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. This example has been restomodded and given a European paint scheme.
For more on the VFR, check out this article on Motorcycle Classics.
This example (VIN: JH2SC1604FM000721) was recently “overhauled” by the seller – he bought it five years ago, sold it, and bought it back. Highlights of the work include the front end from an early 2000s Aprilia – Ohlins forks, Brembo brakes, carbon fiber front fender. It also has a Hagon shock, CBR900RR tail section, VFR750 fuel tank, Apex clipons, a modified upper triple from an Aprilia Tuono, Dymag wheels, MRA windscreen, Tarozzi rear sets, Aprilia brake/clutch Brembo master cylinders, M4 slip-on exhaust, and a Speedhut GPS speedometer. True mileage is roughly 38,000. What do you think of the result?
Find this Viffer for sale in Garland, Texas with bidding up to $3,151 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $5,500 here on eBay.