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Honda VF1000

The VF1000 of Honda motorcycles was made 1984 to 1988. The VF1000 is after its V-4 998 cc double overhead cam 16 engine. There were main models in the VF1000 the VF1000F (also known as the VF1000R and the VF1000F2.


Interceptor [ edit ]

The first of 1,000cc VF range, known as the Interceptor, was launched in the USA and Canada in 1984.

The Interceptor had a 998cc 113 BHP 16 V-4 engine with double head chain driven The bike featured adjustable rear suspension with braced front forks, aluminium ComStar wheels (16 front, 17 inch rear), and an half fairing and lower with single rectangular Three discs comprised the system with dual and twin piston calipers at the and a single disc with piston calipers at the rear.

In the Interceptor was launched as the FE model in and reported engine power was increased to 116 horsepower (87kW). such as Honda’s dive system (TRAC) and adjustable were still present. The was discontinued in April 1985.

The of the VF1000F(1) to the VF1000F2 began in 1985 with the VF1000FF subsequent rare FG) model. The of the bike changed with new panels and grab rail. The (410mm) front wheel was with an 18-inch (460mm)

The VF1000FF was sold in Europe, and Canada and was discontinued in August

VF1000R [ edit ]

In March Honda introduced the VF1000R in Its styling was a celebration of the V4’s heritage and the VF1000R was a showcase for the Honda had developed on the track the FWS1000 race bike was designed for competition in the Daytona 200 and AMA F1

The original concept Honda had in the VF1000R was that it would and, more importantly, all of the innovative and groundbreaking technology had been used in the F1 class, for use in the based classes of the time. was not to be the case, though, as the finished weighed in at nearly 600 pounds half a tank of fuel, 85 pounds heavier than the model, and for this reason was used in competition, and struggled to be when it was used.

Many modifications were to the VF1000F in its transformation into the R including major engine major front suspension bodywork revision, and rider

The engine of the VF1000R was the same block as in the VF1000F, displacing the 998 cc’s as the standard model, but were required to mount the train in each head, for driving the cams. The crankshaft was altered, in order to accept a gear which would the gear train instead of the system, used in the F model.

head had 2 gears held by a which was then bolted the respective head, driving of the two camshafts arranged in a dual camshaft arrangement for each Total, there were 9 required to transmit power the crankshaft to all 4 camshafts. The camshafts altered in relation to the ones on the F model in order to provide power.

This arrangement 7 pounds to the weight of the engine compared to the chain driven present in the F model.

Gear is one of the major drawbacks of using a to drive cams. In order to this, Honda used a mounted double tooth (essentially 2 gears slightly on the gear mounted on each as well as the lowest mounted in each head (driven by the offsetting the teeth by roughly of the pitch.

This allowed the lash to be taken up by the tension of the two teeth on the gear below, hence some of the noise and lash in this type of system. The still makes a whirring which can be heard, as this is an property of the straight cut type of which were used. The driven cams went on to be a key Honda used in their of VFR750 motorcycles throughout the of the 80’s and throughout the 90’s.

The of the engine were also relative to the F model, with a squish zone in the combustion aiding in eliminating detonation the cylinder. The redesigned head compression to 11:1 (up from on the standard model) and power to 122 hp for the USA version), up from 113 hp on the F model.

The system was altered from of the F model, via the utilization of different settings and through the use of 2 radiators. The of the two radiators had 2 fans which air through the radiator from the side, while the upper on ram-air, drawn from around the headlight opening.

The system was slightly altered, an exhaust collector box (directly for each of the four header with slightly augmented angles for each of the two exhaust compared to the F model. This was in an attempt to increase ground while cornering.

The rear (air shock with damping control) and frame steel tube type) direct carryovers from the F but the front suspension featured anti-dive system named which stood for Torque Anti-dive Control. This utilized the left brake being pinned to the fork on the mount and allowed to pivot in an direction, thereby closing a in the left fork leg, the damping fluid through a passageway, and increasing the damping under hard braking.

The left fork leg had a screw-type with four positions of which would change the of influence this system had braking. The fork also a Schrader-type air valve which air assistance from 0-6 psi to increase the rate in the fork. The right leg featured a 3 position hand dial which would damping rates. The fork featured quick-release, swing-away clamps for faster tire in endurance racing.

