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New 2010 Honda VFR1200 rumor # 5473

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:43 pm
by High_Side
It's been 4 years since MCN has been sending out teasers about a new VFR but this one is gaining speed. Apparently it will be announced formally in October. I'll believe it when I sit on one :laughing:

The rumors are everything from V4 1000cc to V5 1200CC, paddle shifting (barf), shaft drive (er, maybe) and two versions to choose from as below:
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And the GT version with adjustable windshield, lower pipe (should have kept the high-pipes from the old model IMO), and bags:
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I'd like to think I am open to change but giving up the gear driven cams and adding VTEC on the last generation was a big mistake. Hopefully they make things right!

And hopefully they open a dealership in my city of over 1 million people.... :twisted:

Wishes...

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:59 am
by motomac
I would dearly love to see the VFR800 replaced with a VSR1000. Since VFR stands for V Four Racing, the VSR would be a V Six Racing! Honda could make a V-6 easily enough, bring back the gear-driven cams, keep the EFI, go back to a low pipe(s), and replace the overweight single-sided swingarm with a normal one. I do believe it could easily be as popular as the original VFR750! I'd be first in line to buy one... :D

Cheers,

Mac

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:35 pm
by HYPERR
I loved my '98 VFR800FI. That incarnation was the best VFR ever made in every aspect....except maybe looks in which the '97 had the edge. The sound was awesome too with the hi-mount TwoBro pipe. It sounded like an Indy Car, similar to a Ducati but better; snarly and meaner, yet more sophisticated sounding at the same time. The later dumbed down VFR without the gear driven cams and the Vtec was nowhere as good as the original 800.

I don't like the direction the new one is headed in. If I wanted a ST1300, I would buy one. :roll:

VFR

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:58 am
by motomac
I also think your series of the VFR was the best....gear driven cams and without the toast-your-passengers-butt high pipes. The new one shown above has gone back to the low pipe, but still has the tiny, almost useless, passenger seat. My wife and I do a lot of touring whenever we can, and she wouldn't last an hour on that seat, not to mention the knees-up position forced by the high passenger pegs. Nope, I'll stick with my good old '91 VFR750.

It sure does look like Honda is trying to make things very difficult for the aftermarket pipe manufacturers!

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:09 am
by High_Side
HYPERR wrote:I loved my '98 VFR800FI. That incarnation was the best VFR ever made in every aspect....
That all depends on your perspective of course. :P I do love my '96 because in a couple of aspects IT is the best VFR ever made. It is physically smaller to sit on than the '98 and feels significantly more sporty to ride. The '98 of course was slightly more comfortable because of it's larger size. There are a lot of comments out there about the greater power of the 800 but running my 4th generation VFR against 5th and 6th gen VFR proved that there was nothing between the accelleration wise up to some pretty crazy speeds. As for looks I still think that the white '93s had them all beat. They are still a good looking bike today.

Re: New VFR rumor # 5473

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:12 am
by Ninja Geoff
High_Side wrote:Image
That's.... WANT THAT NOW.

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:19 am
by HYPERR
High_Side wrote:
HYPERR wrote:I loved my '98 VFR800FI. That incarnation was the best VFR ever made in every aspect....
That all depends on your perspective of course. :P I do love my '96 because in a couple of aspects IT is the best VFR ever made. It is physically smaller to sit on than the '98 and feels significantly more sporty to ride. The '98 of course was slightly more comfortable because of it's larger size. There are a lot of comments out there about the greater power of the 800 but running my 4th generation VFR against 5th and 6th gen VFR proved that there was nothing between the accelleration wise up to some pretty crazy speeds. As for looks I still think that the white '93s had them all beat. They are still a good looking bike today.
I thought that the '98 was actually a little sportier than the '97.... I think Honda thought so too as they re-introduced the Interceptor name. I'm pretty familiar with both as I debated back and forth between a leftover '97 and the all new '98. I ended up with the first '98 in my state and rode home in freezing temp. But anyway, yes they were both phenomenal bikes. I still think your incarnation is the best looking VFR ever, as it mimicked the outrageous Oval Piston Bike. The '98-'01? VFR did one thing far better than any other VFR before or since, and that was to have an incredible sounding exhaust note. With the 2bros system, my '98 sounded outrageous. It really sounded like an Indy Car. :D

