First, a bit of info on the monster with a top speed of 170 mph or 275 km/h ranged at an average price of $9-12.00, and then we can go into a fully detailed review.
– Engine Type is Liquid – cooled 90 – degree V – 4
– Displacement is 782 cc
– Bore & Stroke at 72 mm x 48 mm
– Compression Ratio is 11.8:1
– Valve Train: Chain – driven DOHC, four valves per cylinder
– Fuel Delivery: PGM – FI electronic fuel injection
– Transmission is Six – speed
– Final Drive O – ring – sealed chain
New design but still close to its roots, the new and improved Honda VFR800 chassis stays in touch with its original image, much is kept in check to prevent it in his legendarily homogeneous sports bike status. So what are the significant changes? The plastic of the VFR would make us think that we are dealing with a whole new machine. The outer appearance is entirely new, the X logo to the rear rim multi – branch. The parking lights and turn signals have changed. The diodes are present to the rear view but also a first for Honda, for front lighting.
Undeniably, the overall look is less sporty, returning to the severity and maturity of the VFR. The dashboard is reviving its look without actually changing its forms; it now offers more gear position indicator and indicators of the perfection of fuel. And note that makes you cringe, it is, of course, an appendix that was thought to have been forgotten for 12 years: the muffler fixed laterally. Desire to return to basic, with ingratitude to hide the beautiful rim? No, need to slim down. With this pot, 2016 gets rid of 7 kg. Huge!
Source: Trust Pilot
Honda also removed 10 pounds on the back loop, now made of aluminium. This is the first time since the cube 800 VFR loses weight. They took the opportunity to enrich their equipment. ABS is always present, except that it has a new friend at the sensors: traction control, switchable at that.
The Honda VFR800 HMAS has a fork that is 43 mm, provided with a preloaded setting, reviewing its sleeves to accommodate a pair of radial callipers with four pistons. Honda and updates the front without offering him an inverted fork that can be seen on both models. New brake discs, bigger, going from 296 to 310mm.
ARE THE CHANGES MAINLY ESTHETIC?
Let’s remove all that and observe the bowels of the 6th generation VFR. If the mutation is stunning on the outside, it is much wiser inside. The double aluminium frame does not change a bolt. The only change from the bowels of the VFR concerns the V4 engine. Just a setting on the V- Tec to make a better transition between two and four cylinders. A small update to the distribution pattern and the valve opening time – to improve the muscle at low and mid-range. Now the maximum power is released at a lower RPM, a nice touch of optimisation.
WHO ARE ITS COMPETITORS?
Considering the completion, it will be a fierce fight between Suzuki’s low prices but worse performance and Yamaha’s higher prices: the 2016 Suzuki SV650 at $7,900 at the lowest, 2016 Kawasaki z800 at $8,399 at the lowest, YAMAHA YZF – R1 at the lowest $16,490. The Honda VFR800 is a bit pricier but should do very well indeed and is still a classic choice for many buyers.