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Honda Brings Dual Clutches to Motorcycles

 

 

 

NEW YORK — The biggest news to come out of an otherwise lackluster New York Cycle World International Motorcycle Show was Honda’s announcement that the sculpted VFR1200F sport-touring motorcycle will come with an optional dual clutch transmission. Although the technology is becoming increasingly common in automobiles, this is the first time anyone’s bolted it onto a motorcycle.

 

Putting a dual clutch gearbox on a motorcycle offers the same laundry list of benefits you find in automotive applications. That means independent clutches for odd- and even-numbered gears, über-rapid shift times, thumb-operated shifting, no discernible clutch grab and smoother shifting without driveline lurch. As if that weren’t enough, the system offers two automatic modes (“D” for drive and “S” for sport) if you grow weary of running through the gears manually. Long story short, Honda says the system shifts faster and more seamlessly than anyone who isn’t named Dani Pedrosa. On paper, it offers the best of both worlds — the performance of a manual with the convenience of an automatic.

 

“With the dual clutch in the manual mode, it is literally milliseconds,” says Jon Seidel of American Honda Motor Co. “As quickly as you can use the paddle shifters, the gear engages.”

 

Just like in your car, choose “D” mode and the dual clutch transmission defaults to gearing that optimizes fuel economy. If you’re feeling saucy, flip the switch to “S” and you’ll be able to rev that sweet V4 engine higher in each gear to milk more power from it. Manual mode gives you total control — the engine won’t shift up until you tell it to, even if you’re at the redline. The ECU keeps you from downshifting too soon and over-revving the engine.

 

Some automotive purists winced as race-inspired semi-auto gearboxes flooded the automotive marketplace. The fact that you can’t buy a new Ferrari with a proper gearshifter seems to some as shocking as it is blasphemous. But consumer demand for the technology has seen it move from high-end Ferraris to more mainstream cars like the Volkswagen Golf. Only time will tell if motorcyclists also embrace dual clutch semi-auto gearboxes.

 

“Difficult to say at this early point,” Seidel said. “As this is the world’s first application of this technology on a motorcycle,the initial response has been extremely positive.”

 

Honda hasn’t said what the optional gearbox will cost, saying that depends on the value of the Yen when the VFR1200F (pictured above) is released in March. And because this is the first time we’ve seen it on a motorcycle, Honda was hesitant to predict its penetration rate.

 

“The dual clutch transmission is an innovative new technology,” Seidel said. “Will it replace manuals? Probably not. But it is technology that works and adds fun and excitement to riding. Riders will also appreciate the fully automatic mode for stop and go city driving”

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Saw a silver/white Vfr1200 parked at the junction of lavender street and jalan bersah this afternoon.

Drove passed Boon Siew and saw it is already on Display...

 

Anyone know how much it is?

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Hi Brother FiveFive,

 

Honda VFR 1200 cost around 40k OTR, Including Side Panniers.

 

Side Panniers Cost around 2k plus with GST.

 

INsurance for 1st party 1.2k plus, got it for around two weeks now. Kinda must say I am impress with the Technology that the Ride has to Give. The only down side of this ride is the Tank is only 18.5l which I find SPort Tourers deliever not enough mileage b4 it blinks, if in Sg roads it's alright, for long rides up NS high ways I guess it gona give you abit of a prob.

 

Well this ride is Darn Heavy to be honest, and it's my first Ride that heavy. When Riding the weight becomes unnoticeable, tilts into corners like a Sport Bike and it's weird but true it feels awesome. Not only that the Breaks are crazy, it's effective and soft which make me feel that I am in control. (I am saying this because my ex ride Fazer 8, I did change some accessories like Brembo RCS 19 and hell break line hose. I could not control it and felt like I will anytime have wheel locks if I am not careful)

 

The heat wise is superbe, I could not feel any discomfort during long or short rides, usually fairing bikes are SUPER DUPER AWESOMELY DEADLYFULLY HOT. But this Rides proofs that FULLY FAIRING BIKE can also be as enjoyable as NAKE BIKES. VFR 1200 lets both PILLION and Rider have different pose during each ride, Pillion could either choose up right postion or like sport bike leaning on the Rider.

