Hours until MCN reveals Honda VFR1200F

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Motorcycle News will be bringing all of the images and information about the new Honda VFR1200F in just two hours (11am UK time) when the bike is officially launched by the Japanese firm.

MCN has been at the forefront of bringing scoop pictures and information about the new V4 – the bike Honda will be using as the basis for a number of other new models including the VFR1200T which is a replacement for the Pan European and VFR1200X which is an adventure bike.

The first public outing for the bike will be at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 21.

Honda will also be showing a production version of the VFR1200F fitted with the new dual clutch transmission at the Tokyo show.

Honda says:
Honda will be pleased to release all official photography, films, animations, 360 degree views of each of the three colour options, downloads and technical specifications online, in the VFR1200F’s dedicated area within www.feelv4.com.

During the last few months a series of short videos have been released on www.feelv4.com, building the story behind the concept, design and engineering of the VFR1200F, to include insightful background and some rare interviews with senior

Honda personnel including:
Teofilo Plaza – Design Project Leader
Tetsuo Suzuki – Managing Officer, R&D Honda Co. Ltd
Tsutomu Ishii – Senior Manager (Engine), Honda Co. Ltd
Yosuke Hasegawa – Chief Engineer and Large Project Leader (LPL) for the new V4, Honda Co. Ltd
Dave Hancock – Senior ‘Genteki’ (Japanese word for motorcycle development test rider)

Commenting on the introduction of the VFR1200F into to UK market, General Manager of Honda (UK) Motorcycles, Steve Martindale, said, “There’s been so much speculation and anticipation surrounding Honda’s new V4 powered machine and we’re very pleased that the wait is nearly over for this truly superb new bike, which will be revealed next week, and then be available early next year.

"Although there has been much talk of this bike being a replacement for some Honda models, we don’t see the VRF1200F as a replacement for any bike and it doesn’t do this incredible new machine justice to view it in that way.

"It’s a totally new breed of machine in terms of performance, engineering and style, we’re confident motorcyclists who enjoy bikes with incredible looks, a sportier ride, larger-capacity and great touring capability will not be disappointed.”

There is also the chance to win a place on the official exclusive media test ride event in November 2009 in Southern Spain, where a lucky winner will be one of the first people in the world to ride the new VFR1200F.

To enter this once in a lifetime competition, go to www.feelv4.com and enter your details on the online form up to 16 October 2009. Terms and conditions apply.

For further information about Honda’s all-new VFR1200F and to be amongst the first in the world to see the reveal of a new era in motorcycling, visit www.feelv4.com at 11.00am on Thursday 8 October 2009.

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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter