Exhilarating Honda V4 performance. Instant power with every twist of the throttle. There is something utterly compelling about the V4 engine of the new Honda VFR1200F. A remarkable blend of raw power, never-ending torque and advanced mass centralisation. All expressed in the beat and feel that only a V4 configuration from Honda can deliver.
The technology used to achieve this is at once both simple and highly complex in its execution. For example, by completely redesigning the engine layout, Honda were able to produce a shorter engine that allowed them more freedom when positioning it within the frame. This enabled the creation of near perfect weight distribution.
The innovation of a new 28° phased shift crankshaft was simple but very effective – reducing the vibration associated with a traditional V4 configuration, but retaining the distinctive linear power delivery and physical sensation that V4 owners know and love. The closed crankcase and UNICAM technology come from the RC212V MotoGP motorcycle and motocross race machines, while the unique voice of the new exhaust speaks a language to stir the soul.