2013 Honda VFR1200F Is Nicer, Better and Faster
The power unit has remained the 1236cc V4, with the rear two cylinders positioned closer together for a narrower bike profile in the middle section. The dual-clutch version offers “paddle shifting” and the D and S modes will easily turn the casual daily bike (D mode) into a menacing canyon-carver (S mode), with the traction control system making constant amends to the power deployment.
The 2013 VFR1200F also sports a dual exhaust system, with one outlet always open and the other opening according to the engine rpm and providing the best back-pressure for optimal operation. The new VFR1200F also comes with a low-centerline driveshaft for better mass centralization and combined-ABS braking, with throttle-by-wire for both versions.
Base prices start at $15,999 (€12,060) and $17,499 (€13,190) for the VFR and the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) one, respectively.