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MCN scoop

New Honda V4 sports-tourer revealed

By Guy Procter - 24 June 2009 09:35



Honda’s new V4 – the beginning of a ‘new breed of bike’ according to the firm – is today revealed in MCN as a 1200cc sports-tourer closely related to the concept revealed in Autumn.

The firm is still surveying potential buyers about the concept, but MCN’s scoop reveals at least one iteration of the bike is finalized and ready to roll.

While it’s lost the hubless wheels and frameless look of the concept, the bike – thought at this stage to be called the VFR1200 – retains at least one revolutionary feature to justify Honda’s ‘new breed’ claims.

That’s it’s variable-cylinder engine, which enables the rear bank of cylinders to shut down completely, leaving the bike effectively a parallel twin on light loads, which should dramatically boost fuel economy and emissions performance.

But what of the sports side of the sports-tourer equation?

A truly massive beam frame – reminiscent of the first ZZR1100’s vast girders – hints at what must be approaching 200bhp potential.



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I was really hoping they were going to get rid of the VTEC on the next V4 engine. It's the one thing I didn't like about my "06 VFR...too bad.
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Looks too much like the bmw k series


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i gots da V-TEK yo!


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June 24, 2009, 12:47 PM

I'm pretty sure MCN prints that article every year.


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I'm pretty sure MCN prints that article every year.
I was thinking the exact same thing. They are infatuated with the Honda V4 and insist on beating this dead horse.


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Not just V-TEC,but VCM as well
(variable cylinder management)


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The article is BS. Completely fabricated.
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They are infatuated with the Honda V4
not a bad thing...

http://www.honda-v4.eu/Index

Alive and Kicking in Europe...not the US

(someone should write an article on all the cool bikes you can get in Europe but are not offered here....)


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The article is BS. Completely fabricated.
Honda says "Sit Down young man"

http://www.honda-v4.eu/en/en/Home

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I loved my VFR so no V4 bashing from me, but even the Honda europe link is a year or two old.


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Fugly and certainly heavy. WTF is Honda thinking?


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Actually I like it. Put some hard luggage on that bad boy.

I'll take the Concours 14 acceleration with the cruising mileage of the ST1100 any day.


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come on naysayers....


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It's a BMW K-Series with a new front end....

Seriously... I love the 1-5th Gen Bikes (and shopping for a '99FI if anyone knows someone). If Honda really wants to make a new VFR, they need to drop weight, and up the CC's to 1000. This 1200CC Shaft drive bohemouth is not a VFR replacement... more an FJR/BMW Kbike counterpart.. maybe a new ST?

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