VFR 1200F

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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.


Honda MotoGP V-4 engine technology and architecture bring cutting-edge performance to the VFR1200F.

Unique cylinder layout with rear two cylinders located innermost on the crankshaft and front cylinders located outboard narrows the rider interface aboard the VFR1200F.

Throttle By Wire for next-generation throttle response.

Optional Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) featuring manual mode and automatic mode with D and S modes and paddle-style shifters offers unparalleled freedom through innovative technology.

Next-generation shaft drive system with offset pivot point and sliding constant-velocity joint for a new level of shaft-drive performance and control.

Bore & Stroke
Compression Ratio
Max. Power Output
Max. Torque
Liquid-cooled 4-stroke UNICAM 760 V-4
1,237 cc
81 x 60 mm
127 kw / 10,000 min-1 {95/1/EC}
129 Nm / 8,750 min-1 {95/1/EC}