Honda VFR800 For Sale
The 2014 Honda VFR800 is a premium sports touring bike and is powered by a 782cc V4 engine which puts out 104bhp. It was first launched in 1998 with updates in 2002 and 2006.
- Fuelling, handling, brakes, headlight, build quality
- On the heavy side, traction control, finicky indicators, switch gear
What Is It?
It's powered by a liquid cooled 782cc V4 engine with VTEC, producing 104.5bhp at 10,250rpm and maximum torque at 8,500rpm. It has been tuned for improved low-mid range torque.
- Aluminium frame
- Dual 310mm discs up front with Tokico 2 piston calipers
- 256mm disc at the rear with 2 piston caliper
- Dual channel ABS
- Adjustable 43mm Showa fork with 108mm travel
- Adjustable Showa rear shock with 120mm travel
- Self cancelling indicators
- Traction control with off mode
- Heated grips with five levels
- Retractable grab handles
- 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
Improvements over the 2006-2013 model include new suspension, swingarm, wheels, thinner bodywork, traction control, ABS, heated grips and self cancelling indicators; basically everything bar the frame and engine. Overall 7kg has been shaved off the weight and the seat is now adjustable to 789mm or 809mm.
A big chunk of the weight saving comes from changing the dual underseat exhaust system to a single muffler on the right which also lowers the centre of gravity and the rest is mostly achieved by replacing the steel sub-frame with a cast Aluminium version.
The V4 engine is designed to be really compact but to achieve this it's also quite complicated and part of the complexity is the clever VTEC system. Much like VTEC in Honda's cars the engine switches between two profiles at high and low rpms with only one pair of valves operating at low down for efficiency and two pairs higher up for power. It's a smoother transition between the two profiles now as well.
The new front X-light and rear lights are LED based, with indicators now mounted in the mirrors. The 10-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre up front and 180/55 at the rear
Accessories include the quickshifter (£165), 12V socket (£75), rear hugger (£80), colour coded 45 litre top box (£250), panniers (£650) and Akrapovic slip on exhaust (£670).
Colours: Red, white, black, grey (2017)
2017: Honda added a new angular muffler making it Euro 4 compliant and a 12V socket.
Did You Know?
75,000 VFRs are in regular use across Europe and it's often called an Interceptor in the USA.
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