Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Honda VFR 750F

Honda VFR 750F

The Honda VFR 750F was nothing, if not versatile. It played footsie with perfection ... and then improved it!  Fast, fine- handling - and styled with finesse.

The Japanese in-line four engine layout had the market covered. Before the VFR, that is!  Its water-cooled, 16-valve V4 proved a more than viable alternative.  The V4's 100bhp output gave a top speed of 150mph.  Sweet stats, if you can get 'em!  And the VFR's 460lb dry weight - though not slimline, as such - was more than acceptable for a bike of its size.  And the VFR featured a twin-spar aluminium frame ... new chassis technology, at the time.

The VFR's bodywork cut cleanly through the air.  Its paintwork was sprayed to last.  Deftly drawn ducts set off discreet graphics.  Neat tucks and folds were in abundance.  Not surprisingly, the VFR was a success sales-wise.  Honda needed that.  The VFR's predecessor - the VF750 - had damaged Honda's reputation.  It took reliability issues to another level!  The VFR 750F restored faith in the Japanese brand ... and did so in style!

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