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Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 2009, 2010

How about a bike powered by an engine derived from both the MX CRF and the MotoGP RC211V machinery? Sounds interesting, to say the least, doesn't it? Well, the 2009 Honda VFR1200FA comes with such a power plant, borrowing the V4 architecture of the MotoGP prototypes, and the Unicam valvetrain, allowing shorter, smaller and therefore, lighter cylinder heads.

Dripping with sport bike attitude, power and overall looks, the 2009 VFR1200FA takes the top-class race track performance to the street level. Great for commuting, city riding and simply wonderful for longer hauls, this machine is almost ready for touring with the included saddlebag mounts and thanks to a more upright position, riding it for a whole day will not be traumatizing for neither rider or pillion.

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HONDA VFR1200FA 1237

engine specs
Type
liquid-cooled 76 degrees V4, SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Displacement
1237 cm3
Bore X Stroke
3.2x2.4 in OR 81 mm
Compression Ratio
12.0:1
Horsepower
173/10000 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque
95/0 lb-ft/RPM OR 129/0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with automatic enrichment circuit, 44mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors
transmission specs
Gearbox
Six speed manual
Clutch
Wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive
-
Final Drive
Shaft
chassis specs
Frame
Aluminium
Front Suspension
43mm cartridge fork with spring-preload adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Rear Suspension
Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single gas-charged shock with remote spring-preload adjustability and rebound-damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel
Front Brake
Dual full-floating 320mm discs with CBS six-piston calipers with ABS
Rear Brake
Single 276mm disc with CBS two-piston caliper with ABS
dimension specs
Overall Length
-
Overall Width
-
Seat Height
32.1 in OR 815 mm
Weelbase
60.8 in OR 1544 mm
Ground Clearance
-
Weight
589 lbs OR 267 kg
Fuel Capacity
4.9 gallons OR 18.5 L
tyres specs
Front
120/70 ZR-17 radial
Rear
190/55 ZR-17 radial
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