Honda Canada announces that the CBR650F and VFR800F are coming to Canada for 2014.
It is designed around a 649cc, liquid-cooled inline four tuned to produce lots of low-end torque, especially at speeds below 4,000 rpm. The chassis is comprised of a steel twin-spar frame, with a die-cast aluminum swingarm.
A conventional, non-adjustable 41 mm fork and single shock adjustable only for spring preload keep things simple and costs low. Claimed curb weight is 211 kg (465 lb).
Retail price is $9,499 and ABS is standard.
Also new is a somewhat familiar face: the VFR800F. The venerable VFR returns with many upgrades, including a new fork, swingarm, wheels and bodywork. It has also lost 10 kg, now claiming a curb weight of 239 kg (527 lb).
It is still powered by a 782cc V4, and the twin-spar aluminum frame hasn’t changed, but a redesigned subfame is 3 kg lighter. The revised telescopic fork now uses stepless preload adjusters and has provisions for radial-mount calipers.
It also gets a slew of new standard features including traction control, a height-adjustable seat, heated grips and self-cancelling turn signals. ABS is standard.
The 2014 VFR800F retails for $14,499.