Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Two Wheeled Technology


Honda has a new sport touring machine coming to the showrooms across North America for the 2010 season.

Some interesting features ...

Based on the long time proven reliable V-4 engines of the Interceptor line the new bike has a unique crank and cylinder layout placing both the rear cylinders on the inner journals and thus making the bike narrower where the rider's legs go.

Exceptional ergonomic (comfort+control) design.....
1200cc of smooth and torquey pulling power......
The bike uses up to date electronic control for the throttle ( fly by wire)....
There are plenty of touring options and accessories.
There is traction control and antilock brakes as well as an optional twin clutch auto/manual shift system that makes a lot of sense for this type of bike. Think about clutcless push button shifting for sport mode riding and smooth automatic control when loaded up and on a long trip.

Or get the "standard" manual clutch version if you like!

Good Stuff!

OMMAG

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5 Comments:

Blogger Lost Johnny said...

OMMAG, why must you torture me so?

Does it come in a 600cc version?

12/01/2009 4:10 PM  
Blogger OMMAG said...

No it doesn't LJ....

Any way it's not supposed to be torture.... gives you something to strive for...

Intersting thing about this bike is how long Honda kept the old 800 version around without really updating it.

I rode one of the original 750 versions and liked it a lot... then tried the 1100 ... which had a lot of warts.

Never got to try the 800s but judging by the long life of the model it must be a really good bike.

I'm guessing that 1200cc will make it a much stronger tour bike.

12/01/2009 4:50 PM  
Blogger Lost Johnny said...

I've been surfing Kijiji for the last two months looking for my reward come spring. In the last couple of weeks there have been some interesting incentives of the two wheeled variety.

Ya got heat in that garage?

12/01/2009 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMMAG,

I'm a proud member of the Sport-Touring community, and the new VFR is as hot (and questionable) a topic as the "next Michael Jordan."

It's on my not-so-short list for my next bike. And then I hear the siren call of the Triumph Rocket III Roadster, and the glorious howl of a Triumph Street Triple R, and the mellow-dee of a Bonneville, and the call of the wild from the saddle of a BMW F800GS, and I just can't decide!

Yes, in the words of a certain Space Ranger, I'm a "sad, sad little man." Soooo many bikes of wonder, so little money. boo hoo...

Keep the shiny side up!!

12/04/2009 2:28 AM  
Blogger OMMAG said...

I know exactly what you mean anon...

12/04/2009 4:58 PM  

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