1985 Honda VF1000R


When Honda unleashed the VF1000R, it set the world alight. Derived directly from Honda’s AMA Formula 1 winning race bike, the FWS1000 racer. The technology was outstanding, with gear driven cams and anti-dive forks. You can so easily see where the RC30 got its DNA from. These machines were capable of 149 MPH from the crate and they looked like a race bike. Far more refined than a GSXR750, which had just appeared with its evil power band, the Honda was a far more capable machine for the open road.

These VF1000Rs are not to be confused with the other VF1000 and 750 range, this is a very rare and wildly different machine. The rest of the range used cam chains, rather than gears and production was far more abundant. The VF1000R was built in limited numbers and was pretty much built for homologation purposes. It was the first ever Japanese production motorcycle to be offered with gear driven camshafts.

This stunning example has been meticulously looked after and is in showroom

condition. It retains the standard exhaust system and the engine sounds like new when running. This machine is already registered on the UK NOVA system and is supplied with Belgium registration documents and a new MoT.

ESTIMATE £7,000- £9,000

Auction The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show February 2016
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lot details

Lot Number 175
Registration Number Belgium Registered
Chassis Number HMSC162100599
Year 1985
Make Honda
Model VF1000R

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