2016 Honda VFR1200X DCT

Explore Your World

You probably know someone like this. Maybe it’s your brother-in-law, or your neighbor, or some guy at your workplace. He’s always telling you what he’s going to do . . . but he never really does anything.

But there’s another kind of guy too—someone who turns every day into something that’s fun. Every weekend he comes back with a story to tell, even if he never crossed a state line.

Honda’s new VFR®1200X is built for people who know adventure isn’t someplace you go, it’s what you do getting there. It’s an excellent machine for exploring the world around you, and doing it in comfort, confidence, and style. Sporty, athletic, nimble enough for around-town cruising or tight winding back roads, it’s also big enough to reel in those highway miles, and see the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the Alamo all in the same trip.

Where will a new 2016 Honda VFR1200X take you? Wherever adventure calls.

Standard Features

  • ONE-HAND ADJUSTABLE WINDSCREEN: It couldn’t be easier to adjust the new VFR1200X’s windscreen. One hand and a couple of seconds is all you’ll need. The range adjusts over three inches from high to low.
  • SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL: Honda's Selectable Torque Control system (HSTC) is designed to help riders adapt to multiple traction conditions. With the push of a button the VFR1200X's (HSTC) lets you choose from three levels of engine-torque. The system can also be turned off according to rider preference. Available on both manual-transmission and Automatic DCT versions of the VFR1200X.
  • ACCESSORY SOCKET: Need to charge your phone, run a GPS, or any other electrical accessory? This handy outlet makes it a cinch.
  • ALUMINUM FRAME: The VFR1200X’s twin-spar aluminum frame members are fine-tuned to offer very precise control over weight and rigidity, and form the foundation of the bike’s stellar handling.
  • 43 MM INVERTED FORK: Who knows where you’ll be riding, but the VFR1200X’s suspension is up to the job. The 43 mm KYB fork is adjustable for spring preload as well as rebound damping, and is plenty stiff for steering precision.
  • SPOKED WHEELS: With a 17-inch rear and a 19-inch front, the VFR1200X’s wheels are built to handle the rigors of gnarly pavement or dirt / gravel roads.
  • DUAL FRONT DISCS: The twin front brakes use huge 310 mm discs for plenty of fade-free stopping power. Combined ABS is a standard feature.
  • 1,237 CC V4 ENGINE: Drawing on 30 years of V4 technology and racing success, Honda designers gave the VFR1200X what is one of our most advanced streetbike engines yet: a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 1,237 cc, 76-degree V-4 brimming with low-end torque.
  • PRO-LINK REAR SUSPENSION: The KYB shock on the VFR1200X’s rear suspension is adjustable for rebound damping and features a convenient no-tool preload adjuster making it easy to fine-tune the ride for varying loads.
  • SHAFT FINAL DRIVE: Tough, durable, silent, clean, and low-maintenance, the VFR1200X’s shaft final drive is exactly what you want in a bike designed to turn out some serious miles.
  • SINGLE-SIDED SWINGARM: The final-drive assembly runs right through the single-sided aluminum swingarm housing, making rear-wheel removal a snap.
  • TRANSMISSION: With our latest, third-generation Honda Automatic DCT transmission, you upshift or downshift with a pair of paddle-style buttons, or you can let the gearbox shift for itself.
  • WARRANTY: One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • EMISSIONS: Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA standards.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model VFR1200X DCT
Model Code VFR1200XD
Color Pearl Black



Front - Dual 310 mm discs, Combined ABS

Rear - Single 276 mm disc, Combined ABS


Front - 110/80-R19

Rear - 150/70-R17


Wheelbase 62.8 in.
Seat Height 33.5 in.


Transmission 6-speed automatic DCT
Final Drive Enclosed Shaft


Engine 4-stroke, Unicam 16-valve, 76° V4
Displacement 1,237cc
Bore x Stroke 81 x 60 mm
Compression Ratio 12:1
Fuel System PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Capacity 5.68 gal.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Cooling Liquid



Front - 43 mm inverted telescopic forks with hydraulic damping, preload and rebound damping adjustment

Rear - Pro-Link® with gas-charged damper, preload and stepless rebound damping adjustment

Rake 28°
Trail 107 mm