2014 Honda VFR800F Photo GalleryFollowing a three-year hiatus in the states, the Honda VFR800F (Interceptor) returns for 2014. The “Viffer,” which was replaced in America by the VFR1200F from 2010-2013, arrives with much refinement over the previous-generation model.
The 2014 VFR (Vee-Four Road) went on a major diet, the machined powered by the 782cc liquid-cooled 90-degree V-4 losing 22 lbs. The revised model also arrives with LED headlight, more aggressive bodywork, and something most motorcycles can’t go without to remain competitive in today’s market – optional ABS and traction control.And the engine continues to use Honda’s respected VTEC valve-actuation technology, which first arrived on the VFR800F in 2002. This technology uses two of the four valves per cylinder at lower rpm, and all four above 6800 rpm; this helps build power up top and keep emissions low. Though not confirmed, the engine should produce around 106 horsepower.The 2014 VFR800F arrives with new Honda Pro-Arm rear suspension that features the single-sided swingarm, 43mm front forks, 10-spoke wheels, and a revised seat featuring adjustable height. The Deluxe model adds ABS, Traction Control, grip heaters, self-canceling turn signals, and a center stand.Attached above is a photo gallery of the 2014 Honda VFR800F; each photo also makes for great wallpaper.Our Editor-at-Large Jonathan Handler was recently at the US press launch for the new VFR; read his review here: 2014 Honda VFR800F First Ride Review. For features and specs, click here.Photos by Kevin Wing
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!