2014 Honda VFR1200FD

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The Honda VFR1200FD is a handsome, agile and comfortable motorcycle that offers riders a joyful riding experience each time they jump on the saddle.

The motorcycle is propelled by a 1,237 cc liquid cooled 4 stroke UNICAM 76° V-4 engine which puts out a maximum power of 127 kW at 10,000min and 129 Nm of torque at 8,750 rpm.

The engine’s power is kept in leash by a six speed dual clutch gearbox which is the world’s first fully automatic dual clutch transmission for large-displacement motorcycles. The transmission features three operating modes: two full-auto modes (D-mode and S-mode), and a six-speed gear-select mode.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Honda VFR1200FD features a cartridge-type front fork and rear damper design which combine to deliver first class ride and handling performances.

The motorcycle is offered with a base price of €16.699.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda VFR1200FD.

Overview

Honda VFR1200FD

The VFR1200FD features dual clutch transmission, the world’s first fully automatic dual clutch transmission for large-displacement motorcycles. This new transmission offers riders the enjoyment of full sports riding capabilities along with effortless and seamless operation, applied in a powerful, large-displacement machine. At the same time, this transmission’s superior efficiency can deliver fuel efficiency equal to or better than a conventional manual transmission. To respond to rider demands through a broad range of conditions and situations, the transmission offers three operating modes: two full-auto modes (D-mode for relaxed, fuel efficient operation and S-mode for sports riding), and a six-speed gear-select mode for full rider control via electronic trigger-shift controls that deliver the same shifting response as a manual transmission.

2014 Honda VFR1200FD Key Features:

Honda VFR1200FD

HMAS

Honda Multi-Action System. Cartridge-type front fork and rear damper design ensures a confident balance of compliant damping and precise handling.

UNICAM

Honda VFR1200FD

UNICAM Engine features. innovative Unicam valve train, providing both the light weight of a compact single-cam drive and an optimum combustion chamber shape for maximum power at all engine speeds.

EURO3

Honda VFR1200FD

EURO-3. Complies with EURO-3 emissions regulations.

HISS

Honda VFR1200FD

Honda Ignition Security System. Only allows the bike to be started by its original encoded keys to effectively protect against theft.

C-ABS

Combined Antilock Brake System.Optimises the balance of front and rear braking control while counteracting tyre slip when braking over variable road conditions.

HECS3

Honda Evolutional Catalysing System. Oxygen-sensing system maintains an optimal air fuel mixture for the most effective catalytic reduction of exhaust emissions.

PGM FI

Programmed Fuel Injection. Map-type computerised system maintains strong power and responsive performance in all conditions.

PLRS

Pro-Link Rear Suspension. Monoshock rear suspension utilises a triangular linkage system to progressively increase damping force through range of rear swingarm movement.

Specifications

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled 4-stroke UNICAM 76° V-4
Engine Displacement1,237cm3
Bore & Stroke81 x 60mm
IgnitionComputer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Max. Torque129Nm/8,750min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Power Output127kW/10,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Compression Ratio12: 1
StarterElectric
CarburationPGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Final DriveShaft
GearboxElectronic Dual Clutch - 6 speed
Seat Height815mm
Weight Kerb Weight277kg
Ground Clearance125mm
Length x Width x Height2,250 x 740 x 1,220mm
Fuel Capacity18.5litres
Wheelbase1,545mm
Brakes Front320mm dual floating hydraulic disc with two 6-piston callipers, C-ABS and sintered metal pads
Wheels Front5-spoke hollow gravity die cast aluminium
Wheels Rear7-spoke gravity die cast aluminium
Tyres Front120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Suspension Front43mm cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload adjustment, 120mm axle travel
Suspension RearPro-Link with gas-charged damper, 25-step (*stepless remote-controlled hydraulic) preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 130mm axle travel
Brakes Rear276mm hydraulic disc with 2-piston calliper, C-ABS and sintered metal pads
Tyres Rear190/55-ZR17M/C (75W)
Price€16.699

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