It is similar to the variable valve timing offered by Ducati and Honda. VVT has been used for years in cars and was introduced to motorcycles in the 1990s by Honda and Suzuki, but deemed too expensive.
We also notice that the seat is now 4mm higher at 824mm. Low 814mm and high 849mm seats will be available as options.
It will come standard with Race ABS, ABS Pro, four riding modes, traction control, hill-start control, Shift Assist Pro, TFT display and all-LED lighting.
Accessories will include carbon parts, tinted and bubble windshields, data logger, an M calibration kit, and tank and rear bags.
The other five new motorcycles to be released at EICMA could include an Adventure version of the F850 launched last year and some updates to the R nineT range.