 

For the Rider you can choose sport pose or touring pose both are comfortable and FUN.

 

Well Done HONDA, this is my FIRST EVER ride from you guys and I am Proud of HONDA VFR 1200. CHEERS MATE hopefully I have shared points which some rides needs to know, If I have left out any other points please feel free to post question here and I will try my best to reply ASAP.

 

Happy New Year Riders out there and RIde Safe

2006 - Old School Vespa, Yamaha 125 Z, Bajaj Pulsar 180cc

2007 - Piaggio X8 200cc

2008 - Suzuki GSR 400cc

2009 - Piaggio X9 200cc, Yamaha R6 08, Piaggio MP3 400cc

2010 - Ducati 696, Bajaj Pulsa Ver. 200, Yamaha Fazer 8, Honda VFR 1200

2012- Phatom 200, CBR 150 R - 2012 Model

Once a Rider, Will always be...:thumb:

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Hi Brother FiveFive,

 

Honda VFR 1200 cost around 40k OTR, Including Side Panniers.

 

Side Panniers Cost around 2k plus with GST.

 

INsurance for 1st party 1.2k plus, got it for around two weeks now. Kinda must say I am impress with the Technology that the Ride has to Give. The only down side of this ride is the Tank is only 18.5l which I find SPort Tourers deliever not enough mileage b4 it blinks, if in Sg roads it's alright, for long rides up NS high ways I guess it gona give you abit of a prob.

 

Well this ride is Darn Heavy to be honest, and it's my first Ride that heavy. When Riding the weight becomes unnoticeable, tilts into corners like a Sport Bike and it's weird but true it feels awesome. Not only that the Breaks are crazy, it's effective and soft which make me feel that I am in control. (I am saying this because my ex ride Fazer 8, I did change some accessories like Brembo RCS 19 and hell break line hose. I could not control it and felt like I will anytime have wheel locks if I am not careful)

 

The heat wise is superbe, I could not feel any discomfort during long or short rides, usually fairing bikes are SUPER DUPER AWESOMELY DEADLYFULLY HOT. But this Rides proofs that FULLY FAIRING BIKE can also be as enjoyable as NAKE BIKES. VFR 1200 lets both PILLION and Rider have different pose during each ride, Pillion could either choose up right postion or like sport bike leaning on the Rider.

 

For the Rider you can choose sport pose or touring pose both are comfortable and FUN.

 

Well Done HONDA, this is my FIRST EVER ride from you guys and I am Proud of HONDA VFR 1200. CHEERS MATE hopefully I have shared points which some rides needs to know, If I have left out any other points please feel free to post question here and I will try my best to reply ASAP.

 

Happy New Year Riders out there and RIde Safe

 

Nice review

how much u pay ur monthly installment? and for how long?

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Nice review

how much u pay ur monthly installment? and for how long?

 

680 for 5years.

2006 - Old School Vespa, Yamaha 125 Z, Bajaj Pulsar 180cc

2007 - Piaggio X8 200cc

2008 - Suzuki GSR 400cc

2009 - Piaggio X9 200cc, Yamaha R6 08, Piaggio MP3 400cc

2010 - Ducati 696, Bajaj Pulsa Ver. 200, Yamaha Fazer 8, Honda VFR 1200

2012- Phatom 200, CBR 150 R - 2012 Model

Once a Rider, Will always be...:thumb:

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Ops lots of spelling errors, do excuse me for that. :)

2006 - Old School Vespa, Yamaha 125 Z, Bajaj Pulsar 180cc

2007 - Piaggio X8 200cc

2008 - Suzuki GSR 400cc

2009 - Piaggio X9 200cc, Yamaha R6 08, Piaggio MP3 400cc

2010 - Ducati 696, Bajaj Pulsa Ver. 200, Yamaha Fazer 8, Honda VFR 1200

2012- Phatom 200, CBR 150 R - 2012 Model

Once a Rider, Will always be...:thumb:

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the downside the tank capacity similar as the fazers

:cry: :cry:

But still its a honda!

