There's plenty of bikes being sold in the country already that will make the enthusiastic Indian motorcyclist squirm with pleasure. But this one will make them jump up with delight.
Come the 2nd of August, 2010, Honda will launch the 1237cc V4-engined VFR1200F in India. Now this isn't just any other fairing clad motorcycle, no siree. It's the same sports tourer that was unleashed onto the rest of the world just a year ago. Yes, and we're getting it in here this soon! That just goes to show that India isn't a dumping ground anymore. We're a market that knows what we want, and have the means, albeit in small numbers, to get it. Sure, we might pay through our ears for something that lucky blokes abroad can afford in their garages at half the price, but the bikes are here. In showrooms. In larger numbers and variety than ever before. We like!
We had ridden the VFR in Japan last year, and unfortunately, we don't have the dope on which of the two, the dual clutch or the more conventional one, is going to make it to India. But rest assured, you're going to hear about first right here. So stay glued! Oh, and the buzz is that the VFR will set you back by about 25 lakhs.
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