Honda VFR800 C-ABS
We’d earlier said that Honda are likely to replace the existing VFR800 with a brand-new, V5-powered VFR1000 for 2009. And we were completely wrong! Honda have released pics of the 2009 VFR800, which is still powered by the same VTEC V4 which we all know and love.
However, like the 2009 Fireblade, the VFR800 now comes with C-ABS on the options list, and white is one of the new paint options. The base model costs US$11,000 and you’ll have to pay US$12,000 if you want those anti-lock brakes.
Must admit we’re a bit disappointed that apart from the C-ABS thing, Honda haven’t bothered to update the VFR800 at all. If not the V5 engine, at least sharpened-up styling and USD forks would have helped. And maybe that underseat exhaust system should have made way for a Fireblade-style number