Over on the auction site, we’ve got an interesting VF1000R that’s been painted in a Freddie Spencer tribute livery – a paint job more commonly found on the two-stroke NS400R. What do you think of the end result?
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 (VIN: JH2SC1613FM000170) also benefits from the desirable ’86 headlight, ’84 Euro tank/side covers, and a Hagon shock.
Find this VF1000R for sale in Atascadero, California with bidding up to $300 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
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