Here it is, the 2014 Honda VFR800F which was unveiled at the EICMA show today.
At a glance it is clear that styling changes for 2014 are radical and the sight of a front wheel speed sensor shows the addition of traction control, a first for the VFR. Honda have retained the V4 heart of the VFR and engine capacity remains the same at 782cc and Honda have also kept the sometimes contraversial VTEC system for 2014. Engine developments include cam and ignition timing tweaks for greater low and mid-range torque with a claim of 104.5 hp at 10,250 rpm and a quoted 55.4 ft-lbs of torque at 8,500 rpm. The traction control system is a basic single mode operation that is activated via a switch on the left handlebar. ABS is a two setting affair.
The VFR has been adorned with a new aluminium single sided swingarm for 2014 together with a 43mm HMAS telescopic fork. The lowers have been redesigned to accept radially mounted four-piston calipers.
Another first for Honda are LED headlights which grace this latest VFR, together with a new dash with digital speedometer/tacho, gear position indicator, fuel gauge and an indicator for the five-stage heated grips.
Honda are also offering a quickshifter in their official options list, a first for the manufacturer.