OneWheelDrive.Net 1998 Honda VTR 1000 — Used Bike Review

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Honda VTR 1000 SP-1

1998 Honda VTR 1000 – Bike Review

Let’s get it all out of the way off the top: the mirrors are atrocious, the range horrible, it has a tendency to in hard stops, and the ergos are at anything slower than Now throw all that out the window.

Gobs of low rev torque for one. bike pulls strong and from 3000-on and doesn’t let the joy ‘till just after providing you with a reported lb-ft of the stuff, with 100 (for a stock bike) the way. The throttle is fun and raw; clutch and throttle finesse is to keep from lurching off a stop. Shifting demands the attention to keep from forward like you were

If I were the type I’d expect would be easy given the this bike has.

The VTR is too. Off the line times, lap quarter miles… Who cares? it is fast on the road with all pull.

You could downshift to but the engine is never really of power unless you’ve a mess of it and are running in 6th gear at rpm. It also translates to a of usable power coming out of the with suspension that can it.

The front end has a sharp rake to it so is quick, but not nerve wracking so. No need for steering dampeners or the so put the money into a set of pipes and out the car alarms your thumping-vibing pistons are going to set off in the parade. speed handling is good, and the feels light (at 481 lbs wet) in and out of motion.

Given the amount of weight on wrists you’ll want to out of town and get some speed A strong wind coming the front fairing is your friend (it will also your helmet faceplate your nose if you get a chance to play with the loud Luckily, this bike at acceleration.

It devours straight-aways, lanes and traffic in fantastic vibrating pulls. Revel in the of power and accept that in after a pass is an act of faith; the give you an exceptionally good of the crook of your arm – no matter how you them in near defiance of the of physics.

Cornering is a cakewalk; the VTR takes to a little counter-steer to shock the of the flywheel, and a bit of weight shift to the corner through. After heavier sport-tourers, coming to bike is a brilliant eye-opening to the system – cornering doesn’t to be an exhausting affair. But it could be. bike has enough lean to put Escher out of his mind.

The cramped keep the pegs well from the ground, but this is a bike remember. You can superstar in the on the VTR and never scrape a peg (sigh, no rights at the coffee shop), and the will do it all while feeling on the road. Its heritage shows the suspension is likely soft examined against that of more track bred but it soaks up the road noise and a feeling of confidence.

One could ask for a more planted in the front, you may find yourself braking a little to settle the in corners. This may have to do the weight distribution of the bike.

Honda VTR 1000 SP-1

The weight distribution is one of the subtlest and devious world population schemes history is likely to The bench hard seat you into the tank, as the evil engineers intended, to make up for the that the front wheel is taking 53% of the distribution.

You as a rider are to optimize the equation, mainly by sat forward and crushing your region’s dangly bits (if you them) on hard stops, stops, and well just any stop other than and rolling. This bike prefers riders of the bumpy-chested

Front braking felt and I found myself using the brake to help out. Not the end of the but I’d probably be looking for a bit of an upgrade. you, the test bike I out had 34,000km on it and may not be a representative sample.

Is a sensible bike? No. Not in the slightest. But it was built to be.

A group of very (and possibly a little people probably designed as a “road bike” on a Honda track. The legal department them add the mirrors – which the of the world will probably off for track days. Do I want oh yes!

I wasn’t planning on children

Note – The test bike 2 Brother pipes and a jet kit amongst upgrades and may not be representative of a stock no warranties expressed or implied… may contain traces of nuts.


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