Honda VF1000R (1985)

The Honda VF1000R motorcycle was released in 1985 with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-four DOHC engine with a capacity of 998cc. The bike had 130 horsepower at 10,500 rpm and a torque of 92.2 Nm/8.8 kg-m/63.7 ft-lb at 8,000 rpm. The VF1000R used a 5-speed transmission and a chain final drive, with a front suspension of 41mm center-axle air-assisted, 3-way rebound damping, and anti-dive valuing. The rear suspension was an air-assist coil-over shock with a progressive linkage and three-way rebound damping. The front brakes had two 285mm discs with 4-piston calipers, and the rear brake had a single 285mm disc with a 1-piston caliper. The bike had a fuel capacity of 23 liters and an average fuel consumption of 36 mpg. The standing 1/4 mile was completed in 10.8 seconds, and the top speed was 149 mph. The Rothmans Honda VF1000R was tested in a group test in 1985 by Motosprint. The bike had a dry weight of 236 kg (520 lbs) with a seat height of 810 mm (31.8 in) and a ground clearance of 135 mm (5.3 in).

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Honda VF 1000R Rothmans

Year: 1985

Engine: Four stroke, 90 degreesV-four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder
Capacity: 998 cc / 60.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 77 x 53.6 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Induction: 4x 34mm CV type carbs
Ignition: Inductive magnetically triggered
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 130 hp / 94.8 kW @ 10500 rpm
Max Torque: 92.2 Nm / 8.8 kg-m / 63.7 ft-lb @ 8000 RPM
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: 41mm center-axle with air-assist, 3-way rebound damping, anti-dive valuing
Front Wheel Travel: 155 mm / 6.1 in
Rear Suspension: Air-assist coil-over shock, progressive linkage, three-way rebound damping

Rear Wheel Travel: 123 mm / 4.8 in
Front Brakes: 2x 285mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 285mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 120/80 V16
Rear Tyre: 140/80 V17
Seat Height: 810 mm / 31.8 in
Ground Clearance: 135 mm / 5.3 in
Dry Weight: 236 kg / 520 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 23 liters / 6 US gal
Fuel Capacity: 23 liters (4.5L)
Consumption Average: 36 mpg
Standing 1/4 Mile: 10.8 sec / 124.4 mp/h
Top Speed: 149.0 mph
Road Test: Group Test 1985 Motosprint

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