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    Quote Originally Posted by pkon View Post
    I attended the launch today and was amazed at one thing! Honda calls their superbikes 'Fun Bikes'. Its kind of like calling a Cheetah a Poodle. And the strange part is that they never once used the term 'SuperBike'. Is it playing too safe!! Tell me who would want to own a FUN BIKE??
    HAHAHAH!! thats funny,Fun bike,I think VFR code name from Honda would be Sunday Funbike Time.(SFT)... because this bike will be only seen on roads Sunday(Holiday)
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    Now I know from where the console of the Hero Honda ZMR is inspired from!!

    Overall Amazing package, but I think the price is still exorbitant. If I remember correctly, the bike was called back in some countries due to some nagging issues. Hope the ones launched here do not have such issues.
    Twist your wrist and feel the shift!!

    My own thoughts - Throttle

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    Quote Originally Posted by csajal View Post
    Now I know from where the console of the Hero Honda ZMR is inspired from!!
    very much similar (& without copyright infringement )

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    The official Press release:

    The Ultimate Road-Sport Machine VFR1200F from Honda arrives in India
    ‘Bike will be on the Indian roads in August ’10’
    New Delhi, July 30, 2010: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), the 100% owned 2-wheeler subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company, Japan – the world’s largest manufacturer of 2-wheelers, today launched its long awaited international Road-Sport motorcycle ‘VFR1200F’ in the Fun bike segment.

    VFR1200F - RACING & TOURING CAPABILITIES
    The VFR1200 F is a clean-sheet interpretation of the ultimate road sport machine – a concept driven by extensive understanding of customer needs. VFR1200F sets a new standard in motorcycle performance that will stand as a milestone in the history of ‘Fun Biking’ in India. With its state-of-the-art technology and radical styling, VFR1200F delivers a combination of sports and touring capabilities to premium Indian customers who are actively on a look out for brands that have a high ‘FUN’ quotient.

    INSPIRATION
    A truly international design team of VFR1200F aimed at creating an exciting sports bike with long distance touring capabilities. Their starting point – Imagine waking up to a perfect day and deciding, impulsively, to ride 300km, effortlessly devouring highways and twisty canyon roads, just to enjoy lunch at a perfect location and then head back home. With this inspiration came forward the first sketches of this dream fun bike. Many a refinement and passionate exchanges later, VFR1200F translated from a dreamy sketch to its fascinating self.

    ENGINE
    The 1237cc VFR1200F is armed with the legendary fuel injected, liquid cooled, compact V4 engine. Famous for its unique ‘heartbeat engine’ feel, the V4 engine offers unrivalled manageability, strong torque delivery and typically produces more than 90% of its maximum torque (129Nm/8,750 rpm) at 4000rpm and has a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 litres.

    USPs
    VFR1200F is a bike of many technological firsts. Successor to the legendary VFR800 and Honda’s CBR1100XX Super Blackbird, this will be the first bike with Honda’s revolutionary Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology. The radical engineering of the remarkably narrow cylinder heads and cylinder spacing lend more mass centralization and rider comfort; while the ergonomically designed layered fairing technology provides extra stability to VFR1200F.

    The unique throttle by wire system in this fun bike ensures outstanding response & seamless acceleration across the engine's rev range. The slipper clutch meanwhile aids control under intense de-acceleration and allows the rider to stay firmly in place. The radical combination of CBS with ABS link the benefits of ABS with the measured application of front brakes when the rear brake lever is used.

    RACING
    To leverage its racing capabilities, the VFR1200F utilizes the UNICAM single overhead camshaft cylinder head design and the sealed crankcase system from the world-class CRF motocrossers. Never been used on a road machine before, these technologies provide electrifying throttle response and improved fuel consumption.

    THE STYLE STATEMENT
    A high attention to detail and quality is evident everywhere and every design element has been fine-tuned in tandem with engineering requirements. The fused cowl and body which together create a smooth, unified, aerodynamic surface. The rear design of the VFR1200F is compact and tapers upwards, emphasizing the fun bike’s lightness and dynamic shape while the tail light and rear indicators echo its frontal design. Completing the feel & sound of the bike are the triangular muffler and compact exhaust system which distinguish the raw compelling sound of V4 engine from any other motorcycle. Giving a stylish edge to the VFR1200F are the LCD readouts of fuel, coolant temperature level, Honda ignition security system (HISS) indicator, ambient temperature display and ABS indicator.

    VFR1200F makes its stylish debut in two stunning hues- Candy Prominence Red and Seal Silver Metallic. These colours have been carefully selected to emphasize the highly polished look, smooth texture and unique shapes and layers of the bodywork. The deep clear-coat finish creates a sharp, memorable profile that launches a million dreams even from a distance.

    VFR1200F will be on roads by 3rd week of August, 2010. To cultivate 2-wheeler FUN market with the responsibility of safety and good service, HMSI already provides exclusive after sale services to its customers spread across India, through the highly trained staff at the two exclusive Wing World showrooms in Delhi & Mumbai.

    The ex-showroom price for Delhi of VFR1200F is ` 17,50,000

    Present at the new Fun bike launch event were: Mr. Yasuke Hasegawa, Main Project Leader for VFR1200F development from Honda R&D Japan, Mr. Shinji Aoyama, CEO & President, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Atsushi Amataka, President Honda R&D India along with Mr N.K. Rattan, Operating Head – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

    Excerpts from Company officials-

    “VFR1200F is a combination of sports and touring capabilities to premium Indian customers who are actively on a look out for brands that have a high ‘FUN’ quotient. This fun bike is manufactured at the Honda’s most advanced facility & mother plant of global motorcycles – The Kumamoto factory Japan. VFR1200F is a concept driven by extensive customer needs & adoption of state-of-the-art technologies.” Mr. Shinji Aoyama, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.




    More pics from the launch coming in 15 minutes....stay tuned.
    Last edited by sunilg; 07-30-2010 at 06:47 PM.
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    Default xBhp pictures from the launch!


    I enjoy the quality!








    Men Behind the machine: Mr. Yashuke Hasegawa (Main Project Leader for VFR1200F) on the left and Mr. Shinji Aoyama, CEO & President HMSI Pvt. Ltd.






    Mr. Aoyama addressing the gathering.


    Mr. Yashuke Hasegawa (Main Project Leader for VFR1200F)


    Instrument panel


    The massive headlight




    Mr. Atsushi Amataka, President Honda R&D India


    The Gray one!


    Mr. N.K. Rattan, (Operating Head - Sales & Marketing, HMSI) on the left with Mr. Aoyama and Mr. Hasegawa





    and last but not the least, two beautiful models from the launch!


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    Nice pics sunil! The bike is a beauty!
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    Wow, I think this is the costliest bike available in india

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunilg View Post



    Look how massive is this bike... the chick on it feels too small...
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    Nice. Thanks for sharing these with us, SunilG. The VFR1200F with it's dual clutch and automated gear-box and everything sure looks like a hoot to ride.
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    This bike has the looks to kill. It is also loaded with goodies. Honda is quite clear that they want to cream the market with this and so it is targeted at people that have the money (ref. press release).

    Whether it sells like the Honda Jazz or Honda Accord remains to be seen.
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