Are there still VFR faithful out there? Honda has not forgotten you. A new VFR800F went on display in Milan today. Featuring new styling, including a single, underslung exhaust and new bodywork. The new VFR800F has a much simplier, cleaner look, and it loses 22 pounds in the process versus last year’s European model. Claimed wet weight (fully fueled) is now down to 525 pounds. Peak horsepower is 106.
A new fork, new swingarm, and wheels go along with adjustable seat height and a standard traction control system. Also standard is ABS, heated grips and self-cancelling turn signals.
The v-4 soul gets tweaked for an increase in low and mid-range power. Revised ergonomics, including a “significantly slimmer waist”, together with the weight loss, should make the bike feel more nimble.
The headlights are LEDs, as is the tail light. Instrumentation is also new, and now includes a gear position indicator, ambient temperature and fuel consumption information.
We do not know at this time if the new VFRR800F is headed for the U.S. market for 2014. Stay tuned.