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Andy Downes  says:

Finally, Honda’s VFR1200F officially breaks cover

It’s been the worst secret in motorcycling for years but these are the first official pics of the 1200cc V4 VFR1200F from Honda. More info on the Honda VFR1200 The bike is the new replacement for the VFR800 and the Super Blackbird and will be on sale very soon with a claimed 170bhp and 95 lb ft of torque from the all-new...

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Paulvt1

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Paulvt1 says:

Spot on fozzy. I had an RF900 and a Thunderace. Both were great fast bikes that could do the miles.

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allypee69

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allypee69 says:

SPORTS OR TOURER ?

I am Mr. Honda~2 Burds and 120,000 miles ~But now ready for new technology from some of the East's finest engineers.....So  first we get a high tech engine, then we add lots of very  cheap (heavy) metal with a kerb weight of of small Caravan ! To help the Bus go round the odd corner budget suspension ~not even 3-way adj suspension, and a 'small' fuel tank ~ 21~22litres is what we need.......a pillion seat fit for a gymnast and the looks of a slightly thin Pan European ....Where did they go wrong.....people want a high powered160+bhp ( at the crank) 180/190 mile range with 80+ pounds of torque and the comfort to go 700 miles in a day and feel like more if need be...and price in line with a fireblade. £10500.Looks like the engine took up all the budget, and they had to make up the rest from the bin box......Cosmetics does not make the heart and soul that has kept so many customers loyal to the Blackbird.                                     Heads should roll for this, and Honda Europe should have stood upto them and said NO last Spring!When they saw the specs for the test bike.

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spikymind

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spikymind says:

Too big, no chance

I'm sure it's going to be a great bike but it's too big and it'll be too expensive for me.

"The bike is the new replacement for the VFR800 and the Super Blackbird".  No it's not, it may be a replacement for the Blackbird but Honda are simply ignoring the niche the small VFR filled and has left it to the europeans to dominate.  But that's their loss, the Sprint, the F800 series, Aprilia's new 750 will fill it gladly and they're all decent bikes.

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obie01

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obie01 says:

The VFR1200

Well, I think Honda has put allot of time in building this new VFR 1200F, they have done exceptionally well in the design and build Quality in this bike It is a amazing.
The weight and power is well balanced. The finish is above all other bikes and this VFR1200F bike will give a big kick to BMW! Honda Keep up the excellent work and craftsmanship in your manufacturing.
 

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foggie996

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foggie996 says:

The looks are......

.........fat and ugly.

Technology for the sake of technology and therefore too complex.

Honda have lost the plot.

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sprintst955

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sprintst955 says:

amnesiac

you are so far up your own arse it is funny.again ignoring the track test etc.totally pathetic.

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Yellowninja600

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Honda

Are going to need to move fast here.

 

If there IS to be a family as mentioned before and a smaller, lighter bike is in the pipeline then they are going to need to make a press release and get the information out there. If they don't then Triumph is going to steal the show from right under their noses.

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evilamnesiac

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evilamnesiac says:

Sprint,

What track test? You can rest assured every motorcycle publication on the planet will have their best test riders throwing all 267kg all over the place to determine whether its a good bike or not. If of course your referring to your ridiculous track challenge then you seriously need to grow up. are you five? do you even own a motorcycle? As for me being 'so up my own arse its funny', get a grip you silly childish petty illiterate plonker. get back to the VFR1200, It seems everyone (whether they like the 1200 or not) agrees Honda are wrong to abandon the important middleweight sports tourer market to Triumph, like yellowninja said, a smaller capacity VFR to fill the void left by the Vtec would be a great idea, then they have replaced the Blackbird AND VFR800, as opposed to combining them into one model that while probably very good, is looking too expensive to the majority of VFR customers. It is looking prettier by the day though, definitely a grower.

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rozza

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rozza says:

VFR1200F

Looks ugly as sin

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Paulvt1

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Paulvt1 says:

Just imagine if Triumph did a ST version of the 675 Daytona? That would clear up. Might kill the big Sprint mind..

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