2010 VFR1200F First Ride Blog
Friday, October 23, 2009
Ken takes a ride on the Honda VFR1200F in the land of the rising sun.
We just finished riding the 2010 VFR1200F around the Sugo race track in Japan and we can say without a doubt this motorcycle is going to blow your mind. It’s fast, fun and easy to ride. Whether you’re using the traditional manual transmission and clutch configuration or the cool dual clutch feature, this VFR is the ticket. Its fast enough you’ll be getting tickets too, if you’re not careful. The automatic transmission shifts seamlessly and the power delivery from the V4 is entertaining to say the least. With great mid-range punch and a signature howl emanating out o f the peculiar looking exhaust, the VFR is simply a blast to ride fast.
The fit and finish is as tidy as you would expect from Honda
with a rich, thick paint that you use as a vanity mirror if the needs arises, a good looking aluminum frame, single-sided shaft-driven swingarm and 7-spoke wheels which wrap up the impressive package that is the VFR1200F. There’s already a variety of accessories available including the panniers, heated grips, touring windscreen and the all-important hugger fender for added protection against splashing mud or road debris.
Is it a Sportbike? Touring bike? Or that hyper-sport touring bike you've been looking for?
Be sure to read our 2010 VFR1200F First Ride to find out!
As you can tell, I like this bike. But is it a sport-touring motorcycle or something else? I tend to believe this beast is on the edge of the hyper-sport touring class. Not quite a Hayabusa
but more sporting than the traditional Sport Touring motorcycles than the Honda ST1300 is in. Most likely this bike is destined to redefine the sport touring class if it doesn’t generate a class of its own.
Stay tuned for the full report, followed by a video review of our action-packed press introduction from Sugo.
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