Honda VF1000R

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Honda VF 1000 R
Honda VF 1000 R

Honda’s enthusiasm for the V4 engine I in the early 1980s was such by 1984 the VF range comprised six with capacities ranging 400 to 1000cc. The fastest and most was the VF1000R: a limited-edition super-sports that was created, with expense spared, to dominate racing in the way that the straight-four had done three years

With its full fairing and red. white and blue the VF1000R looked every bit the competition machine. Its specification was mouth-watering, based on a liquid-cooled, V4 engine that incorporated overhead camshafts and produced no than 122 hp @ l0000 rpm.

That peak power was 6bhp up on that of the VF1000F, the 998cc, 16-valve V4 from the R model was derived. The I000F, released in 1984. was an impressively and sophisticated bike. Its styling was to that of the original VF750F which had promised much suffering widely publicized reliability problems. The VF1000F well and its engine was flexible, and reliable.

The exotic VF1000R roughly 50 per cent more the F. and oozed quality from pore. Its fairing was reinforced carbon-fibre, its adjustable handlebars made from polished its streamlined seat hump perfectly. Its engine’s gear-driven allowed more precise timing at high revs, accounted for some of the extra

Like the other VFs. the R had a of square-section steel tubes, but its specification was decidedly upmarket. Big front forks incorporated air adjustable damping and TRAC Hinged fork bottoms easy front wheel

The Pro-Link rear shock was adjustable: the impressive front comprised sturdy four-piston and large, floating discs.

Stability and power

For road the VF1000R was a seductively fast and companion. Its fairing combined the racy riding position to excellent wind protection. stability was absolute, and the engine was powerful and torquey.

The I000R effortlessly at well over (161km/h). and surged smoothly to a top of 150mph(241km/h).

Honda VF 1000 R
Honda VF 1000 R

The Honda’s refined was marred by a snatchy transmission became annoying in town, the engine also had a tendency to up its carburettors, resulting in a misfire. But problems were forgotten the rider found the open and wound back the throttle to the 1000R storming forward a free-flowing feel from or below.

Handling was good at high where the VF’s stability for much. But at lower speeds the suffered from a weight At 5241b (238kg) dry it was more 501b (23kg) heavier Kawasaki’s GPz900R, and its handling was despite its 16-inch front

That was a problem on the racetrack, in Even Honda star Gardner just failed to a bike that he described as a to victory in the prestigious Castrol production race in his native

Unlike its all-conquering CB1100R the VF1000R was rarely seen on a let alone in the winner’s circle. hit sales, especially as the V4s price put it on a with race-bred exotica firms such as Bimota and It was fortunate for Honda that ill to produce only a small

The VF1000R was fast, sophisticated and on the eye. but underneath that bodywork it hid too much weight to be a

Source of review: Fast by Roland Brown

Honda VF 1000 R
Honda VF 1000 R
Honda VF 1000 R


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