Honda's sporty commuter VTR250 has had a make-over and now comes with fuel injection.
In the ever evolving world of motorcycle markets, Australia has certainly been the benefactor of many models made specifically for the Asia Pacific region.
After many years of popularity on our shores, Honda is looking forward to bringing in the latest updated version of the highly popular VTR250, a bike that first emerged in 1982 as a Japan only release.
The exciting news is that this popular little bike has been given a major make-over, and whilst it is still powered by a 90 degree, liquid-cooled V-twin engine, it also now offers fuel injection.
The result is exceptionally smooth, quick throttle response. It also results in high fuel efficiency, making the VTR an attractive prospect for weekend tours as well as weekday commuting. Combined with its low-vibration operation, this ensures confident performance at higher speeds.
The feeling of stability is enhanced by a low, comfortable seat that creates a confident riding position for riders of all proportions and skill levels.
In its 2009 update, the simplicity of the VTR styling offers a dynamic, contemporary edge. The unique truss frame and precisely angled chassis components give it a genuinely sporty attitude, while the sculpted fuel tank, side covers and rear fender give it a smart, urban appeal.
Due to the PGM-FI, the airbox has been moved under the petrol tank to keep the bike slim whilst the dash and instruments are now completely digital. In order to make the bike as commuter-friendly as possible, the pillion seat has been moved up on the subframe creating plenty of underseat storage.
The 2009 VTR is available from Dealers now in Italian Red / Accurate Silver Metallic and Graphite Black / Accurate Silver Metallic.
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