Honda VF1000R (1985)

The Honda VF 1000R is a motorcycle produced in 1985 with a four-stroke, V-four cylinder engine and a capacity of 998 cc. It has liquid cooling and a compression ratio of 10.7:1, with 4x 34mm CV type carbs for fuel injection. The bike starts with an electric ignition and can produce up to 130 hp at 10500 rpm, with a max torque of 92.2 Nm at 8000 RPM. It runs on a 5 speed transmission and a chain final drive.

The front suspension has a 41mm center-axle with air-assist, 3-way rebound damping, anti-dive valuing, with front wheel travel of 155mm. The rear suspension has an air-assist coil-over shock, progressive linkage, and three-way rebound damping, with a rear wheel travel of 123mm. The front brakes consist of two 285mm discs with four-piston calipers, while the rear brakes feature a single 285mm disc with one-piston caliper. The bike has a ground clearance of 135mm and a seat height of 810mm. The dry weight is 236kg, and it has a fuel capacity of 23 liters, with an average consumption of 36 mpg.

In a road test conducted by Motosprint in 1985, it achieved a standing quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds at 124.4 mph and a top speed of 149.0 mph. Furthermore, it was featured in a group test in the same year, showcasing its prowess on the road. Overall, the Honda VF 1000R (1985) is a powerful, sleek motorcycle that delivers both performance and style.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Honda VF 1000R

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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