News 2010 Honda VFR1200F Engine Explained | Video

2010 Honda VFR1200F Engine Explained | Video

VFR1200F Engine

Click video to watch Honda explain the new generation of V-4 technology in the 2010 VFR1200F. The engine includes a unique cylinder layout with rear two cylinders located innermost on the crankshaft and front cylinders located outboard narrows the rider interface aboard the VFR1200F. The V-4 is a light and compact 1237cc liquid-cooled 76-degree V-4 that pumps out amazing levels of power with a distinctive V-4 feel and sound.

To reduce vibration, Honda uses a Symmetrically Coupled Phase-shift Crankshaft with 28-degree crankpin offset to virtually eliminate engine vibration. Asymmetrical exhaust lengths between front and rear cylinders boost power production and enhance power feel. Honda uses a throttle-by-wire system in order to tune the throttle response along with a slipper clutch, in the manual-shift model, to allow for some unencumbered sport riding.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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