Goodbye VFR800F. Another iconic model bites the dust?

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Honda will stop manufacturing it in 2022.

The latest casualty of Euro 5 emissions regulations will be Honda’s iconic V4-powered VFR800F. Honda dealers in Japan have received word from the factory that it’ll be discontinuing the VFR800F – and there are no plans for a replacement. Okay, so it shouldn’t come as a massive surprise.

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Honda’s been forced to gradually retire all of its V4-powered motorcycles in recent years, and considering the VFR800F hasn’t been refreshed since 2018 (and it’s not been available in Europe for a while), it’s likely been a long time coming. Honda’s 781cc V4 engine (which kicks out 107hp of power at 10500rpm) is a legendary bit of kit – but sadly, it’s no more.

What about the future then? Is there a chance that another V4 could emerge from the Japanese factory? There have been rumours that Honda’s working on a new VFR for 2023, but it’ll probably get the same 750cc twin that’s predicted to power the new Hornet and Transalp. Or it could end up being powered by a new three-cylinder V-engine which we’ve heard whispers about. Time will tell.

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