:) :)

 

Yeah =) Didn't expect Honda to come out with a RIDE like VFR 1200

Nice Ride u haf there Bro

2006 - Old School Vespa, Yamaha 125 Z, Bajaj Pulsar 180cc

2007 - Piaggio X8 200cc

2008 - Suzuki GSR 400cc

2009 - Piaggio X9 200cc, Yamaha R6 08, Piaggio MP3 400cc

2010 - Ducati 696, Bajaj Pulsa Ver. 200, Yamaha Fazer 8, Honda VFR 1200

2012- Phatom 200, CBR 150 R - 2012 Model

Once a Rider, Will always be...:thumb:

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brand new

headlight protector from Pyramid

Retail GBP 36

now selling at S$88

ready stock!

 

Any Pic and Where is ur product from?

 

Pls input more info if ur seriously in getting buyers here, Thanks

2006 - Old School Vespa, Yamaha 125 Z, Bajaj Pulsar 180cc

2007 - Piaggio X8 200cc

2008 - Suzuki GSR 400cc

2009 - Piaggio X9 200cc, Yamaha R6 08, Piaggio MP3 400cc

2010 - Ducati 696, Bajaj Pulsa Ver. 200, Yamaha Fazer 8, Honda VFR 1200

2012- Phatom 200, CBR 150 R - 2012 Model

Once a Rider, Will always be...:thumb:

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Any Pic and Where is ur product from?

 

Pls input more info if ur seriously in getting buyers here, Thanks

 

Hi dude,

 

products are from Pyramids UK.

 

VFR1200 Headlight Cover - ONLY 1 PC available.

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af124/RidesAddon/VFR1200HEADLIGHTCOVER.jpg

 

VFR1200 Front Fender Extender

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af124/RidesAddon/VFR1200EXTENDA.jpg

 

Cheers

RidesAddon

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Hi dude,

 

products are from Pyramids UK.

 

VFR1200 Headlight Cover - ONLY 1 PC available.

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af124/RidesAddon/VFR1200HEADLIGHTCOVER.jpg

 

VFR1200 Front Fender Extender

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af124/RidesAddon/VFR1200EXTENDA.jpg

 

Cheers

RidesAddon

Blogspot

 

That's a pretty item, any idea how much does it cost in the market?

2006 - Old School Vespa, Yamaha 125 Z, Bajaj Pulsar 180cc

2007 - Piaggio X8 200cc

2008 - Suzuki GSR 400cc

2009 - Piaggio X9 200cc, Yamaha R6 08, Piaggio MP3 400cc

2010 - Ducati 696, Bajaj Pulsa Ver. 200, Yamaha Fazer 8, Honda VFR 1200

2012- Phatom 200, CBR 150 R - 2012 Model

Once a Rider, Will always be...:thumb:

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Mine is the DCT Vers. =)

 

Pretty Fantastic on the road, there's 3 modes to choose from:

 

1) Drive Mode

2) Sports Mode

3) Manual Mode

 

Different mode fits differently on your choice and perferance, only thing is it's trottle response is pretty sensitive. =)

2006 - Old School Vespa, Yamaha 125 Z, Bajaj Pulsar 180cc

2007 - Piaggio X8 200cc

2008 - Suzuki GSR 400cc

2009 - Piaggio X9 200cc, Yamaha R6 08, Piaggio MP3 400cc

2010 - Ducati 696, Bajaj Pulsa Ver. 200, Yamaha Fazer 8, Honda VFR 1200

2012- Phatom 200, CBR 150 R - 2012 Model

Once a Rider, Will always be...:thumb:

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Sweet.. i'm looking at getting the manual one though.. anyway, nice ride u got there bro.. not many on the road.

one rider at benoi rd. Red colour. He always eats at Tuas Amenity Centre.

So envious.. Everyday see him pass by me.. Pfft..

This bike is stunning when seen live. Pictures don't do justice to this bike..

 

Arghh!! I want one!!

Ride with me..

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Mine is the DCT Vers. =)

 

Pretty Fantastic on the road, there's 3 modes to choose from:

 

1) Drive Mode

2) Sports Mode

3) Manual Mode

 

Different mode fits differently on your choice and perferance, only thing is it's trottle response is pretty sensitive. =)

 

hw does it feels at walking pace huh? machiam like scooter bo??

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any reviews for high speed touring, comfort for rider and pillion?

 

Bro zesture.... Selling ur bird for a viffer12??

 

 

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