Well Modded – 1998 Honda VFR800

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The fifth-gen Honda VFR800 brought the model into the modern era with a bump in displacement (if not power), Y2K styling, and the addition of fuel injection. This 1998 VFR is a first-year model from one of the best all-around bikes of all time – and it comes with a whole bunch of great upgrades.

“The Honda VFR800i is the best version of the best motorcycle ever built according to some.” That’s how MCN starts their review of this venerable machine, and it’s because this generation kept the gear-driven cams and had updates like fuel injection but hadn’t yet gotten into the VTEC years. The 781cc engine produced 95 horsepower and 54 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel – not imposing numbers but these are cult bikes that can easily attain 6 digit odometer readings.

This example has roughly 26,000 miles and it’s being sold by the second owner. More importantly, it’s got an amazing list of upgrades – Wolf undertail exhaust, white powdercoated wheels from a 3rd gen VFR, Sargent seat, saddlebags from a 6th gen VFR, Bagster tank cover, Penske rear shock, Race Tech Gold Valves in the forks, steel braided brake lines, VFRness wiring harness, Corbin Smuggler, GIVI tail rack, and more. In addition, the seller went a little crazy with sprockets to compensate for elevation (-1/+3) so it’s sure to have a little extra pep in its step.

Find this VFR for sale in Santa Fe, New Mexico for $5,000 here on ADVRider.