Released in Italy today, Honda has taken the wraps off a concept drawing that shows a new crossover motorcycle, based off the VFR1200F. Super-imposed over the shape of the new VFR, this new concept rendering shows a largely reduced fairing, in anticipation of its more “adventurous” segment orientation. If rumors are to believed on the internet, the bike may not share the same 1237cc displacement as its sport-touring cousin, and instead will sport a middleweight displacement (800cc’s seems to be a popular number).
This new VFR is one (or two?) of eight new models Honda has said it will debut in Milan. One of the other rumored models is a 1200cc concept bike, which will reportedly be a 2012 model year motorcycle with Honda’s dual-clutch transmission, we’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out the rest of what Honda has in store for us.
Honda has no intentions of passing of the VFR adventure bike as a rugged dual-sporter, and instead views the bike as a capable street-going stead, taking you wherever the tarmac may lead. With the news about the new model coming exclusively from Europe, Honda America simply told us “we do not talk about future products.” So it is a future product then, ehh?
Expect to see more come out about the new VFR as we lead up into EICMA the first week of November.