Honda VFR Adventure Bike Concept teased ahead of its debut

Article by Christian A., on October 19, 2010

A teaser sketch has emerged of the touring version of Honda’s VFR1200F, which is one of eight new models that the company will launch at the EICMA Show in Milan this November. From the sketch, it can be observed that Honda’s new Honda VFR Adventure Bike Concept has a tall suspension, and boasts more ground clearance, and a shortened front mudguard.

It had been believed that the new VFR will rival Ducati’s Multistrada, the KTM 990 SMT or Yamaha’s Super Tenere but from the looks of it, this won’t be the case.

The teaser sketch shows an oversized bike and as it’s not impressive aesthetically, it’s likely that Honda will compensate by installing technological advancements, similar to what it did with the VFR1200F model that was launched last year.

Many observers say that despite its size, this bike will be light and easy to handle. Last year’s sports-tourer featured the world’s first fully automatic motorcycle dual-clutch transmission.

There are rumors now that say that this adventure model will be equipped with the Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system that Honda mentioned five years ago. The system raises fuel efficiency by deactivating engine cylinders under specific riding conditions.

The system features a mass production in-line four-cylinder engine which has a displacement of 1137cc as the base engine. The VCM system has the capability of increasing and decreasing the number of working cylinders between 2-cylinder, 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder operations by modifying certain parts of the base engine.

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