Re: New VFR rumor # 5473

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:41 pm
by Nalian
Ninja Geoff wrote:
High_Side wrote:Image
That's.... WANT THAT NOW.
Your taste in bikes overlaps with mine way too much! ;)

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:28 pm
by totalmotorcycle
Yay, Honda today (Sept 5th) released another 5 motorcycles models...hopefully that means Honda will start releasing more 09's soon...like the VFR/VSR/VXR

Now we are up to this many from Honda as of today:


Sport Touring
• 2008 Honda DN-01 (very late release 2008 model)
• 2009 Honda Sport Touring Motorcycle Models To Be Announced

Scooter
• 2009 Honda Ruckus NPS50
• 2009 Honda Metropolitan CHF50
• 2009 Honda Scooter Motorcycle Models To Be Announced


Enduro/Off-Road
• 2009 Honda CRF450X
• 2009 Honda CRF250X
• 2009 Honda CRF230F
• 2009 Honda CRF150F
• 2009 Honda CRF100F
• 2009 Honda CRF80F
• 2009 Honda CRF70F
• 2009 Honda CRF50F
• 2009 Honda Enduro/Off-Road Motorcycle Models To Be Announced


Motocross/Competition
• 2009 Honda CRF450R
• 2009 Honda CRF250R
• 2009 Honda CRF150R
• 2009 Honda CRF150RB Expert
• 2009 Honda Motocross/Competition Motorcycle Models To Be Announced

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:14 pm
by BBFL71
Looks like we'll have to wait another year for any changes to the VFR. The '09 was just released with no changes except for color.

Re: New VFR rumor # 5473

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:39 pm
by AlphaZed
High_Side wrote:It's been 4 years since MCN has been sending out teasers about a new VFR but this one is gaining speed. Apparently it will be announced formally in October. I'll believe it when I sit on one :laughing:

The rumors are everything from V4 1000cc to V5 1200CC, paddle shifting (barf), shaft drive (er, maybe) and two versions to choose from as below:
Image
And the GT version with adjustable windshield, lower pipe (should have kept the high-pipes from the old model IMO), and bags:
Image
I'd like to think I am open to change but giving up the gear driven cams and adding VTEC on the last generation was a big mistake. Hopefully they make things right!

And hopefully they open a dealership in my city of over 1 million people.... :twisted:
Impressive! Are these photoshopped or actual Honda pix?

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:59 pm
by Nalian
They're likely photoshops, as the VFR didn't change. Unless that's going to happen next year..

Engine

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:05 pm
by XB08
Honda can do so much with that VFR engine, put it in so many bikes. I would like to see it in a street fighter bike.

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:02 pm
by High_Side
Well all: Here it finally is:

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1200cc and a shafty. The fairing is massive. I'll reserve judgement until I see one in person (hopefully with some paintwork that can diminish the size of that fairing!)

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:13 pm
by HYPERR
It's hard to tell as the fairing has extra plastic on it to disguise it's true look. The swing arm looks like a BMW except it is on the wrong side for them.

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:35 pm
by HYPERR
The test rider looks like he hasn't eaten in a week. :shock: :laughing:

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:44 pm
by Ryethil
Just please tell me they didn't lose the sound.

1200 cc could be nice and I can think of a few changes I would like to see but The VFR was soo visceral. Please don't let them have made just another bike out of it.

:please:

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:54 pm
by PacificShot327
Me no likey.

I want any of 'em from 2003-2009.

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:57 pm
by PacificShot327
HYPERR wrote:The test rider looks like he hasn't eaten in a week. :shock: :laughing:
:-( He's still bigger around than me. Sigh.

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:47 pm
by Nalian
Yuck!