According to some sources, it seems that Honda is planning a V4 engine design revival that will get implemented for a 2023 motorcycle (a long way off!).
Their V4 engine bike, the VRF800F, didn’t get any important updates for quite a while. With the Euro 5 regulations in motion, this bike sadly won’t see any update for 2021, as it isn’t worthy of an overhaul. For now, that is.
That opens up a perfect opportunity for Honda to bring a new V4 motorcycle. The company always had a V4 choice, starting from 2002, so it would be unnatural not to have that choice anymore.
With the rise of popularity of V4 bikes, such as Aprilia Tuono RSV4 and the Ducati’s V4 bikes over 1000cc, it would be interesting to see if Honda can compete with them and create a full-size V4 engine configuration.
It seems likely that Honda will upgrade its V4 engine configuration, based on the patent image from 2019. The patent apparently shows a V4 powerplant for their V4 superbike.
Well, does that ring a bell? New VRF Interceptor, anyone? We’ll certainly see what the future holds.
Source: Web Bike World