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Styling Design of VFR1200F

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.22 No.2

Summary

Honda has undertaken the challenge of a new styling design in the development of a new model in the VFR series, the only product in the sports tourer category to use a V-4 engine and one which has captured a unique position in the European market. Based on the design concept of a sports tourer with refined styling for mature riders, the design effort sought to achieve a form for mass concentration that fused, to a higher degree, the dynamism of a sports motorcycle with the high functionality of a tourer. Honda sought to create a new kind of attractiveness in achieving such a design by realizing four external appearance elements as a single form. The result was a styling design that retained the refined expression built up in successive generations of the VFR, while boasting an advanced and premium look suitable to the flagship of Honda motorcycles.

Author (organization or company)

Toshiaki KISHI(Motorcycle R&D Center)

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