When it was released, the VF1000R was a bit of a revelation: it was Honda’s flagship, designed to showcase what the Japanese firm was capable of. It was also a huge tease to US riders, because it was initially only released in Europe only – America got the VF1000F instead, which was designed to be more of a touring bike. The R was Honda’s first road bike to benefit from gear-driven cams, and riders ate it up. The seller of this bike “purchased this bike as a nostalgia project in honor of the bikes of my youth,” then spent three years restoring it and “subtly modifying to enjoy on modern roads.”
The most important changes to this example are a fresh repaint, 17″ CBR600F2 wheel swap, fork rebuild with emulators, RC51 shock kit, rebuilt carbs, and a period-correct Yoshimura exhaust. The sale includes the original Comstar wheels.
Find this custom VF for sale in Easthampton, Massachusetts for $7,500 here on Craigslist.
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