Motorcycle Racing News Honda VFR1200F Factory Tour | Video

Honda VFR1200F Factory Tour | Video

VFR1200F Manufacturing

Kumamoto, the mother ship of Honda motorcycle factories, is the birthplace of the new 2010 Honda VFR1200F and the factory is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly plants in the world. The exciting new VFR1200, with optional dual clutch transmission, is one of the most technically advanced motorcycles ever built.

You can watch the first day of production as the VF1200F is being assembled at Kumamoto. The fascinating production line is 130 meters long and it has the capacity to produce one new motorcycle every 90 seconds. This video explains the motorcycle manufacturing process.

The Honda VFR1200F motorcycle includes Honda MotoGP engine technology and architecture; a light and compact 1237cc liquid-cooled 76-degree V-4 that pumps out amazing levels of power; Throttle By Wire for next-generation throttle response; lightweight and compact Unicam valvetrain allows for significantly smaller cylinder heads; optional Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission with three modes and paddle-style shifters; Honda cam-assisted slipper clutch in the manual-shift VFR1200F; GP technology layer-concept aero fairing for unrivaled air management and futuristic style; next-generation shaft drive system with offset pivot point and sliding constant-velocity joint for a new level of shaft-drive performance and control.


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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