The complete story of the legenday Honda V4 motorcycles and the four-stroke engine design that gave them the name. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and over 250 colour illustration, the book covers design and development of the first Honda V4, the oval piston NR500, and the VF road models from 1982-1988. Also covered: the iconic sport touring bikes, the VFR750, VFR800 and VFR1200F; the worldwide racing success for Honda Racing Corporation's RC30; the 1990 Pan European/ST1100, with its longitudinal V4 engine, and the 2002 ST1300; Honda V4s in MotoGP; details of the 2014 VFR800 and CTX1300 cruiser and finally, owners' experiences and insight from those who worked in the industry. Fully illustrated with 256 colour photographs and comprehensive specification details.This moretypical Japanese preferencefor evolution rather than innovation might have been less exciting than Hondaa#39;s engineering radicalism, but it at ... For the US Superbike series, the VF looked surprisingly standard, but it made themostofthe generous allowance for change. ... Branchhad already undertakenextensive design work forKawasakiand Hondaa#39;sAMASuperbike teams , alongwith Hondaa#39;sanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Crowood - 2014-06-30|