When it comes to technical equipment, the VFR exercises discreet restraint. Our test machine from 2011 does not even have a traction control, although this would make sense at 173 hp. No driving modes, no wheelie control, no mobile phone connection, no no anything. The meager on-board computer does not even offer a range display. Clearly: VFR riding means riding a motorcycle pure and without a condom. At least with it: A gear display - uff.
The engine is very different: an elaborate V4 with unusual cylinder arrangement and ignition order. This is described extensively on Wikipedia, so we give this to ourselves at this point. In any case, there is plenty of power, but only from higher speeds.
Worth mentioning is the vfR's braking system. At the front, no less than six pistons (Nissin fixed caliper, radially screwed) are used. Honda is also using its Combined ABS and Integral brake system. The machine then brakes extremely well in practice. Magnificently doseable and with unbelievably little hand power, the massive machine is brought to a standstill abruptly - even current machines could like to cut off a disc.
The lighting system is classic, LED technology is in vain. The blinkers are integrated into the mirrors, which further supports the elegant design - but we already had that. Then let's get started and throw on the engine.