  • Ignition Timing: 6.4 ° -10.4 ° BTDC (idle speed)
  • Sparkplug Type: IMR9E-9HES (NGK); VUH27ES (DENSO)
  • Starting: Electric Motor
  • Battery capacity: 12 V - 11.6 Ah (YTZ14)
  • Generator output: 560 W
  • Lighthouses: 2 x H7 (2x 55 W)
  • Rear: Double Light 21 / 5 W
  • Overall length: 2,254 mm
  • Width: 886
  • Height: 1,220 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,545 mm
  • Turning radius: 3.2 m
  • Seat height: 815 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 125 mm
  • Curb weight: 267 kg
  • Maximum load capacity: 463 kg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 18.5 liters
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