Honda's finally unveiled some info on its new 2010 VFR1200 sport tourer. And while it's a striking design, with some interesting new technology, it's missing some of the features talked up in pre-launch media hype.
The bike has an all-new engine, which has some clever packaging. The rear cylinder bank on the V-four motor is made up of the two inner cylinders, making it narrower than the front bank, which houses the two outer cylinders. This allows the rider to sit further forward, straddling the back of the engine with their knees. The motor itself is a 1,237cc 76° V-four design, with 12:1 compression ratio, 16 valves, and three cams. The rear head uses a space-saving SOHC design borrowed from the firm's offroad machinery. Final drive is by shaft, with six gears and a slipper clutch.
There's no sign yet though of the much-heralded dual-clutch gearbox system, nor a 'variable capaci
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