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The Latest VFR Rumors - July 14, 2008, 06:05 PM

From: http://www.motociclismo.es/Pruebas/h...sp%3Fid%3D5024

The new VFR could be ready for 2009

After several years of speculation, it now seems that finally will reach the desired time. Honda is finalizing the development of a new model powered by a 990 cc engine and five cylinders in V derived from that used the RC211V MotoGP. And if the issue continues, could well deal with the new VFR, because the 'F' in the popular name, serves both to 'four' to 'five'

There are two motorcycles in catalogues Honda already need a generational replacement. One is the VFR 800 and the other CBR 1100 XX Super Blackbird. We have several seasons talking about that if Honda will renovate the one and the other, but in the end, when put on stage developments of recent years, neither the one nor the other. But now it seems that something goes seriously. Recently we proved that CBR 1100 XX has disappeared from the list price of the brand and VFR, although still up for sale ever took positions behind in the registration lists. Undoubtedly, there are two models that have lost hitch and they have done to reflect the heads of the most powerful brand in the world.

Thus, it appears that Honda have pulled through in the middle and everything points to be a single model to replace the two and to be called VFR 1000. With him, the world's largest brand attempts on the one hand recover roots sports that characterized the early VFR and, secondly, creating a rapid, effective and comfortable sport-tourism. In addition, it will also be a motorcycle that, technologically speaking, you have no parallel in the market.

It has resorted to the five-cylinder engine in V (three front and two behind) that propelled the RC211V MotoGP until 2006 with an engine capacity close to 990 cc. Logically, one can say that only with this engine shares architecture, because almost all its pieces have been remodeled and adapted to his new role as is done with the Ducati Desmosedici RR engine of (the street).

Five years of work
From the information we received, Honda has been working more than five years into this project and has finally made a motorbike with real dream to be submitted in late summer (September, probably) to mark the 60th anniversary of the mark.

And though Honda has worked with a hermetic total in this project, and finally due to the high-tech features, has had to patenting a series of "inventions" that has included in the new VFR 1000, patents know we have achieved thanks to a series of good friends. And like the V4 of the VFR of 1986 stemmed from that of motorcycles racing HRC at the time, these patents we have confirmed that the new V5 derives directly from the motor used in the World MotoGP until 2007, just before the displacement of motorcycles in this category were reduced to 800 cc. Thus, this new motorcycle takes advantage of the experience with the Honda RC211V in MotoGP, moved to a more reasonable and practical motorcycle street.

The project has been directed to complete by the engineer Yoshiteru Kinoshita, who has used a team of designers who have borrowed from the department of racing Honda (HRC, speaking of course), along with other important men who have participated in the development of the 2008 CBR 1000 RR. With a team well, the result of the project assured that we will leave boquiabiertos, embobados, stunned, not only because the engine will be the repanocha (not to use a word more soez), but the chassis or electronics Honda this will pose a major generational jump regarding the VFR 800 or CBR 1100 XX.

The latest drawings for patents through which we have made designs that accompany these pages, we reveal many secrets that incorporate this motorcycle under the skin. They confirm, as rumored last year, in addition to the V5, the new VFR will be fitted with an innovative two-piece aluminum frame with the front and the rear section separated and united by the engine itself. The pivot of the tilt axis is to anchor the rear of the frame, while also going through the crankcase on his back. This will help ensure a great connection between the pipe and direction of the pivot tilt, while Kinoshita himself claims to have achieved a higher rigidity to the frame of a conventional (dual-beam, it is understood) and remain the same time significantly lighter. In his own words: "Thus it is possible to reduce the weight of the frame without reducing their size, while also achieves the necessary rigidity."

The trick is in the form of the section of the front frame. While a conventional frame is usually suspended below the engine, with two anchors (one in front and one behind), the new design used by Honda and profile Kinoshita called 'M-shaped' (in the form of M) has three anchors on each side, making a total of six. On the rear section of the frame, which also include pivots axis tilt and also supports subframe, saying that each side has two anchors crossing behind the housings and thus spread more forces.

About the brakes, everything suggests that the new system will have ABS Electronic Combined Honda, with tweezers radio anchor in front, and which was submitted nearly three weeks ago.

Gears and automatic
Returning to the engine, of course, use more conventional materials than the MotoGP and has been taken into account that if any revisions are not so constant. As is mandatory, it has added the necessary starter and on the distribution, as good VFR and like the V5 racing, it will cascade of gears, quieter and longevity that the more traditional channels. On cooling, it will be a single curved radiator behind the front wheel instead of the two sides which currently holds the VFR. On the exhaust system, will be located under the engine, where the Pack is a collection of three cylinders front and the rear two cylinders, finishing in a silencer low and short (or two) in the style or CBR 1000 RR R CB 1000, dismissed the idea of dual output below the seat. The cubic capacity of the 'new' V5 should be around the 1,000 cc and its power will be well above the 800 cc V4 of the VFR today. Although, of course, nor shall approach the more than 200 hp reported that the RC211V in his stellar moment. In this regard, it would be wise to think of a figure around 150 or 160 hp, accompanied by good dose of torque at low and medium range.

Also, as shown in the drawings, the new VFR will incorporate a new system of electronic exchange, without the usual lever and controls operated in semimanillar left. In addition, we also know that Honda has patented a system of double clutch and that most likely will debut in this new motor.

As you can guess, VFR 1000 will be a dream motorcycle, a tireless tragamillas also will show a sporty commendable. Undoubtedly is a bike that makes you dream awake. Imagine being smooth and fast as it can be?

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July 14, 2008, 06:15 PM

I hope they do better on the styling than the artist rendition. I think its alittle to similar to the current model.

My Sprint was almost a VFR. I loved the 750, but the 800 seemed bland. Honda also failed to come to market with a complete package and offered no saddle bags in 01. Granted, I choose the throw overs for my bike, mainly because i did not like the look of teh lowered exhaust
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July 14, 2008, 07:46 PM

The pic is clearly a photochop of the current VFR with a different exhaust drawn in. I wonder what VFRdiscussion.com is saying about this article?

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July 14, 2008, 07:49 PM

I hope this is true!

btw the translation is funny to read.

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July 14, 2008, 08:27 PM

That blue is GORGEOUS!

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August 7, 2008, 05:01 PM

Even more rumors from MCN.

There are suppose to be "F" and "GT" versions. Hopefully the shaft drive would be for the touring-spec one only. If they're smart that's what they'll do, otherwise they just lost a sale.

On the VFR forum someone's posted some Honda patent applications for fairings that look like the depicted bike, so it's seeming more likely that this is the real deal.

This is likely the patent application for the bike as a whole. It's a V-4 with some sort of electronic shifting stuff.

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August 13, 2008, 09:18 PM

they've also linked it to a Ferrari-style push-button gearchange for the fastest, smoothest gearchange yet seen
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