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2008 Honda VFR

2008 Honda VFR


A legend in its own time, the incomparable VFR proudly stands as a masterpiece of sportsbike engineering and supreme sports touring exhilaration. For over two decades, the VFR has consistently been hailed as one of the most refined and best balanced motorcycles—of any displacement—on the roads of Europe. Setting it apart from every other motorcycle in its class is its unique fuelinjected V4-VTEC engine, which delivers power in two optimised stages of valve actuation for a seamless band of strong, accessible acceleration that responds swiftly to whatever sort of riding you do. The VFR’s chassis and bodywork are also top-of-the-class in both design and execution, with modern aggressive looks and stirring sportsbike handling and performance to back them up.

All in all, the stunning VFR delivers the most satisfying balance of high performance, confident control and luxurious comfort to be found in motorcycling.

• Unique fuel-injected V4-VTEC engine features 2-stage valve actuation system that combines the strong low-end torque of 2-valve configurations with the searing highrevving power of the highest-performance 4-valve mills.

• HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic exhaust gas converter system minimises emissions of harmful exhaust gases to ensure full compliance with strict EURO-3 emissions regulations.

• Lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminium frame, single-sided Pro-Arm swingarm and HMAS cartridgetype front fork all contribute to the VFR’s sporty and responsive handling.

• Sport-oriented Dual Combined Brake System enhances braking ease and control for smooth, unruffled stopping performance.

• Deluxe ABS version features the peerless braking performance of Honda’s most advanced Antilock Brake System.

• Optional luggage system easily fitted for comfortable and capable touring enjoyment.

• New Sword Silver Metallic colour variation.


• Sword Silver Metallic
• Pearl Cosmic Black
• Candy Glory Red



Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC 90° V-4
Displacement - 782cm³
Bore x Stroke - 72 x 48mm
Compression Ratio - 11.6 : 1
Max. Power Output - 80kW / 10,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque - 80Nm / 8,750min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed - 1,200min-1
Oil Capacity - 3.8 litres

Fuel System

Carburation - PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore - 36mm
Aircleaner - Oil-permeated, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity - 22 litres

Electrical System

Ignition System - Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing - 15° BTDC (idle) ~ 36° BTDC (5,000min-1)
Sparkplug Type - IMR9B-9H (NGK); VNH27Z (DENSO)
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V / 10AH
ACG Output - 497W
Headlights - 12V, 55W x 2 (low) / 55W x 2 (high)


Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation - Hydraulic
Transmission- 6-speed
Primary Reduction - 1.939 (64/33)
Gear Ratios 2.846 - (37/13), 2; 2.062 (33/16), 3; 1.578 (30/19), 4; 1.291 (31/24), 5; 1.111 (30/27), 6; 0.965 (28/29)
Final Reduction - 2.687 (43/16)
Final Drive - O-ring sealed chain


Type - Diamond; triple-box-section aluminium twinspar


Dimensions - 2,120 x 735 x 1,195mm
Wheelbase - 1,460mm
Caster Angle - 25° 30'
Trail - 95mm
Turning Radius - 3.2m
Seat Height - 805mm
Ground Clearance - 125mm
Kerb Weight - 244kg (F: 117kg; R: 127kg), *249kg (F: 119kg; R: 130kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity - 195kg
Loaded Weight - 394kg (F: 151kg; R: 243kg)


Type Front - 41mm HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork with stepless preload adjustment, 108mm axle travel
Rear - Pro-Link with gas-charged HMAS damper, 7- step (*stepless remote-controlled hydraulic) preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment, 120mm axle travel


Type Front - U-section 6-spoke cast aluminium
Rear - U-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front - 17M/C x MT3.50
Rear - 17M/C x MT5.50
Tyre Size Front - 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear - 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Tyre Pressure Front - 250kPa
Rear - 290kPa


Type Front - 296 x 4.5mm dual floating hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston callipers, (*ABS) and sintered metal pads
Rear - 256 x 6mm hydraulic disc with Combined 3- piston calliper, (*ABS) and sintered metal pads

* ABS version

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.