Many of features were seen as exotic for the time, and modern sportbike suspension can trace roots to these features.

The system was improved via the use of dual front discs and racing piston calipers on the ventilated disc. This was the first a ventilated disc brake had used on a road going

Compared to the VF1000F, the VF1000R had different bodywork and rider The R model got fully faired, replica bodywork with footpegs and adjustable clip-on The handlebars were adjustable a range of 4 degrees in 2 degree via a double serrated ring meshed with the handle and the ring parts of the clip on. with the adjustment available in the ons, period tests criticized the bike for having too of a riding position, with a stretch over the tank. [ 1 ]

The gas had a 6.2 gallon capacity for the European and was redesigned, with a smaller 5.8 capacity for the USA models. This was with an eye on endurance racing, the larger tank for homologation in where the larger capacity result in longer time pit stops.

Honda VF 1000 F

The front fairing of the VF1000R was into two pieces, including the half and the lower half of the These both attached to a bracket which ran around the of the engine. The lower fairing was on primarily by the use of 6 quarter-turn, race fasteners (3 per side) with the aid of 4 bolts (2 per side).

The bolts held the lower fairing on at the to the upper fairing also through holes in the upper in order to ensure proper gaps and alignment. On models 1985 and later, the lower also featured spring-loaded doors which could be and closed in order to cool the and rider during high conditions.

The upper fairing of the featured a sealed air intake the headlight, which directed air the upper mounted engine radiator. Because of this, VF1000R’s used in competition had the number plates mounted on the of the windscreen instead of in the traditional where the headlight would be on the going version. This was filled with a mesh in order to feed the radiator the maximum amount of air possible.

were changed from the F to utilize 16 inch front and 17 rear NS type bolt aluminum ComStar wheels. wheels were constructed of a 5 design which used to connect the aluminum spokes to the hub and The 16 inch front wheel was to aid steering response, and the 17 inch saw the first use of radial construction for the European models.

The American models were sold the traditional bias ply construction

In order to complete the endurance appearance of the bike, a removable seat cowl was included as dual round endurance headlights and taillights. The dual was changed to a single square with white and black surround on the initial US release in order to satisfy what major manufacturers thought be a requirement of USA street legal in the near future. The legislation passed and Honda included the desirable dual round on the 1986 USA models. [ 2 ]

The VF1000R had 3 major model The first model which ran the beginning of production in 1984 to 1985 was coded the RE model Honda factory code) The model, denoted with the RF was produced from 1985 to the end of the production in 1988. The RG model was the model and was produced from through 1987

Differences the models were mainly but a number of important mechanical were made to increase when Honda transitioned the RE to the RF model designations.

The RF model saw cooling through fairing in relation to the RE, as well as the addition of a oil sump system, complete anti-slosh plate mounted in the oil pan to the single pump system in use on the RE This was done in order to oil starvation during cornering, as as ensure that the cams and of the motor were receiving lubrication. The RE models initially had with camshaft wear.

The of the second oil pump as well as a of the camshaft clamps was done in to improve the situation. The RF model got a redesigned oil pan with taps for an oil and the respective lines, in order to with the high temperatures in the oiling system.

The final to the RF model from the RE, was the change in design, from a solid version with cutout to a mesh version. This the inspection of battery fluid as well as coolant level removing the covers.

Changes from the RE to the RF in terms of scheme included eliminating the (with blue seat) scheme and continuing production only the Red/White/Blue (with red HRC replica paint scheme. The RF was the first model to be sold of Europe.

The RG model carried few modifications in relation to the RF model, exceptions being the recoloring of the on handlebars from black to anodized, as well as a slight scheme tweaking that saw the white stripe on the upper and gas tank move slightly on the body, incorporating more into the design. The RG model included the very desirable twin endurance headlight on the USA whereas the RF model could be had with the single, square in the USA release. Finally, the RG model the blue/White Rothman’s racing which was popularized by Honda’s efforts, an option. This option was only offered March 1986 to August and was never available in the USA version. [ 3 ]

The was able to claim the title of production motorcycle in the world a top speed of 150 mph for a short period being dethroned by the Kawasaki

Honda VF 1000 F
Honda VF 1000 F
Honda VF 1000 F
Honda VF 1000 F
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