Honda is uncharacteristically bullish about the new Honda V4, as revealed in MCN’s recent interview with boss Shigeru Takagi. If this confidence is well founded, Honda’s rivals need to be very worried... or do they?
The new V4 is clearly set to take the place of the now-defunct Blackbird, offering bags of comfort as well as eyeball-popping performance.
Here's what the VFR1200 will be competing with when it goes to market:
BMW K1300S - £10,165
This seriously competent and ultra-fast sports tourer is the Honda’s most obvious rival. Four-cylinder engine makes 172bhp, front end is the incredibly stable Duolever system, and it comes with zillions of options.
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