Honda has grown from a small sapling who sprouted its roots into the Indian automobile sector, to a tree whose branches are still expanding and rising towards the sky. The brand along with its technology brought cut-throat competition for the existing manufacturers and the to-be entering ones.
Honda’s subsidiary responsible for two-wheeler manufacturing, has offered some of the greatest scooters and bikes, and is continuing its work of getting better every day. Honda Activa, Honda Dio, Honda CBF Stunner , Honda Unicorn ,Honda CBX 250 are a few names who have done a great job for the company, in shooting its sales figures and showing its potential against the other manufacturers competing for the 1st spot.
The Japanese automaker stuns the world once again with the all new Honda VFR1200F, promising cutting edge technology and serious competition for all those brands planning to introduce their superbikes in the Indian two wheeler segment.
The bike looks fine from the front resembling a standard BMW with some nice sharp features. From the rear the only distinctive feature is the new exhaust which looks like a musical instrument when viewed from the side. The company calls the sound a distinctive growl which is an off-beat bass-rich sound at low RPMs, but changes to a distinctive V4 growl at speed.
Technical Specifications Of Honda VFR1200F
Engine Type: 1237cc liquid-cooled 76° V-4
Bore and Stroke: 81mm x 60mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Valves: SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI 44mm throttle bodies
Ignition: Digital electronic
Transmission: 6-speed (VFR1200F) / Six-speed automatic with two modes and manual mode (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission)
Final Drive: Shaft
Front: Dual 320mm discs, CBS 6-piston calipers with ABS
Rear: Single 276mm disc, CBS two-piston caliper with ABS
Front: 120/70 ZR17 radial
Rear: 190/55 ZR17 radial
Wheelbase: 60.8 inches (1545mm)
Trail: 101.0mm (4.0 inches)
Seat Height: 32.1 inches (815mm)
Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gallons
Curb Weight: 591 lbs (VFR1200F) / 613 lbs (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission)
Price Of Honda VFR1200F
Honda has priced the bike at Rs 17.5 Lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi), so lets see how this new machine performs in the bike sector.