One Owner, 170k Miles – 2005 Honda VFR800

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

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Honda’s VFR lineup has typically enjoyed a reputation of being good sport-touring bikes for those who want to cover lots of miles in a day but do it with a some agility. This bike is a monument to that stereotype as the original owner put 170,000 miles on it since he bought it new. The owner was a Honda mechanic and the only reason the bike is available is because he unfortunately passed away and his wife needs to get rid of it.

The 6th generation of the VFR was introduced in 2002 and production lasted for 11 years (though Honda phased the 800cc bike out of the US in 2009). It was the first bike Honda sold in the US with VTEC – Variable Valve Timing and Life Electronic Control, which led to an abrupt transition in power levels at 6,800 rpm if the rider was not expecting it. The 782cc V4 motor was good for 107 horsepower and 59 pound feet of torque. These weren’t huge numbers but it suited the all-arounder well. For more on the Viffer, check out this review on Visordown.

This bike is well setup for covering miles with a Corbin seat, factory sidebags, an aftermarket rear rack, tank bag, cruise control, and a few other extras like a tank bra and frame sliders. The sale includes a long list of spare parts: an extra set of wheels, 2 windscreens, a new OEM seat, 2 rear shocks, and more. Plus, it’ll come with a new Honda mechanic shop apron. The original owner is a friend of a friend, so if you’d like to be put in touch with the seller just email me: abhi AT bike-urious.com and I’ll put you in touch with the right person.

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