Spied: 2010 Honda VFR1200

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2010_Honda_V4_Spy.jpgSo much for MCN‘s scoop. Here’s spy photos of the 2010 Honda VFR1200 testing in light camo. From these images we can clearly see a very upright riding position, a huge seat, single-sided shaft drive, an enormous silencer and that controversial headlight; pretty much a production version of the Honda V4 Concept. Looks a tad bloated, but that might just be the price we have to pay for a BMW K1300S-rivalling hyper tourer.

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  • Adrian

    Still looks uninteresting, Honda lead the industry with styling and engineering innovation and now we get this and the Fury.

    • http://www.suspectsunlimited.com Cru Jones

      Touché

    • http://ridethetorquecurve.blogspot.com hoyt

      When did Honda lead the industry in styling?

      • Tomahawk

        Goon one, yes, when did they?:D

  • jconli1

    That front cowl is tragic.

  • hjworton

    Since when do Honda give us what we want ? They are giving us what(they think) we need. A bike to do everything, supposedly. I will reserve judgement until I see one in the flesh but I DO like what I see.

  • carboncanyon

    Nice Triumph t-shirt. :D

    Shaft drive eh? The overall proportions make it look like a Bimmer.

  • http://www.dainese.com DaineseDan

    Yawn. I woke up for this?? I’m going back to bed. Wake me when the RSV4 is in dealerships stateside.

  • drjohndee

    Cheers Wes, now I don’t have to waste my money on MCN. Fortunately it was sold out when I got to the shop this afternoon!

    I seem to be the only person on either side of the pond who thinks the bike looks good. Can’t wait to see it finished. I’d say BMW are worried.

  • http://www.designronin.com Design Ronin

    Geee, that’s uuuhhhh, ‘interesting’.

    Yawn.

  • Cynic

    Yikes… and here I was looking forward to this bike. I hope this is not anything like it’s going to look when it’s all done.

  • Adrian

    Well style leaders may be pushing it , but I think the CBX, RC30 and the original Fireblade had it going on.

    • robotribe

      “Well style leaders may be pushing it , but I think the CBX, RC30 and the original Fireblade had it going on.”

      If those are your benchmark, than Honda hasn’t led styling for a good number of years now.

      DN-01,…Fury,…and this.

      I’d love to see the market research Powerpoint that led to these three bikes.

      • Adrian

        ” If those are your benchmark, than Honda hasn’t led styling for a good number of years now.”

        errm ..that was my original point at the beginning of the comments

  • one-eyed-bob

    THAT THING IS SSSSSIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKK.

    I’m going to my dealer today to put down a deposit!!!!!!!!!

  • Gary

    Looks like the cyclops. Been waiting for this for a while, styling seems asymetrical. Fix that head light for the love of…