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Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda: 2013 Honda VFR1200FDD


Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda — Where do you even start with a machine like Honda’s revolutionary VFR1200F? Here’s a machine that showcases innovation and technology like a motorcycle transported from the future. Start with its super-compact Unicam® design 1237cc V4 engine, fueled by Honda’s first-ever Throttle By Wire system. Traction Control? You bet. And together with Honda’s Combined Braking with standard ABS, that makes the VFR one of our most impressive machines when it comes to dealing with challenging traction under acceleration or braking.

This version of the VFR1200F is equipped with a conventional six-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch.

Honda has always built its reputation on innovative, breakthrough engineering and design. And nowhere is this forward-thinking stamp more indelible than on the VRF1200F, a showcase of technological advancement that has one goal: to create the most complete and perfect sport riding experience ever. From nose to tail, from ergonomics to engine size to exhaust placement to bodywork design, there’s no other machine like it. Which, of course, is exactly what you’d expect from a Honda. This model comes with a Corbin Seat.


Engine Type                         1237cc liquid-cooled 76° V-4

Bore And Stroke                   81mm x 60mm

Compression Ratio              12.0:1

Valve Train                           SOHC; four valves per cylinder

Induction                               Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with automatic enrichment circuit, 44mm throttle bodies and 12-hole injectors

Ignition                                  Digital transistorized with electronic advance



Transmission                        Six speed

Final Drive                            Shaft


Rear Brake                            Single 276mm disc with CBS two-piston caliper with ABS

Front Tire                              120/70ZR-17 radial

Rear Tire                               190/55 ZR-17 radial


Rake                                       25°30′ (Caster Angle)

Trail                                       101.0mm (4.0 inches)

Wheelbase                             60.8 inches

Seat Height                           32.1 inches

Curb Weight                         591 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel ready to ride)


Available Colors                   Metallic Black

Model Id                                VFR1200F