New Color Added for the VFR Large-Displacement Sport Bike Ideal for Long-Range Cruising

November 12, 2004, Japan


November 12, 2004 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the addition of a new color for the VFR, a sports bike that combines world top-level riding and environmental performance with ample comfort for rider and passenger alike, making it ideal for long-range cruising. The new color will be available starting Saturday, November 13, 2004.

This VFR model is equipped with an 800cc VTEC*1engine for powerful, tenacious riding performance under all conditions. It also features a seat with a passenger-friendly shape and grab rail to ensure a comfortable ride for two, making it a favorite among a broad range of biking enthusiasts.

The VFR’s advanced HECS3*2 exhaust gas purifier reduces carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions to 1/10th and nitrogen oxides (NOx) to 1/4 of that allowed by Japanese government regulations, giving it environmental performance among the best in the world.

Now the VFR will be available in a new color: Winning Red. This will be the second color option available, in addition to the popular Digital Silver Metallic, giving customers a wider selection to choose from.

  • *1VTEC = Variable Timing & Lift Electronic Control System
  • *2HECS3 = Honda Evolutional Catalyzing System 3

Body colors: Digital Silver Metallic, Winning Red (new color)



Annual sales target (Japan):
300 units
Manufacturer's suggested retail price : ¥1,102,500 (¥1,050,000 before consumption tax)


Model Name VFR
Model Type Honda BC-RC46
L x W x H (m) 2.120×0.735×1.195
Wheelbase (m) 1.460
Ground Clearance (m) 0.125
Seat Height (m) 0.805
Vehicle Weight (kg) 243
Dry Weight (kg) 215
Number of Riders 2
Turning radius (m) 3.2
Engine type RC46E, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC V4
Displacement (cm3) 781
Bore x Stroke (mm) 72.0×48.0
Compression Ratio 11.6
Max. Power output (kW[PS]/rpm) 59[80]/9,500
Max. Torque (N·m[kg·m]/rpm) 69[7.0]/7,500
Fuel Consumption (km/L) 26.5 (testing at 60km/h)
Carburetor Type PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Starter Self-starter
Ignition Fully transistorized, battery powered
Lubrication Force-feed and splash
Oil Capacity (L) 3.8
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 22
Clutch Wet multiplate with coil springs
Transmission Constant mesh, 6-speed return
Gear Ratios 1 2.846
2 2.062
3 1.578
4 1.291
5 1.111
6 0.965
Reduction (Primary/Final) 1.939/2.687
Caster Angle (degrees) /Trail (mm) 25°30´/95
Tire size Front 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear 180/55 ZR17 M/C (73W)
Brake Front Dual hydraulic disc (dual combined brake system)
Rear Hydraulic disc (dual combined brake system)
Suspension Front Telescopic
Rear Unit swing arm
Frame Backbone (aluminum twin tube)