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2009 Honda VFR800

2009 Honda VFR800


Highly evolved from a sports bike heritage, the VFR is possibly the most refined balance of explosive sports tourer performance, superb comfort and agile manoeuvrability on European roads today. It’s powered by a screaming fuel-injected engine whose 2-stage valve actuation system rewards every riding style with gratifying rushes of strong, accessible power. This considerable power is harnessed in a light-handling, receptive twin-spar aluminium frame. A 43mm HMAS cartridge-type front fork and sports-oriented Dual Combined Brake System contribute to Super Sports-class high-speed control. A Combined-ABS version is also available for extra confidence on any road. Rear suspension is smoothly compliant, with a single-sided cast aluminium Pro-Arm swingarm mounted directly to the rear of the engine cases and supported by a progressive Pro-Link rear suspension system. The low, contoured seat provides an easy reach to the ground and long-term touring comfort for rider and passenger.

The VFR represents blistering power, presented in a well-rounded and accessible package which has been winning fans for over two decades. This is a motorcycle that will enrich your life and broaden your horizons.

Key Features

  • Unique fuel-injected V4-VTEC engine features 2-stage valve actuation system that effectively combines the strong low-end torque of 2-valve engines with the high-revving power of high-performance 4-valve mills
  • HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic converter system minimises harmful exhaust gas emissions to ensure full EURO-3 compliance
  • Lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminium frame, single-sided Pro-Arm swingarm and HMAS cartridge-type 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
  • 22-litre tank capacity and powerful multi-reflector headlights promise long, pleasure-filled days whether on city streets or country roads
  • Optional luggage system easily fitted for comfortable and capable touring enjoyment
  • Three exciting new colour variations: Pearl Sunbeam White/Graphite Black (with Ross White Wheels), Sword Silver Metallic (with Gold Wheels), Candy Glory Red (with Gold Wheels)


  • Pearl Sunbeam White / Graphite Black (with Ross White Wheels)
  • Sword Silver Metallic
  • Candy Glory Red

Various accessories including:

  • Comfort
  • Luggage
  • Audio and Electronics
  • Anti-Theft
  • Decoration
  • Protection

Availability & Model Changes For 2009

  • Available: Now
  • Changes for 2009: New colour

Technical Specification


  • 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

  • Carburetion - 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 ? 2 (low) / 55W ? 2 (high)


  • Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
  • Clutch Operation - Hydraulic
  • Transmission Type - 6-speed
  • Primary Reduction -1.939 (64/33)
  • Gear Ratios - 1; 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 twin-spar


  • Dimensions (LxWxH) - 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 calipers, (*ABS) and sintered metal pads
  • Rear; 256 x 6mm hydraulic disc with Combined 3-piston caliper, (*ABS) and sintered metal pads

*ABS version

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.